Banyan Tree for Lin­de­man

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BANYAN Tree has been se­lected as the op­er­a­tor of three new re­sorts which are set to be de­vel­oped on Lin­de­man Is­land in the Whit­sun­days.

Con­struc­tion is sched­uled to kick off mid-2019, with the $600 mil­lion project to com­prise a “sixs­tar Spa Re­sort, a five-star Beach re­sort, a five-star Eco Re­sort and a Tourist Villa Precinct,” ac­cord­ing to an en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact state­ment lodged by owner White Horse Aus­tralia, which pur­chased the is­land in 2012 for $12 mil­lion.

White Horse has es­ti­mated the re­de­vel­oped Lin­de­man Is­land will boost vis­i­tor nights to the Whit­sun­days re­gion by more than 200,000 an­nu­ally.

As well as the re­sort man­age­ment rights which have been won by Banyan Tree, the project also in­cludes 89 vil­las which will be tar­geted at wealthy Chi­nese tourists, ac­cord­ing to a News Limited re­port to­day.

Banyan Tree has a strate­gic part­ner­ship with Ac­corHo­tels (TD 08 Dec 2016), un­der which the Sin­ga­pore-based re­sort group has ac­cess to the Ac­cor global sales net­work and loy­alty pro­gram.

An Ac­corHo­tels spokesper­son told TD the com­pany wasn’t able to com­ment on the Lin­de­man Is­land agree­ment at this stage.

It’s un­der­stood the project will be built by ASX-listed Wat­pac, with all en­ergy and wa­ter for the sus­tain­able re­sorts to be pro­duced on site.

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