With 25 years of taking care of travelers, 25 years of embracing the environment, 25 years of empowering communities, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts commemorate its 25th anniversary of exceptional experience with over 25 per cent groupwide reduction of single-use plastic in a year as well as various attractive deals at all its 48 hotels worldwide.
The Group announced a pledge against single-use plastic in support of Earth Day 2018 theme End Plastic Pollution. Within a year, this declaration has inspired the change across its 48 hotels worldwide and successfully eliminated 4.2 million single-use plastic items, equating to a significant 26 per cent reduction in total usage.
Especially in Vietnam, besides joining the group campaign of single-use plastic reduction, Banyan Tree Lăng Cô resort also offers its special experiences of saving 25 per cent off the best available rates on spa, food & beverage and the gallery when booking a minimum of two nights at Banyan Tree Lăng Cô.
Guests to Banyan Tree Lăng Cô this year can enjoy one complimentary exceptional experiences among three categories. First activity is Self - Wellness Retreat experience, which start your day with yoga, follow by a lantern-making class where you can learn the story of the craft. The day continues with a tour of an organic farm and wraps up with a dinner made with organic ingredients from the farm.
The second choice includes Relationships - Localized Date experience. The specially-curated date will include a trip to the local market where you and your partner can select your choice of seafood for dinner. Our chefs will then design a personalized dinner menu for the both of you to enjoy at a private dining location.
Another should-not-miss experience is Community - Farm-to-Table Dining package which you can pick your own ingredients from the hotel’s organic farm and cook your own meal with the resort’s chefs. This unique experience will give you a fresh take on everyday produce and a better understanding about agriculture.
Backing to the Group End Plastic Pollution, championing 25 years of sustainable development since its inception in 1994, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has pioneered the journey of stewardship in its commitment towards the environment and communities through its philosophy of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People”.
Aimed to be launched this year towards overall plastic reduction, the Group’s lifestyle retail arm - Banyan Tree Gallery is developing sustainable alternatives for its range of guests’ amenities such as cotton buds, combs and toothbrushes. Banyan Tree‘s reformulated body and aromatherapy products are made of 95 per cent natural botanical ingredients which are sustainably sourced. The 18-month research and development extended across the value chain of both its packaging and ingredients so as to create the best possible products for people and the environment.
According to Dr Steve Newman, assistant vice president/Group sustainability director, “this is a positive first step in the right direction, considering the magnitude of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ ultimate plastic-free goal. The hospitality and tourism industry as a whole is a major consumer of this planet’s resources, often providing onetime use products on mass scales. Looking at the links between human activities, plastic pollution and biodiversity loss with environment degradation, this presents a unique opportunity for our Group to impact and drive change on global plastic consumption amongst our stakeholders especially the suppliers. As a pioneer with ongoing stewardship in sustainability, the Group remains committed to our pledge to eliminate single-use plastic and continue to embed climate change within our sustainability efforts and projects.”
About Banyan Tree Holdings Limited
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited (“Banyan Tree” or the “Group”) is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with 49 hotels and resorts, 63 spas, 75 retail galleries, and three golf courses in 23 countries. Each resort typically has between 75 to 300 rooms and commands room rates at the higher end of each property’s particular market.
The Group’s primary business is centered on four brands: the award-winning Banyan Tree and Angsana, as well as newly established Cassia and Dhawa. Banyan Tree also operates the leading integrated resort in Thailand – Laguna Phuket -- through the Group’s subsidiary, Laguna Resorts & Hotels Public Company Limited. Two other integrated resorts – Laguna Bintan in Indonesia and Laguna Lăng Cô in Central Vietnam – complete the status of the Group as the leading operator of integrated resorts in Asia.
As a leading operator of spas in Asia, Banyan Tree’s spas are one of the key features in their resorts and hotels. Its retail arm Banyan Tree Gallery complements and reinforces the branding of the resort, hotel and spa operations.
Since the launch of the first Banyan Tree resort, Banyan Tree Phuket, in 1994, Banyan Tree has received over 2390 awards and accolades for the resorts, hotels and spas that the Group manages. The Group has also received recognition for its commitment to sustainability for environmental protection and emphasis on corporate social responsibility.
In addition to its currently operating hotels, resorts, spas and golf courses, the Group currently has 23 hotels and resorts under construction, and another 30 under development.
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