Singapore, 14 February 2020 – Island Developers and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts today announce a partnership introducing the Banyan Tree’s first property in The Bahamas. Located just 48 nautical miles and a 20-minute seaplane ride from Miami, Banyan Tree illa Bahamas is set on 40 acres of pristine Atlantic Oceanfront and Bimini Bayfront properties.
The eco-conscious resort, designed by world-renowned architect Chad Oppenheim, will consist of 50 keys and 54 luxury residences. Exclusively offering the first, authentic Maldives-style overwater bungalows in the Caribbean, the resort brings an entirely new vision to The Bahamas. Hotel suites include private terraces and plunge pools, a signature of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, pioneer of this concept. At the core of the property’s ideology is to cultivate an ecosystem of authentic experiences that will embrace all the senses and create lasting memories. From unique culinary pop-ups to curated music series, oceanside meditations at the Banyan Tree Spa, and more, illa Bimini will bring world-class luxury to the secluded tropical region.
“illa Bimini represents a vision to bring the highest level of luxury and service to The Bahamas while being environmentally sensitive in our approach. We are ecstatic to align ourselves with a brand that shares that vision in Banyan Tree,” said Mr. Alejandro Capo, Principal illa Bimini.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio includes close to 50 properties across 4 brands and 24 countries. As a multi-branded hospitality group, it has gained global recognition for excellence, and regularly commands accolades from revered publications such as Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards.
illa Bimini marks Banyan Tree’s first foray into the area, carrying with it the same level of luxury and refinement that has established it as a leading independent hospitality group across the globe.
“With this signing, we are proud to bring our founding brand of Banyan Tree to the beautiful island of Bimini. As our first luxury resort in the Bahamas, Banyan Tree illa Bahamas will showcase the best of our brand’s ethos of creating a Sanctuary for the Senses, while deeply connecting with the environment and local culture. This also represents our Group’s continued strategic intent to expand into the Americas, a part of the world we have a great affinity for,” said Mr. Peter Hechler, Head of Regional Operations MENA, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
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