Adding to its growing global portfolio of distinctive, one-of-a-kind properties, Luxury Hotels Group is delighted to announce its newest member this month.
Deep in the tropical forests of Batangas in the Philippines, The Farm at San Benito is a renowned luxury retreat with unrivalled health and wellness credentials. Describing itself not as a hotel but as a healing journey – a ‘must-have’ in every individual’s life at least once a year, The Farm brings together a holistic approach to wellbeing with the feel and facilities of a five star resort. Built around a 250-year-old mango tree said to possess healing powers, it’s a beautifully landscaped oasis where nature redresses the imbalances of modern life.
The Farm’s exquisite luxury villas reflect the pristine natural setting, striking just the right balance between authenticity and all-out indulgence. Entry category Sulu Terrace villas are especially evocative, referencing the area’s traditional rice barns with thatched roofs and wood beamed ceilings, while others combine rustic chic with more contemporary design cues. Crystalline glass walls for example frame the palms around the new Palmera Glass Villas, with generous living space spilling out onto a shady open-sided veranda ideal for al fresco dining. Narra Pool Villas, as their name suggests, benefit from heated infinity pools with hydro-jets, set within beautifully tended private gardens.
The most exclusive of The Farm’s villas, The Lakan is a jaw-dropping, design-led hideaway complete with koi ponds in its private gardens, and naturally, a private heated pool. Its size and layout means it’s ideal for larger groups or families travelling together. Dotted around the grounds, most villas also feature an exhilarating open-air bathroom experience, and all benefit from WiFi, iPod docking stations, yoga mats and handmade bath amenities produced from the resort’s organic coconut plantation.
Much of the produce for the award-winning restaurant Alive! is also sourced from The Farm’s own organic and kitchen gardens, with vegan and raw food dishes a stand-out speciality. The gardens are harvested daily, and custom-designed dehydrators are used to preserve the nutritional properties of the food.
Spa treatment programmes are all-encompassing, with everything from stress reduction to circuit training and ayervedic yoga to aqua aerobics offered by highly trained therapists, led by a team of highly qualified medical practitioners. There’s nothing clinical about The Farm’s spa facilities however. The Sanctuary, the wellness hub at the heart of the resort, is a collection of private massage pavilions surrounded by beautiful gardens, together with an infinity pool with inspiring views towards distant mountains. The resort also features a 27- hole all-weather championship golf course.
Increasingly popular with small corporate groups and incentives as well as affluent spa aficionados, this holistic healing hub has consistently glowing reviews, and is ranked among the world’s best health resorts. Vivek Thadhani, VP Sales & Marketing for Luxury Hotels Group, said of the new partnership: “We’re thrilled to be working with The Farm at San Benito. It’s not only a beautiful product, but also a true pioneer in the luxury wellness market. This kind of individuality and unique appeal is the perfect fit for our portfolio”.
Rouel Guanzon, General Manager of The Farm at San Benito, agreed, commenting: “From our first meeting with Luxury Hotels Group it was clear they understand the challenges and opportunities of our market, and their bespoke approach is important for us. We’re delighted to have found such a good fit for our business”.
Until 31st January 2017, an eight night Wellness Retreat at The Farm at San Benito is available for the price of just seven nights, exclusively for bookings with Luxury Hotels Group.
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