Four of these resorts were acquired in the past six months with Karma Group demonstrating an ability to acclimatise quickly and successfully to a drastically shifting landscape, with the company choosing to focus on domestic travel markets.
These new additions to the company’s ever-growing portfolio include the opulent Karma Seven Lakes in India’s romantic Udaipur, and the historic Karma Salford Hall, a former residence of King Henry VIII in the English countryside. There are presently seven properties in development, with Karma Group negotiating further acquisitions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Spain and the UK.
In 2021 a series of new offerings were introduced, including private member’s club with a difference, Karma Club, and the establishment of a brand new bespoke service for existing Karma Group members in Karma Concierge. The Karma Kasa brand was also welcomed in response to the growing demand within domestic markets for rural escapes, consisting of a collection of intimate escapes located regionally yet within a two hour drive of major metros where the majority of members are based.
Karma Group is additionally involved in the world of fine wines and spirits. Since 2016, John Spence has been collaborating with key winemakers across the world to produce bottles that have formed the Karma Wines offering, from Tuscany to Bordeaux.
A signature craft gin distilled in small batches for the Karma Group has also just been welcomed, a spirit crafted from botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, Chateaux and retreats are located.
Outside of the hospitality realm, Karma Group remains a company devoted to supporting its surrounding community. Karma continues to run and support a number of charity initiatives worldwide under the Karma Cares banner. These include key sponsorship of Bangalore non-profit Christel House, sponsorship of The Bali Life Foundation for disadvantaged children, and involvement in ongoing scholarships and fundraisers annually.
More recently, Karma Group spearheaded the drive for mass vaccination in Bali, and joined forces with Operation Recuperation, a UK initiative focusing on supporting front-line healthcare providers recover from the fight against Covid-19.