Banyan Tree Spa Philosophy
When Banyan Tree Spa opened in Asia’s first luxury spa resort – Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand in 1994, it pioneered the tropical garden spa concept with its Eastern therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony. As the first luxury oriental spa in Asia, it reintroduced 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 Eastern healing therapies. It emphasises on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.
Banyan Tree Spas Around the World
Following its extraordinary success in Phuket, Banyan Tree Spa went on to open more spas in the Maldives, Bintan, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand; the Seychelles; Shanghai, China; Japan; Ringha, China; Lijiang, China; and Sanya, China. Each spa is designed to fit into its unique surroundings, using indigenous materials to showcase the local culture and heritage and reflect the unique architectural style, the land and its flora. The tropical garden setting not only help guests recall the splendour and serenity of the natural world, but also awakens all their senses, making them more receptive to the healing sense of touch.
Professional Training of Banyan Tree Spa Therapists
At Banyan Tree Spa, the highlight of each spa experience is the training of its spa therapists. Banyan Tree Spa Academy Phuket was set up in 2001 to train a dedicated group of spa therapists for Banyan Tree Spas, ensuring high quality service standards and consistency in all its Spas around the world.
Awards and Accolades
Through the years, Banyan Tree Spa has been recognised as the World’s Best Spa in numerous international awards, strengthening our brand presence in the regional spa industry, and increasing awareness amongst global travellers.
The innovation of the tropical garden spa concept has not only spurred the phenomenal growth of the regional spa industry, it has also made visiting spas a needed addition to lifestyle preferences. The popularity of spas has seen not only resorts, but every city hotel, town club, retail complex, residential condominium or even office adding a spa to their wish list of leisure facilities.
This evolution, together with the numerous accolades and awards honored upon us, confirms Banyan Tree Spa as the trendsetter and market leader of Asia's spa industry. A position we intend to hold on to, and even further, with our commitment to developing outstanding havens of rejuvenation.