KOH SAMUI/ KRABI, Thailand (Oct. 5, 2021) â The Banyan Tree Group has rolled out a new healthy living concept at its properties around the world, includingÂ Banyan Tree SamuiÂ andÂ Banyan Tree KrabiÂ in southern Thailand, which have set aside a selection of pool villas and suites dedicated to holistic and wellbeing pursuits.
The âWellbeing Sanctuaryâ initiative was launched on October 1st at both resorts and provides guests with an opportunity to combine a leisure vacation with a daily program designed to enrich mind, body, and soul â from meditation to Thai boxing, from massage and hydrotherapy to nature trails and sailing lessons âÂ complemented with a nutritious diet and personal consultations.
âWhen guests book a Wellbeing Sanctuary, they have the flexibility to choose their own activities,â said Remko Kroesen, Area General Manager overseeing both hotels. âBefore arrival, we send them a questionnaire so they can stipulate their goals, and our practitioners will be on hand throughout their stay to ensure they have every opportunity to connect with nature, discover a sense of deep relaxation, and find balance.
âAnd when they leave, we will consult and provide suggestions that will help fine-tune and inspire their daily routines, and assist them on their journey.â
Teams at Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi, which are both located on tranquil picture-perfect beaches, have tailored holistic itineraries based on Banyan Treeâs â8 Pillarsâ principle (Dietary Awareness; Physical Vitality; Cultivate the Mind; Sleep & Rest; Harmony with Nature; Learning & Development; Bonding & Connection; and Sustained Practices).
Each of the villas selected for the Wellbeing Sanctuary has been adapted with various wellbeing amenities â a mini-bar stocked with fresh juices and herbal teas instead of alcoholic drinks, a yoga mat, stretch bands, and even a Tibetan singing bowl â and hosts an outdoor pool and hot jet pool.
On Koh Samui, Wellbeing villas come with a luxurious infinity pool, while at Krabi, each room opens onto a private garden, ideal for private self-wellbeing activities.
Krabi is among the newest destinations in Banyan Treeâs quiver. The 72-key resort, which opened in October last year, is tiered into a hillside at serene Tubkaek Beach, a 40-minute drive from Krabi International Airport. It is surrounded on three sides by nature: a forested national park to the rear and far side, whileÂ overlooking one of Thailandâs most iconic natural wonders: the famous towering limestone cliffsÂ that jut out of the sea in Than Bok Khorani National Marine Park.
Facilities at the hotelÂ include two restaurants, a beach bar, a kidsâ club, a fitness center, a meeting center, an elevated outdoor wedding deck, and â in keeping with Banyan Treeâs eco-friendly branding â a rainforest-themed spa.
Similarly, Banyan Tree Samui is nestled into a lush tropical hillside with spectacular views over a sapphire sea. The 38-acre property is rich in flora and plant life, and its private white-sand cove is flanked by coral reefs, which the resortâs Sustainability Team protects and regenerates.
Banyan Tree began rolling out its Wellbeing Sanctuary programs in March 2021, beginning in China and is progressively launching at its resorts worldwide as each destination re-emerges from the pandemic.
For more information about Banyan Treeâs new Wellbeing Sanctuaries, visit:Â https://wellbeing.banyantree.com/
About Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences, and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands. Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await.Â AngsanaÂ brings the adventure back into travel whatever your age or reason to visit.Â Intertwining local chic and a vibrant fun-filled atmosphere, Angsana offers amazing destination playgrounds across the world.Â Cassia is a bold new proposition in the extended-stay sector, offering stylish, cutting-edge hotel residences for holidays and business travel. It offers an incredible choice for families, friends, and couples. Dhawa is a casual and contemporary full-service hotel that fuses imaginative design, absolute comfort, and seamless technology into a single stay experience. It curates a plethora of choices to achieve a truly customized stay.
To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 48 hotels and resorts, 63 spas, 72 retail galleries; as well as three golf courses in 22 countries.
About Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await. An all-villa concept often with private pools, Banyan Tree provides genuine, authentic service and a distinctive, premium retreat experience.
Angsana brings the adventure back into travel whatever your age or reason to visit.Â Intertwining local chic and a vibrant fun-filled atmosphere, Angsana offers amazing destination playgrounds across the world. Each hotel is uniquely designed to provide spacious stylish rooms and suites, perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends.
Cassia is a bold new proposition in the extended-stay sector, offering stylish, cutting-edge hotel residences for holidays and business travel. It offers an incredible choice for families, friends, and couples. Cassia properties are operated as a hotel, but units are also available for investment.
Dhawa is a casual and contemporary full-service hotel that fuses imaginative design, absolute comfort, and seamless technology into a single stay experience. It curates a plethora of choices to achieve a truly customized stay. It caters to an emerging group of design-savvy travelers who seek distinctive experiences in stylish, unique destinations.
ABOUT BANYAN TREE GROUP
Banyan Tree Group (âBanyan Tree Holdings Limitedâ or the âGroupâ) is one of the worldâs leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups. The Groupâs diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf, and residences is centered on five award-winning brands (Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa, and Laguna) that offer exceptional design-led experiences for global travelers of today and tomorrow.
Founded in 1994 on the core concept of sustainability, Banyan Tree Group seeks to create long-term value for all stakeholders and destinations across its network of properties, products, and brands, through a purpose-driven mission. With 7,800 associates across 22 countries, Banyan Tree Management Academy (BTMA) was established in 2008 to support the Groupâs goals through advancing people development, management excellence, and learning with integrity and meaning.
Banyan Tree Group has received 2,759 industry awards and accolades since its inception. It has also received recognition for its commitment to environmental protection and community development through its Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF), which aligns the Groupâs efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Executing on its regionalized growth strategy, the Groupâs global footprint continues to grow with 35 new hotels and resorts under design and construction in the pipeline, in addition to 48 operating hotels in 13 countries as of 31 December 2020.
Banyan Tree Group entered a strategic long-term partnership with Accor in 2016 to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world along with the access to Accorâs global reservations and sales network, as well as the loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless. It also formed a joint venture with China Vanke Co. Ltd. in 2017 â focusing on active aging and wellbeing hospitality projects.
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