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Banyan Tree enters Saudi Arabian market with tented desert wellbeing retreat
By Megan Whitby 20 Dec 2022
There are plans to expand the spa with thermal and wet facilities and a corresponding suite of rituals by Q4 of 2023 Credit: Banyan Tree Group
Banyan Tree has launched its first resort and spa in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the group’s debut in the Kingdom.

Banyan Tree AlUla is being operated by Accor on behalf of Banyan Tree, thanks to the two brands’ strategic long-term partnership agreement which was announced in 2016. The deal means Accor develops and manages Banyan Tree-branded hotels around the world.

Set against a striking desert backdrop and imposing rock formations, Banyan Tree AlUla has been developed in the Ashar Valley of the AlUla region – a historical crossroad of ancient civilisations and a popular resting place for travellers and traders since the 6th century BC.

The vision for the resort was inspired by the architecture of the Nabataeans – a nomadic tribe of Bedouins who occupied the area 2,000 years ago.

Banyan Tree AlUla’s 47 sand-coloured tents blend into the landscape, while a range of outdoor wellness experiences allow guests to connect with the natural surroundings.

An oasis of wellness
The two-acre property features a signature Banyan Tree Spa designed as a desert wellness sanctuary and a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal with a holistic approach based on traditional Asian healing therapies.

Beyond the spa, a range of open-air treatments and outdoor wellbeing experiences allow guests to connect deeply with the natural surroundings. Highlights include star-lit open-air sound baths and a massage inside a hidden cave surrounded by precious minerals, incense and scented candles made with locally-grown ingredients.

A regular selection of yoga classes, retreats and workshops by world-renowned masters in their fields have also been added to complete the offering.

Following time at the spa or a gym session at the resort’s fitness centre, guests can unwind at the resort’s tranquil rock pool with views of the expansive valley on the horizon.

Speaking to Spa Business, Banyan Tree revealed there are plans to expand the spa with thermal and wet facilities and a corresponding suite of rituals by Q4 of 2023.

Partners include Lemi, Talenti Spa and Pevonia. A regular selection of yoga classes, retreats and workshops by world-renowned masters in their fields complete the offering.

To discover more of the latest new openings across the global spa and wellness industry, check out the most recent issue of Spa Business.


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Banyan Tree enters Saudi Arabian market with tented desert wellbeing retreat
POSTED 20 Dec 2022 . BY Megan Whitby
There are plans to expand the spa with thermal and wet facilities and a corresponding suite of rituals by Q4 of 2023 Credit: Banyan Tree Group
Banyan Tree has launched its first resort and spa in Saudi Arabia, ushering in the group’s debut in the Kingdom.

Banyan Tree AlUla is being operated by Accor on behalf of Banyan Tree, thanks to the two brands’ strategic long-term partnership agreement which was announced in 2016. The deal means Accor develops and manages Banyan Tree-branded hotels around the world.

Set against a striking desert backdrop and imposing rock formations, Banyan Tree AlUla has been developed in the Ashar Valley of the AlUla region – a historical crossroad of ancient civilisations and a popular resting place for travellers and traders since the 6th century BC.

The vision for the resort was inspired by the architecture of the Nabataeans – a nomadic tribe of Bedouins who occupied the area 2,000 years ago.

Banyan Tree AlUla’s 47 sand-coloured tents blend into the landscape, while a range of outdoor wellness experiences allow guests to connect with the natural surroundings.

An oasis of wellness
The two-acre property features a signature Banyan Tree Spa designed as a desert wellness sanctuary and a place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal with a holistic approach based on traditional Asian healing therapies.

Beyond the spa, a range of open-air treatments and outdoor wellbeing experiences allow guests to connect deeply with the natural surroundings. Highlights include star-lit open-air sound baths and a massage inside a hidden cave surrounded by precious minerals, incense and scented candles made with locally-grown ingredients.

A regular selection of yoga classes, retreats and workshops by world-renowned masters in their fields have also been added to complete the offering.

Following time at the spa or a gym session at the resort’s fitness centre, guests can unwind at the resort’s tranquil rock pool with views of the expansive valley on the horizon.

Speaking to Spa Business, Banyan Tree revealed there are plans to expand the spa with thermal and wet facilities and a corresponding suite of rituals by Q4 of 2023.

Partners include Lemi, Talenti Spa and Pevonia. A regular selection of yoga classes, retreats and workshops by world-renowned masters in their fields complete the offering.

To discover more of the latest new openings across the global spa and wellness industry, check out the most recent issue of Spa Business.
Credit: Banyan Tree Group
Credit: Banyan Tree Group
Credit: Banyan Tree Group
Credit: Banyan Tree Group
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