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Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts to Open All Suite Urban Resort, Banyan Tree Macau,
in CotaiCity, 15 Minutes from Macau International Airport


Macau, 10 March 2011 – Award-winning Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts is opening Macau’s first 5-star all suite urban resort in the heart of CotaiCity, just 15 minutes from Macau International Airport.

Banyan Tree Macau opens on May 15 2011 at Macau’s newest landmark, the US$1.9 billion integrated resort Galaxy Macau™, where the focus is on luxurious world-class hospitality, offering the city’s widest and most diverse choice of Asian and international dining options.

Macau’s First All Pool Suite Resort
Banyan Tree Macau is the Group’s first property in the former Portuguese enclave. It will be the first in Macau to feature private indoor relaxation pools in all its 246 opulent suites, overlooking the city and offering a Sanctuary for the Senses for guests.

Ten Pool Villas, ranging from 450m² to 950m², feature both private pools and air-conditioned cabanas with sliding glass doors opening directly onto their own gardens on the ‘Beach Resort Deck.’

Suites range from 100m² Grand Cotai Suites and 150m² Grand Macau Suites to 150m² Spa Suites, with their own treatment rooms, and a 670m² split-level Presidential Suite with two-bedrooms, a dining room, show kitchen and in-suite relaxation pool.

Among the Pool Villas are expansive 950m² Sanctuary Pool Villas, ideal for family retreats or gathering of friends with two-bedrooms, a living area, show kitchen, spa treatment room, private pool, garden and Resort Host service.

Suites and villas pay tribute to Oriental design with high ceilings and ornate furnishings, complemented by auspicious vermillion red accents.

World Class Facilities
The resort will feature world class meeting facilities including a grand ballroom for up to 1,200 cocktail and two conference rooms for seminars, weddings and prestigious social events.

A major attraction is Macau’s first award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, featuring 21 treatment rooms offering the spa’s signature beauty, health and wellness therapies and products.

The 2,800m² haven of indulgence offers “sensory pampering and experiences steeped in holistic Asian healing traditions” alongside two tropical pools.

Four restaurants include the signature Belon Oyster Bar & Grill – complemented by a Banyan Café, Cabana Pool Bar and Banyan Lounge, offering a wide range of gourmet experiences.

Resort guests are also spoilt for choice with more than 50 other restaurants and bars within the Galaxy Macau™ integrated complex.

Resort facilities also include a Banyan Tree Gallery showcasing indigenous art and crafts from community projects worldwide, plus a state-of-the-art gymnasium.

“Banyan Tree Macau is designed for travellers looking to immerse themselves in the excitement of Cotai’s entertainment district, but still desire their own private sanctuary to relax in,” said Mr. Rudy Oretti, General Manager of Banyan Tree Macau. “We’ve brought together the best of Banyan Tree’s touches to offer a Sanctuary of the Senses for our guests, in this exciting new destination”.

The 5-star Galaxy Macau™ shares the world’s largest ‘sky wave’ pool - featuring an artificial 150-metre white sand beach complete with automatic crashing waves - a highlight of the mega integrated development.

The vast 550,000m² integrated resort also incorporates the Galaxy Hotel and Hotel Okura Macau from Japan’s Okura Hotels & Resorts.

Introductory Offer
From 15 May to 30 September 2011, Banyan Tree Macau will be offering an irresistible introductory rate starting from MOP 2,499 (subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax) for guests staying in a Grand Cotai Suite, inclusive of breakfast for two persons.  Guests who book stays between this period will receive a certificate for one complimentary night’s stay (for their forthcoming visit which applies to weekday stays only).  Guests booked for two nights will receive an additional MOP 888 in credits for F&B or Spa use while staying at the resort; guests booked for three nights will receive an additional complimentary 90-minute massage treatment for two persons on top of the complimentary stay coupon and MOP 888 credit.

For more information or reservations, Please contact Banyan Tree Macau on +853 8883 8833, email reservations-macau@banyantree.com or log onto banyantree.com/en/upcoming_destinations/.

About Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts
The 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 three golf courses.

About the Galaxy Macau™ Resort

The Galaxy Macau™ Resort is the only truly authentic Asian five-star resort destination in Macau. Opening in early 2011, at an investment of nearly HK$15 billion, it will include more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas by three world-class hotel brands: the award-winning and ultra-exclusive Banyan Tree Hotel and Resorts, Japan’s legendary Okura Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and the highly anticipated five-star Galaxy Hotel. Facilities include a selection of more than 50 food and beverage outlets, including the widest selection of pan-Asian cuisine in Macau; distinctive retail shopping; lush oasis gardens covering 52,000 square meters; and the world’s largest Sky Wave Pool plus a man-made beach covering a total of 4,000 square meters. For more details, please visit http://en.galaxymacau.com/.


Contact: 

Tracy Lui
Senior Manager, PR-Southeast Asia
Tel: +65 6849 5876
tracy.lui@banyantree.com

Ms Joyce Chiu
PR Manager, Banyan Tree Macau
T +853 8883 6046
joyce.chiu@banyantree.com

PR Representatives – Asia
Minnie King / Joyce Li / Florence Leung
Grebstad Hicks Communications – Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2810 0532 | Fax: +852 2525 7972
  minnie.king@ghcasia.com / joyce.li@ghcasia.com / florence.leung@ghcasia.com



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