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Tree plans for Dead Sea

Asia Pacific resort, spa and hotel operator Banyan Tree has added yet another resort to its growing portfolio of Middle East properties.

Asia Pacific resort, spa and hotel operator Banyan Tree has added yet another resort to its growing portfolio of Middle East properties.

The company has signed an agreement to manage the Angsana Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordan taking the group's property count in the region to nine. This includes six Angsana properties that are currently being built in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah and Oman.

Developed by British-led Belavista Overseas Investment Corporation, the Jordan resort will be located on one of the last remaining beachfront sites on the Dead Sea in Jordan and is slated for completion in 2011.

It will feature 220 rooms and suites, 256 residential apartments, a 3500m² Angsana Spa and conference facilities for up to 800 people.

Banyan Tree also recently announced plans to manage an Angsana resort in Bodrum, Turkey, and further afield in the Caribbean's Turk & Caicos Islands.

Meanwhile, the company has upgraded its website to include up-to-the-minute content and new features to help agents and customers understand and book the luxury resort operator's products.

The site has interactive videos and destination guides and is available in English, Japanese and Chinese.

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