Tourism is often founded on areas of natural or cultural heritage and protecting these areas during development is fundamental to long term sustainability. As a company striving for socio-cultural and environmental sustainability, Banyan Tree is sustainable by design.
Banyan Tree is one of the few, if not the only, vertically integrated Asian hospitality companies capable of taking developments from initial tourism concept through to ongoing sustainable operations year after year.
Our teams have established track records of delivering on every step of the development process, not just for individual hotels, but also for precinct level integrated developments and resorts.
Through careful design, disturbance is minimised and natural landscape protected by retaining open space. As best practice, the natural environment is incorporated into the development and traditional material used in construction supports local livelihoods.
Vision for adding income to destination, maximizing cultural and physical beauty of destination
Embed operational efficiency, safeguard ecology and empower communities
Third party certification validates approach e.g. EC3 Global, LEED, BREAM
Experts translate sustainable design mindset to operations
Upskill local labour, build local capacity, direct tourism dollars to local communities
Embed core founding value of sustainability in all operations
Against location-specific expectation (baseline) and possibility (best practice)