The story appears on

Page C3

October 27, 2011

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Feature » Mice

Indulge in good life at Banyan Tree

BANYAN Tree has partnered with Hangzhou Westbrook Investment Co Ltd to manage Banyan Tree Hangzhou, which comprises 72 water terraces and villas. Banyan Tree Hangzhou is part of an integrated complex comprising high-end hotels, a conference center, retail and entertainment venues along with residential facilities. The development is about a 50-minute drive from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, and a 15-minute drive from downtown Hangzhou and the famed West Lake.

The flourishing gateway city of Hangzhou is a natural choice for Banyan Tree, owing to its reputation as one of the 10 most scenic cities in China, as well as one of the most popular in-bound travel destinations for domestic travelers.

The historic Xixi region in particular was noted for its natural beauty in the writings of eminent Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) poets, and was also the birthplace of the famed Dragon Boat Festival in 1465. Today, the Xixi National Wetland Park offers a unique retreat to city dwellers from within China as well as to international travelers, with its diverse offerings of ecology, culture and entertainment.

Designed by Architrave Design and Planning, the in-house architecture arm of Banyan Tree, Banyan Tree Hangzhou comprises 36 water terraces and 36 villas that are the most spacious to be found in Hangzhou.

The resort is designed in jiangnan (region in the south of the lower reaches of Yangtze River) style, giving an authentic sense of place and priceless tranquillity. Starting from 120 square meters, each water terrace or villa reflects both the hallmarks of oriental design as well as contemporary amenities within a chic living space. The interiors are replete with dark wood floors, delicately carved furnishings and accented by splashes of vivid silk brocades, embroidered fabrics and detailed tapestries.

The Spa Jet Pool Villa and two-bedroom Jet Pool Villa are also complemented by an outdoor heated jet pool, in a landscaped courtyard, to accentuate the peace and tranquillity of the natural environment. With a total area of 386 square metres, the Presidential Villa is the single most luxurious abode, with exclusive amenities such as separate kitchen, walk-in wardrobe, dedicated spa treatment room and sunken jet-pool.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend