As part of its five-year expansion plan, the multi-brand hospitality group will be heading into sought-after destinations including Japan, Thailand and Mozambique.
Adding to Banyan Tree Group’s 70 operating hotels, its flagship Banyan Tree brand will soon be setting up stall in the Gion and Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan.
Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto will open in spring 2024 as a 52-key luxury, hilltop urban resort boasting spectacular views of Kyoto city. Designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates is set to become the first and only hotel in Kyoto city to have a Noh stage, a traditional Japanese performance space specifically designed for Noh, a classical Japanese theatrical art form that has been performed for over 600 years.
Next up will be Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira in Mozambique, opening in winter 2024. Surrounded by pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, this secluded island resort will offer 40 luxurious private pool villas, world-class dining, and an array of water sports and activities.
Then Banyan Tree’s first ultra-luxury resort in Europe will be Banyan Tree Varko Bay in Greece, aiming to open in 2026. The five-star property will consist of approximately 116 villas and 45 branded residences, all embedded into the coastal surroundings of the Varko Peninsula with 180,000 sq m of land, including 1.9 km of coastal frontage and sandy beaches.
Weaving new stories
Banyan Tree Veya (Veya means ‘to weave’) is an offshoot brand to the luxury Banyan Tree all-villa concept. This line is entirely focused on personal wellness, taking a deep, tangible approach to wellbeing.
The sub brand will next set up in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s premier wine region. Scheduled to open in February 2024, Banyan Tree Veya Valle Guadalupe will offer a wine and wellness experience, showcasing the region’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty combined with 30 finely detailed rooms.
Casual luxury expansion
Angsana, the second Banyan Tree Group brand launched in 2000, offers family-friendly stays, with a more casual take on luxury. Two upcoming additions for this brand are Angsana Siem Reap, delivering to Cambodia in 2024 and Angsana Marbella opening in Spain in 2026.
The 158-key Cambodian luxurious resort will be located in the heart of Siem Reap, a city renowned for its ancient temples, including Angkor Wat. Hotel guests will be able to access a range of dining options, offering a fusion of Khmer cuisine and international flavours, from traditional Khmer dishes to contemporary culinary creations; or relax in the signature Angsana Spa, which merges traditional healing therapies and modern wellness techniques.
Meanwhile, the Costa del Sol property will be Banyan Tree Group’s debut in Spain. Boasting Mediterranean Sea views, the exclusive beachfront resort will offer elegant villas and suites, complemented by luxurious amenities and personalised service.
The group’s Homm brand offers urban sanctuaries with contemporary elegance and personalised service. Homm embodies the essence of modern city living, a home-away-from home in convenient neighbourhoods.
Heading into this line’s portfolio is Homm Chura Samui, opening on the Thai island of Koh Samu in Q2 2024. Set amidst tropical landscapes, this 65-key resort will bring the Homm accommodation approach to the island.
Cassia is the group’s hotel residence concept, combining the freedom and flexibility of apartment living with Banyan Tree’s signature warm hospitality.
Properties boast stylish and spacious accommodations, ranging from studios to multi-bedroom apartments, all features a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, and a range of amenities designed to ensure guests feel at home while experiencing the destination’s unique charm.
Suitable for longer stays, the brand has upcoming openings in Bangkok, Thailand with the 220-key Cassia by Banyan Tree Ram Intra scheduled for Q1 2024; the 120-room Cassia Hirafu, planned for the popular Japanese ski resort of Niseko in Q2 2025; plus a site in Sokcho, South Korea.