Claire Chiang

Claire Chiang, senior vice-president of Banyan Tree Holdings and co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is an international hospitality player and activist

Claire Chiang is co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, a global developer and operator of resorts, urban hotels and destination spas in various destinations. The group’s portfolio revolves around five brands: Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna, which were all founded on the core values of well-being and sustainability. 
 
Since its inception in 1994, Banyan Tree Holdings has received over 2,700 industry awards and accolades. It has also been recognised for its environmental protection and community development initiatives through the Banyan Tree Global Foundation, which is matched to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 2021 is a busy year for the group, pandemic notwithstanding: it launched new properties in Cambodia, Indonesia and China, as well as its first establishments in the Middle East (Qatar), Europe (Greece) and Africa (Mozambique). 
 
Chiang is also a strong advocate of various social issues, helping to raise awareness of family violence, female board representation, work-life balance, and animal conservation, among others. She is a trustee of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, chairs the Singapore Book Council and is a National Arts Council member.

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