Banyan Tree Group has outlined plans to open eight hotels this year, including its first properties in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Angsana Corfu is scheduled to open in April, and will feature 196 hilltop rooms and pool villas overlooking the Ionian Sea.
The resort is situated 12 miles south of Corfu Town, and will offer an outdoor infinity pool, heated indoor pool, gym and yoga pavilion, and three signature restaurants including Botrini’s by Corfiot Italian Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini.
Later this year the group is set to debut the Banyan Tree brand in the Middle East, with the opening of the Banyan Tree Doha At La Cigale Mushaireb.
The 341-room property is the first to be developed under the group’s strategic partnership with Accor, and will feature a rooftop bar, fine-dining Thai restaurant Saffron, and the signature Banyan Tree Spa.
The group’s first African resort is also slated to open in December, with Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira set to offer 40 pool villas on a private island in Mozambique’s Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago.
Singapore-based Banyan Tree will unveil a further five Asian properties this year, in locations including Quzhou, and Nanjing in China, Ubud in Bali, and Siem Reap in Cambodia.
The company is set to open a total of 35 properties by 2024, as it capitalises on the partnership with Accor which gives it access to the French group’s global reservations and sales network, along with Accor Live Limitless loyalty programme.