Banyan Tree Group’s new minimalist brand Garrya is continuing its global expansion with the launch of Garrya Bianti Yogyakarta on Indonesia’s island of Java, joining the hotel openings in China, Japan and Thailand announced last year. Inspired by Asian sensibilities and natural elements, Garrya promotes beauty in simplicity by offering serene spaces designed for simplified living, cultural immersion and authentic experiences. By 2025, Banyan Tree Group plans to open Garrya resorts in Vietnam – in Mu Cang Chai, Da Nang, Hoi An and Hoa Binh, and China – in Xianju and Yangcheng Lake.
Garrya Bianti Yogyakarta is located on the banks of Denggung River in Gabugan Village, a serene village located in Yogyakarta’s Sleman Region. The hotel encapsulates the area’s rich traditions and draws design inspiration from Javanese culture and from Yogyakarta’s iconic temple, connecting guests to the storied past of ancient Javanese architecture, Arte Architect and Associates centered pyramid-like structures in the inner courtyard, complementing a joglo-style lobby clad in recycled wood.
The resort will feature 24 modern villas, a residential two-bedroom villa with a full-size swimming pool, gazebo, jacuzzi and a spacious living room, as well as a signature Wellbeing Sanctuary Villa for an enhanced rejuvenating experience. With clean lines, private plunge pools and décor that merges the charm of Javanese heritage with contemporary sensibilities, the villas will suit travelers seeking peace on a solo getaway or reconnection on a trip with loved ones.
Garrya Bianti Yogyakarta’s four-room 8lements Spa will specialize in indigenous wellness therapies rooted in Asian wisdom. Guests will also be able to join group wellbeing activities ranging from poolside yoga at the riverside deck to dance workshops in the dedicated Movement Studio or workouts in the gym.
Culinary offerings at Garrya Bianti Yogyakarta include a variety of traditional Javanese dishes made from locally sourced ingredients at the resort's all-day dining venue, lounge, bar, and private dining room. Guests will also have a chance to purchase handmade arts and crafts commissioned from local artisans at the on-site shop, while a dedicated event space will provide a refreshing setting for meetings immersed in nature.
“Following the success of our first minimalist resorts under the Garrya brand, we are excited to bring our holistic approach to wellbeing and relaxation to the beautiful island of Java with the opening of Garrya Bianti Yogyakarta,” said Philip Lim, Senior Vice President, Head of Regional Operations and Group Specialist Services at Banyan Tree Group. “We look forward to welcoming travelers seeking a sense of seclusion and immersion into nature, with a keen curiosity about the rich cultural heritage and vibrant arts scene of Yogyakarta.”