Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is set to be the first international hotel operator to launch a hot spring resort in Chongqing, China that embraces the natural healing waters of the North Hot Springs.
Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei will open to guests in the summer of 2013 and each of its 107 suites and villas will feature private hot spring pools so guests can enjoy the water’s healing benefits in privacy and comfort.
The extensive Banyan Tree spa will also offer seven different outdoor and indoor hot spring pools.
This is the first time private healing pools have been introduced in Western China by Banyan Tree, echoing the group’s continued mission to combine the best of local nature and culture with exhilarating holiday experiences.
Located 40 minutes from the main city of Chongqing in the peaceful area of Beibei and surrounded by the magnificent landscape of Jin Yun Mountain and Jialing River, the resort will offer 48 Hot Spring Retreats and 59 Hot Spring Villas.
The resort’s design has a strong sense of place and reflects the start of the Minguo era with traditional multi-storey folk houses and an open bamboo-lined courtyard and foyer.
The interiors will combine contemporary and traditional design with dark wood furnishings, marble floors and soft thick carpets complemented by the renowned Shu embroidery, brocades and lacquer art craft.
Many inspired dining experiences will be showcased with five culinary venues at the resort.
Exquisite contemporary Chinese delicacies can be found at Jin Yao Xuan, such as braised beef ribs seasoned with chilli and Sichuan pepper served with soft tofu and the region’s celebrated hotpot cuisine.
Bai Yun offers authentic Cantonese food such as stir-fried crystal shrimp and stewed crab craw and tofu with black truffle.
Guests can dine on an array of delicious international favourites at Ming Yue where hearty breakfast buffets, a la carte lunches, and themed dinner buffets are all part of the experience.
To savour relaxing moments with friends and family, the Qing Feng lobby & cigar bar is the perfect place to taste both premium Chinese and Western teas, fragrant coffee, and light snacks.
Aromatic wines, aged whiskeys, and signature cocktails are available for guests interested in enjoying alcoholic refreshments.
Cigar aficionados will be pleased with the bar’s fully stocked humidor of fine Cuban cigars.
The Pool Bar, with its casual and welcoming ambience, is an idyllic place to enjoy refreshing fruit juices, designer cocktails, or nourishing snacks.
The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa with three Standard Double Rooms, five Deluxe Double Rooms and one Royal Double Room, will offer its celebrated spa and wellness treatments.
A signature Banyan Tree Spa innovation, the Yin Yang Rainmist experience will be the first-of-its-kind hydrothermal package to debut in Chongqing Beibei.
It features a unique combination of Rain Shower and Steam Bath for an invigorating Body Scrub and a cascading Rain Shower which uplifts the senses followed by a therapeutic body massage.
The Yin Rainmist calms sensitive skin while the Yang Rainmist eases tension.