Karma Group is additionally involved in the world of fine wines and spirits. Since 2016, John Spence has been collaborating with leading winemakers across the world to produce bottles that have formed the Karma Wines offering, from Tuscany to Bordeaux to Crete, including a recently released Rosé from France’s Carcassonne, home to Karma Chateau de Samary.
A signature handcrafted small batch gin was also recently added to the Karma cellar, a spirit crafted from botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, and retreats are located. And our most recent addition to the Karma spirits repertoire is Coachbuilt Whisky, developed by Formula One legend Jensen Button. Karma Group is the official resort partner for this premium blended Scotch single malt whisky which is being rolled out initially across our resorts in the UK and Europe.
Outside the hospitality realm, Karma Group remains a company devoted to supporting its surrounding community. Karma Group continues to run and support a number of philanthropic initiatives worldwide under the Karma Cares banner.
Karma Refuge provides shelter and support for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, including accommodation at Karma Residence Normande in France. In 2021, Karma Group also spearheaded vaccination efforts in Bali, not only for staff but for their families and surrounding communities.
Karma Group also worked with HRH the Prince of Wales Trust and the British Asian Trust to alleviate the Covid19 crisis in India, providing much need oxygen equipment to those most in need, as well as supporting Operation Recuperation, a UK initiative focusing on supporting front-line healthcare providers recover from the fight against Covid-19.
Ongoing projects include the sponsorship and support of Bangalore non-profit Christel House India – a project Karma Group has supported for nearly thirty years. In October 2022, John Spence was appointed a member of the Christel House Board of Trustees for Europe so he can help guide the strategic development of the NGO and continue to support and inspire its students to excel in their education and career.
Karma Group is also a long standing supporter of the Bali Life Foundation for disadvantaged children, and Vietnam’s Children’s Hope In Action (CHIA), alongside involvement in ongoing scholarships and fundraisers annually.