Top News Banyan Tree branches further into Indonesia By TTG Asia / Posted on 5 October, 2020 13:50 As part of its regional expansion strategy, Banyan Tree Group is set to extend its multi-brand presence in Indonesia with five new hotels in the pipeline including three from the group’s upcoming new nature-centric brand extension, Banyan Tree Escape. Upcoming properties comprise Banyan Tree Nipah, Lombok and Angsana Saranam, Bali; alongside potentially three hideaway resorts under its Banyan Tree Escape brand. Angsana Saranam, Bali is one of five Indonesian properties in Banyan Tree Group’s pipeline Set to open in 2Q2021, Angsana Saranam, Bali will be a 82-key wellbeing resort that will feature an Angsana Spa and wellbeing facilities such as a multifunctional activity centre, movement space and vitality pool for hydrotherapy and aqua activities. An organic farm will also feature harvest-to-dish activities. Banyan Tree Nipah, Lombok will be a 72-key luxury beach resort featuring suites and villas with infinity pools and a hilltop oceanfront lobby. Its three dining venues will comprise an all-day restaurant, lobby lounge and beach shack. Scheduled to open in 2022, it will include the Banyan Tree Spa with wellness suites and hydrothermal facilities, alongside a beachfront multi-event space. In light of the post-Covid quest for increased emphasis on wellbeing and sustainability, the group has unveiled an upcoming new brand extension, Banyan Tree Escape, with its first hotel to debut in the heart of Ubud, Bali in 2Q2021. Featuring its signature “no walls, no doors” experience concept, the brand aims to bring travellers on “a rewilding renewal through immersion in nature”. Further destinations include a private island and tropical rainforests in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara; and North Sumatra. Additionally, the group said that it is in discussions to open more Cassia properties, following its first Cassia Bintan in Indonesia; and Dhawa hotels in the country’s super-priority destinations of Borobudur at Central Java, Labuan Bajo at East Nusa Tenggara, Mandalika in WNT, Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Likupang in North Sulawesi, and Bangka Belitung.