Banyan Tree Resorts Maldives celebrates people on brand’s 25th anniversary

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru has commemorated the brand’s 25th anniversary by celebrating its people.

The 25th of September marked the 25th anniversary of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, and its two properties in North Male Atoll arranged a week-long celebration with activities involving guests and associates.

A ‘Swim Across the Channel’ kicked off the celebration where 34 guests and associates jumped off from Angsana Ihuru jetty and swam for about 870 metres all the way to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. This much anticipated activity was arranged with the guidance of first aiders. Several boats guided the swimmers to ensure safety for everyone while crossing the channel.

This activity was followed by a three-day ‘sports fest’ held at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru beach which was attended by associates and several guests with thrilling beach activities including tug of war at the lagoon.

The week-long celebration’s finale was an Associate Recognition Event, an evening dedicated for associates who have been in service for years at both Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru.

Eight associates received award for five years of service, seven associates for 10 years of service, five associates for 15 years of service, four associates for 20 years of service and 10 associates received an award for 25 years of service in the company.

The awardees received certificates, badges and cash prizes in appreciation for the years of service at Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru opened its door in 1995 and is the first international chain resort in the Maldives. With just 48 pool villas dotting around the island, privacy and relaxation can easily be attained. The resort has a restaurant, bar, PADI Gold Palm five-star resort dive centre and a Banyan Tree Spa. It is also home to the Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab, the first of its kind to be funded and built on a private resort, where guests can learn about marine conservation and partake in the many sustainability activities on offer including coral planting, reef cleaning and daily stingray feeding sessions.

Angsana Ihuru is surrounded by one of the most vibrant and well preserved coral house reefs in the Maldives. The resort has 45 villas, a restaurant and a bar, a PADI Gold Palm five-star resort dive centre and an Angsana Spa.

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru are located in North Male Atoll, just 25 minutes away by speedboat from the airport. The two resorts are just five minutes by boat away from each other.

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