Banyan Tree Phuket receives "Global First Award" at HotelsWorld First Awards Ceremony 2015

With over two decades in the hospitality industry, Banyan Tree has firmly established itself as an Asian brand with a global presence.  In view of this, it is apt that Banyan Tree Phuket, the first Banyan Tree to open in 1994 has clinched this year’s "Global First Award" from HotelsWorld 2015 conference. Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, received the award in Sydney, Australia on 28th July and his award-winning quote was "Emotional resonance is at the heart of building a brand".  

This is indeed a timely win for Banyan Tree as they have two projects currently underway in Australia.  The projects are Banyan Tree Residences in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane whilst in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast both Banyan Tree Residences and Cassia are currently proposed. Kangaroo Point, Brisbane will see 76 luxury Banyan Tree private residences comprising four-bedroom penthouses with their own rooftop infinity pools, three-bedroom and  two-bedroom apartments as well as a residential rooftop infinity pool, gymnasium, private function rooms and concierge services. As its name suggests, it will be located above the iconic Kangaroo Point Cliffs offering unobstructed views of the Story Bridge, Botanical Gardens, Brisbane City and river.

Conceived for those who love a sea and beach view, the Surfers Paradise property will be situated on the northern end of the world famous Surfers Paradise beach on the Gold Coast. This prime site has an unhindered 270 degree sea, headland and partial hinterland views with 2 towers housing one- and two-bedroom apartments, including serviced apartments on the lower levels, two- and three-bedroom units on the upper levels and four- or five-bedroom luxury apartments for the upper level as well.  The ground level will consist of a destination food and beverage precinct. It is also adjacent to well-known surfing break – Narrow Neck. This property is also excellently placed alongside a newly constructed light rail.

Both sites are choice locations as they provide majority of the tenants an unobstructed view and the feeling of spaciousness.  This will be a treat for tenants to have a clear view of the azure blue skies; a rare sight in built-up metropolitan areas.  The other attribute is that they are close to major attractions yet just out of the busy streets, coupled with easy access to public transport.

A distinctive feature of the Banyan Tree group among global hospitality brands is recognising its property owners with free enrolment into their signature Sanctuary Club - an innovative programme offered exclusively to Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, and Laguna property owners. They receive special recognition with an extensive range of privileges (hotel accommodation, spa, restaurants, gallery merchandise, airport and ferry transfers, tours, golf (Phuket, Bintan, Lăng Cô) and benefits (free room upgrades, priority check-in or check-out and trial stays at new resort openings) throughout the Banyan Tree Group worldwide. Participating owners whose properties are exclusively managed for rental by the group are also entitled to complimentary stays at their home property as well as throughout the global network of participating properties through the group’s innovative “owners exchange programme” which ensure an ideal stay and truly exceptional experience, every time.

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