Banyan Tree launches Wellbeing Sanctuary
THE Banyan Tree Group has rolled out a new healthy living concept at its properties around the world, including Banyan Tree Samui and Banyan Tree Krabi in southern Thailand, which have set aside a selection of pool villas and suites dedicated to holistic and wellbeing pursuits.
The “Wellbeing Sanctuary” initiative was launched on October 1 at both resorts and provides guests with an opportunity to combine a leisure vacation with a daily program designed to enrich mind, body, and soul – from meditation to Thai boxing, from massage and hydrotherapy to nature trails and sailing lessons – complemented with a nutritious diet and personal consultations.
“When guests book a Wellbeing Sanctuary, they have the flexibility to choose their own activities,” said Remko Kroesen, Area General Manager overseeing both hotels. “Before arrival, we send them a questionnaire so they can stipulate their goals, and our practitioners will be on hand throughout their stay to ensure they have every opportunity to connect with nature, discover a sense of deep relaxation, and find balance.”
Radisson announces record Mena year
RADISSON Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, is proud to announce a record year in its fastest growing region, the Middle East & Africa, with 21 signings and seven hotel openings achieved thus far. The Group’s expansion drive includes the announcement of eight hotels in Morocco, the entry into Thakher Makkah with nearly 1,000 rooms, as well as the introduction of the Radisson Individuals’ brand in both the Middle East & Africa. From opening the first Radisson hotel in Dubai and Africa’s second Radisson RED in South Africa, to multiple Radisson Blu resort offerings, it has been a year lined with significant milestones for the Group.
With additional hotel signings and a further seven openings across destinations such as the UAE, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia expected before year end, Radisson Hotel Group remains prudently optimistic regarding the business recovery within the last quarter of 2021.With more than 100 hotels currently in operation and 70 under development across the region, the Group’s aggressive expansion places them firmly on track to reach over 250 hotels in its Middle East & Africa portfolio by 2025.
Hyatt Centric debuts in UK with Cambridge
HYATT Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Centric Cambridge. The milestone opening marks the debut of the Hyatt Centric brand in the country and the 10th Hyatt hotel in the UK, showcasing Hyatt’s strength and continued growth in the region. Situated just outside the centre of Cambridge, renowned for its leafy parks, magnificent architecture, picturesque River Cam and stunning historic centre, the 150-guestroom hotel provides the perfect launchpad for adventurous travellers to explore the buzzing city.
“We are thrilled to open the doors of Hyatt Centric Cambridge. Cambridge is one of the most iconic cities in the UK thanks to its magnificent architecture, university buildings and historic centre. The hotel’s location allows curious guests to make the most of what the destination has to offer,” said Martin Newbould, General Manager, Hyatt Centric Cambridge.
Days Hotel By Wyndham opens in Dubai
WYNDHAM Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company by number of properties with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries, is further expanding its international footprint with the opening of the newly built 131-room Days Hotel by Wyndham Dubai Deira, its first property in the UAE under the renowned economy brand.
Ideally located close to Dubai’s popular landmarks with a direct access to the Dubai Metro, the launch of the Days Hotel by Wyndham Dubai Deira joins the recent openings of the Super 8 by Wyndham Dubai Deira and Wyndham Dubai Deira as part of the Deira Enrichment Project and as a continuation of Wyndham’s rapid growth across the region.
The launch of Days Hotel by Wyndham Dubai Deira follows the brand’s debut in Turkey in June 2021 and marks the eighth hotel brand Wyndham has launched in the UAE, following the recent debut of the La Quinta by Wyndham brand in Bur Dubai.