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Banyan Tree Spa Honoured As Best Spa Operator For The 10th Grand Year At The 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014

October 8, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Banyan Tree Spa has been voted Best Spa Operator for the 10th consecutive year at the 25th Annual Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Travel Awards 2014. as the most influential awards in the region, the coveted annual TTG Travel Awards celebrates the finest luminaries of the travel industry and serves as a benchmark for highest standards across the industry. Winners of the TTG Travel Awards are determined by 150,000 votes from professionals of the travel trade and readers of TTG print and online titles across Asia-Pacific, including TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTGmice, and TTG Asia Luxury, to bestow the titles of industry’s best.

“Achieving the Best Spa Operator award for the 10th grand year at the TTG Travel Award 2014 is a valuable testament to our service excellence. At Banyan Tree Spa, we strive to provide our guests with the best holistic spa experience through continual improvements and innovations. This award is recognition for the hard work and strong commitment we have contributed to the spa industry. With special thanks to our guests and business partners for their wonderful support and commendations to our spa therapists, who are the hallmark of Banyan Tree Spa’s renowned hospitality and service standards, and all our associates for their dedicated team efforts,” says Ms Kanruethai Roongruang, Senior Assistant Vice President/Executive Director – Spa Operations of Banyan Tree Spa.

Internationally Recognised

With its consistent efforts and pursuit for excellence, Banyan Tree Spa was recognised by the 2014 Hurun Best of the Best Awards as the Best Spa Brand for the eighth year, the DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 as the Favourite Hotel Spa in the World for the second year, and the China Hotel Starlight Award 2013 as Best Spa Operator for the sixth year. Its Banyan Tree Spa Academy was the winner of the 2012 PATA Gold Award in Education and Training, Best In-Spa Training of the Year in the renowned AsiaSpa Awards 2012, and Best Spa Academy of the Year for the third year at the SpaChina Awards 2012. These corporate awards further reinforce Banyan Tree Spa’s positioning as the leading spa operator in Asia.

In addition, Banyan Tree Spa Phuket was recognised as Best Destination Spa in the World by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s Readers Choice Awards 2013 for the second year, and by the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards 2014 for Destination Spas. Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary Phuket had also garnered Outstanding Performance Award for Health Tourism – Destination Spa (Nationwide) by Thailand Tourism Awards 2013.

At the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014, Banyan Tree Spa Al Wadi emerged as the Destination Spa of the Year in the Middle East & Africa. The spa was also recognised as the Best Hotel Spa by Middle East Spa Awards 2013.

The intensive investment and efforts ensure the imparting of rigorous theoretical and practical training to our spa therapists by the accredited Banyan Tree Spa Academy. This consistency and finesse in service and standards allow us to surge forth in the competitive spa scene.

Sanctuary for the Senses

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 pioneer Oriental spas in Asia, it reintroduced an exotic blend of ancient health and beauty practices which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Banyan Tree Spa Philosophy

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’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices. 

Banyan Tree Spa Academy

The first of its kind in Thailand, Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, Thailand, opened in May 2001 with the objectives of training competent therapists to meet the demands of the Banyan Tree Spa’s rapid worldwide expansion and to enable Banyan Tree Spa to formalise its unique school of thought and maintain its leadership position in the spa industry.

The Banyan Tree Spa Academy trains a dedicated group of therapists for both Banyan Tree Spas and Angsana Spas worldwide. The Spa Academy is renowned for its distinctive in-house training and development programmes for its spa therapists as well as development of its unique signature techniques and treatment recipes. Banyan Tree Spa Academy enters its 13th year of operation as an educational institute and has trained over 1,800 dedicated therapists.

Spa therapists are formally trained in the art of touch based on the stringent curriculum of the accredited Banyan Tree Spa Academies and they undergo at least 350 hours of rigorous theoretical and practical training.

Following the opening of Banyan Tree Spa Academy Phuket, Banyan Tree Spa Academy Bintan in Indonesia was established to support the global expansion of Banyan Tree Spas and Angsana Spas.

In 2003, Banyan Tree Spa extended its reach into China to train dedicated Chinese spa therapists, well versed to deliver the high service standards of the Banyan Tree Spa and Angsana Spa experience in China. Master trainers provide intensive in-spa training at individual spa outlets worldwide including Greater China to coach therapists in all areas of Banyan Tree Spa and Angsana Spa service delivery.

Banyan Tree Group Celebrates 20 Years

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 over 400 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 Spa’s 10th successful win as Best Spa Operator at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014 heightens the joy and splendour of ongoing celebrations of Banyan Tree’s 20th Anniversary. This achievement marks yet another significant milestone as the group welcomes another chapter of providing a Sanctuary for the Senses.

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