Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts

New Awards Bestowed On Banyan Tree Hotels And Resorts

Press release   •   Dec 27, 2011 17:01 +08

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce that over 700 awards and accolades have been bestowed on its Banyan Tree and Angsana brands, pushing the current tally to 761 since the group’s founding in 1994.

Recent awards include: Asia’s Leading Resort Brand at the World Travel Awards 2011 in Bangkok in September, Travel + Leisure’s Global VisionAwards winner in the “Leadership” category for its Seedlings education initiative and winner of the Condé Nast Traveler5th Annual World Savers Awards 2011 in the “Preservation” category for its efforts and achievements in championing heritage and greening the planet. At the Singapore Corporate Awards 2011 in July, Banyan Tree Holdings received a Silver medal for both Best Annual Report and Best Managed Board. The Group’s subsidiary, Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited, was Best Developer (Thailand) at the South East Asia Property Awards this week.

Such accomplishments would not have been possible without the leadership of Banyan Tree’s Executive Chairman, Mr Ho Kwon Ping, who was honored with Real Estate Personality of the Year 2011 at the South East Asia Property Awards in late November. Mr Ho also topped the “Thinkers” category in the Yahoo! Singapore 9 Awards in August this year, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Resort Development presented by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute at the 3rd World Chinese Economic Forum earlier this month.

“We are deeply grateful for every accolade bestowed on Banyan Tree over the years. These awards are a direct result and recognition of the spirit, enthusiasm and dedication of our over 9,000 associates around the world, and it is in their tribute that we accept them,” said Mr Ho.

Banyan Tree in Thailand Shines

Last month, Banyan Tree Phuket was Best Large Hoteland Overall Winner in the Thailand Green UK Travel Awards, presented by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana of Thailand.

The flagship Banyan Tree resort was also Best Resort in Asia-Pacific in the 2011 Business Traveller Awards, as well as Top 25 Spa, Hotels & Resorts (5th) and Top 25 Leisure Hotels & Resorts (17th) in Best Asian Travel Brands 2011 by travel magazine Smart Travel Asia.

Also in Thailand, Banyan Tree Bangkok was Asia’s Leading City Spa Hotel in the World Travel Awards 2011, and Banyan Tree Samui was Best New Beach Resort Hotel in the TTG Travel Awards 2011.

In the same TTG Travel Awards, Banyan Tree Spa retained the title of Best Spa Operator for the 7th consecutive year, and SpaChina Awards 2011 named Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Lijiang, China, Best Spa Academy of The Year.

In China, Banyan Tree Lijiang was voted Best Resort Hotel in National Geographic Traveller China Readers' Choice Gold List,which also recognizes Banyan Tree Ringha with a Sustainable Tourism award.

Special mention goes to Chef Mandif Membramo of Banyan Tree Ungasan, who won this year’s Hello Bali Chef Wars and emerged as the magazine’s Best Chef in Bali.