Thailand, October 2017 – Three Banyan Tree Spas in Thailand have won the Award of Excellence for Health Tourism at the prestigious biannual 11th Thailand Tourism Awards 2017 organised by Tourism Authority of Thailand. Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary garnered Award of Excellence for Health Tourism – Health & Wellness Destination (Nationwide), Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok received Award of Excellence for Health Tourism – Hotel/Resort Spa (Central Region) and Banyan Tree Spa Samui achieved Award of Excellence for Health Tourism – Hotel/Resort Spa (Southern Region).
Thailand Tourism Awards are designed to raise Thailand’s industry standards and recognise companies and individuals that have contributed to advancing a positive image of the Thai travel and tourism sector, established as one of the country’s key socio-economic development pillars. The Awards are unique in that they meet very specific criteria that link a high-quality tourism product with exemplary standards of service and facilities to the broader goals of national development, including culture, heritage and the environment.
The Judging Committee consists of specialists and experts from various sectors related to tourism. The judging criteria requires applicants to highlight how they are helping to conserve the country’s natural resources, mitigating climate change, contributing to economic and social development, practising good governance and innovation.
“We are honoured that our three Banyan Tree Spas located in Thailand are the distinguished winners of Thailand Tourism Awards 2017 Award of Excellence this year. These awards are fine testimonies of Banyan Tree Spa’s strong brand recognition and service quality, as well as the result of our core focus on the rigorous training and development of our spa therapists at Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, so as to ensure a high level of consistency in our service delivery,” says Ms Kingkarn Olarngarnjanin, Assistant Vice President/Executive Director of Banyan Tree Spa & Gallery.
When Banyan Tree Spa first opened in Phuket, Thailand in 1994, it pioneered the tropical garden spa concept with its Asian therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony. Like the tropical and sacred tree from which it got its name, the Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a Sanctuary for the Senses – a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. To achieve this, the spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Asian healing therapies. It emphasises a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.
Today, Banyan Tree Spa continues to raise the bar in the evolving spa and wellness industry, strengthening its brand presence in the global spa scene and amongst global travellers. With close to 600 spa awards and accolades, the intuitive art of touch is the key to its expansion and global footprints, growing from one Banyan Tree Spa in 1994 to become one of the largest spa operators in Asia today.
Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary
Nestled near the tranquil shores of Phuket’s Bang Tao Bay, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, a boutique pool villa resort, marks the first resort conceptualised and managed exclusively by Banyan Tree Spa. Fourteen luxurious Spa Pool Villas offer a peaceful retreat from which to create tailor-made wellness experiences infused with spa elements, healthy cuisine, award-winning spa treatments and wellness activities.
Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok
Banyan Tree Bangkok features one of the city’s most exclusive spa experiences perched atop the bustling central business district. The spa sets to dazzle guests with a total of 16 well-appointed treatment rooms spanning three levels from the Spa Reception at the 21st floor to the 19th floor. A unique Bamboo ‘garden’ designed to spark the spirit with a flow of crystal reflections greets harried guests with a sense of peace upon arrival at Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok.
Banyan Tree Spa Samui
Tightly clustered on a private hill cove within the scenic Lamai Bay, Banyan Tree Spa Samui rests on a hill cascading into sapphire waters preceded by a white sand beach. Boasting the first comprehensive hydrothermal circuit on the island, The Rainforest is an innovative hydrothermal experience infused with time-honoured Asian wellness philosophy. The Rainforest at Banyan Tree Spa Samui is the Group’s first in Thailand.