A new Destination Club has recently launched with a primary focus on the Asian market but also with properties in France, Italy and the UK. The Banyan Tree Private Collection has an initial joining fee of $120,000 and annual dues of $3,000, which give 7 days of usage. Members can then buy additional multiples to increase their days.

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, a niche resort developer and operator in Asia-Pacific is the manager of the Club. Members can currently use several villas at Banyan Resorts in Asia.

Currently, the Asian villas are located in Phuket, Thailand; The Seychelles; Bintan, Indonesia; The Maldives; Lijiang and Shangri-La in China. Other locations under review are Barbados; Bali, Indonesia; Marrakech, Morocco; Punta Diamante and Mayakoba, Mexico; Kerala, India and Pilos, Greece.

Full details are on the Banyan Tree website.