Banyan Tree Group News
Collot steps up to lead Banyan Tree Seychelles
Banyan Tree Seychelles has announced the appointment of Fabrice Collot to the role of general manager. Collot will be responsible for the overall running, administration and service standards at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
Banyan Tree signs joint venture with China Vanke
Banyan Tree and China Vanke have established Banyan Tree Assets (China), a 50/50 joint venture incorporated in Singapore. BTAC holds a 40 per cent stake in each of Banyan Tree’s operating companies incorporated in Singapore, Banyan Tree Hotel Management (China) and Banyan Tree Services (China) respectively.
Banyan Tree Phuket appoints Lang as hotel manager
Banyan Tree Phuket has announced the appointment of Manuel Lang as hotel manager, reporting to the area general manager Sriram Kailasam. Bringing over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Lang joins the well-known Phuket golf resort with a wealth of regional knowledge from his years of managing luxury hotels in Thailand and across Asia.
Banyan Tree signs innovative partnership with Accor
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.
Seguin to lead Banyan Tree Seychelles
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.
Angsana Villas Resort Phuket opens in Thailand
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 Tamouda Bay set to welcome guests to Morocco
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 Samui partners with Amrita for new wellness programmes
Banyan Tree Samui, a stunning private pool villa resort overlooking Thailand’s Lamai Bay, has introduced two new exclusive detox and dietary programmes in partnership with leading wellness provider, Amrita. The retreat only uses natural and local elements and marks the first time that Banyan Tree Samui will host a wellness sanctuary at the resort.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts prepares for Thailand debut
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 to open first custom hotel residence
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is set to open its first Cassia residences in Phuket, Thailand, in October. Cassia is a new brand that will feature luxury serviced apartments.
Banyan Tree Huangshan opens in Anhui, China
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
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.