BTPC is Asia’s first asset-backed destination club, offering perpetual and transferable membership. The club has an ever-expanding resort portfolio.
The present inventory of “Own Villas” includes two-bedroom villas at Banyan Tree resorts in Bali, Seychelles, and Ringha; a private four-bedroom villa in Tuscany, Italy; a three bedroom villa in Grasse, France; a two-bedroom apartment in London; and a two-bedroom apartment in Kyoto, Japan.
Our “Associate” Villas are suites or villas at selected Banyan Tree and Angsana Hotels and Resorts, and are available for use for a limited number of room nights annually, based on the value of room rate at the time of booking.
BTPC is managed by the Banyan Tree Group (“Banyan Tree”), a leading international hospitality brand that manages and develops premium resorts, hotels and spas. It has won over 1000 awards and accolades, all within a short time span since the first resort was opened in 1994.
Banyan Tree provides BTPC members with travel experiences that are consistent with its brand philosophy—the love for travel. Leveraging on the complementary product offerings, ranging from resorts, hotels, spas, galleries to golf courses, BTPC delivers multi-faceted, destination-specific experiential services that are of exceptional standards and quality.
Transfer of membership is allowed subject to a transfer fee of US$10,000, payable by the transferring Member upon transfer of Membership. If the transferring Member fails to pay such transfer fee, the intended transferee shall not be admitted as a Member of the Club. Memberships which are transferred to an Immediate Family Member* will not be subjected to a transfer fee but an administrative fee of US$500 shall be payable.
*Immediate Family Member refers to spouse and minor, unmarried children of a married Member. In the case of an unmarried Member; it shall mean the parents and siblings.
More indulgence for less
The value proposition of a membership is that it costs a fraction of what one would pay to stay in a similar villa in a Banyan Tree resort; and you need not to worry about hotels’ and resorts’ tariff inflation for your holiday for the rest of your life. BTPC mebership can also be aligned with the family succession planning.
As membership is asset-backed with owned/long-term-leased “Own Villas”, true asset protection is enhanced. The proprietary and other assets of BTPC are held by an independent company, whose shares are held by a trustee shareholder, insulated from the Banyan Tree Group.
Perpetual and transferable
Membership is perpetual and can be transferred or sold at any time.
Current and future destinations
Members have access not only to any of the existing properties in BTPC portfolio, but also all new properties that may be acquired by BTPC or available through partnership with BTPC in the future.
Brand assurance of villa quality
In contrast with stand-alone luxury villa rentals, where there is a void of a branded hospitality company assurance, all BTPC villas are designed to furnish guests with a sense of place that captures the spirit and culture of each location. The high standards of Banyan Tree will prevail as it maintains and refurbishes the villas.
Resort amenities and membership privileges
Most residences of other destination clubs are stand-alone properties, whereas the majority of BTPC villas are located within the Banyan Tree resorts. This means that BTPC members have access to the resorts’ facilities, including spas, golf courses, swimming pools, specialty restaurants, gym, tennis courts, water recreation facilities, and libraries. Members will recive a membership card entitling them to concessions for spa and facial treatments, gallery products, golf games, food & beverage, and stays at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
A la carte menu of destination-specific experiences
For those who desire unique holidays, BTPC offers an ala carte menu of destination specific experiences that may be booked and paid for in advance. These range from dinner on the rocks, massage of the senses and adventure travel experiences at Banyan Tree resorts, to gourmet culinary experiences at European destinations.
Hassle-free travel with membership services and resort host
Our Membership Services Managers will provide assistance and advice on vacation planning. They will be able to make recommendations to suit your needs based on their knowledge of local attractions. At Banyan Tree resorts, dedicated Resort Hosts will attend to your every need, from making dining reservations, arranging for transportation, to booking spa appointments and golf tee-off times. Daily housekeeping with the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts villa portfolio will keep everything in the villa clean and comfortable.
Yes, but as the club destinations grow the membership cap will grow as well, and the club will be able to add even more destinations or inventory to maintain a member to inventory ratio of 1:1.5 – 2.0, so that members will continue to enjoy the benefits without any compromise.
The 1-week individual membership plan includes:
Overall, the demand from members will be sufficiently satisfied by our wide selection of accommodation ranging from one bedroom suites to three/four bedroom villas under BTPC’s own or associate villa portfolios. Members can access a wide selection of luxury accommodations worldwide through the reciprocal’s service provider.
Nonetheless, as some villas are exceedingly popular, the Club appreciates advance notice for reservation requests so as to maximize the chance of a successful booking.
Yes, you must reserve your desired week(s) in accordance with the booking timelines stated in Question (9) below. Reservation requests can be made as follows:
Membership Services Bangkok
Banyan Tree Private Collection
7th Floor, Thai Wah Tower 1
21/15 South Sathorn Road
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2690 4949
Fax: +66 (0) 2690 4998
Membership Services China
Banyan Tree Private Collection
25th Floor, New Richport Center
763 Mengzi Road
Shanghai 200023, China
Tel: +86 21 6335 2929 Ext: 138
Fax: +86 21 6335 0658
Membership Services Singapore
Banyan Tree Private Collection (Corporate Office)
211 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 6849 5787
The earliest that you may make a reservation request is 24 months in advance of your intended check-in date for both Non-Peak and Peak period.
Designated peak periods are: Christmas week, New Year week, Chinese New Year week, and Easter week. A summer peak period from 15 July – 15 September applies for European Villas. Specific Golden Week Peak Season and other special Japanese Public Holidays only apply to our Kyoto apartment.
Non-peak period surcharge will apply during these periods, but the cancellation policy is very strict and the confirmations will depend on availability.
Requests are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
All reservation requests will be confirmed by email or fax.
Your reservation request will not be processed if you have defaulted in the payment of your Annual Dues, you do not have the required number of days, or your use rights have been suspended by the Club.
Yes. Your friends and family are permitted to stay at the villas if you provide the Club’s Central Reservations with the names and addresses of the guests when the booking is made.
Your membership entitles you to a two-bedroom villa at a BTPC Own Villas portfolio and a wide range of room categories under the Associate Villas entitlement at any Banyan Tree and Angsana Hotels and Resorts.
The maximum allowable occupancy is two adults for a one-bedroom villa, and four adults for a two-bedroom villa. However, should an extra bed be required, it shall be subjected to the hotel’s policy, and charges will be levied by the hotel, if applicable. The private four-bedroom villas will accommodate eight adults.
Members are permitted to use their Own Villas entitlement for Associate Villas access, subject to availability and based on the following conversion rates:
|Best Available Rate on Banyantree.com and Angsana.com respectively||Maximum Stay per 1 Week Plan|
|< US$600; or||6 days / 5 nights|
|US$600 to US$900; or||5 days / 4 nights|
|US$901 to US$1500; or||4 days / 3 nights|
|> US$1500||3 days / 2 nights|
To allow members more flexibility, their room night entitlement stays may be split as they wish.
The same conditions apply as those described in Question (9) above.
There is no limitation. Any extensions of stay once you have used your room night entitlement will be subject to pay per use terms at 30% off Best Available Rates on the Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts website at www.banyantree.com or Angsana Hotels & Resorts Website at www.angsana.com respectively. Please check with Membership Service Centre for details.
An authorised representative shall be designated by members to coordinate with our Reservations team for any Beneficiary Allotment. The representative must submit the reservation request in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at +66 2690 4998; +86 21 6335 0658, with the following details:
No, once the Beneficiary Allotment is issued, the entitlement is deemed used and cannot be carried forward or extended.
Lifetime members may carry forward their Own Villas entitlement to the next immediate calendar year, expiring on 31 December of that year.
Term members may not carry forward their unutilised entitlement.
A Life member is permitted to borrow any days from the following year’s entitlement to be used in the current year, if member has paid the Annual Dues for the said following year and with the Club’s approval.
Term members may borrow days from following year’s entitlement, subject to the approval of the Club Management.
Check-in and check-out times vary for each Club Accommodation. The check-in and check-out times will be indicated in your confirmation document. Check-in will normally be at the front desk of Banyan Tree resorts, or at each independent BTPC suite or villa.
Yes. The Club may amend the Rules and Regulations from time to time. You will be notified of any changes. The same applies to the Terms & Conditions of the Club.
Yes. The designated peak period weeks are Christmas Week, New Year Week, Chinese New Year Week, and Easter Week. There is no surcharge on stays during these designated peak weeks. However, very strict cancellation/ amendment rules and regulations, terms and conditions will apply.
Annual dues will be used solely for the benefit of BTPC members. A major portion of the surcharge and annual dues will go towards maintaining the villas and providing membership services, with the balance helping to cover administration costs.
There are two reasons. Firstly, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts are allowed to rent out unoccupied BTPC villas, the rental revenues of which are used to subsidize Annual Dues. Secondly, maintenance costs of BTPC’s villas within Banyan Tree resorts benefit from the economies of scale achieved by the resorts.
Yes. As membership grows, the club plans to add villas at the destinations where new Banyan Tree resorts are being developed. More private properties in attractive locations in Europe and the Americas will also be considered.
At Banyan Tree and Angsana Hotels & Resorts, members will have access to a wide variety of villas in their portfolio as can be perused on the respective websites. The size of the BTPC Own Villas will range from two to four bedrooms. The apartments in gateway cities will range from one to three bedrooms.
At our Associate Villas, one-bedroom or two-bedroom choices are available.
At the Associate Villas, one-bedroom or two-bedroom choices are available. As the villa standards vary, Members are advised to study the conditions, fact sheets and specific information provided by the relevant destination and travel partners of BTPC when confirming a booking at the Associate villas and/or Reciprocal villas which are not owned, leased or within the control of BTPC. BTPC only provides assistance to the Members for their booking arrangement with preliminary information.
PLEASE NOTE: the answers to the frequently asked questions are subject to the Rules & Regulations of BTPC and are for reference only and may be changed from time to time. Members are advised not to rely on the FAQ answers above. Please contact us or refer to our Rules & Regulations for conclusive terms and conditions. Thank you.