Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading multi-branded independent hospitality groups, has signed an MOU with La Quinta Real Estate Group to open Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella resort and residences in 2026. The project will include a hotel, branded residences, apartments and commercial spaces.
Beginning in 1994 as a sanctuary for the senses, Banyan Tree Holdings’ presence grew from a single resort hotel in Phuket, Thailand to become one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups today. The group’s portfolio of hotels, resorts, spas, galleries, golf and residences is centered on five award-winning brands – Banyan Tree, Angsana, Cassia, Dhawa and Laguna – that offer exceptional design-led experiences for global travellers of today and tomorrow.
Banyan Tree Holdings was founded on the core concept of sustainability, a perfect fit for Real de La Quinta, the first urban development project in Spain to be certified by BREEAM. And also a perfect fit for Vista Lago Residences which occupies 6.5 hectares of the Real de La Quinta estate and whose developer, BRIGHT, holds sustainability issues at the core of their company mission, “Building for today without endangering tomorrow”. Banyan Tree Holdings’ purpose-driven mission is to breathe new life into places, spaces and experiences to serve the greater good.
Rooted in the ethos of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People”, the Group places emphasis on the physical and human environment when making business decisions. The resorts and hotels are constructed in harmony with the natural surroundings, through thoughtful design and construction techniques.
Banyan Tree Holdings has received over 2.649 industry awards and accolades since its beginnings. It has also received recognition for its commitment to environmental protection and community development through its Banyan Tree Global Foundation (BTGF), which aligns the Group’s efforts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Named after one of the most venerated trees in Asia, banyan trees can live for centuries, standing firmly, resilient against time and tide, a symbol of constancy in an ever-changing world. Its vast canopy provides shelter for weary travellers whilst its roots are deeply entrenched in its foundation, holding true to meaningful heritage with the memories of time gone by.
The new hotel will sit at the top of a hill overlooking the 200-hectare Real de La Quinta residential community, including the 35,000 metre-squared lake and lake club. The design of the hotel will be led by OBMI with interiors from MKV Design and landscaping by RSR Studio.
As well as the 90 guestrooms and suites circling an oasis courtyard, the hotel will also feature three dining venues, including all-day dining, signature and pool bar and grill concepts, meeting spaces, Spa and kids’ club, adult and family pools and a wedding amphitheatre. There will also be Angsana branded residences, ranging from 97 to 151 square metres in size, available in two- and three-bedroom configurations, that will come with amenities such as a private courtyard, pool, parking, daily housekeeping and maintenance services.
Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella will offer moonlit paddles around Real de La Quinta’s lake, nature hikes to explore local flora, including to the neighbouring UNESCO biosphere reserve.
Peter Hechler, Vice President, Head of Operations at Banyan Tree Group said:
“We couldn’t have asked for a better business partner for Banyan Tree Group’s Spanish debut. La Quinta Real Estate Group has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate world as a developer. Real de La Quinta is the second residential resort to be developed in Marbella, a unique experience and concept on the Costa del Sol, where the priority is to build homes in a natural environment with facilities and services, conceptually becoming a unique place for leisure in daily life”
Borja Pascual, CEO of La Quinta Real Estate Group commented:
“Angsana, being a concept that focuses on creating special moments with loved ones, is the perfect fit for the Real de La Quinta community. With groups of families and friends increasingly looking for meaningful experiences when on holiday, the upcoming Angsana Real de La Quinta Benahavis Marbella is perfectly positioned to capitalise on a trend that has togetherness at its core. Banyan Tree Group’s hospitality and wellness expertise will be crucial to showcasing the Spanish way of life and helping travellers make lifelong memories in one of Europe’s most spectacular locales.”
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