Dhawa builds upon the group’s reputation for redefining luxury hospitality through innovative thinking, design excellence and sustainable business practises. This exciting new brand will cater to an emerging group of design-savvy travellers who seek distinctive experiences in stylish, unique destinations, a company release said.
Dhawa is a casual and contemporary full-service hotel that fuses imaginative design, absolute comfort and seamless technology into a single stay experience. Dhawa, curates a plethora of choices to achieve a truly customised stay.
Dhawa takes its name, philosophy and design from the Dhawa tree (Anogeissuslatifolia) in East India. A new offering from the group, Dhawa sits alongside sister brands Banyan Tree, Angsana and Cassia.
The Banyan Tree Group is a leading international operator and developer of premium resorts, hotels, residences and spas, with a collection of award-winning brands. Banyan Tree offers a Sanctuary to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul in awe-inspiring locations around the globe. Angsana brings the adventure back into travel whatever your age or reason to visit. Intertwining local chic and a vibrant fun-filled atmosphere, Angsana offers exotic destination playgrounds across the world. Cassia is a bold new proposition in the extended stay sector, offering stylish, cutting edge hotel residences for holidays and business travel.
To date, the Banyan Tree Group manages and/or has ownership interests in over 38 hotels and resorts, more than 70 spas, 80 retail galleries; as well as three golf courses.
The first Dhawa hotels are to open next year in China and Cuba
Dhawa Bo’ao, China
Dhawa will open first in Bo’ao, an eastern coastal town on Hainan Island in China in March 2016. Well-known as a popular destination for international forums and leisure travel, Bo’ao boasts tourist attractions including the Jade Belt Beach and Wan Quan River. With 346 keys, Dhawa Bo’ao will be the first hotel in Bo’ao offering a quality spa with vibrant design elements. With over half of its guest rooms facing the sea,the hotel will have extensive banquet and meeting facilities, a restaurant and pool.
Dhawa Cayo Las Brujas, Cuba
Dhawa Cayo Las Brujasin Cuba will open in July 2016. It will be the first property in the region for Banyan Tree. Famed for vast acres of coral reef, rich underwater fauna and botanical wildlife, Las Brujas is a popular attraction for marine enthusiasts. With 516 keys over three floors, the hotel will have three restaurants, a swimming pool, gym, Kids Club, water sports centre and unique meeting facilities.
The two new hotels will be followedby openings in Pu’er, Leishan and Luo Yang,in China and Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand. Dhawa is part of a strategic global expansion for Banyan Tree Group which plans to double its portfolio in the next five years.
Musafir Namah Bureau