Angsana Velavaru Celebrating International Womans Day

PUBLISHED March 07, 2019

As a homage to the immense contribution of women around the world, and in line with the global commemoration of International Womens Day on March 8th, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts launches its International Womens Day campaign. 

In lieu of this years theme #BalanceforBetter, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts would like to give back to the wider community by offering guests 38% off Best Available Room Rates who book accommodation at any of the 38 participating Banyan Tree properties. 

Sharing sentiments on gender equality, Applelynn Teo, AVP, Gallery Design & Production commented "Gender equality to me is putting all these judgments aside and being objective. What are we going to do today as a team and everyone is equal…". 

Similary, Savittree Meesuksree, Training Manager, Banyan Tree Spa Academy shared "…believe in yourself that you can do and nothing is impossible". 

Championed by co-founder and womens rights advocate Ms Claire Chiang, the global Singaporean hospitality group has long been a supporter of womens empowerment as demonstrated by the programmes organised for its female employees. 

One such programme is the well-known Banyan Tree Spa Academy Phuket founded in 2001 with the mission of providing career options and opportunities for women. Banyan Tree also provides an excellent work environment for women in terms of empowerment, benefits, career development, et al. as evidenced by its consistently high ratings in biannual Associate Satisfaction Surveys, by its female associates. 

This special campaign sees 38 Banyan Tree, Angsana, Dhawa, and Cassia properties across the world participating, offering guests bespoke romance, thrilling adventures, fresh experiences, and youthful escapes. 

The booking window for Banyan Trees International Womens Day campaign is from 4 to 15 March 2019 for stay dates from 4 March to 30 June 2019.

Interview with Aminath Ibrahim, Assistant Front Office Manager 

As one of the friendliest, most authentic, genuinely caring and sincerely thoughtful people, Aminath wins the hearts of our guests and associates. "When I am taking care of guests, I treat them the way I would want my family treated." Aminath explains. "I do my best to meet guests needs, and no matter what it is, I try to help them. Seeing their gratitude makes me feel good about myself and keeps me going forward everyday." 

"Working for Angsana Velavaru has not just been my job for the last 7 years, it has been my passion! Working in resorts in Maldives, associates are usually separated from their families. However, at Velavaru, team members are able to take resort ferries back to their home islands everyday and spend quality time with their families afterwork." 

With her husband Ammadey working as a dive instructor, the family is also very keen on supporting Angsana Velavaru CSR efforts. Both Aminath & Ammadey help out Velavaru CSR Ambassador Nick Hardman in organising school visits and coastal cleanups at Meedhoo Island every month.

"It warms my heart when I see Angsana orange t-shirts disembarking from the resort speedboats. Meedhoo islanders, especially the little ones, are always so excited to see our team members coming to help." We remove plastic waste and keep the island very clean. We also organise classroom presentations on plastic pollution. Educating the new generations is the key in making Maldives Islands a safe environment for our children. 

I hope my baby continues our steps and pursues a career in hospitality. I believe Banyan Tree is a very family oriented company that goes beyond common industry benefits and gives everyone a chance to focus on whats most important in every persons life - a family.


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