Singapore, June 2006 – In conjunction with the 2006 World Cup, Banyan TreePhuket springs a surprise goal with an irresistible and exceptional Half Time escapade. Guests who take up this exclusive package will enjoy 50% savings on villa rates, Banyan Tree Spa massages and sumptuous daily buffet breakfast (inclusive of champagne). The offer is available online at www.banyantree.com for stays until 31 July 2006, and is only applicable for the first five bookings per day. Half the Price, Double the Fun Featuring full pampering at half the price, this exciting promotion is expected to entice football fans, soccer widows and all vacation seekers seeking to enjoy a quick break from their routine.

With irresistible rates starting from US$275+++ for a Deluxe Villa and the chance to enjoy a one-time 50% savings on a pampering Banyan Tree Spa massage session, Banyan Tree Phuket is an enticing destination to catch all the World Cup action in the comfort of one’s own luxury villa. The daily American buffet breakfast is not to be missed either, as it features a full spread of gourmet delicacies, accompanied by free-flow champagne.

While the guests’ preferred teams may not clinch the World Cup, it is certain that every guest at Banyan Tree Phuket has a shot at winning the Halftime Draw, to be held in the first week of August. The lucky winner will receive a complimentary three nights’ stay in a Tibetan Suite at Banyan Tree Ringha, a luxurious mountainside resort in the heart of Shangri-la, China. Details of the promotion, and the online booking link, can be found at http://www.banyantree.com/hotdeals/phuket_halftime.htm

Banyan Tree World Cup Escape packages at Banyan Tree resorts in Seychelles, Bintan, Bangkok and Maldives may be found online and booked online conveniently through the one-stop reservations engine at www.banyantree.com.