Banyan Tree Holdings has partnered with private
property developer, Kunming City-Construction Real Estate
Development to operate two new hotels in northern Kunming, Yunnan
Banyan Tree Kunming and Angsana Kunming will be
Banyan Tree’s inaugural hotels in Kunming, and will complement
its growth expansion in China where over a dozen projects are
slated to open by 2012.
KCC Chairman, Mr. Li Jie, said, “Located north of Kunming, we
envision this integrated development to feature a holistic mix
that will stimulate and energise the new city district. This
includes business hotels, a financial centre, a business
enterprise park, commercial facilities, as well as KCC's
headquarters. We hope also to capitalise on its potential to fuel
the growth of property development and bring healthy, renewed
prospects and prosperity to Kunming.”
Banyan Tree Kunming
and Angsana Kunming will benefit from the area’s intensive
infrastructure development. The hotels will be
within a 40-minute drive from Kunming International Airport and plans are in the pipeline to develop the area’s
entertainment, commercial, education, sports, medical and
recreational facilities and services.
Kunming also offers a
diverse selection of travel experiences like the scenic Cui Hu
(Green Lake) Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Stone Forest,
and the vibrant Yunnan Nationalities Village.
Kunming and Angsana Kunming will be part of an integrated
development which will feature eight food and beverage outlets,
meeting facilities, as well as a Banyan Tree Spa
and Angsana Spa. The floor plan of two hotels, which are joined up
to the 10th floor, is built in the shape of a figure eight, an
auspicious number that many Chinese believe brings fortune and
Banyan Tree Kunming is slated to have around 150
rooms. Hotel guests will be able to choose between modern Thai cuisine at
Banyan Tree’s signature Saffron restaurant, Chinese
dishes at Baiyun, or sweeping panoramic views of the city at
The Banyan Tree Spa will introduce its award-winning brand of
Asian-inspired spa treatments and service to Kunming, which guests
will be able to enjoy in the privacy of one of eight treatment rooms.
a more contemporary retreat, guests will be able to check into one
of Angsana Kunming’s 285 rooms.
In addition to the Banyan Tree Kunming and
Angsana Kunming, Banyan Tree has also signed a management agreement with KCC to develop a
destination resort, Angsana Fu Xian Lake, in Chengjiang county.
Overlooking the Fu Xian Lake, the development spans
30 hectares, and offers over 1,300 room keys and eclectic
selection of recreational facilities.
As part of the
group’s continued strategic collaboration with KCC, two other
hotel management agreements have also been signed for projects in
Dali and Yuanyang.
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