Banyan Tree to Open First Hot Spring Resort in Chongqing, China

Bayan Tree Hotels and Resorts has announced that it is set to be the first international hotel operator to launch a hot spring resort in Chongqing, China that embraces the natural healing waters of the North Hot Springs. Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei will open in the summer of 2013, and each of its 107 suites and villas will feature private hot spring pools.

This is the first time private healing pools have been introduced in Western China by Banyan Tree.

Located 40 minutes from the main city of Chongqing in the area of Beibei and surrounded by the landscape of Jin Yun Mountain and Jialing River, the resort will offer 48 Hot Spring Retreats and 59 Hot Spring Villas. The resort’s design reflects the start of the Minguo era with traditional multi-story folk houses and an open bamboo-lined courtyard and foyer. The interiors will combine contemporary and traditional design with dark wood furnishings, marble floors and soft thick carpets complemented by the Shu embroidery, brocades and lacquer art craft. For dining, available are: Jin Yao Xuan, offering contemporary Chinese delicacies; Bai Yun, which offers authentic Cantonese food; international favorites at Ming Yue; and the Qing Feng lobby and cigar bar.

The Banyan Tree Spa has three standard double rooms, five deluxe double rooms and one royal double room. A signature Banyan Tree Spa innovation, the Yin Yang Rainmist experience will be the first of its kind hydrothermal package to debut in Chongqing Beibei. It features a combination of Rain Shower and Steam Bath. There will be a total of seven indoor and outdoor hot spring pools within the facility. Other amenities include a gymnasium, a yoga room, and the Banyan Tree Gallery that sells indigenous handicrafts, resort apparel, and spa amenities.

Banyan Tree Chongqing Beibei is located in Chengjiang Town, which is a 40-minute drive from Chongqing Airport, 50 minutes from the Chongqing Railway Station and the city center, and 120 minutes from Chengdu.