Sustainable Development


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.

Discover more about our Build For Good philosophy...

Discover more about our Build For Good philosophy...

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.

1. Concept

Vision for adding income to destination, maximizing cultural and physical beauty of destination

2. Design

Embed operational efficiency, safeguard ecology and empower communities

3. Sustainable building certification

Third party certification validates approach e.g. EC3 Global, LEED, BREAM

4. Construction

Experts translate sustainable design mindset to operations

5. Pre-opening

Upskill local labour, build local capacity, direct tourism dollars to local communities

6. Hospitality operations

Embed core founding value of sustainability in all operations

7. Benchmark & Certify

Against location-specific expectation (baseline) and possibility (best practice)

To find out more about our third party partner for benchmarking and certification, EarthCheck, please click here…