The Banyan Tree is a popular chain of boutique hotels. With 11 locations throughout China, these 5-star hotels each offer their guests something different and indulgent.
Huangshan Resort and Spa
Located a few kilometres away from the quaint and beautiful Hongcun and Xidi villages, this Banyan Resort and Spa is easily accessible on your trek and trip up or down Mount Huangshan. It is the only Banyan Tree in the eastern province of Anhui, located just north of Shanghai.
The building is designed in the traditional and distinctive Hui style of Chinese architecture and is a scenic spot at the foot of Mount Huangshan.
There are villas and hotel suites on-site, and the resort offers guests a breakfast buffet, a spa and both indoor and outdoor event rooms, all amongst the luscious green of the Huangshan villages and mountain.
On top of dining and event space opportunities they offer a variety of services like half or full-day tours of the villages, calligraphy classes and even couples painting classes.
Banyan Tree Yangshuo
Set amongst the incomparable countryside of Yangshuo in Guangxi province, with it’s unique karst mountain peaks and rice paddies is the Banyan Tree Yangshuo: It’s a dose of luxury within a real countryside experience. Located near Fuli Town, where guests can go for bike rides and immerse themselves in the local culture. The hotel also offers tailor-made tours for their guests, including fun excursions like the Village Discovery tour and the Yangshuo Adventure Experience. Fuli is noted for being China’s best place for fan painting and guests at the Banyan Tree have the opportunity to take an art class and paint their own fan.
The hotel’s main restaurant Ming Yue is open all-day and offers a full breakfast buffet as well as an eclectic mix of international and local flavours for lunch and dinner. There’s also the Bai Yun, which specializes in more fine-dining and delicacies from regions in the south and southwestern China. For cocktail hour, guests can choose from the Pool Bar or the Lobby Lounge.
Yangshuo’s Banyan Tree also has a lot when it comes to rest and relaxation. They offer a lot of rest and relaxation, including spa packages with 3-day detox or destress treatments throughout the day. Some of the hotel’s villas also offer views of Yangshuo’s nightly Li River Impression Show.
Banyan Tree Sanya
This branch is a resort and spa hotel located on Mainland China’s southernmost island of Hainan. Set in the city of Sanya’s Luhuitou Bay, the picturesque southern point of the island, this Banyan Tree has it all.
For those visiting Sanya to golf, this Banyan Tree is only four kilometres from one of the island’s main golf course-the Sanya Luhuitou Golf Club and Plaza.
Restaurants on location include a cocktail lounge, an open-air Thai restaurant as well as a large, international buffet.
For swimming, the resort is just a few steps to the beach.There’s also a lagoon pool outside.
The spa includes a variety of geothermal pools, treatment rooms and ….
Each villa is stocked with amenities including a coffeemaker for coffee and tea, a minibar, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and in-house Wi-Fi. The polished villas have their own private garden and pool, including an outside bathtub and lounge area. Choose one of the upgraded villas and you’ll get a private massage area, a sundeck and a hot tub.
There’s a ballroom and 11 event rooms on-site.
Shanghai on the Bund
Ranked in the top 10% of hotels in Shanghai, this Banyan Tree is located on the shores of the Huangpu River, on the east side. The rooms overlook the “Bund”, one of the most notorious areas of Shanghai with a mix of eastern and European architecture. A few kilometres away are parts of old Shanghai with ample dining, drinking and walking opportunities.
The standard rooms are adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows with a choice of river or city view and complete with marble bathrooms. Amenities include a safe, a coffeemaker for coffee and tea, a minibar stocked with non-alcoholic beverages, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and in-house Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms offer everything plus dipping pools.
Suites have a spacious living and dining room while the split-level suites offer butler services as well as a private deck.
Breakfast is always included in the price. There’s a gym, an indoor pool and a ballroom, plus a luxe, 3-floor spa. Dining options include a posh Japanese restaurant, a rooftop bar, and a romantic BBQ.
Banyan Tree Macau
The city of Macau is an eclectic blend of the old and the modern; with endless rows of glittering casinos and well-preserved colonial-era architecture from the Portuguese era.
The Banyan Tree Macau offers great views of this unique city-state in southern city. This particular Banyan Tree, also named an “urban getaway”, is in close proximity to major sites like the Macau Tower and the Ruins of St. Paul and only a minute walk from the Galaxy Macau Casino.
This glitzy and glamorous hotel has fully-stocked suites and villas, with indoor plunge pools in the suites as well as outdoor pools for each villa. It also features a gym, an indoor and outdoor pool, a ballroom, a cabana restaurant and a spa, complete with 19 treatment rooms! There’s also a highly-recommended Thai restaurant on-site.
Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside
This hotel is located just off of Hai river, Tianjin’s main river which runs through the city. With 159 rooms, there are rooms from the Deluxe Riverside Retreat to the Premier Suite, and rooms include a complimentary mini-bar with non-alcoholic goodies. Bathrooms are complete with a TV and a round bath which offers a view overlooking the river. even a pillow selection service! where you can. There’s a ballroom, health club, indoor pool, as well as three meeting rooms that are suitable for small or medium-sized business meetings, and a Banyan Tree Gallery, which is complete with a variety of custom gift items and souvenirs from the Banyan Tree brand. Be sure not to miss the Bai Yun, a Cantonese restaurant with a specialized Canton chef on-site. There is also all-day dining and theme nights available at the River Cafe.
The Tianjin Riverside is in the middle of the city, about half an hour drive from the central airport and train station.
Another notable thing about this hotel is the local, fresh and organic food. With the ideal farm land surrounding big cities like Tianjin and Beijing, this area is being built-up for organic farming and a good example of that is at the Banyan Tree, where guests can indulge in local and organic produce from their “Happy Farm” in the Xiqing District.
Banyan Tree Hangzhou
Hangzhou is a booming Chinese metropolis just a short bullet-train ride from Shanghai. This city’s Banyan Tree is one of the best-rated Banyan Tree Hotels in China. Located in the Xixi National Wetland Park of Hangzhou, this Banyan Tree has wide selection of 36 villas and suites each with ivory walls and specially tiled roofs. There is the two-bedroom jet pool villa complete with a private courtyard. The rooms come fully-stocked with amenities and an in-house bath, also including heated floors and a private balcony.
In the hotel there are ballrooms, boardrooms, a library and even a wetland garden. The Banyan Tree Gallery on-site is filled with souvenirs, spa items and custom Banyan Tree gift items. There are ample dining opportunities including the Bai Yun dining hall, which offers a dim sum menu for lunch and dinner.
This Banyan Tree is designed in “Jiangnan” style. Jiangnan is a region of eastern China just south of the Yangtze River, and it’s people are mainly from Jiangsu province. To complete the experience, they offer guests a trip on a Jiangnan-style sculling boat.
Banyan Tree Lijiang
The Banyan Tree Lijiang is a rural mountain retreat experience. This hotel is set just outside of Lijiang, in Yunnan province with the area’s Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background. With numerous villas and suites to choose from, the rooms include a private garden, some with a daybed and living room and others with an “intimate suite” as well. The courtyards and garden roofs have been designed in the traditional Naxi style, a centuries-old culture of this area of western China.
With a stay at the hotel, guests are in close proximity to the best sites of Lijiang’s Old Town. The Banyan Tree offers great views of the Lijiang area, and is 40 minutes from the airport. Any trip to this Banyan Tree can be combined with a countryside bike tour, a trip to the Tiger Leaping Gorge and a tour of the Old Town.
They are currently offering “Sense of Romance” and “Sense of Rejuvenation” spa-packages that are 3-day relaxation experiences which include a daily spa treatment, a spa workshop and a Swedish message as well as three healthy meals provided daily. The hotel’s Bai Yun restaurant offers it’s well-known Cantonese cuisine as well as special Yunnan delicacies.
A unique aspect of the Banyan Tree experience is their pillow selection service, which includes the selection of their “double-curved foam” pillows.
Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei
Just outside of the booming metropolis of Chongqing on the banks of the Yangtze River in western China is the Chongqing Beibei. This is the Banyan Tree’s first hotel to offer an on-site hot spring resort. The mountains close-by are the Jinyun Mountains, and this hotel is set on the foot of the natural reserve. There are 107 villas and suites on-site. Each guest has the opportunity to experience the hotel’s private area of the Jinyun Mountain’s hot springs. On top of the individual hot spring dipping pool, the rooms come with wi-fi, an iPad charging station, a quality Bang and Olufsen LCD screen tv, a bathtub and complimentary mini-bar, as well as a rain shower.
Experience Chongqing’s specialty cuisine of hot pot at the Jin Yao Xuan Restaurant. The hotel also has sunset and destination dining available, where dinner is brought to the guests private hot spring villa.
Couples who visit this Banyan Tree also have the opportunity to take cooking classes. There are also yoga and meditation classes offered.