Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th December 2011 – Nestled near the tranquil shores of Phuket’s Bang Tao Bay, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, a boutique pool villa resort, launches unique spa and wellness experiences that bring rejuvenation for the mind, body and soul to new heights.
Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary marks the first resort conceptualised and managed exclusively by the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, an extension of the Banyan Tree hotel brand that was first launched in 1994. The resort caters to discerning spa and wellness guests with a holistic focus that embraces the five senses – sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. 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 Sanctuary offers three exclusive packages – Spa Discovery for spa initiation, Spa Ultimate for unlimited massages and Retreat For The Senses for a holistic spa-centric journey – each customised for a different level of indulgence. All packages feature in-villa breakfast and massages, a welcome foot ritual and a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, as well as a range of complimentary daily activities including Morning Yoga at the Orchid Garden, Thai High Tea at The Cha lounge, early morning jogs, kayaking, sunset beach volleyball and basic Thai.
Sanctuary for the Senses
Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary’s 14 Thai-inspired Spa Pool Villas artfully blend traditional Thai aesthetics with luxurious comfort and sophistication. Each villa features an expansive living room complete with a large daybed, writing desk and television. Surrounded by a calming pool, the bedroom emulates an elegant floating pavilion resting on a tranquil lotus pond. A spacious bathroom includes double vanity washbasins, indoor and outdoor showers and bathtubs, a private steam room and his and hers dressing areas.
For enhanced privacy, enjoy a dip in the villa’s private 9-metre pool framed by a Thai sala (pavilion) offering two spa beds in which in-villa spa treatments can be booked.
Guests can enjoy a range of activities steeped in Asian traditions, from sailing in the warm glow of sunset on a traditional Thai longtail boat, joining a temple tour for insight into the traditional Thai way of life, or learning the art of massage at our signature Touch of Wellness massage class.
The resort’s intimate setting, coupled with the enhanced privacy afforded by stand-alone villas featuring plunge pools and peaceful views over a lagoon framed by lush flora, makes for an idyllic retreat for couples celebrating special occasions.
Where Ultimate Bliss Beckons…
Indulge in one of three Banyan Tree Spa packages, all of which feature an exotic Himalayan Singing Bowl welcome ritual and a soothing footbath and massage upon arrival as well as daily Morning Delight Wake-up Massage by a therapist:
The Spa Discovery package offers a relaxing getaway with one therapeutic 60-minute massage per person per stay. Rate starts from THB 28,800+++ per night. Additional massages at preferential rates are available.
The Spa Ultimate package features unlimited 60-minute massages per person daily showcasing Banyan Tree Spa’s intuitive art of touch philosophy. Performed by therapists trained at Banyan Tree Spa Academy, guests can truly indulge with a selection of massages such as Asian Blend and Balinese throughout their stay. Rate starts from THB 30,800+++ per night.
The Retreat For The Senses package is a private sojourn of self-discovery to holistic wellness. It features one 60-minute massage per person daily when booking a minimum three nights’ stay, one Touch of Wellness massage lesson per person per stay, a healthy menu for daily lunch and dinner along with in-depth Ayurvedic consultation. Rate starts from THB 32,800+++ per night.
Celebrating the launch of Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, attractive introductory rate starts from THB 28,800+++ (approximately US$ 922+++) per night for two persons. With an additional THB 2,000+++ (approximately US$65+++) per night, guests can be upgraded to the Spa Ultimate package for two persons with unlimited massages for a dream spa getaway. All rates are now valid till 31 March 2012.
For reservations, please call Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary at +66 76 324 374 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the website, banyantree.com.
Banyan Tree Spa Phuket
When Banyan Tree Spa 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. As one of the pioneering spas in Asia, the flagship spa introduced an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices which have been passed down from generation to generation.
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 on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ philosophy that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.
This concept is communicated to all therapists who undergo training at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, established in 2001. The Banyan Tree Spa Academy trains a dedicated group of therapists for both Banyan Tree and Angsana Spas. The training programme encompasses all areas of spa therapy, including knowledge of the human anatomy and important pressure points, modern and traditional massage techniques, variation of body weight for different techniques, knowledge of skin epidermis and facial applications, properties of different herbs and spices, preparation of spa ingredients, setting up of treatment rooms and spa pavilions, and standard greeting procedures. The Banyan Tree Spa Academy Phuket is accredited by Thailand’s Ministries of Education and Public Health.
Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary
Banyan Tree Phuket
33 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road
Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang
Phuket 83110 Thailand
About Banyan Tree Hotels and ResortsThe leading international operator in the boutique resort, residences and spa industry, Banyan Tree offers a signature blend of romance and travel with a green conscience. The philosophy behind the hotels, resorts, residences, spas, retail galleries and destination club is based on rejuvenation of the body, mind and soul – a Sanctuary for the Senses. Angsana Hotels and Resorts is the ideal complement to Banyan Tree, comprising contemporary, chic and ecologically sensitive retreats. Based in areas of outstanding natural beauty and exciting city hubs, Angsana hotels, resorts, residences, spas and retail galleries reflect the spirit and communities of its environment.
To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests close to 30 resorts and hotels, over 60 spas and over 80 retail galleries; as well as two golf courses.
About Banyan Tree Spa
The leading Asian spa operator and pioneer of the tropical garden spa, Banyan Tree Spa first opened in 1994 in Phuket, Thailand. As the first luxury oriental spa in Asia, it re-introduced an exotic blend of time-honoured Asian healing therapies and beauty remedies.
Like the tropical and sacred tree that inspired its name, Banyan Tree Spa offers guests a Sanctuary for the Senses – a haven for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. Its spa philosophy focuses on a non-clinical and holistic ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices. Sensing the moment, Angsana Spa complements Banyan Tree Spa with its contemporary chic and vivacious treatments. Inspiring guests to live life spontaneously and savour time, its refreshing blend of treatments emphasises on the use of native flowers and fruits.
To date, Banyan Tree Spa owns and manages a total of over 60 Spas in close to 30 countries under the Banyan Tree Spa, Angsana Spa and Elements Spa By Banyan Tree brands.
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