Japanese Banyan Tree set to debut in New Clark City

Banyan Tree is set to debut its first resort in the Philippines within the sprawling 450-hectare Hann Reserve project in New Clark City, Tarlac. Envisioned to become the ultimate luxury sanctuary north of Metro Manila, Banyan Tree, and Hann Resorts recently broke ground for the property onsite at the Hann Reserve master-planned luxury lifestyle integrated resort. 

Slated to debut in 2026, the highly acclaimed Hann Reserve is situated within a 15-minute drive from the newly developed Clark International Airport and a convenient two-hour drive from Manila. The estate project will feature exclusive PGA-affiliated player development facilities alongside three 18-hole championship golf courses, clubhouses, a mixed-use commercial center, premium villas, and residences, a 10-hectare public park, and a collection of luxury resorts. 

 “HannReserve is a game-changer for luxury travel in the Philippines. With the breathtaking beauty of New Clark City as backdrop and the synergy of Hann Resorts with Banyan Tree as the driving force, we are proud to present a landmark development that offers an unparalleled golfing and leisure experience for discerning travelers of all kinds,” said Dae Sik Han, chairman and CEO of Hann Philippines. 

(From left) Hann Hotels vice president Tarek Aouini; Hann Philippines vice president for real estate and property development Neki Liwanag; Accor vice president for development Chris Cho; Banyan Tree senior vice president Philip Lim; Bases Conversion and Development Authority chairman Delfin Lorenzana; Banyan Tree CEO Eddy See; Hann Philippines chairman & CEO Dae Sik Han; Bases Conversion and Development Authority president Joshua Bingcang; Raffles Fairmont cluster general manager Bernd Schneider; Ennismore senior vice president Francois Baudin; Accor senior vice president of operations Sylvain Pasdeloup; Tarlac Governor Susan Yap.

At the groundbreaking event, Department of Tourism Undersecretary Shereen Gail Yu-Pamintuan said: “We are excited for this development as we have always believed that Central Luzon can be one of the premier tourist destinations in the country. Tourists are seeking more authentic experiences and this is exactly what Banyan Tree is all about.”

“It is something that will not only make Clark very proud but the entire country as well, as it will be the first of its kind in the Philippines. Rest assured that we at BCDA will provide full support to make sure Hann finds success in this big vision for the country,” added Bases Conversion and Development Authority president Jake Bingcang.

Villas Banyan Tree New Clark City at Hann Reserve (Artist perspectives)

Eddy See, CEO of Banyan Tree Group, expressed his excitement about being part of the Philippines’ newest ultra-luxe leisure destination. “Although people associate Banyan Tree with luxury, one of the key things that is very important is the sense of emotion—the sense of feeling connected to the place through experiences that evoke memories that you will always remember for many years to come. Sense of place is a very fundamental concept for any Banyan Tree development, and we have found it in Hann Reserve,” he said.

Guided by the principles of ecological sustainability, natural luxury, and cultural sensitivity, the architecture of Banyan Tree New Clark City draws inspiration from the vibrant heritage of the Philippines, especially the provinces of Tarlac and Pampanga. The resort brings the folklore of the Sun and the Moon to life through thoughtfully designed villas crafted with eco-friendly and sustainable materials. The property also prioritizes the employment of qualified locals and indigenous people of Tarlac and Pampanga, fostering a genuinely inclusive community from construction to day-to-day operations.

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For more information about Banyan Tree New Clark City, visit www.banyantree.com.

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