Banyan Group prioritises occupants’ wellbeing amidst COVID-19, highlights wellness facilities

Publisher: Asian Property

Published date: 11 August 2020

Their focus on improving residents and tenants’ mental and physical wellbeing has enabled them to stand out among investors

Villa Tanah is a 492 sqm villa for sale consisting of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate foyer, separate guest toilet, integrated pool and carport

Since the onset of the pandemic, the importance placed upon health and safety has become more apparent than ever. Commercial centres across the world have adopted stringent sanitary measures to continue operating; hotels, coliving and coworking spaces have shifted their strategies to ensure safe public communes; and residential developments have prioritised offering wellness facilities to occupants who are now more aware of the value of staying healthy. 

Yet even before the outbreak, Banyan Residences in Hua Hin, Thailand have stood out among investors because of their emphasis towards having a fit and active lifestyle. 

A mere 2.5 hours drive away from the capital, Hua Hin has always served as a quick getaway for Bangkok residents. Since the pandemic, the CEO of Banyan Group Tjeert Kwant shared that they have witnessed a dramatic increase in inquiries between March and April as movement restrictions exhausted city dwellers who were confined for months in the four corners of their homes and as more businesses embraced flexible working schemes that enabled professionals to live outside city centres. 

The villas at Banyan Residences, whether for rent or for sale, are equipped with a pool and some even have the option to add a private spa and sauna.

Surrounded by lush green mountains and a panoramic view of the beach for premium villas, Tjeert said that the residents and tenants of Banyan have always found their development as the perfect escape from the hectic city lifestyle, where they can embrace the serenity of living in the midst of nature. 

For guaranteed peace of mind, the development offers round-the-clock concierge service and security, garden and pool maintenance, as well as housekeeping services – ensuring that occupants won’t need to lift a finger when staying at Banyan Residences. 

Villa Kemala, one of the four customizable villas for sale, consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate guest toilet and foyer, courtyard and study

Villas for rent valued at THB31,000 (USD100) per month

Yet, what sets the development apart in the kingdom is the wide array of facilities focused on health and wellness. Last weekend, the PropertyGuru Property Team was lucky enough to experience firsthand the lavish and active lifestyle at Banyan Residences, Hua Hin. 

Banyan Spa 

Tourists visiting Thailand know that you cannot visit the kingdom without getting a massage, particularly a Thai massage from one of the many parlours across the country. However, it’s also a fact that there are some places here that do provide subpar massages, but that is certainly not the case at Banyan Spa. The five-star spa treatment — from the tranquil environment to the quality customer service to the soothing massage techniques — guests will leave refreshed and rejuvenated after each massage. 

Banyan Golf Club & Academy 

Banyan Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course, where I had a quick training session with John Wither, the Best Golf Coach in Asia Pacific

Perfect not only for residents and tenants of Banyan Group, the award-winning course at Banyan Golf Club & Academy has welcomed golfing professionals from across the world. With the awardee for the Best Golf Coach in Asia Pacific John Wither leading the academy, the Golf Club has attracted newbies, players interested in a refresher course or players who want to master the sport. 

In between breaks, players can take a bite at either of their two restaurants located in prime spots across the course. As the sun sets, they can stop by Mulligans Pub to cap off the day with their favourite drink. 

Banyan Residences’ Tropical Park 

To ensure that residents have all the necessary tools to live a healthier lifestyle, Banyan Group developed their own park so residents can take a leisurely stroll and have that afternoon jog right in their neighbourhood. As for those who prefer to explore longer routes, the group has electric bicycles available. 

Be Well Medical Centre 

With advanced facilities and medical professionals, patients that need low-level of care won’t ever need to go to the hospital

Be Well Medical Centre boasts to be the first in the kingdom to offer a European-style family doctor practice, which is a primary care system incorporated in major hospitals across Thailand. 

The centre has its own on-site pharmacy, laboratory and physiotherapy services, with state-of-the-art equipment. They aim to deliver high-quality medical services from familiar and friendly faces for illnesses that require low-level of care without needing to be hospitalised. 

Functioning as a separate entity from Banyan Group, the medical centre is conveniently located within the Banyan Residences site, but they did clarify that they do not only cater to Banyan residents. Those interested may apply for a membership to take advantage of the 24/7 on-call emergency service. They also accept walk-in appointments during business hours for non-members. 

Banyan Group has also partnered with Be Well to develop and implement safety protocols against COVID-19 so they can operate their wellness facilities without risking the health of guests. 

As the impact of the pandemic looms over the real estate industry across the world, Banyan Group has managed to stay on top of their game, primarily driven by the need to ensure that residents, tenants and golfers live a healthy, active and relatively normal lifestyle in the wake of the pandemic.

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Of course, if you would like to make any adjustments to the layout, or even if you would prefer an entirely new layout that keeps within the seamless style of Banyan, then our Project Director will prepare a custom design draft based on your input. Once the designs have been completed and approved, we will then tender them to a number of reliable contractors. Once we’ve gathered their BOQ (Bill of Quality) quotations, you will then be able to make an informed decision as to which contractor you would like to choose.

Additionally, The Banyan Residences can provide you with an exceptional Project management service (for an additional fee of 5% of total construction cost) who will gladly guide you through the entire process of buying your own luxury villa in Hua Hin from start to finish. They will also be able to manage the construction process from A through Z, ensuring that absolutely everything is on point, up to standard, and accounted for.

In any case, our internal project management team will be beside you every single step of the way as you optimize your villa. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your unique Villa feels like home and fits perfectly within your budget, lifestyle, and chosen design preferences.