The draw of a tranquil oasis surrounded by the beauty of nature is consistently enticing, especially to city dwellers. Homegrown luxury hospitality group Banyan Tree aims to provide such an experience with their new brand extension, Banyan Tree Escape. The very first outpost will make its debut soon this September in Ubud, the heart of Bali.
Surrounded by exuberant foliage and situated near the Ayung River and waterfall, the new luxury resort Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, embraces the serene terrain with its immersive ‘no walls, no doors’ concept. The site features 16 exclusive villas, each shrouded by nature to provide privacy and a sense of peace.
Led by Banyan Tree's Head of Architecture, Dharmali Kusumadi, the villas are designed with a sustainable indoor-outdoor living concept. Kusumadi worked with Bali-based sustainable architect Gede Kresna to bring the environmentally-conscious ethos to life.
To preserve the surrounding natural environment, the team abstained from the use of heavy machinery during the construction phase. They took cues from local craftsmen and used traditional techniques to bound materials together to build the resort.