Banyan Tree Holdings, a global leader in the hospitality industry, boasts five award-winning brands (Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna) that offer exceptional, design-led experiences for today’s seasoned travelers.

In March 2021, Banyan Tree will debut its first flagship property in Europe — Angsana Corfu in Greece. The resort will provide its guests with the perfect holiday destination and an unforgettable immersion in Corfu’s rich culture.

Located just 12 km south of Corfu Town and close to the picturesque village of Benitses, Angsana Corfu is perched on a hill above the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea. The resort is near several must-see spots, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Corfu Old Town, the Old and New Fortresses and Achilleion Palace.

“A global hotel chain built with Asian hospitality at its core, Banyan Tree Group’s authentic service is compatible with the warm hospitality and unique culture of Greece, which explains why the country was chosen for its first European location,” said Angsana Corfu General Manager Christofer Vonglis.

“Corfu provides the perfect setting as beautiful greenery and mountainous scenery meet crystal blue waters. No other destination in Greece offers this environment. It also has strong infrastructure in place, like a large port and an airport that takes international flights,” Vonglis added.

The property will have 196 rooms, suites and private pool villas offering stunning views of either the Ionian Sea or the countryside. It will also feature a spa, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, five dining outlets, water sports, state-of-the-art gym and a yoga deck.

Angsana Corfu will also implement Banyan Tree’s Safe Sanctuary Programme, which involves comprehensive safety and hygiene protocols in line with its core mission to ensure the health and wellbeing of its guests.

“Japanese guests will feel at home here at Angsana Corfu because of the widely-held Greek value of philoxenia, which means “an eagerness to befriend and care,” not very different from the Japanese concept of omotenashi, or the close attention given to visitors. Our Japanese guests will appreciate Corfu’s historical heritage along with its majestic ocean views and local culture,” Vonglis said.