Banyan Tree Looks to Wellness, Sustainability in Recovery Post-COVID

The pandemic’s widespread impact has underscored the importance of leading healthier lifestyles for our physical and mental well-being, Banyan Tree Group said in a press release. To that end, the company says it’s refocusing on its core values of well-being and sustainability in its internal culture as a key to recovery in preparing for guests’ return during and beyond the pandemic.  

Groupwide initiatives available internally and externally are based on a clarified approach of simplifying evidence and feedback, and then structuring these into eight pillars that guide the brand’s well-being programs. Incorporating practices of the mind, body, soul and relationship with others and nature, the eight pillars of well-being include Sleep & Rest, Dietary Awareness, Bonding & Connection, Physical Vitality, Cultivate The Mind, Learning & Development, Harmony with Nature and Sustained Practices. 

Through the training modules leaning on empathy, positive psychology and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), employees can learn about stress management techniques, resilience and self-care. Furthermore, Banyan Tree Group has pivoted to a well-being-focused organizational index whereby employees answer a set of 64 questions on lifestyle practices based on the eight well-being pillars. The same set of 64 questions is also used as an assessment for guests when they book at a well-being sanctuary. These initiatives, the company said, are in line with the belief that “happy and healthy associates result in satisfied guests.”

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Outwardly, with the launch of Wellbeing Sanctuaries in properties worldwide this year, Banyan Tree seeks to continue its mission to help others live well. Wellbeing Sanctuaries combine club floors or resort wings with dining, spa and multifunctional practice spaces into a single experience with the support of well-being hosts on property. 

A stay at a Banyan Tree’s Wellbeing Sanctuary includes accommodation with sleep enhancement, 24-hour check-in and check-out, in-room well-being amenities, nightly rest rituals, daily balanced breakfast, afternoon nutrition platter, daily access to complimentary well-being activities, savings in a la carte spa treatments and well-being cuisine. Guests can also take home a well-being guide after their stay, including tips on sleeping better, healthy living, home exercises and other recommendations that they can practice in their daily lives.

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