Membership of Preferred Hotels & Resorts of SANGHA Retreat

SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute, a leading integrated and immersive wellbeing sanctuary located in Suzhou, west of Shanghai, is pleased to announce its membership of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution to independent hotels. With a shared vision to deliver a distinctive experience and ensure the highest standard of customer satisfaction, SANGHA Retreat is proud to be the first member hotel in the China luxury wellness market for Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

With the rapid acceleration of wellness travel in today’s new era of consciousness and wellbeing, SANGHA Retreat is curated as a state-of-the-art wellness destination combining the ancient wisdom of the East with the latest Western scientific research.

The personalized wellness journey for each guest reaches a new level of holistic well-being by reframing, rewiring, reskilling and renewing through comprehensive medical assessment, wellness treatments and access to the SANGHA Retreat’s daily Living Habits activities to satisfy the needs of mind, body and spirit. The recently launched Immunity Boost Program aims to meet the urgent need for emotional processing and regeneration in the aftermath of COVID-19.

The announcement of the strategic alliance with Preferred Hotels and Resorts marks a new chapter to SANGHA Retreat bringing competitive advantages through brand prestige and global operating scale. It will also provide corporate and leisure travel sales, integrated marketing solutions, global connectivity and reservations services, electronic distribution services, and technology and guest services support to the hotel.

With the affiliation, all guests of SANGHA Retreat will gain valuable travel benefits through Preferred’s sophisticated membership programme I Prefer Hotel Rewards  (with more than 3.5 million travelers currently enrolled in the membership) and experience the renowned quality standards that are measured by yearly anonymous on-site inspections carried out by professional third-party experts.

‘We are delighted to be joining Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and to introduce the unique philosophy of SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute to its global community of guests. Only one-hour west of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, the wellness retreat combines the vast knowledge and wisdom of the East with cutting-edge Western science and medicine, culminating in bespoke wellbeing transformational programs which holistically address physical, mental and spiritual health.

Situated on the peaceful shores of Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou, every element of the retreat has been considered as an integral element of the guests stay. We look forward to working with Preferred Hotels and to welcoming their guests in the near future.’ Christina Deeny, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

‘As we all reassess our motivations for travel in a post-pandemic world, we believe there is an increased desire to travel for personal improvement, with travellers seeking rejuvenating and health-centred experiences. At SANGHA Retreat it is our aim to provide a sustainable foundation for growth towards a more purposeful and mindfully lived life, and we look forward to welcoming guests seeking fully immersive, holistic solutions to optimal health.’ John Reed, Chief Operating Officer.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion.

Every property within the portfolio maintains the high-quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The I Prefer™ hotel rewards program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit      

SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute

A sanctuary for the mind, body and soul, SANGHA Retreat is redefining the intersection of modern science and ancient healing wisdoms, to provide a holistic, impactful wellness experience. The brainchild of visionary Fred Tsao, the retreat encourages guests to become fully immersed in their personal wellbeing evolution, through individually curated programs addressing the six key habits of life: eating, breathing, sleeping, movement, thinking and awareness.

Located on a serene peninsula overlooking the Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou, China, every element of the 47-acre retreat has been considered as a component of a holistic journey, from the AT ONE Clinic and AT ONE Healing Spa, to the THOUGHT FOR FOOD restaurant and daily schedule of Living Habits, designed around the body’s circadian rhythm.

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