EarthCheck’s internationally acclaimed and Architizer award-winning design certification will debut in the Philippines with Banyan Tree Group’s Banyan Tree Residences Manila Bay, slated to open in the third quarter of 2025. The Philippines’ growing reputation as an investment and business hub has been a significant draw for the Singapore-based hospitality group, which plans to develop further projects in the country, including two golf courses, two island developments and several resorts from 2022 to 2030.
Banyan Tree Residences Manila Bay is currently seeking design certification from the internationally recognised EarthCheck Building Planning and Design program. EarthCheck works with luxury brands worldwide, including Alila, Belmond, One&Only and Capella. Their deep science and patented sustainability benchmarking methodology was created by the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism (STCRC) over 10 years. The STCRC grew to be the world’s largest dedicated tourism research organisation.
Banyan Tree Residences Manila Bay will be situated in the sprawling metropolis of Manila, close to academic institutions, hospitals, and the international airport. Residences will offer panoramic views of the famed Manila sunset and city. Key features include a 24-hour concierge, lifestyle dining options, a rooftop garden, infinity pools, water features, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and the Philippines’ first-ever Banyan Tree Spa and Gallery.
“We are thrilled to be introducing the Banyan Tree brand to the Philippines through the launch of Banyan Tree Residences Manila Bay. The Philippines is undergoing tremendous growth, and we are honoured to present an exceptional opportunity for prospective buyers to be part of a premium global hospitality brand, backed by an extensive network of hotels, resorts, spas, and golf courses,” says Mr Eddy See, President and Chief Executive Officer, Banyan Tree Group.
EarthCheck Founder and CEO Stewart Moore noted that places where people want to visit and live – and that are sustainable – do not happen by chance: they are a product of visionary thinking and commitment by industry and community leaders.
“Creating and developing sustainable communities requires collaboration, determination and systematic planning across a development,” Mr Moore says. “Banyan Tree Residences Manila Bay will join a select group of leading developments across the world that are taking a holistic and strategic approach to sustainable design, placemaking and quality of life.”