If you’re traveling to Asia, be sure to stop in under the shade and shelter of the Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, which is opening 5 new properties in China, Vietnam and India this fall.
With attentive yet discreet staff, few hotel chains provide this high standard of naturally-luxurious, ecological, and culture-sensitive experiences for the modern traveller. The core philosophy behind the hotel group is based on the rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul and their mission in life is to create a sanctuary for the senses. So if you are seeking a heady mixture of romance and travel with a green conscience: check in and check them out.
Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund – Opening October 2012
Located in the northern Bund area, near the historic landmarks of old Shanghai and within easy access to modern cultural and commercial centers, Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund is also the first hotel in the city to provide river views from every suite. Each of the 130 suites is equipped with large French windows which open out onto the broad Bund thoroughfare. A variety of room types are available, including a signature suite which features panoramic views and a private dipping pool. In addition, the Banyan Suite will include a generously-sized swimming pool, a unique offering among Shanghai hotels. From Western seafood restaurant Oceans to Cantonese-style restaurant Ming Yuan, along with a high-end Japanese sashimi and sushi counter, Tai Hei, guests have a plethora of dining venues to choose from. Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund also marks the debut of a new concept called “Banyan Tree Host,” which consists of a dozen senior concierges of different nationalities who provide the highest level of customized service, beginning just after a guest’s reservation is made, ensuring a truly customized, gratifying stay.
Banyan Tree Riverside Tianjin – Opening November 2012
Located on the east bank of the Hai River which runs through downtown Tianjin, China’s sixth largest city in the north of the country, Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside offers 159 elegant suites, a diverse range of dining venues and the first Banyan Tree Spa in north China based on regional Asian healing therapies. Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside fuses local history and cultural references into the resort’s aesthetic. Sophisticated suites draw inspiration from the muted tones and refined lines of traditional Chinese ink paintings. Most rooms feature a large French window overlooking the Hai River, while many bathrooms have an oversized round bathtub offering a similar river view.
Banyan Tree Lang Co – Opening November 2012
Banyan Tree Group will launch Vietnam’s first world-class integrated resort, Laguna Lăng Cô, on November 1, 2012. The development is nestled in a unique crescent bay on the coast of Central Vietnam and will include Banyan Tree and Angsana branded hotels and spas. Banyan Tree Lăng Cô offers a luxurious retreat from which to explore the culturally rich destination of Central Vietnam. Inspired by the artistic heritage of Vietnamese dynasties past, the resort features 32 one-bedroom lagoon villas and 17 one-bedroom beach villas, set on the shores of Canh Duong beach. A spa highlights Banyan Tree’s award-winning treatments and services, while a Marine Center provides opportunities to learn about and explore the vibrant waters of the East Sea.
Angsana Lang Co – Opening November 2012
Banyan Tree’s sister hotel, Angsana Lăng Cô, is a contemporary getaway featuring 229 stylish suites, 100 of which come equipped with their own private pools. All suites in every room category feature picturesque mountain, lagoon or sea views, and incorporate local materials such as bamboo and Mother of Pearl, along with traditional arts with a contemporary twist, lanterns and elegant framed calligraphy.
Banyan Tree Kerala – Opening February 2013
Set on the private island of Nediyathuruthu, Kerala, the exclusive all pool-villa Banyan Tree Kerala is surrounded by the tranquil backwaters of the quaint Alleppey district and swathed in swaying tropical palm groves. With panoramic views and exquisitely appointed villas, the resort is the perfect place to enjoy the spoils of nature and scenic beauty of Kerala. Featuring 59 all-pool villas and one luxury houseboat, Banyan Tree Kerala is resort group’s first Indian outpost.
For more information about the Banyan Tree experiences visit www.banyantree.com.