Banyan Tree Group’s integrated resort, Laguna Phuket, has been awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificates by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The certificates were conferred upon the resort’s seven deluxe hotels and golf course by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Yuthasak Supasorn and the new Phuket governor Narong Woonchiew at an award ceremony held at the Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space. The event was attended by representatives from the Phuket Tourist Association, hospitality professionals and local media.
Banyan Tree Holdings executive vice president and Laguna Phuket managing director, Ravi Chandran, said: “Now reopened with enhanced protocols for safety and trust, we have launched #StaySafeWithLagunaPhuket to promote our destination as a safe sanctuary. Among the first in Thailand to receive the SHA certificates, we are uniquely placed to ensure total safety within our destination.
“All hotels in Laguna Phuket have implemented global safety programmes while the non-hotel resort facilities and services have enhanced safety measures. This makes Laguna Phuket the biggest and most inclusive destination resort that is fully certified – the safest destination to welcome our guests.”
Last month, the group launched the SafeSanctuary Programme in partnership with Bureau Veritas to co-develop a proprietary label and certification system comprising over 40 new safety protocols, which was rolled out across all its properties including Laguna Phuket.