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MICA (P) 172/8/2010

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JEWEL IN THE DELTA


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CONTENTS

CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

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IN THIS ISSUE CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE Angsana Angsana Blossoms in Phuket An Island Escape above the Rest

TOP STORY Jewel in the Delta

Banyan Tree Spa Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands

FEATURE STORY Journey through the Middle Kingdom

BANYAN TREE GALLERY A Stitch in Time Five Elements

NEW OPENINGS Spreading Roots around the World

SPECIAL FEATURE Your Private Resort 101 Activities… No Lagoon Like It

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Sustainability the Banyan Tree Way Conservation, Greening and Mentorship

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AWARDS

21 Copyright© Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Pte Ltd

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Publisher: Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Pte Ltd Corporate Office 211 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 588182 Printer: Fabulous Printers Private Limited

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Glowing Brighter Every Year

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Chairman’s Message For many years Banyan Tree has been the leading brand of our group, with Angsana as a secondary brand which has not had much brand recognition nor market penetration.

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SPOTLIGHT A Banyan Tree Residence to Call Your Own

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All that is about to change. Within the short space of several months, a slew of top-quality resorts will be unveiled, bearing the Angsana brand. This July, the Sheraton Grande Laguna Beach Hotel, for 20 years the largest resort in our internationally-acclaimed Laguna Phuket integrated resort, will close its doors. The hotel will undergo a total renovation with over US$30 million in slated improvements. When it re-opens in December this year with completely refurbished public areas, restaurants, guest rooms, and the most “in” beach club on the island, the Angsana Laguna Phuket with its 409 keys will set the bar for all future Angsana resorts. Angsana Bintan, Banyan Tree’s 5-star sister resort, has just re-opened to widespread public acclaim after extensive refurbishment to its 106 rooms and public areas.

By mid 2012, the 149 room Angsana Lang Co – the most luxurious resort in Central Vietnam after the Banyan Tree Lang Co – will also open its doors, and will in many ways, be the most luxurious Angsana resort with “sky villas” featuring penthouse rooftop swimming pools and other pool suites. These five resorts opening back-to-back – doubling the number of hotels under the Angsana brand - mark a new chapter in our growth. The Banyan Tree brand has also been active. In May, we celebrated the opening of our newest hotel – Banyan Tree Macau, in the integrated resort of Galaxy Macau. This all-suite urban resort features a Relaxation Pool in every one of its 246 suites and 10 Pool Villas – clearly the most luxurious resort in Macau. Elsewhere in China, Banyan Tree lays down more roots. The Banyan Tree Riverside Shanghai and Banyan Tree Tianjin will open this year. Hotel construction will soon begin in Huangshan, Yangshuo,

Angsana Hangzhou, a new, contemporary sister to the award-winning Banyan Tree Hangzhou, will open third quarter 2011. Its 59 rooms with a “Chinese boutique” interior design concept will target younger holiday-goers. Angsana Balaclava will be a spa-centric getaway with 50 suites, pool suites and villa, setting new standards for boutique spa resorts in Mauritius come late 2011. Angsana Bintan

Lhasa, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dali, Jiuzhaigou, and more. By 2015, we expect to be operating some 20 hotels in China. We have garnered some 72 international awards so far this year. This brings our overall tally to 725 for the group, crossing the new milestone of 700 – once again showing strong validation from our guests of our quality, and continuing value to our stakeholders. As for our spas, the growth has been even faster than our hotels. Our 65th spa to open – the Banyan Tree Spa at Marina Bay Sands Singapore – will be a homecoming, marking a milestone in our spa operations, probably among the largest in the world today.

Ho Kwon Ping Executive Chairman

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ANGSANA

Opening Soon Dec 2011

Angsana Blossoms in Phuket Launched in 2000, Angsana Hotels & Resorts, the sister brand of Banyan Tree takes its name from the exotic Angsana tree, a tall tropical rainforest tree noted for its crown of golden fragrant flowers that burst into bloom spontaneously. Its first resort opened in Bintan, Indonesia. Coming soon in December 2011, in Phuket, Thailand, is the flagship Angsana resort. Angsana Laguna Phuket will be the largest resort under the Angsana brand with 409 keys. Located within Laguna Phuket, Asia’s first integrated resort development, it is just minutes from its multi-award-winning Banyan Tree counterpart and 20 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport.

Fresh Beginnings The launch of the hotel follows the closure of Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket in June 2011, one of Phuket’s earliest and biggest luxury hotels. Extensive renovations to the sum of US$30 million will be carried out as part of the works, which includes an overhaul of the hotel lobby, rooms, restaurants, meeting facilities, as well as

new and enhanced facilities for families with young children. Infused with a contemporary stylish design, Angsana Laguna Phuket caters to discerning travellers who seek a vibrant, active vacation. Warm neutral tones set a soothing backdrop, accented with deep, sensual shades of purple and orange.

Chic Retreat for All Angsana Laguna Phuket offers a combination of room and suite categories for couples, spacious two-bedroom suites for families or friends, and the beach and sea-fronting villas.

resort’s destination beach club is set to be a popular venue amongst guests with its array of recreational activities and facilities. Youngsters will have a ball of a time at the tree house-inspired, double-storey Kids’ Club. It also features a relaxation corner for parents to enjoy a drink or two while waiting, that is, provided they are not somewhere else – perhaps enjoying an intimate couple massage at Angsana Spa!

Sensory Indulgences

Pleasure in the Sun

Angsana Spa’s refreshing blend of treatments emphasise the use of natural ingredients like native flowers and fruits. It incorporates aromatherapy, the therapeutic sense of touch, and a fusion of healing techniques from the East and the West to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. All spa therapists are professionally trained at Banyan Tree Spa Academies in Phuket, Thailand and Lijiang, China.

Angsana Laguna Phuket is located close to Bang Tao Bay, which has one of the longest beaches in Phuket. Perched on the powder-fine white sand beach, the

Angsana Spa Laguna Phuket features multiple treatment rooms and outdoor pavilions. Signature treatments include

For corporate retreats or incentive groups, the resort provides nine meeting rooms and a 358-square-metre ballroom that are excellent for various events.

the proprietary Angsana Massage, and Bamboo Massage which uses warm bamboo to ease stiff muscles and stimulate blood circulation. Wish to recreate the Angsana Spa experience? Stop by Angsana Gallery to choose from its selection of aromatic essential oils, incense sticks, aromatherapy accessories, and bath collections inspired by signature spa treatments. The retail gallery also offers a vibrant range of resort apparel and selected cottage craft from the region.

Gastronomic Journey Culinary enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice as they dine at any of the 30 restaurants in Laguna Phuket. Within Angsana Laguna Phuket itself, one of the highlights would be a new restaurant serving up Thai-style seafood.

Hotel Reservations For stays from 1 December 2011, enquiries and reservations services for Angsana Laguna Phuket may be made via reservations@angsana.com or telephone +65 6849 5788.

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ANGSANA

AN ISLAND ESCAPE ABOVE THE REST Angsana Bintan unveils its stylish rooms and new facilities

The largest island in the Riau Indonesian archipelago, Bintan is 45 minutes by highspeed catamaran from Singapore, making it a choice beach destination for residents in Singapore and visitors passing through Changi Airport. Set in the picturesque Tanjung Said Bay, a secluded bay on the northwestern tip of Bintan, Angsana Bintan recently unveiled in June its stylish, contemporary look alongside a host of new, improved facilities. Ideal for couples, families, and friends seeking a chic yet cosy beach retreat, Angsana Bintan presents 106 rooms and suites, ranging from Superior Room to Deluxe Room, and One-Bedroom Suite to the Two-Bedroom Angsana Suite. Angsana Bintan has a unique coastal rainforest location endowed with a private, powder-white beach that it shares with sister resort, Banyan Tree Bintan. Add to this panoramic sunrise and sunset views across the South China Sea, it is little wonder that Angsana Bintan is a popular tropical island getaway for both leisureseekers and incentive groups.

Never a dull moment Angsana Bintan offers a wide selection of recreational activities such as beach volleyball, golf, aerobics, and bocce ball. Over at the Marine Centre, water e n t h u s i a s t s c a n ch o o s e b e t w e e n windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking, body boarding, zuma sailing, hobie catamaran sailing, banana boat ride, water and jet skiing. Take a spin on an All-Terrain Vehicle around a designated track that starts near the beach and meanders through an interesting village and trees. If these still don’t work up a sweat, stop by the new gymnasium, equipped with cardiovascular and strength training machines. Corporate retreats at Angsana Bintan feature a good mix of work and play with themed meeting packages that cater to the needs of different groups, ensuring that there is never a dull moment.

One with Nature Embark on the new Ranger Trail walk, specially developed by the resort’s on-site Conservation Lab team to let nature lovers

get up close and personal with the flora and fauna in this thriving coastal tropical rainforest environment. Led by a trained ranger, learn how the locals use some of these indigenous plants for medicinal and building purposes. Parents travelling with young children will appreciate the Kids’ Club and babysitting services at Angsana Bintan. While the adults take themselves away for some quality couple time, the little ones will be busy learning new things or having fun with newfound friends. A stay at Angsana Bintan is incomplete without a pampering session at its awardwinning spa. Angsana Spa Bintan offers a refreshing blend of treatments, adapted from traditional Asian remedies, using aromatherapy and natural ingredients like native flowers and fruits. Signature treatments include the 150-minute Duet package for couples and the Angsana Massage.

Beachfront dining Seafood is dominant in the local diet. Sample freshly grilled fish and prawns, washed down with cool white wine, at the beachside Pantai Grill and Beach Club.

Don’t miss the homemade empanadas – stuffed pastries popular in Latin America and south Europe given a local twist, bursting with flavours like curry chicken and rendang. Lotus Café serves up international and Indonesian fare all day, as well as a seafood barbecue buffet every Friday. On a quiet stretch of beach, Dinner of the Legend unveils a sumptuous Indonesian Rijstafel meal complete with a storyteller and fascinating Indonesian folklore. This can be arranged as a private dinner for two or expanded to seat a medium-sized group. Fo r ye t a n o t h e r u n i q u e d i n i n g experience, head to the Fisherman’s Table. Accommodating up to six people, feast on chilli crab while seated in chairs carved out of wooden fishing boats with sand between your toes. Stylish? Check. Contemporary? Check. Vibrant? Check. Pull out your planner and clear some days for your next beach holiday!

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Banyan Tree Macau welcomes you to a tranquil haven in bustling Macau. Colonised by the Portuguese in the mid16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Pearl River delta. Through the centuries, foreign ships, traders, and travellers passed through its shores as it grew from an important trading post into the bustling modern entertainment mecca of today.

New Arrival One of the peninsula’s latest arrivals is Banyan Tree Macau, which promises to provide its guests with a Sanctuary for the Senses. Newly unveiled in May 2011, it is Macau’s first five-star urban resort with indoor Relaxation Pools in every suite, as well as pool villas that come with private pools and air-conditioned cabanas.

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Jewel in the Delta Banyan Tree Macau welcomes you to a tranquil haven in bustling Macau

Banyan Tree Macau is situated within the brand-new integrated resort Galaxy Macau in Cotai City, a sliver of reclaimed land connecting the islands of Taipa and Coloane. Leisure, entertainment, and relaxation options abound. Banyan Tree Macau offers easy access to over 50 dining, gaming and entertainment facilities within the 550,000-square-metre Galaxy Macau.

Sanctuary for the Senses If you need to take a breather from the adrenalin rush and excitement, simply retreat to one of Banyan Tree Macau’s suites or pool villas.

All 227 suites – Grand Cotai Suite, Grand Macau Suite, Spa Suite, and Presidential Suite – come with an inviting Relaxation Pool that is best complemented with some freshly popped champagne as you take in the views of this all-suite hotel. At the 30th floor, step into the double-storey Presidential Suite, where breathtaking panoramic views of Cotai Strip greet you. Spread over 670 square metres, the Presidential Suite comes with everything that a family or a small group of friends would need for an engaging retreat: two bedrooms, an indoor Relaxation Pool, dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, and a dedicated gaming room.

After hours of non-stop shopping or gaming at the tables, a massage is definitely on the cards. There’s always Banyan Tree’s awardwinning spa, but if you prefer to stay in total privacy, the Spa Suite would be perfect for you. Within this 130-squaremetre haven stands a private treatment room, where couples can indulge in a rejuvenating spa massage. Up the ante with the Sanctuary Pool Villa, which also comes with its own spa treatment room – this on top of a private outdoor pool, a landscaped garden, a living area, and a gourmet kitchen. Extending over 950 square metres, the expansive two-bedroom villa is ideal for families and friends. Additionally, a Resort Host is appointed to each of the six Sanctuary Pool Villas. Guests can count on their personal Resort Host (contactable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via mobile phone) for a worryfree holiday. Craving a freshly prepared omelette for breakfast in the garden? You just have to ask! Romancing couples may prefer the intimacy of the 160-square-metre Sky Villa, with its indoor Relaxation Pool and private garden. There is also the Pool Villa at 450 square metres with additional perks like a pool and 24-hour resort host service.

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TOP STORY Travel Information Getting there The main transit points are Macau International Airport, Taipa Ferry Terminal and the Macau Heliport. Banyan Tree Macau is 15 minutes by car from Macau International Airport, and 10 minutes from the ferry terminal.

Weather Subtropical climate with cool, dry winters and warm, wet summers. Autumn is the best season to visit with sunny yet cool days.

Sensory Indulgences Spanning 3,400 square metres, Banyan Tree Spa Macau’s interior design is contemporary Asian, using bamboo and skylights to create an outdoor garden experience indoors. With its pampering range of Asianinspired body and beauty treatments that are delightfully dispensed by its team of professionally trained spa therapists, Banyan Tree Spa Macau is arguably the best bet for those seeking complete rejuvenation in the lively city. To recreate the Banyan Tree Spa experience at home, a visit to Banyan Tree Gallery is a must. The retail gallery features aromatic body and hair care collections inspired by spa treatments, as well as signature Banyan Tree Spa aromatherapy accessories - from elegant ceramic-glazed oil burners, essential oils, and incense sticks. In keeping with community outreach initiatives, Banyan Tree Gallery showcases cottage crafts and objets d’art crafted by village artisans and Asian cooperatives.

Gastronomic Pleasures Holding its weight alongside the many dining options within the Galaxy Macau development, Banyan Tree Macau’s signature restaurant Belon Oyster Bar and Grill offers seafood and grilled specialties, an extensive wine list, all in an exquisite elegant setting. The restaurant’s three private dining areas provide an intimate venue for celebrations and groups. Over at the cigar divan, aficionados can leisurely savour their favourite Cuban accompanied by their favourite Scotch. The all-day dining Banyan Café presents an international culinary selection with an emphasis on local and Southeast Asian

cooking. Banyan Lounge exudes a relaxed ambiance for casual lounging. For basking in the sun, make your way to the Cabana Pool Bar. Located on the Resort Deck, this is an exclusive yet informal dining venue with direct access to the large outdoor pool, pool bar, and sunbathing deck with eight plush cabanas.

All else on the cards Banyan Tree Macau sets the stage for successful business events, conferences, and meetings. There are two conference rooms spanning a total of 660 square metres, which can be divided into four separate venues for smaller gatherings. The grand ballroom hosts up to 430 people and is ideal for grand banquets. The well-appointed gymnasium and indoor pool on the 31st floor are open daily. At the Resort Deck, guests will be thrilled to find themselves in the world’s largest “sky wave” pool which features a man-made 150-metre white sand beach complete with dramatic waves. Hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Rudy Oretti, sums up what guests can anticipate: “Banyan Tree Macau is designed for travellers looking to immerse themselves in the excitement of Cotai’s entertainment district, but still desire their own private sanctuary to relax in. We’ve brought together the best of Banyan Tree’s touches to offer a Sanctuary for the Senses for our guests in this exhilarating new destination.” For reservations, contact Banyan Tree Macau at +853 8883 8833 or email reservations-macau@banyantree.com. Visit banyantree.com for more information.

Destination Draws There is so much more to Macau than just gaming, entertainment venues, and sprawling malls.

Ties that Bind A Special Administrative Region of China, Macau offers a unique juxtaposition of east and west, old and new. Its historic centre was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Cultural Site in 2005. Macau’s Mediterranean vibe comes through its mix of baroque churches, ancient fortress, cobblestone streets, grand civic squares, and Art Deco architecture. Its Chinese heritage is evident in the traditional Chinese mansions, temples, and statues dotting the peninsula, as well as in its distinctive cuisine. Attractions include the ruins of St. Paul’s, Guia Fort and lighthouse, the 16th-century A-Ma Temple, and bustling Senado Square.

Festival Calendar Thousands of pilgrims go to A-Ma Temple, Macau’s oldest temple, during the annual A-Ma Festival on the 23rd day of the third lunar month, to pray for good luck and

Languages Official: Portuguese and Cantonese Mandarin, English, and even Hokkien are widely used within some communities

Currency Official: Macau Pataca (MOP) Hong Kong dollars are interchangeable with the MOP and Chinese Renminbi can be used too.

blessings. The Macau International Dragon Boat Race is an annual fixture, held in conjunction with the traditional Duanwu Festival around the fifth lunar month. Make your way to the 338-metre Macau Tower for the best views during the annual Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, which lights up the night skies with exciting pyrotechnics over five nights in September 2011. From 17 to 20 November 2011, Macau will host the annual adrenalin-pumping 58th Macau Grand Prix, the only street circuit racing event in which both car and motorcycle races are held.

Wine and Dine The Macau Food Festival takes place around the same time as the Grand Prix, bringing together a mind-boggling selection of Asian, European, and local cuisine. The unique Macanese cuisine is a melting pot of Portuguese, Chinese, and even Indian and Malay culinary fares. Rest your feet at one of the many Portuguese and Italian-style coffee shops in the city centre, and don’t forget to order some pastel de nata (Portuguese egg tarts).

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BANYAN TREE SPA

Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands Award-winning Banyan Tree Spa makes its Singapore debut

Unveiling an oasis in the sky, Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands marks awardwinning Banyan Tree’s homecoming and very first spa in Singapore. Created as an urban spa with a unique sense of place, Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands infuses the sleek glamour of its modern interiors to Banyan Tree’s tradition of staging sensual, spiritual and Asian-inspired experience for its guests. Set to be the tallest Banyan Tree Spa on the 55th level with spectacular views at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel, it features a sophisticated and refined design and interior, yet with the very appeal of a Banyan Tree resort. Earth tones with notes of black accent, this spa is holistically themed around the timeless concept of the Tree of Life by Architrave, Banyan Tree’s design arm, responsible for the Group’s award-winning designs around the globe. The distinctive Tree of Life, represented in almost all cultures, symbolises immortality and wisdom. It also highlights the importance of preserving and connecting with nature – a reflection of Banyan Tree’s vision and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable growth. Nestled in the heart of Singapore, it represents Singapore’s renowned position as a flourishing garden city and embraces wellness and rejuvenation – Banyan Tree Spa’s very philosophy of immersing a Spa experience in a tropical garden setting with a contemporary twist.

The lush and private confines of this intimate haven welcomes you at the inviting Spa Lobby, showcasing an exquisite starry sky set against an intricate and graceful Tree of Life feature wall artpiece. Taking centre stage in the lobby is a magnificent Arbol de la Vida Tree of Life sculpture from Mexico, adding to the imagery of a tropical garden in a modern depiction. Artistic expressions of design, aesthetics and finishes of the Spa honour our Asian heritage, celebrating creativity and the intricate work of human hands. Leafpatterned hand-carved timber panels by artisans from Indonesia adorn the walls and doors, while abaca woven fiber panels from The Philippines, onyx and solid bamboo are crafted into floors and wall panels. The spa walkway is beautifully lined

with creepers and vines from Indonesia spelling adventure in a tropical jungle while acrylic bamboo from Thailand adds contrast and a sense of calm in a bamboo garden. Interior furnishings and touches include Chinese style painting, Thai style painting, Balinese stone carving, and modern laser cut-out screens feature different elegant styles of the Tree of Life. 15 uniquely designed treatment rooms come with paranomic views, as well as a beauty salon, a Banyan Tree Spa Gallery, and cosy Tea Lounge for relaxation after your pampering treatment. Experience an immediate sense of tranquility and calm of the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa experience. Banyan Tree Spa Marina Bay Sands – where a realm of comfort and pleasure awaits.

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Did You Know? • That there are 56 officially recognised ethnic groups in China • China was closed to foreign tourism between 1949 and 1974 • As of 2010, there are 40 World Heritage Sites recognised by the United Nations Educational, S c i e n t i f i c a n d C u l t u ra l Organization (UNESCO) • China is one of the top three countries with the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Journey Through The Middle Kingdom Banyan Tree Ringha

Global events of recent years seem not to have affected the growth and progress of China, which continues to march on strongly.

The Ascent The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported that China welcomed 53 million visitors in 2010, making it the third most-visited destination worldwide after France and the United States. It also predicted that China would be the world’s leading travel destination by 2018. There is little wonder why China is one of the most-visited destinations in the world – the second largest country in the

world, and also one of the most populated, China offers an unparalleled selection of heritage sites and culinary arts alongside its remarkably diverse culture. Moving from one place to another, the scene changes from a secluded monastery tucked atop remote soaring mountains, to bustling cities with towering skyscrapers.

Soaring Numbers Add to the equation a burgeoning middle class that is eager to travel, both abroad and within China itself. China recorded a 21% surge to overtake France as the fourth biggest tourism spender in 2009 (UNWTO). As a source market, the Chinese taking foreign trips is expected to

continue to grow at a phenomenal pace, potentially surpassing Germany as the top outbound travel market worldwide.

Early Movers

Banyan Tree Sanya

Adding to the Group’s presence are Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai and standalone Angsana Spas in cities like Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Banyan Tree set roots in China in 2005 with Banyan Tree Ringha, a tranquil mountain retreat in rustic Shangri-La. Another opening in the Yunnan Province soon followed - the multi-award-winning Banyan Tree Lijiang, in 2006.

Latest Milestone

These were joined by Banyan Tree Sanya, Hainan Island (2008); Banyan Tree Hangzhou (2009); Angsana Fuxian Lake, Kunming (2010); and Banyan Tree Macau (2011).

The capital commitments for the China Fund totalled RMB1.07 billion, mostly invested by high-net-worth individuals from China, following the successful fundraising road show in 2010 to standingroom-only audiences.

January 2011 marked the successful closing of the Banyan Tree China Hospitality Fund (“China Fund”), which is the Group’s first Renminbi-denominated private equity fund in China.

The China Fund, a private equity investment fund, will primarily make equity investments in onshore companies undertaking hospitality projects in China that will be operated under either the “Banyan Tree” or the “Angsana” brand.

The Path Ahead The successful closing of the China Fund reflects Chinese investors’ confidence, both in Banyan Tree Group and in the country’s domestic tourism. On the part of Banyan Tree, the China Fund will enable the Group to reinforce its growing collection of resorts and hotels in the country.

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In 2011, aside from the recent launch of Banyan Tree Macau, the Group is slated to open two other hotels in China: Banyan Tree Riverside in Shanghai and Angsana Hangzhou. More “Banyan Tree”s and “Angsana”s are also being planted in China, over the next three years, with hotel and spa projects in cities like Tianjin, Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Dunhuang. Unprecedented opportunities abound in China. With the fastest urbanisation rate in history, plus a rising generation of affluent Chinese middle class, the growth of its tourism market can only grow from strength to strength.

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BANYAN TREE GALLERY

The Li people form one of the 56 officially recognised ethnic groups in China. Amongst the earliest settlers of Hainan Island, the Lis recorded their history and culture using intricate hand-woven textile patterns as they had no written language. Interwoven with their heritage, these traditional textile techniques are at risk of extinction as the number of skilled weavers has dwindled significantly over recent decades.

FROM A TIME LONG GONE The Li brocade is regarded as the earliest form of woven textile in China, dating as far back as 2,500 years. Historical records show China’s legendary weaver Huang Daopo acquired her techniques from the Li women in the 13th century. Born to a poor family, Huang was a child bride at 12. She fled her hometown and lived in Hainan with the Lis, from whom she learnt weaving and spinning over some 30 years. When she returned to her native Songjiang district in Shanghai, Huang passed on her skills, marking a crucial point in the development of the Chinese textile industry.

SPINNING A YARN Traditional Li textile techniques involve spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering. Using primitive backstrap looms, the most distinctive techniques include the warp ikat and double-sided embroidery, employing cotton, hemp, and natural dyes. It takes at least three months to create an entire costume.

A Stitch In Time Banyan Tree and Angsana Gallery to open in new

Daughters are taught at a young age by their mothers through verbal instruction and demonstration. Each textile pattern is designed by the Li women by infusing imagination with their knowledge of traditional styles.

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The textiles play an integral part in major festivals and occasions, especially weddings, for which the Li women design their own dresses.

SAFEGUARDING CULTURE In the 1950s, there were still 50,000 Li women engaged in spinning and weaving as a way of life. 50 years later, fewer than 1,000 know the techniques, with most of them in their seventies. Causative factors include limited natural resources, change in the Lis’ lifestyle with globalisation and industrialisation with mechanical looms, all impacting this glorious and ancient hand art.

The time-honoured Chinese philosophy of Wu Xing or “Five Elements” symbolises the life forces present in all things. Together with the Yin-Yang balance, the five elemental energies of Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth – form the main roots in traditional Chinese medicine and wellbeing.

A nomination to UNESCO resulted in the 2009 inscription of traditional Li textile techniques on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding – with the goal that “this living heritage is passed on from generation to generation, providing communities and groups with a sense of identity and continuity.” Give your support to this cause: Visit museumshop.com.sg to purchase one of the handcrafted Li cotton accessories. Prices start from US$20 for a small embroidered pouch.

Banyan Tree Spa Shanghai, the Group’s first spa in China, features a series of pampering treatments inspired by the Five Elements concept. In 2011, Banyan Tree Gallery launched a range of toiletries – comprising shower gel, bath foam, body scrub, and body lotion – based on these treatments.

Gold 金 Represents purification and cleansing of energies Bottled goodness: Lavender water – Promotes relaxation and tranquillity Phytoplankton – Energises and revitalises skin Bamboo extract – Anti-irritant, exfoliating, and rich in anti-oxidants Suitable for combination and oily skin types.

Wood 木 Symbolises growth, regeneration, and Spring

The Five Elements bath and body care collection is available at Banyan Tree Gallery shops in Singapore, Banyan Tree resorts in Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand; Bintan, Indonesia; the Maldives; Riviera Maya and Acapulco, Mexico; and the Seychelles. These will be complemented by the Five Elements hair care products, to be launched in the second half of 2011.

Bottled goodness: Kombucha (sweet black tea) – Rich in anti-oxidants and improves skin tone Green Tea extract – Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory Hyaluronan – Leaves skin hydrated and supple

Yo u m a y a l s o s h o p o n l i n e a t : banyantreegallery.com.

Water 水

Suitable for mature skin.

Constantly flowing, water is meditative, gentle, and refreshing

Bottled goodness: Argan oil – Hydrating and nourishing Seamollient extract – Moisturises, hydrates, and adds lustre to skin Oat extract – Anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and moisturising Suitable for dry and dehydrated skin.

Fire 火 Fire counters body heat Bottled goodnesss: Enantia tree bark, olive tree leaves – Controls sebum production, minimises pores Willow bark, witch hazel extracts – Revitalises and soothes skin Suitable for oily skin.

Earth 土 Regulates and promotes even distribution of energy throughout the body Bottled goodness: Rose water – Anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties Inca omega oil – Hydrates and restores moisture balance Lavender extract – Calming and soothing for the senses Suitable for combination and oily skin types.

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Spreading Roots Around the World Banyan Tree and Angsana to open in new destinations

Angsana Hangzhou, China

Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius

Aside from the launch of Banyan Tree Macau in China in May 2011, the Group will establish its presence in three other cities in the mainland: Shanghai, Tianjin, and Hangzhou. 2011 also marks a milestone for Angsana Hotels and Resorts with the expected year-end opening of its flagship property, Angsana Laguna Phuket in Thailand. In addition, a stylish, contemporary Angsana Bintan, the first resort under the Angsana brand, was recently unveiled after extensive renovations. Two new Angsana resorts are also slated to open in the second half of 2011 - Angsana Hangzhou in China and Angsana Balaclava in Mauritius.

Banyan Tree Riverside, China

Angsana Hangzhou, China

Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius

Located in China’s famed Xixi National Wetlands Park, the contemporary 59-room resort is just minutes from the awardwinning Banyan Tree Hangzhou that opened in late 2009. Infused with stylish chinois design touches, Angsana Hangzhou is set to be an enlivening getaway amid verdant grounds and facilities including an all-day-dining restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a poolside bar and roof garden, meeting facilities, and a library.

Set in Mauritius’ picturesque Baie aux Tortues, or Turtle Bay, and ten minutes from the capital of Port Louis, Angsana Balaclava is the Group’s first resort in this popular beach destination. The architecture and design of the 39 suites and 11 villas reflect the unique Mauritian culture – a fusion of Oriental, Occidental, and African influences, featuring thatched roofs, rattan wall coverings, and stone flooring.

Scheduled Opening: Third quarter 2011

Angsana Balaclava offers an array of activities from water sports to pampering spa treatments, from poolside barbecues to in-villa recreation for children. There

Banyan Tree Tianjin, China

are also meeting facilities and a dedicated environmental conservation centre. The mesmerising sunsets over the Indian Ocean are not to be missed. Scheduled Opening: Fourth quarter 2011

Banyan Tree Riverside, China Located on the expansive Huangpu riverfront, the hotel is 30 minutes by car from the Bund and Pudong Lujiazui central business district, offering Shanghai’s denizens and visitors a quick escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Banyan Tree Riverside presents a unique combination of

modern low-rise hotel and courtyard-style villas assembled from parts of old houses that come from the Yangtze River Delta in China. Facilities include the awardwinning Banyan Tree Spa, Banyan Tree Gallery, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, meeting facilities, and gourmet restaurants. Scheduled Opening: Fourth quarter 2011

from Tianjin airport, Banyan Tree Tianjin offers a sanctuary for the senses with its scenic waterfront river views. The development features guest rooms, serviced residences, Banyan Tree Spa, restaurants, meeting facilities, as well as luxury retail shopping and high-end offices. The lavish and spacious Spa Suites are ideal for complete relaxation, especially after long business meetings.

Banyan Tree Tianjin, China

Scheduled Opening: Third quarter 2011

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SPECIAL FEATURE

Your Private Resort DoublePool Villa at Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand

101 Activities...No Lagoon Like It InOcean Villa at Angsana Velavaru, Maldives

The flagship Banyan Tree Phuket offers the signature DoublePool Villa where guests are ushered into an exclusive oasis of tranquility that invigorates the senses and promises to fulfill every intimate pleasure.

Each villa offers a tropical garden with an infinity pool that blends into the lagoon. Immersed in the pool is a crystal jet pool – an ideal spot to stargaze as fibre-optic lights shimmer in the water below.

The journey begins

Pass through the spacious living area and discover the glass-walled master bedroom: hidden from view by a landscaped wall and surrounded by a wading pool.

Upon arrival, you are whisked through customs at the airport. The chauffeured car drives through a private resort entrance where your dedicated villa host greets you and you are checked into the comfort of your villa. Redefining hospitality, your villa host attends to your needs round the clock and can be contacted via mobile phone.

Your private resort The 24 DoublePool Villas span a land area of 1,300 to 2,500 square metres, in one, two, and three-bedroom options.

Sensual touches On a chosen night, the villa is transformed – using aromatic incense, rose petals, candles – into a magical space, complete with wine and handmade chocolates. Guests who stay three nights or more are treated to a rejuvenating Rainmist treatment at Banyan Tree Spa.

Gastronomic pleasures Wake up each morning to breakfast that is prepared by your villa host.

In the sea

On the beach

Learn more about the underwater world on a snorkelling trip led by the resort’s resident Marine Biologist.

Get active with activities like beach volleyball, petanque, table tennis, billards, kite flying, frisbee, and Bodu Beru dancing. Or be spoilt by our Angsana Spa therapists with blissful Asian-inspired treatments.

Float a lighted candle on a banana leaf and make a wish as it drifts into the lagoon during the Loy Krathong ceremony.

With over one square kilometre of private lagoon, 101 activities are yours to try where you please – on the beach, in the sea, or in the inviting turquoise lagoon!

Divers will be thrilled to know that Velavaru Island is situated near several top dive sites. Certified instructors at the PADI Gold Palm 5-Star dive centre guide divers, from beginners to experts. Get ready to spot white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and whale sharks!

In the lagoon

On the water

On the last night of your stay, light a giant paper lantern and send a wish to the heavens as part of the Comb Loy ceremony.

Choose from an extensive range of activities such as glass bottom canoeing, catamaran sailing, kite boarding, wake boarding, banana boat rides, barefoot water skiing, and parasailing.

Dining options include Italian gourmet cuisine at Azzuro; international and Maldivian specialties at Kaani; fresh seafood at Funa; cocktails and finger food at Kuredhi Bar; beach barbecues; In-Villa Dining; and dinner on a deserted island. Cooking and cocktail classes are also available.

The coffee man, Khun Koe Pi, comes by every afternoon with strong black coffee served Thai-style with sweet cream, complemented with local cakes and pastries. Come nightfall, enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail by your private pool.

Traditional Thai ceremonies

At departure, your villa host hands you a framed photo and some delicate miniature orchids… a keepsake to take home, until the next trip back to your private resort.

Embark on a breathtaking seaplane journey to the pristine South Nilandhe Atoll where Angsana Velavaru awaits. Aside from beachfront villas, the resort presents an exclusive cluster of InOcean Villas, the first standalone collection of water villas in the Maldives.

The InOcean Villas are perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean. With the lagoon at their doorstep, InOcean Villa guests can readily explore the waters and coral gardens with the snorkelling gear provided. Help preserve the Maldives’ marine life by participating in coral planting and reef cleaning sessions.

The thrill of reeling in a catch during night fishing is unforgettable. Further savour the moment as your catch is prepared for your lunch or dinner! What about a champagne sunset cruise on a dhoni (traditional Maldivian boat) or a private island picnic? There are over 1,000 islands in the Maldives. Join an island hopping tour or visit the markets to see the local way of life.

Couples can leave their little ones at the Kids’ Club where they will be well occupied with activities like bubble making and snorkelling lessons.

Make new unique memories at Angsana Velavaru.

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Sustainability the Banyan Tree Way

Conservation, Greening and Mentorship Actualising a Sustainability Mindset In 2007, Banyan Tree rolled out three group wide external initiatives, Resource Conservation, Greening Communities, and Seedlings.

Banyan Tree’s Concept of Sustainability Sustainability and CSR guidelines provide a framework for harmonising the constructive and beneficial outcomes of individual enterprise with the interests of others. By pursuing sustainability, firms and individuals are constrained to internalise value propositions that help to moderate their behaviour without the loss of entrepreneurial efforts. Under socially responsible operational guidelines, free market risk and reward are kept in a more sustainable balance. It is a check and balance decision making process for businesses by requiring business to address the triple bottom line: a. The economic bottom-line refers to an emphasis on financial performance, not only to long term profit but to the philosophies behind a company’s strategy or behaviour, the sustainability of its businesses and its “human capital.” b. The environmental bottom-line refers to the impact of a company’s products or operations on the environment, plus the nature of its consumption and emissions and how the company is dealing with both. c. The social bottom-line refers to how a company approaches issues such as cultural, ethnic and gender diversity; working hours and wages; staff security; and the company’s contribution to community services and facilities.

Resource Conservation This group wide initiative seeks to monitor and reduce operational impacts of our resorts and hotels on the environment. Specifically, we seek to reduce energy consumption, potable water consumption, and the amount of waste sent to landfill at each location. Achievements are benchmarked against the industry and externally certified through the EarthCheck program.

Greening Communities Our resorts have been tasked to plant 2000 new trees per year while working with local community members, associates, and guests to create a wider impact by raising awareness. While this effort may enhance

Meaning, companies must consider the quality of their relationships with stakeholders- customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, suppliers, society as a whole, and our global ecosystems. A triple bottom-line approach requires companies to measure and enhance those relationships on a continuous and transparent basis in order to create value for stakeholders. In the long run a company’s stakeholder relationships are intangible assets which contribute to the company’s very tangible capitalisation value.

the air qualities globally and beautify locations while reducing the negative ecological impacts of human activity, its main purpose is to raise awareness of climate change and the importance of environmental conservation, especially within developing communities. From 2007 through 2010, Banyan Tree has planted 96,673 trees across Thailand, China, Indonesia, Maldives, Australia, Laos, Mexico, and Seychelles. The effort continues to be rolled out as more resorts open.

Seedlings This group wide initiative aims to support at-risk young people aged between 12 and 18 by harnessing the core competencies of our hotels. A three-phase program, Seedlings provides: trained Banyan Tree volunteers for 6 year Mentorships with marginalised youths, Scholarships to enable continued educations, and finally 2-year paid Internships within the hotel to give valuable work experience once the young person makes the adult decision to enter the workforce. By the end of 2010, 11 resorts had launched the effort, translating to: • 12 internal mentor trainers, trained by University of Wales to conduct trainer sessions • 46 total young people under mentorship and scholarship • 46 active mentors (all Banyan Tree or Angsana associates) and 43 more mentors already trained and ready to work with young people

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SPOTLIGHT

AWARDS

A Banyan Tree Residence to call your own Banyan Tree Residences provide an opportunity for you to invest in your own signature Villa, Townhouse or Apartment in 4 highly sought-after locations Bangkok, Phuket, Bintan, and Lijiang. Residence owners enjoy a worry-free lifestyle investment with an annual return of 6% for 6 years, or share of actual room revenue with the potential to provide an appreciated investment in years to come.

Glowing Brighter Every Year Banyan Tree and Angsana continue to achieve global recognition from travellers and trade professionals

members and assist with all reservations and other requirements.

Banyan Tree Residences Phuket Revel in waterfront living at Banyan Tree Residences Phuket, where residence owners enjoy a fine lifestyle in a scenic, relaxing location. Banyan Tree Residences come with the Banyan Tree touch renowned in its tasteful, luxurious interior designs accented with the charming Asian spirit. In these elegant villas, residents can appreciate the ultimate attention to detail. Whether for entertaining, privacy, holiday or work, our Banyan Tree Residences comprise one and two-bedroom DoublePool Villas and twobedroom Pool Villas.

Banyan Tree Residences Bintan

You may wish to obtain more information here: www.banyantreeresidences.com

Banyan Tree Residences Bangkok Banyan Tree Residences Bangkok is situated on the 15-18th Floors of Banyan Tree Bangkok. The elegant two-bedroom apartments come fully-equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, wi-fi, and all of the luxury trappings that our discerning guests have come to expect. As an owner you can enjoy all of the hotel’s amenities, dedicated residents’ parking and use of the exclusive Club Lounge. Banyan Tree Residence Club members are not limited to holidays only at their own Residence - they may choose to exchange part of their annual entitlement with other members who own Residences in different destinations with the Exchange Programme. Residence owners have a dedicated Owner Services Manager to facilitate the Exchange Programme between

Banyan Tree Bintan, situated at Tanjong Said on a secluded bay on Bintan Island, Indonesia is just an hour from Singapore via high-speed catamaran and a 10-minute drive from the jetty. It is also close to the facilities of affiliated properties located in the Laguna Bintan enclave such as Angsana Bintan and Laguna Bintan Golf Club. The resort is designed and built on a site remarkable for being a lush first-growth coastal tropical rainforest, one of the oldest in this region. With its open-air jet pool, tasteful traditional Indonesian decor and awe-inspiring view of the open sea, the Bayfront Villa

epitomises that perfect romantic hideaway with all its luxurious trappings. Wake up to the sound of the ocean waves and unwind in total seclusion, soaking in the nature, peace and serenity of the forest surroundings. Residence owners might even spot the occasional monkey in a nearby tree or hear the crickets sing in the night. Banyan Tree Residences Bintan comprise one-bedroom Bayfront Villas, one-bedroom Bayfront Villas (split-level) and two-bedroom Sanctuary Pool Villas. Property Report lists this as one of Southeast Asia’s Top 20 Resort Properties 2011.

Banyan Tree Residences Lijiang Banyan Tree Residences Lijiang is faithfully designed to resemble the traditional Naxi buildings in the location. Investors in Banyan Tree Residences Lijiang have a choice of two and three-bedroom Villas and two-bedroom Townhouses, and enjoy the signature Banyan Tree touch in the most magnificent of surroundings. Our 24hour Concierge and In-Residence dining services are always at hand to anticipate owners’ every need, including the use of the private lap-pool. Complimentary broadband access and cable TV services connect both businessmen and leisuremakers to the rest of the world, even whilst cocooned in grand seclusion. Show villas and apartments are available for viewing, for further information please contact Banyan Tree Residences desk at the resort lobby or email: residences@ banyantree.com

Having achieved over 600 awards since the first Banyan Tree resort opened in Phuket, Thailand, the Group continues to win accolades from around the world.

Readers’ choice Banyan Tree is all about creating unforgettable, deeply personal and precious memories and seeks to inspire the romance of travel, creating a stage where intimacy, passion, peace, and harmony will be unveiled. By consistently delivering this signature Banyan Tree experience, its resorts and hotels have continually been voted a favourite in various international awards and polls. Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico was notably included in various Top 10 lists in the influential TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2011. These include being number one in the categories of “Relaxation/ Spa Hotels” and “Luxury Hotels” in the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as being amongst the top three “Hotels for Romance in the World”. Banyan Tree Samui, Thailand and Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués in Acapulco were included in the celebrated Condé Nast Traveler USA Hot List 2011, an exclusive selection of some 100 stylish hotels that opened in 2010.

Footprints in China In the annual China Hotel Starlight Awards – Banyan Tree Sanya was crowned “Best Luxurious Hotel” while Banyan Tree Hangzhou was included in the “Top 10 Glamourous Hotels of China”. To top it off, Angsana Fuxian Lake in Kunming was named amongst the “Top 10 New Hotels in China” and Banyan Tree Spa claimed “Best Spa Operator” for the third year running. The Group reinforces its growing popularity in China with other notable awards. For the third consecutive year, travel trade professionals voted Banyan Tree Lijiang as the “Best Spa Resort” in Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) China Travel Awards 2011. Similarly, Banyan Tree Spa emerged, for the fifth year in a row, as the “Best Spa Brand” in the prestigious Hurun Report China – Best of the Best Awards 2011.

Wellness reigns In today’s increasingly hectic world, more people are seeking a place to rejuvenate and recharge, to rest and be pampered. With over 60 Banyan Tree Spas and Angsana Spas around the world, the Group’s award-winning combination of tropical gardens with Asian therapies and hospitality continues to garner accolades. In the UK’s authoritative Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards 2011, Banyan Tree Spa Phuket and Banyan Tree Spa

Seychelles were voted third and seventh in the Asia and Indian subcontinent, and the Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean categories respectively. In Asia, the readers of the region’s leading travel magazine chose Banyan Tree Spa Bangkok as the “Best City Spa” in Bangkok in the annual DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards. Banyan Tree Phuket and Banyan Tree Bangkok were also recognised as “Best Hotel in Phuket” and “Best Hotel in Bangkok” in this award.

Designer touches Architrave Design and Planning is the design arm of Banyan Tree. Through the years, it has received numerous awards for its inspiring, innovative, and environmentally sensitive designs that evoke a strong sense of place. The latest comes from HA+D magazine, a design trade publication, where Banyan Tree Hangzhou in China was chosen to have the “Best Resort Design” by a distinguished panel of representatives from environment councils, architectural institutes, and interior designers’ associations. These awards and accolades are a validation of Banyan Tree and Angsana’s success, especially as the Group expands and continues to bring its unique blend of holiday and wellness experiences to more people around the world.

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DIRECTORY GUIDE BANYAN TREE HOTELS AND RESORTS AFRICA Banyan Tree Seychelles P.O. Box 2086 Anse Aux Pins Mahé Island Republic of Seychelles Tel: +248 438 3500 Fax: +248 438 3600 seychelles@banyantree.com AMERICAS Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués Blvd. Cabo Marqués, Lote 1 Col. Punta Diamante Acapulco, Guerrero 39907 Mexico Tel: +52 744 434 0100 Fax: +52 744 434 0101 cabomarques@banyantree.com Banyan Tree Mayakoba Carretera Federal ChetumalPuerto Juárez Km. 298 Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo 77710 Mexico Tel: +52 984 877 3688 Fax: +52 984 877 3689 mayakoba@banyantree.com ASIA PACIFIC Banyan Tree Bangkok 21/100 South Sathon Road Sathon Bangkok 10120 Thailand Tel: +66 2 679 1200 Fax: +66 2 679 1199 bangkok@banyantree.com Banyan Tree Bintan Jalan Teluk Berembang Laguna Bintan Resort Lagoi 29155 Bintan Resorts Indonesia Tel: +62 770 693 100 Fax: +62 770 693 200 bintan@banyantree.com Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul San 5-5, Jang Chung-Dong 2-Ga Jung-Gu Seoul 100-857 Korea Tel: +82 2 2250 8000 Fax: +82 2 2250 8009 clubandspa-seoul@banyantree. com Banyan Tree Hangzhou 2 Westbrook Resort Zijingang Road Hangzhou Zhejiang Province 310030 People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 571 8586 0000 Fax: +86 571 8586 2222 hangzhou@banyantree.com

Banyan Tree Lijiang Yuerong Road, Shuhe Gucheng District Lijiang Yunnan Province 674100 People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 888 533 1111 Fax: +86 888 533 2222 lijiang@banyantree.com Banyan Tree Macau Galaxy Macau Resort Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus Cotai, Macau China Tel: +853 8883 6688 Fax: +853 8883 6108 macau@banyantree.com

SOUTH ASIA Banyan Tree Madivaru AA. Ethere Madivaru North Ari Atoll Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 666 0760 Fax: +960 666 0761 madivaru-maldives@banyantree. com Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Vabbinfaru Island North Malé Atoll Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 664 3147 Fax: +960 664 3843 vabbinfaru@banyantree.com

Banyan Tree Phuket 33, 33/27 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Amphur Talang Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 76 372 400 Fax: +66 76 324 375 phuket@banyantree.com

CORPORATE OFFICE

Banyan Tree Ringha Hong Po Village Jian Tang Town Shangri-La County Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Yunnan Province 674400 People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 887 828 8822 Fax: +86 887 828 8911 ringha@banyantree.com

GLOBAL MARKETING NETWORK

Banyan Tree Samui 99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui Surat Thani 84310 Thailand Tel: +66 77 915 333 Fax: +66 77 915 388 samui@banyantree.com Banyan Tree Sanya No. 6 Luling Road Sanya Hainan 572000 People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 898 8860 9988 Fax: +86 898 8860 1188 sanya@banyantree.com Banyan Tree Ungasan Jl. Melasti, Banjar Kelod Ungasan, Bali 80364 Indonesia Tel: +62 361 300 7000 Fax: +62 361 300 7777 ungasan@banyantree.com MIDDLE EAST Banyan Tree Al Wadi Al Mazraa, P.O. Box 35288 Ras Al Khaimah United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 7 206 7777 Fax: +971 7 243 5000 alwadi@banyantree.com

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Group Marketing Services 211 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 588182 Tel: +65 6849 5899 Fax: +65 6462 2800 corporate@banyantree.com

AMERICAS Mexico Tel: +52 55 5004 0101 Fax: +52 55 5281 5542 sales-mexico@banyantree.com United States – Los Angeles Tel: +1 805 212 8148 sales-losangeles@banyantree. com United States – New York Tel: +1 212 515 5693 Fax: +1 212 515 5848 sales-newyork@banyantree.com ASIA PACIFIC Australia Tel: +61 2 9411 5576 Fax: +61 2 9411 5534 sales-sydney@banyantree.com China – Beijing Tel: +86 10 8515 1828 Fax: +86 10 8587 0308 sales-beijing@banyantree.com China – Chengdu Tel: +86 13 980 081 350 sales-chengdu@banyantree.com China – Shanghai Tel: +86 21 6335 2929 Fax: +86 21 6335 0658 sales-shanghai@banyantree.com Hong Kong Tel: +852 2312 1815 Fax: +852 2312 2317 sales-hongkong@banyantree.com

Japan & Korea Tel: +81 3 3548 0333 Fax: +81 3 3548 0334 sales-tokyo@banyantree.com

ANGSANA HOTELS AND RESORTS

Southeast Asia Tel: +65 6849 5800 Fax: +65 6462 2463 sales-singapore@banyantree.com

Angsana Balaclava Turtle Bay Balaclava Republic of Mauritius Tel: +230 204 1888 Fax: +230 204 1862 balaclava@angsana.com

Taiwan Tel: +886 2 2717 1999 Fax: +886 2 2547 7000 sales-taiwan@banyantree.com EUROPE France Tel: +33 1 4013 0760 Fax: +33 1 4272 1823 sales-paris@banyantree.com Germany, Austria & Switzerland Tel: +49 30 700 140 215 Fax: +49 30 700 140 217 sales-germany@banyantree.com Italy Tel: +39 02 669 9271 Fax: +39 02 669 2648 sales-italy@banyantree.com Russia Tel: +7 495 935 8927 Fax: +7 495 937 5435 sales-russia@banyantree.com Ukraine Tel: +380 44 278 7767 Fax: +380 44 278 7767 sales-ukraine@banyantree.com United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 7841 2781 Fax: +44 20 7841 1009 sales-london@banyantree.com MIDDLE EAST United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 368 4356 Fax: +971 4 368 3256 sales-middleeast@banyantree.com SOUTH ASIA India Tel: +91 11 2373 7311 Fax: +91 11 2335 0270 sales-india@banyantree.com

AFRICA

Angsana Riads Collection Morocco Riad Dar Zaouia N1 Riad Zitoun Jdid Derb NaKouss Derb Zaouia 40000 Marrakech Morocco Tel: +212 524 388 905/6 Fax: +212 524 386 611 marrakech@angsana.com Angsana Riad Bab Firdaus N. 57 -58 Rue de la Bahia Riad Zitoun Jdid, Medina 40000 Marrakech Morocco Angsana Riad Blanc N. 25 Derb Si Said Riad Zitoun Jdid, Medina 40000 Marrakech Morocco Angsana Riad Lydines N. 45 Derb Abda, Kasbah 40000 Marrakech Morocco Angsana Riad Si Said N. 1-2-4 Derb Abbes El Fassi Riad Zitoun Jdid, Medina 40000 Marrakech Morocco Angsana Riad Tiwaline N. 10 Derb El Arsa Riad Zitoun Jdid, Medina 40000 Marrakech Morocco ASIA PACIFIC Angsana Bintan Jalan Teluk Berembang Laguna Bintan Resort Lagoi 29155 Bintan Resorts Indonesia Tel: +62 770 693 111 Fax: +62 770 693 222 bintan@angsana.com Angsana Fuxian Lake No 8 Huanhu Beilu Chengjiang Yunnan Province 652500 People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 877 681 8888 Fax: +86 877 681 8889 fuxianlake@angsana.com Angsana Great Barrier Reef 1 Veivers Road Palm Cove, Cairns Queensland 4879

Australia Tel: +61 7 4055 3000 Fax: +61 7 4059 0166 cairns@angsana.com SOUTH ASIA Angsana Bangalore Northwest Country Main Doddaballapur Road Rajankunte Bangalore 560064 India Tel: +91 80 2846 8892 Fax: +91 80 2846 8897 bangalore@angsana.com Angsana Ihuru North Malé Atoll Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 664 3502 Fax: +960 664 5933 ihuru@angsana.com

United States – Los Angeles Tel: +1 805 212 8148 sales-losangeles@angsana.com United States – New York Tel: +1 212 515 5693 Fax: +1 212 515 5848 sales-newyork@angsana.com ASIA PACIFIC Australia Tel: +61 2 9411 5576 Fax: +61 2 9411 5534 sales-sydney@angsana.com China – Beijing Tel: +86 10 8515 1828 Fax: +86 10 8587 0308 sales-beijing@angsana.com China – Chengdu Tel: +86 13 980 081 350 sales-chengdu@angsana.com

Angsana Velavaru South Nilandhe Atoll (Dhaalu Atoll) Republic of Maldives Tel: +960 676 0028 Fax: +960 676 0029 velavaru@angsana.com

China – Shanghai Tel: +86 21 6335 2929 Fax: +86 21 6335 0658 sales-shanghai@angsana.com

ANGSANA AFFILIATED HOTELS

Hong Kong Tel: +852 2312 1815 Fax: +852 2312 2317 sales-hongkong@angsana.com

ASIA PACIFIC Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel Rue Chao Fa Ngum Ban Thatluang, PO Box 741 Luang Prabang Laos People’s Democratic Republic Tel: +856 71 254 609 Fax: +856 71 212 577 maison@angsana.com Gyalthang Dzong Hotel Zhongdian Shangri-La Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Yunnan Province 674400 People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 887 822 3646 Fax: +86 887 822 3620 reservations-gyalthang@ gyalthangdzong.com

CORPORATE OFFICE Angsana Hotels and Resorts Group Marketing Services 211 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 588182 Tel: +65 6849 5799 Fax: +65 6463 2800 corporate@angsana.com

GLOBAL MARKETING NETWORK AMERICAS Mexico Tel: +52 55 5004 0101 Fax: +52 55 5281 5542 sales-mexico@angsana.com

Japan & Korea Tel: +81 3 3548 0333 Fax: +81 3 3548 0334 sales-tokyo@angsana.com Southeast Asia Tel: +65 6849 5788 Fax: +65 6462 2463 sales-singapore@angsana.com Taiwan Tel: +886 2 2717 1999 Fax: +886 2 2547 7000 sales-taiwan@angsana.com EUROPE France Tel: +33 1 4013 0760 Fax: +33 1 4272 1823 sales-paris@angsana.com

United Kingdom Tel: +44 20 7841 2781 Fax: +44 20 7841 1009 sales-london@angsana.com MIDDLE EAST United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 368 4356 Fax: +971 4 368 3256 sales-middleeast@angsana.com SOUTH ASIA India Tel: +91 11 2373 7311 Fax: +91 11 2335 0270 sales-india@angsana.com

TOLL-FREE NUMBERS AMERICAS Mexico Tel: 001 888 213 4992 United States Tel: 1 800 591 0439 ASIA PACIFIC Australia Tel: 1 800 050 019 China Tel: 400 120 1161 Hong Kong Tel: 800 903 881 Japan Tel: 0120 778 187 Singapore Tel: 1 800 232 5599 EUROPE France Tel: 00 800 3002 0000 Germany Tel: 00 800 3002 0000 Spain Tel: 00 800 3002 0000

Germany, Austria & Switzerland Tel: +49 30 700 140 215 Fax: +49 30 700 140 217 sales-germany@angsana.com

United Kingdom Tel: 00 800 3002 0000

Italy Tel: +39 02 669 9271 Fax: +39 02 669 2648 sales-italy@angsana.com

United Arab Emirates Tel: 800 065 0586

Russia Tel: +7 495 935 8927 Fax: +7 495 937 5435 sales-russia@angsana.com Ukraine Tel: +380 44 278 7767 Fax: +380 44 278 7767 sales-ukraine@angsana.com

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