FIABCI AWARD FOR THE BANJARAN HOTSPRINGS RETREAT

THE Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat won the Best Resort Award at the prestigious FIABCI Malaysia Property Award Ceremony. The event which was part of the International Property Awards and the winner’s trophy is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the property industry. The Malaysia Property Award is the gold standard for distinguished developers and owners in the real estate industry. It is a platform for pioneers and leaders in real estate, to showcase their best.

Dato’ Ngeow Voon Yean, Managing Director of Property Investment, Sunway Integrated Properties received the coveted award from His Excellency Tuanku Raja Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin. Dato‘ Ngeow was elated with the win and added that “The Banjaran is an awe inspiring property and a real jewel in The Sunway Group. We would like to dedicate this achievement to The Banjaran team for their commitment and dedication in providing a 5-star eco-friendly wellness and spa retreat with a touch of Malaysian hospitality. We will continue to deliver innovative and creative award winning projects”.

Worthy entries were recommended for adjudication by a panel of judges. Eminent personalities from various professions and industries were invited to adjudicate the selection of the Award winners. Now in its 19th year, the Award is highly coveted as it brings immediate recognition and publicity to the winners. The prestige of this Award is without parallel.

The winners of the Malaysia Property Award 2011 will compete at the FIABCI International Prix d’ Excellence Award 2012. As the pinnacle of global real estate Awards, it represents FIABCI’s ideals. The Awards will be presented at the annual World Congress which draws delegates from over 60 countries and over 100 different national associations and academic institutions.

FIABCI is a worldwide network whose membership is open to all professionals involved in the property industry, enabling its members to maximise their business opportunities by sharing information and contacts on local, national and international levels. Its chapters currently operate in 60 countries, with 120 professional organisations and 3500 individual professionals, its combined membership is over 1.5milions. Every real estate discipline is represented within FIABCI and its operations are spread over four principal regions – the Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific and Euro.

About The Banjaran
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is managed by Sunway International Hotels and Resorts and is part of THE SUNWAY GROUP. It is Malaysia’s first luxury wellness retreat nestled in a 17 acre valley amid a lush tropical jungle, natural geothermal hot springs and a cluster of magnificent limestone hills. This self-contained retreat comprises 25 luxury villas and a wellness village offering authentic, Asian holistic wellness and spa treatments. Located in Ipoh and just a 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, this award winning wellness retreat is best described as a haven for spiritual time-out, complete relaxation and rejuvenation offering holistic healing to achieve health transformation and overall wellbeing.

The Banjaran offers an extensive spa menu inspired by the rich cultures and healing traditions found here in Malaysia and Asia with authentic Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Malay treatments. The menu also encompasses alternative wellness treatments such as colon hydrotherapy and antioxidant restorative therapy. There are a variety of massages, organic facials and body treatments to cater for everyone including the award winning The Banjaran Signature Massage.

Holistic exercise disciplines such as Yoga, Qi Gong and Tai Chi are also integrated in the wellness programmes including daily access to a host of unique offerings such as the natural hot springs, ice bath and thermal steam cave, a 280 million year old meditation cave and the outdoor rainforest shower.

The Banjaran’s website, listing full information, wellness programmes, consultations and treatments can be found at www.thebanjaran.com. To find out more or make a reservation, please send your enquiry to reservation.kl@thebanjaran.com or call the Retreat at 605-210 7777.