Banyan Tree to Open Buahan, a “No Walls, No Doors” Resort Concept in Bali
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, January 10, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Banyan Tree is set to open its first Banyan Tree Escape in an off-the-beaten-track, untouched part of northern Ubud in April 2022.
The resort has 16 balés that are designed to blend indoor-outdoor living areas with 180-degree panoramic nature views. Highlights include a zero-waste, farm-to-table, plant-based restaurant and a handful of secret “Hideaway Spots” scattered throughout the grounds, offering guests opportunities to read, meditate or simply commune with nature.
The guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its zero-waste farm-to-table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. The menu concept, 70 per cent of which is plant-based, is sourced locally within a one-hour drive from the property.
The Botanist Bar is centred around the use of local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages, while Toja Spa celebrates the wellbeing traditions from Buahan village and its surrounding areas, with a unique “open” garden experience.
Surrounded by rice paddies and lush jungle in northern Ubud, Buahan makes the most of its pristine natural surroundings with its “no walls, no doors” concept — creating an experience that allows guests to feel that they are one with nature.
At the resort’s heart are the Open Kitchen and Living Room, both open dining and lounge spaces created to evoke a sense of community. Here, guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its unique zero-waste farm to table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. The concept was developed through a collaboration with Agency X, a local consultant group that houses the acclaimed restaurant Locavore, Nusantara Restaurant, and The Night Rooster Cocktail Bar, creatively enhancing a sense of place.
About Banyan Tree Group
We are one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups, respected for our purpose-driven approach centred on wellbeing and sustainability. Founded in 1994, our stewardship mission is to create long-term value for all stakeholders and destinations across our network of properties, products and brands.
Our diversified portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf courses and residences is centred on award-winning brands such as Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna, that offer exceptional design-led experiences in 48 properties and 13 countries around the world.
With almost 8,000 associates across 22 nationalities, Banyan Tree Management Academy (BTMA) supports people development and learning with integrity and meaning. We are also recognised for our commitment to environmental protection and community development through the Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF), which aligns the Group’s efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With over 2,700 industry awards and accolades since inception, we remain motivated anew, every day, to create positive change.