Banyan Tree Holdings has announced that it has entered into an agreement with AccorHotels designed to allow the French hospitality giant to design and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world. AccorHotels will invest an initial €16 million in Singapore-based Banyan Tree and both parties will then co-develop the brands owned by Banyan Tree.
Banyan Tree Seychelles has announced the appointment of Franck Seguin to the role of general manager. Seguin took up his new role earlier and brings with him an excellent reputation and a wealth of experience resulting from over 20 years in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Seychelles, Seguin was general manager of Angsana Balaclava Mauritius, also part of the Banyan Tree Group, and he also has experience managing the Intercontinental Balaclava in Mauritius, and Hivernage & Spa in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has welcomed Angsana Villas Resort Phuket to its Angsana portfolio. The property has been rebranded from the former Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas. With 48 villas and suites, there is a room type for everyone - from young couples to large families.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will open Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay on September 1st, the first Banyan Tree property on the Mediterranean coast, and the first all-pool villa resort in Morocco. Located on the northeast coast of Morocco in Tamouda Bay, the resort is a 20 minute drive from the charming city of Tetouan, and international visitors can arrive via Casablanca, Rabat and Tangier.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts will unveil its first stylish hotel residence in Thailand in October 2015. A completely new hospitality concept combining hotel and serviced apartments, Banyan Tree’s newest brand, Cassia, features cutting-edge design, colourful street art and customised living and dining options. Opening within the Group’s integrated beach resort of Laguna Phuket, Cassia Phuket has been designed for families, friends and couples seeking the freedom to create their own space, craft their own holiday and fully immerse themselves in the local culture and environment.
Banyan Tree Huangshan has officially opened in the misty awe-inspiring landscape of Anhui Province, east of China, in the shadow of the great Mount Huangshan. The tenth Banyan Tree in China, it is 70 minutes away from Huangshan city. Cultural adventurers and explorers will be fascinated by the ancient dwellings of Xidi and Hongcun, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the breath-taking Mount Huangshan with its unusual-shaped granite peaks, woody pine trees and hot springs.
Lim Boniface, chief engineer, Banyan Tree Seychelles speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015, hosted by Kempinski Seychelles Resort.
Banyan Tree Holdings has confirmed the appointment of Bronwen Batey as regional director of marketing communications, Europe. Previously director of strategic accounts, Batey already has a wealth of experience with Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts having developed and managed several relationships with key like-minded brands.
Abid Butt, chief executive, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel & Tourism Council Asia Summit in Seoul, South Korea.