Banyan Tree debuts in Dubai, breaks ground in the Philippines

Formers Caesars Palace Bluewaters rebrands, plus new project for New Clark City

Banyan Tree Dubai

Banyan Tree officially opened its first property in Dubai on the UAE’s Union Day 2 December 2023. Banyan Tree Dubai offers a full suite of dining and recreational facilities, fronting the shoreline of Bluewaters Dubai– a vibrant lifestyle destination by Dubai Holding offering a mix of residential, retail, hospitality and entertainment options.

Modern and streamlined in concept, the former five-year-old Caesars Palace Dubai is imbued with a strong sense of place, fitting in seamlessly among the buildings of the gleaming Dubai Marina in the background. The property occupies a 500-metre stretch of pristine, private beach boasting uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and the iconic Ain Dubai observation wheel.

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Banyan Tree Dubai’s 178 rooms range in size from 54 sqm to 315 sqm and have been rejuvenated by BLINK Design, introducing a touch of soft minimalism. Across all room categories, guests will find sophisticated luxury accented by local touches, natural light-filled living spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies with panoramic ocean views, plush beds, and Banyan Tree amenities in marble-clad bathrooms.

A haven of serenity, the newly completed four-bedroom villa comes with an impressive 4,465 sqm of luxury space, as well as its own pool and private beach access.

Banyan Tree Residences Dubai offers 96 fully furnished private apartments in one, two, three- and four-bedroom configurations – a strategically important addition to the group’s global collection of branded residences.

Banyan Tree Villa, Banyan Tree Dubai

Banyan Tree Dubai offers seven dining experiences. At relaxed poolside eatery Alizee, experience a French Mediterranean concept; Demon Duck by celebrity Chef Alvin Leung presents a playful twist on Chinese cuisine; while TakaHisa offers a wealth of Japanese classics. Additionally, guests can expect sultry cocktails and live music at Havana Social Club; rare teas at Japanese Tea Lounge Tocha; and Mediterranean tapas at The Shack, the pool bar nestled in dream-like gardenscapes.

In addition to three outdoor swimming pools, the resort offers a top-of-the-range fitness centre for wellbeing activities; a beauty salon and award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. At Banyan Tree Gallery, the brand’s signature retail experience, guests can shop for natural bath and body products, aromatherapy oils and burners, and exquisite handicrafts made by local artisans.

Bluewaters Dubai offers convenient connectivity to the mainland by bridge and RTA Abras, allowing resort guests and residents to access Jumeirah Beach Residences and Dubai Marina with its plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment options. On the island itself, a diverse array of over 150 retail and dining outlets awaits.

Banyan Tree Dubai, Beach Pool

As part of a long-term strategic partnership agreement between Accor and Banyan Tree Group signed in 2016, Banyan Tree Dubai will be co-operated by Banyan Tree Group and Ennismore, following a similar operational model applied in Banyan Tree Doha at La Cigale Mushaireb, Qatar and Banyan Tree AlUla, Saudi Arabia. The opening of Banyan Tree is part of a landmark deal that Ennismore and Dubai Holding have inked in September this year to introduce a unique luxury lifestyle experience in the emirate.

See banyantree.com/united-arab-emirates/dubai.

Banyan Tree New Clark City

Meanwhile, Banyan Tree have broken ground on its first resort in the Philippines within a sprawling 450-hectare project in New Clark City, Tarlac.

Envisioned to become the ultimate luxury sanctuary north of Metro Manila, Banyan Tree New Clark City is slated to debut in 2026 at the Hahn Reserver master-planned luxury lifestyle integrated resort, two-hours drive from Manila.

Banyan Tree Villa, Banyan Tree New Clark City

The estate project will feature exclusive PGA-affiliated player development facilities alongside three 18-hole championship golf courses, clubhouses, a mixed-use commercial centre, premium villas and residences, a 10-hectare public park, and a collection of luxury resorts.

Dae Sik Han, Chairman and CEO of Hann Resorts said: “Hann Reserve is a game-changer for luxury travel in the Philippines. With the breathtaking beauty of New Clark City as our backdrop and the synergy of Hann Resorts with Banyan Tree as the driving force, we are proud to present a landmark development that offers an unparalleled golfing and leisure experience for discerning travellers of all kinds.”

Ground breaking ceremony of Banyan Tree New Clark City, Philippines

Eddy See, CEO of Banyan Tree Group, expressed his excitement about being part of the Philippines’ newest ultra-luxe leisure destination.

“We are honoured to be part of Hann Reserve – a visionary project that will transform the hospitality scene in the Philippines. Together with our partners Hann Resorts and Accor, we are committed to creating a world-class integrated resort that offers a blend of luxury and play to cater to the diverse needs of domestic and international travellers and promises to put New Clark City on the map as the region’s preeminent golfing destination,” See said.

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