Banyan Tree celebrates 25 years of exceptional experience
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 the Earth Day 2018 theme,End Plastic Pollution. Within a year, this declaration has inspired 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.
In Vietnam, besides joining the group campaign of single-use plastic reduction, Banyan Tree Lăng Cô resort also offers 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 experience among three categories. The first activity is a Self-Wellness Retreat experience, which starts yourday with yoga, followed by a traditional lantern-making class. 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 is the Relationships-Localized Date experience. This 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 the Community-Farm-to-Table Dining package, where 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.
The Group’s commitment to the End Plastic Pollution campaign has involved 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, aimed at 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 from 95 per cent natural botanical ingredients which are sustainably sourced. 18-months of 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.
“This is a positive first step in the right direction, considering the magnitude of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ ultimate plastic-free goal,” said Dr Steve Newman, assistant vicepresident/Group sustainability director. “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 effortsand projects.”
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About Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
The Banyan Tree Group is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands. Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Rediscover the romance of travel as you journey to iconic destinations where authentic, memorable experiences await. Angsana brings the adventure back into travel whatever your age or reason to visit.
Intertwining local chic and a vibrant fun-filled atmosphere, Angsana offers amazing destination playgrounds across the world. Cassia is a bold new proposition in the extended stay sector, offering stylish, cutting edge hotel residences for holidays and business travel. It offers incredible choice for families, friends and couples. Dhawa is a casual and contemporary full-service hotel that fuses imaginative design, absolute comfort and seamless technology into a single stay experience. It
curates a plethora of choices to achieve a truly customized stay.
To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 41 hotels and resorts, 62 spas, 77 retail galleries; as well as three golf courses in 25 countries.
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