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Banyan Tree Krabi Invites Guests to Take a Bath in the Forest

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Banyan Tree Krabi Invites Guests to Take a Bath in the Forest - TRAVELINDEXKrabi, Thailand, July 22, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX /  In this modern age of bustling cities, buzzing phones and busy schedules, the gentle art of “forest bathing” has suddenly become a popular recreational activity. And at Banyan Tree Krabi, the perfect environment is rooted just beyond the doorstep.

With a bountiful and beautiful variety of flora and fauna in nearby Khao Ngon Nak National Park, including a stunning panoramic viewpoint which offers vistas of the surrounding islands in the Andaman Sea, this is an idyllic spot for hiking, birdwatching, and wallowing in the tranquility and splendour of a tropical forest.

Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese translation for “forest bathing”; the original concept was simply to take in the fresh atmosphere of the forest via a leisurely walk. It developed in Japan in the 1980s and quickly became recognised as a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Recommended as a natural tonic for the mind, body and soul, forest bathing is not just a form of exercise, it is also an opportunity to connect with nature. Research shows that immersion in a sylvian environment enhances both physical and mental health, and stimulates the five senses. It aids in preventing cancers and other diseases, while allowing you the unparalleled joy of beholding the beauty of the forest.

“Every study I have read says that ‘forest bathers’ demonstrate reductions in stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness,” said Banyan Tree Krabi’s Sustainability Manager Thepsuda Loyjiw. “In fact, after just 15 minutes of forest bathing blood pressure drops, stress levels are reduced, and concentration and mental clarity improve.

“And what better way to demonstrate Banyan Tree’s commitment to wellbeing and the environment by offering this activity to our guests,” she added. “The hiking trail begins directly behind our resort, and winds up towards some spectacular viewpoints and waterfalls.”

Banyan Tree Krabi is located on tranquil Tubkaek Beach, a 45-minute drive from Krabi International Airport. Facing a national marine park of uninhabited towering limestone islands jutting from the emerald sea, the resort backs onto Dragon Crest Hill, part of a chain of undulating green mountains known to local legend as the home of the “naga”, a mythical Hindu serpent. The naga was adopted as the hotel’s symbol and its wavy serpentine design is ubiquitous around the resort and inside the rooms.

Banyan Tree Krabi, which opened in October 2020, features 72 villas and suites, each with its own private pool. Facilities at the hotel include two restaurants, a beach bar, a kids’ club, a fitness centre, a meeting centre, an elevated outdoor wedding deck, and in keeping with Banyan Tree’s global wellbeing branding — a rainforest-themed spa.

“Leave your phone in the villa for one morning and come with us into the forest,” said Sustainability Manager Thepsusa.” It’s suitable for all age groups, and you’ll never regret spending time with Mother Nature.”

Also stay tuned for Banyan Tree’s rollout of Wellbeing Sanctuaries in 2021-22. As the world leans more into health and wellness following the impact of the pandemic, the Southeast Asia-based brand will be launching Wellbeing Sanctuaries that combine club floors or resort wings, dedicated dining and spa options into one exclusive journey. The first initiative was launched earlier this year in China, and will progressively roll out in Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Thailand and Vietnam in the months ahead.

Each resort will individually prepare programs for guests based on their “8 Pillars” principle (good sleep; good diet; interaction; intimacy; physical vitality; cultivating the mind; learning and development; harmony with nature; and sustained practices).

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 47 hotels and resorts, 63 spas, 72 retail galleries, and three golf courses in 24 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 2,600 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 21 hotels and resorts under construction, and another 25 under development.

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Meliá Hotels International to Open Remarkable Urban Hotel in Chiang Mai

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Meliá Hotels International to Open Remarkable Urban Hotel in Chiang Mai - TRAVELINDEXChiang Mai, Thailand,  June 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Meliá Chiang Mai, a 260-key urban hotel that towers over the River Ping and bustling Night Bazaar in the heart of Chiang Mai city in Thailand’s mountainous north, is slated to open its doors for business in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Owned by Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group Asset World Corporation (AWC) and launched by Meliá Hotels International, the five-star hotel is part of the Meliá brand’s roll-out plan in key destinations across Thailand. Meliá Koh Samui debuted in January 2020 with a nautical theme underscored by boat suites made from refurbished merchant vessels. INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit, the first property of its brand in Thailand, housing 176 guestrooms and located close to the Suvarnabhumi Airport, is due to open in 2022.

Meliá Chiang Mai will be situated six kilometres from the Chiang Mai International Airport on the vibrant Charoen Prathet Road, located near a broad spectrum of tourist attractions, markets, and Buddhist temples.

With a design that pays tribute to Chiang Mai’s charming history and culture with a contemporary flair, the hotel will comprise a striking 22-floor tower fronted by an adjoining seven-floor podium building.

Two restaurants, two bars, two lounges including an executive lounge on the 21st floor with a panoramic view of Chiang Mai, Meliá’s signature YHI Spa with seven treatment rooms, a fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool, ballroom and four other meeting spaces will be among the hotel’s host of facilities for business and leisure travelers alike.

Of the property’s room portfolio, 38 rooms and six suites will belong to ‘The Level’, an upgraded level of service and benefits that affords exclusive access to The Level executive lounge, an intimate area for indulging an upgraded breakfast and afternoon delicacies that is also suited for casual business meetings.  The epitome of elegance, ‘The Level Presidential Suite’ will command 113 sqm of the tower’s top floor with unrivalled city vistas.

Meliá Chiang Mai’s jewel in the crown will be a 360-degree rooftop bar – the highest in the city – on the 22nd floor. Featuring two bars connected by a glass bridge, the bar will offer spectacular views of the River Ping to the city’s east and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.

Drawing on Meliá’s Spanish origins, the hotel will pay homage to Spain’s famed gastronomy and quickly place itself on the city’s culinary map with two exquisite dining options. Perched on the 21st floor, the hotel’s signature restaurant will specialize in contemporary Northern Thai dishes with Mediterranean influences, with chefs preparing each dish à la minute from an open kitchen. The all-day-dining restaurant Mosaic will offer authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant marketplace setting.

An idyllic venue for events and weddings, the property’s extensive conference facilities include a 358-sqm ballroom and three function rooms on the tower’s second floor above the lobby and a 175-sqm multi-purpose function room on the podium building’s top floor.

The ballroom’s 173-sqm pre-function area is connected to an outdoor swimming pool and poolside bar, aptly named Poolside. The Power Lounge, one of the three function rooms that also afford access to the pool deck, will feature a pool table and coffee area suited to down time between meetings. Adjacent to a secret garden, the seventh-floor multi-function room opens to a 223-sqm outdoor terrace that also lends itself to events.

“With its exceptional location in the heart of Chiang Mai and an unparalleled array of facilities, Meliá Chiang Mai is a landmark project of our strategic roll-out of the Meliá brand in Thailand, in line with AWC’s growth-led strategy,” said Mrs Khun Wallapa Traisorat, Meliá Chiang Mai’s owner and AWC’s CEO and President. “Partnering with Meliá has allowed us to set a new benchmark for Thai hospitality and together, we aim to build a better future for Thailand’s tourism landscape and economy.”

“Following the hugely successful opening of Meliá Koh Samui, ranked TripAdvisor’s number one hotel in Koh Samui, Meliá Chiang Mai will be another flagship property for Meliá Hotels International in Thailand,” said Mr Ignacio MartinArea Managing Director South East Asia of Meliá Hotels International. “As we continue to strengthen our growth strategy with our key partners, AWC understands and shares our strong service and hospitality philosophy — a fundamental factor in ensuring the quality, reputation, and sustainability we strive for.”

“The global pandemic could not dampen our determination to unveil an extraordinary hotel that promises to exude the mystic splendor of Northern Thailand with Meliá’s warm Spanish hospitality, distinctive passion for service and focus on the customer’s wellbeing ever-present,” added Meliá Chiang Mai’s General Manager, Mr Edward Snoeks.

About AWC
Asset World Corporation (AWC) is Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, a member of TCC Group, one of Thailand’s most prominent conglomerates. AWC’s core focus of real estate development and management projects encompass two business groups: Hospitality helping Thailand become the top destination for sustainable tourism with hotels in key locations in Bangkok and popular destinations throughout Thailand serviced by management teams from internationally acclaimed hotel groups such as Marriott, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Okura, Banyan Tree, Hilton, and Sheraton; Retail and Commercial Buildings (covering retail, and wholesale facilities with mixed-use properties and office buildings) providing well-balanced and unique offerings a best-in-class customer experience that meet business and modern lifestyles with high-quality and innovative real estate development projects overseen by a qualified and experienced management team to build long-term value for stakeholders.

AWC succeeded in listing the company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in the real estate and construction industry under the property development category on October 10, 2019. AWC’s market capitalization was the highest in the history of the SET (According to Bloomberg Database). AWC recognizes the importance of operating with a focus on sustainability – incorporating the needs of stakeholders, the environment, society, and contributing to ongoing improvements in Thailand’s economy with a purpose of building a better future.

About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity.

About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 390 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and TRYP by Wyndham. The Company is the global leader in resort hotels, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in the world in 2019, according to SAM, the sustainable investment company. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market index and it is the Spanish hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking).

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Beachfront Twinpalms MontAzure Resort Nominated for Top 25 Hotels in the World

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Beachfront Twinpalms MontAzure Resort Nominated for Top 25 Hotels in the World

Phuket, Thailand, June 11, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Twinpalms MontAzure has been nominated for the Top 25 Luxury Hotels awards by Top25Hotels, which honours the world’s leading hotels.

Twinpalms MontAzure is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and features beautifully appointed Suites and Penthouses, some with private pools. Offering a serene setting for a luxurious stay, the recently launched resort is located directly on Kamala Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island.

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“We are delighted to be included in the Top 25 Hotels in the World and in the World’s Best Luxury Hotels Awards,” said General Manager Olivier Gibaud upon receiving the nomination certificate. He adds, “We are grateful for the continued support and trust our professional staff, as well as our partners and guests, give us.”

The luxurious resort also boasts two large pools, a fantastic beachfront restaurant and bar and guests have full access to the plethora of Twinpalms Hotels and Resort’s beach clubs, restaurants, bars, and yachting services.

About Twinpalms Hotels & Resorts
Established in 2004, with the launch of the initial resort, Twinpalms Phuket, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and located on Surin Beach. Twinpalms Hotels & Resorts include a range of lifestyle brands, Catch Beach Club, HQ Beach Lounge, Palm Seaside, BAKE and Andaman Cruises Luxury Motor Yachts. Launched in 2019 Twinpalms MontAzure Hotel, Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant, Love Noodles and in 2020, Wagyu Steakhouse. 2021 saw the opening of The Lazy Coconut.

About Top25Hotels.com – World’s Best Luxury Hotels
Top25Hotels.com is a collection of exceptional hotels, resorts, eco-lodges, retreats and private islands featuring the top 25 luxury properties in the world and each destination. Top25Hotels.com by Travelindex is the world’s only rating system based on natural language processing technology combined with human expertise. The ratings and rankings are synthesized by a proprietary, artificial intelligence algorithm and re-assessed by some of the world’s top hospitality experts, resulting in the trusted “Hotel Rating Index”. The company puts a priority on the integration of reliable data with human discernment to make trusted information accessible to all.

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Contact & Reservations for Twinpalms MontAzure:
Address: 129/86 Kamala Beach Road, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 7684 368
E: book@twinpalms-montazure.com
W: www.twinpalms-montazure.com

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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Luxury Resort Twinpalms Phuket Nominated for Top 25 Hotels in the World

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Phuket, Thailand, May 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Twinpalms Phuket, located on the west coast of Phuket, has been nominated for the Top 25 Luxury Hotels awards by Top25Hotels.com, which honours the world’s leading hotels. After receiving the nomination certificate General Manager Olivier Gibaud said, “We are honoured to be included in the Top 25 Hotels in the World and in the World’s Best Luxury…

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Banyan Tree Krabi Pays Homage to Best Food in the World

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Krabi, Thailand, May 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s famous Massaman Curry was once again voted “Best Food in the World” by the editors at CNN Travel this year, and to celebrate the success of this ever-popular “spicy, coconutty, sweet and savory” dish, Executive Chef Jakkrit Traibun of Banyan Tree Krabi hotel has concocted his own version, cooked and presented in traditional Southern Thai…

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Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Reopens

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, May 4, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Following a US$80 million transformation, and a traditional Hawaiian blessing, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is now inviting guests to stay at the reopened property on the golden sands of Waikīkī Beach. The first phase of the property’s extensive makeover is complete, including upscale residential-style rooms and suites…

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Haitham Mattar Joins IHG Hotels as Managing Director of IMEA Region

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Denham, United Kingdom, April 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Haitham Mattar as Managing Director of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA), effective 18 April 2021. Haitham Mattar joins IHG Hotels & Resorts from the Saudi Ministry of Tourism where, as Senior Advisor and a member of the Executive Leadership Committee, he contributed to the development and…

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The Reverie Saigon Leads the Way in Health & Safety

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Vietnam’s most opulent hotel is now also one of the country’s safest. Vietnam’s only Leading Hotel of the World is now leading the charge in keeping visitors healthy and safe. The Reverie Saigon has received two globally recognized health and safety standards, designed to assure guests that they’re going above and beyond when it comes to…

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Capella Hanoi Opens its Doors in the Capital’s Old Quarter

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Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Capella Hanoi has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of art and elegance in the heart of Vietnam’s vibrant capital city. Located just steps away from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, this beautiful boutique hotel has been dreamt up as a “petite auberge” – a rendezvous spot for the greatest opera singers, composers and artists of a…

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Sustainability Gets a Boost at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Sustainability is at the forefront of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, whose ethos can be summed up as ‘Sustainable Luxury’. In line with this, Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara launches a host of new sustainable initiatives that build upon a broad platform of existing energy and carbon-saving practices, staying strong to its core goal…

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