Phuket, Thailand, March 2017 – The Banyan Tree group clinched 7 awards at the recent Travel & Leisure China Annual Travel Awards 2016, adding to a growing list of accolades for the Banyan Tree brand. The luxury lifestyle magazine named Thailand’s own Banyan Tree Phuket as a winner in the ‘Best Spa Resorts’ category, while also recognising Laguna Golf Phuket as one of 2016’s Top 10 Golf Courses.
In China, three other hotels and spas under the group were awarded Best Resort Hotels, Best Newly-opened Spa and Best Spa Resorts, further enhancing the group’s reputation for excellence in all locations. This dedication to superior quality was highlighted in the overall categories as well, with Travel & Leisure magazine also naming Banyan Tree Spa as the ‘Best Spa Brand’, while Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts won in the ‘Best Hotel Groups’ category.
Travel & Leisure is the only magazine of its type with a bilingual version published in China. It caters to readers with an interest in travel and luxury products. Travel & Leisure Golf plays a leading role in covering the golf industry, and the two magazines have a combined circulation of 850,000. This year’s awards ceremony was held on March 2 in Shanghai, with Mr. Des Pugson, Managing Director of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts on stage to receive a total of 7 awards on behalf of the group. The Travel & Leisure Annual Travel awards reflect astounding recommendations from tourism industry executives, business travellers, journalists and editors.
The wins for Banyan Tree Phuket and Laguna Golf Phuket come just months after they were hailed as ‘Thailand’s Best Golf Hotel in 2016’ and ‘Asia’s Best Golf Course’ by the World Golf Awards.
Set alongside the island’s delightful Bang Tao Bay, Banyan Tree Phuket is renowned for their attentive service and Asian hospitality. Just a few meters away, the 18-hole course at Laguna Golf Phuket blends tranquil tropical scenery with an impressive replayable course design. Natural water features and native plants add a unique touch to the surroundings, while long fairways and strategically-placed bunkers bring an extra element of challenge for players. With complete club facilities, Laguna Golf Phuket takes full advantage of its delicately sculpted landscape to deliver a sublime professional golf experience in Thailand.
Together with its celebrated spa and golf course, Banyan Tree Phuket also offers a wide selection of gourmet restaurants, sports facilities, and luxuriously-appointed tropical pool villas for guests to experience the wonders of Phuket at its finest.
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