By The Nation
With 2,387 awards won since its inception in 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is consistently honoured for its experiential brands in top global listings. Among the international benchmark awards garnered in 2018, Banyan Tree was conferred Travel+Leisure US World’s Best Awards 2018 Top 20 Hotel Brands in the World, DestinAsian 13th Readers’ Choice Awards 2018 Best Hotel Brands for Leisure and Beijing News The Best Hotel Brand 2017.
The Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali won Forbes Travel Guide 2018 Star Awards World's Most Luxurious Hotels and the coveted AAA Five Diamond rating of Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
The exotic Banyan Tree Ringha and the new Banyan Tree Anji set amidst tranquil bamboo forests won Travel+Leisure China Awards 2018 China's Best Boutique Hotels and Best New Hotels respectively.
“We value the importance of accreditations bestowed by the industry partners and our guests, which spur us to continually raise the bar in providing exemplary products and services. I would like to thank our guests and business partners for the ever-strong support and our associates for their dedication in delivering exceptional experiences and pioneering sustainability for which Banyan Tree is known,” said Ho Ren Yung, vice president, Brand HQ of Banyan Tree Holdings.
With a wide geographical spread across 30 destinations, Banyan Tree offers a deep sense of place and infuses the uniqueness of the locale through design and build,
Known for weaving romance into travel, Banyan Tree Cabo Marqu?s in Acapulco, Mexico was voted Travel+Leisure US World’s Best Awards 2018 Top 100 Hotels in the World & Top 10 Resort Hotels in Mexico, while Banyan Tree Bangkok was in the Top 5 of Bangkok Hotels and Banyan Tree Phuket was listed in the Top 10 of Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia.
Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou, Lijiang and Yangshuo were among Travel+Leisure China Awards 2018 China’s Top 100 Hotels and Banyan Tree Sanya was voted TTG China Travel Awards 2018 Best Spa Resort and Angsana Xi’an Lintong received the 9th China Meetings Industry Convention Conference Hotel of the Year 2017.
Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay in Morocco and the new design-savvy Dhawa Jinshanling in Beijing won Voyage Travel Awards 2018 Best Overseas Hotel & Top 50 Hotels of China respectively.
Banyan Tree Macau was the winner of DestinAsian 13th Readers' Choice Awards 2018 Best Hotel in Macau and three Forbes Five-Star Awards for its resort, spa and Belcon restaurant.
At Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2018, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary Phuket was voted Top 10 Best Overseas Hotel Spa and Banyan Tree Samui was named Top Asia Resort.
Banyan Tree Bangkok; Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund and Tianjin Riverside; and Banyan Tree Mayakoba and Cabo Marqu?s were among the Top 10: Bangkok Hotels; China Hotels; and Mexico – Eastern and Western Resorts.
Banyan Tree will continue to increase its global presence and foray into unique exotic destinations across the Europe, Asia-Pacific, Oceania and other regions.
Banyan Tree Spa, with its rigorous training curriculum by Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Phuket and Bintan, is well-loved for its art of touch and luxurious spa experiences by skilful therapists.
It was awarded the prestigious 28th TTG Travel Awards 2018 TTG Travel Hall of Fame - Best Spa Operator for the fourth year and the 13th China Hotel Starlight Awards 2017 Best Spa Operator of China for the 10th consecutive year.
The lifestyle-oriented Banyan Tree Gallery offers traditional handicrafts, spa products and accessories, resort-style home furnishings and apparel. As a global marketing platform, it helps sustain village crafts and employment for numerous communities.
Banyan Tree Essentials’ reformulated line of bath, body & aromatherapy products made of 95 per cent natural ingredients are responsibly-sourced.
The venue host of several keynote tournaments, Laguna Golf Phuket was named among the top three regional courses by Asian Golf Awards 2018 Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific & Best Golf Course in Thailand.
In 2018, Banyan Tree made a pledge against single-use plastic on Earth Day and firmly supported International Year of the Reef 2018 with guests’ and associates’ activities for awareness-building on the growing threats to coral reefs and associated ecosystems across the planet.
“Sustainability has been ingrained as part of our corporate DNA from the very beginning and it is one of the key areas that we are truly proud of. Celebrating our Group’s 25th Anniversary in 2019, these awards reinforce our passion and commitment to grow our brands globally. We aspire to give our guests more exciting destinations around the world and foster our ongoing commitment towards driving sustainability for a better world,” added Ho.
The Group was named Shanghai Morning Post Tourism Awards 2017 Best Social Responsibility Brand, while Laguna Phuket, its flagship destination integrated resort reclaimed from an abandoned tin mine, was awarded the 2018 AmCham Thailand CSR Excellence Awards - Silver.
Elevating the destination’s economic and tourism development in the global sport arena, Laguna Phuket’s iconic 25th annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon in November was recognised with Sports Industry Awards Asia 2018 Best Sports Event Venue/Facility in Thailand – Gold and 2018 Best Races in Asia Awards for 3 categories – Best Overall, Best Destination & Most Challenging Triathlon Race: Short Course.
With the global expansion, the Group had 26 successful signing of hotel agreements for its four brands during 2018. It had 48 hotels in operation at the end of 2018, and seven new hotels are slated to open in 2019.
Find out more at www.BanyanTree.com.