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Banyan Tree AlUla: Welcomes Guests To A Moment A Million Years In The Making

Banyan Tree AlUla hosted its grand opening with an elite list of dignitaries, VIPs, and international celebrities in attendance. Guests embarked on a remarkable evening of celebrations, including a special private concert by music legend Mariah Carey.


2022 Press Releases

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Banyan Group Expands “The First Trip” to Japan

As Japan prepares its long-anticipated full-scale tourism reopening for October 11, independent travellers can look forward to celebrating the quiet beauty of Kyoto and other popular destinations in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Compass, Banyan Tree’s Storytelling Platform, Publishes 2nd Part of Content Series with Changemakers

Compass, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ storytelling platform, continues to share stories from some of the most remarkable storytellers of our generation, with four new episodes of its premier content series: The Possibility Podcast.

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Banyan Tree AlUla Debuts in Saudi Arabia

Banyan Tree launches its first property in historical AlUla in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the Group’s debut in the Kingdom. AlUla is attracting the attention of the world’s affluent travellers with its mesmerising mix of history, culture, and entertainment, all set against a breathtaking desert backdrop dating back millions of years.

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Banyan Global Foundation Invites 2023 Greater Good Grants’ Project Entries

On its third year, Banyan Global Foundation officially commences its Greater Good Grants (GGG) for Year 2023 with an open invitation for external organisations and academics to submit innovative and impactful initiatives that benefit local communities and environments where the Group operates.

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Banyan Group Targets New Generation of Extended Stay Travellers Across its Ecosystem

To address new traveller needs post-Covid, Banyan Group offers Habitat, a single exclusive pass allowing guests to purchase stays in blocks of 10 or 20 nights, with savings of up to 40% for longer stays.

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Banyan Group Announces Entry Into The PGA Principal Partner Program

The three-year partnership builds on the existing relationship between The PGA and Banyan Group, whose globally renowned Laguna Phuket resort in Thailand already boasts a PGA-branded academy and has hosted The PGA’s popular International Members’ Conference on three separate occasions

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Banyan Tree Wellbeing Sanctuary Adds Bintan Island in Indonesia as its Sixth Destination

Banyan Tree Bintan will launch its Wellbeing Sanctuary next month — a distinctive stay experience that combines ocean view villa accommodation, conscious dining options, plus spa and nature-based activities into one exclusive journey dedicated to wellbeing.

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TIME Names Banyan Group’s Resorts in World’s Greatest Places 2022

Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape and Angsana Saranam Wellbeing Resort were featured as two of the exciting new openings in Bali, Indonesia, which earned them a spot on this year’s list.

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Banyan Group Debuts in the Philippines with Luxury Residences in Manila Bay

Banyan Group will make its debut in the Philippines with Banyan Tree Residences Manila Bay, slated to open in the third quarter of 2025. The Singapore-based hospitality group plans to develop further projects in the country, including two golf courses, two island developments and several resorts from 2022 to 2030.

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Banyan Group Debuts in Japan with Five Upcoming Properties

Banyan Group today announces its expansion into Japan, a frontier location for the global, multi-branded hospitality group. This introduction of four brands marks the Group’s first-ever entry into Japan since its inception in 1994, and further reinforces its stronghold in Asia.

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Banyan Tree Opens its First Banyan Tree Escape in Bali, Indonesia

Banyan Group announces the official opening of Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, set in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud.


Banyan Tree Invites Guests to Live Well Together Through Stay and Shopping Offers

Banyan Tree introduces Live Well Together, a collective campaign featuring wellbeing offers throughout select properties, its brand extension, products and e-commerce platforms.


Banyan Tree Launches New Storytelling Platform – Compass, with Change-Makers

As we navigate a world in transition, what does it mean to create a better future? The possibilities are endless, and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts seeks to guide people onward with the launch of its new storytelling platform, Compass.

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Banyan Group Invites Guests to Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity

Ahead of the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, Banyan Group is reinforcing its founding pledge to preserve the planet's resources for future generations by inviting guests to learn about biodiversity and the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities around the world.

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Banyan Group Launches First Banyan Tree Veya in Phuket, Thailand

Set to open on 18 March 2022, the flagship Banyan Tree Veya Phuket is a wellbeing-centered resort that offers bespoke programs with an emphasis on what the brand calls ‘embodiment therapies ’, built on Banyan Tree’s proprietary eight pillars of wellbeing.

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Banyan Group Launches "The First Trip" In Bintan with VTL Opening From February 25

In anticipation of the border re-opening, Banyan Group is set to welcome guests back to its Safe Sanctuaries in Laguna Bintan integrated resort with “The First Trip” exclusive offerings at Banyan Tree Bintan and Cassia Bintan.

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Banyan Group Unveils New Homm Brand with First Location in Phuket, Thailand

HOMM Bliss Southbeach Patong, a 71-room contemporary beachfront property in Phuket, Thailand offering stylish and wallet-friendly accommodations, will serve as the brand’s first-ever location.


2021 Press Releases

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Banyan Group Introduces 5 Brands to Multi-Brand Ecosystem Grounded in Purposeful Travel

As a pioneer of purposeful stewardship and responsible tourism, this expanded global portfolio of 10 unique brands will allow the Group to increase its impact in the countries where it operates whilst taking advantage of post-Covid growth opportunities in purposeful travel.

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Banyan Group Recognised Among the Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World

Banyan Group and its resorts are honoured to be conferred top recognitions by the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards and Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, both representing the most acclaimed benchmark of excellence in the travel industry. Notably, Banyan Group with operations in 23 countries, is voted in the 19th place among the Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World by readers of Travel + Leisure.

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“Rediscover The World” with Banyan Group’s 27th Anniversary Milestone

Marking the Group’s 27th Anniversary, Banyan Group invites travellers to “Rediscover The World” in preparation for that long overdue vacation. As destinations reopen, exclusive upsized packages worth up to 50% in additional booked value are available worldwide from 7 September to 15 October 2021.

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Banyan Global Foundation Invites 2022 Greater Good Grants’ Project Entries

Launched in 2020 to support impactful initiatives that benefit local communities and environments where Banyan Group operates, the Greater Good Grants opened for project entries for the year 2022, prioritising timely projects that will tackle contemporary issues impacted by Covid-19.

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Banyan Group Launches “Phuket Is Open” Campaign at Laguna Phuket for Sandbox

Starting July 1 2021, Thailand’s Phuket Sandbox Programme kick-started international travel to the Land of Smiles. With the post-Covid quest for increased emphasis on wellbeing and sustainability, Banyan Group welcomes global guests back to its Safe Sanctuary in Laguna Phuket with experiential offerings at its Banyan Tree Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Cassia Phuket resorts.

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Laguna Phuket Leads as the First Integrated Destination in Thailand to Complete All Associates’ Vaccination

Banyan Group’s Laguna Phuket expatriate associates received their first vaccine dose on Thursday 3 June 2021 at the destination’s own Angsana Convention & Exhibition Space. Having completed the full vaccination programme for Thai associates, Laguna Phuket is the first major integrated destination in Thailand to have all associates vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Banyan Group Joins Expedia Group in the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

Banyan Group has joined Expedia Group and UNESCO in the global expansion of the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge, which will see 48 Banyan Tree properties adhere to the responsible environmental and cultural practices established by the pledge.

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Banyan Tree Advocates Culture of Wellbeing Inside Out

The pandemic’s widespread impact has underscored the importance of leading healthier lifestyles for our physical and mental wellbeing. For Banyan Group, re-centering on its core values of wellbeing and sustainability in its internal culture is key to recovery in preparing for guests’ return during and beyond Covid-19.

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Banyan Tree Launches its First Banyan Tree Escape in Bali, Indonesia

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape, is set to open in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud in late 2021. Pioneering a "no walls, no doors" concept throughout the property and in each of its 16 balés, the resort is an invitation into a different way of being.

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Banyan Global Foundation Announces Inaugural Greater Good Grants’ Awardees

Launched in 2020 amidst Covid-19, Banyan Global Foundation’s Greater Good Grants was awarded to support eight external organisations with projects that will benefit local communities and natural environments in countries where the Group operate.

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Banyan Group Partners with EARTHDAY.ORG’s Canopy Project to Amplify Sustainability Awareness

In line with Earth Day 2021's theme of "Restore Our Earth", Banyan Group partnered EARTHDAY.ORG’s reforestation programme The Canopy Project through the launch of its Earth Day Getaway offer, where each night’s purchase contributed US$2 for the planting of one tree.

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Pegasus Inks Agreement with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts to Manage Dhawa Quy Nhon Vietnam

Pegasus Investment and Consultancy JSC and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts signed a hotel management agreement to operate Dhawa Quy Nhon Vietnam upon the completion of the resort, expected in 2023.


Banyan Tree Unveils a Post-Covid Wellbeing Drive

3 Mar: Throughout 2021, Banyan Tree will be launching Wellbeing Sanctuaries that combine club floors or resort wings, dedicated dining options, its Spas, and multifunctional practice spaces into one exclusive journey.


Thai Rock Band Labanoon’s Metee Arun Performs Live at Laguna Phuket with Extra Special Local Support

Metee Arun, singer and guitarist of the famous Labanoon rock band, took time whilst visiting Banyan Tree Phuket to host a special performance on the greens of Laguna Golf Phuket. Performing the locals’ favourite song, Dok Fah, Metee Arun was joined by students from Laguna Phuket Kindergarten.


Banyan Group Enters New Forays with 8 Global Destinations in 2021

Embarking on a year of milestones, the Group 10 Feb: announced its entry into new forays in 3 regions across 8 destinations globally. In addition to openings in Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia and China), the Group will fly its first flags in the Middle East (Qatar), Europe (Greece) and Africa (Mozambique).


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