KRABI, Thailand (Oct. 26, 2020) Banyan Tree Krabi, a 72-key luxury resort nestled on a verdant hillside and commanding spectacular vistas of a dozen limestone cliffs rising from the sea, opened its doors on October 24 at little-known Tubkaek Beach, a 45-minute drive from Krabi International Airport.
This 5-star property is the latest hotel launched by the Banyan Tree Hotels Resorts group, one of Asias leading luxury and wellness brands, which is owned by Thailand-based Asset World Corporation or AWC.
The new resort backs onto a lush national park and the roller-coastering Naga Crest Hill, granting all 13 beach villas and 59 suiteseach of which has its own private poola westward-facing view of sunsets over the Andaman Sea. A natural spring flows from one of those naga crests and winds its way downhill into the resort where it is transformed into flower-fringed canal ferrying springwater to the sea.
Facilities at Banyan Tree Krabi include: two restaurants and a beach bar: a kids' club; fitness center; meeting center; and in keeping with Banyan Tree's wellness branding a rainforest-themed spa.
The centerpiece of the resort, and one of the first things guests will see as they walk through the Buddhist temple-like entrance, is a circular water feature in the lobby cascading downstairs into a cavernous meeting room area. With a backdrop of emerald sea and karsts, the awe-inspiring spectacle is shaping up as one of the resort's signature images.
"Water and nature are the predominant themes here at Banyan Tree Krabi," said the resort's new General Manager Robert Sexton. "You are never more than a few steps from a canal with quaint wooden bridges or within earshot of fountains and cascading waterfalls among the gardens."
Banyan Tree Krabi becomes the Groups fourth hotel in Thailand, following in the footsteps of Banyan Tree Bangkok, Banyan Tree Phuket and Banyan Tree Samui.
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About Banyan Tree
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited ("Banyan Tree" or the "Group") is one of the world's leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups. The Group's diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf and residences is centered on five award-winning brands (Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna) that offer exceptional design-led experiences for global travellers of today and tomorrow.
Founded in 1994 on the core concept of sustainability, Banyan Tree Holdings seeks to create long-term value for all stakeholders and destinations across its network of properties, products and brands, through a purpose-driven mission. With 11,000 associates across 24 countries, Banyan Tree Management Academy (BTMA) was established in 2008 to support the Groups goals through advancing people development, management excellence, and learning with integrity and meaning.
Banyan Tree Holdings has received over 2,611 industry awards and accolades since inception. It has also received recognition for its commitment to environmental protection and community development through its Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF), which aligns the Groups efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Executing on its regionalised growth strategy, the Groups global footprint continues to grow with 46 new hotels and resorts under design and construction in the pipeline, in addition to 47 operating hotels in 24 countries as of 31 December 2019.
Banyan Tree Holdings entered a strategic long-term partnership with AccorHotels in 2016 to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels around the world along with the access to AccorHotels' global reservations and sales network, as well as the loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels. It also formed a joint venture with China Vanke Co. Ltd. In 2017 focusing on active ageing and wellness hospitality projects.