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Karma Group and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects shape life and culture through brilliant design
15 Feb 2018

Karma Group and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects shape life and culture through brilliant design

Karma Group and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Architects are working together to enhance existing Karma properties and create spectacular new ones. P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Principals Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich have found a kindred spirit in John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group, as they share a common passion for stepping beyond the boundaries to create experiences and forms that challenge and engage across all the senses. Led by partners Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is a leading architectural practice based in Los Angeles, California, bringing a critical and progressive approach to projects across scales, agendas and geographies, insisting on the cultural and social...

24 Jan 2018

Karma Sanctum on the Green

Karma Group, Sanctum Hotels and the Godiva Leisure Group bring opulence and a touch of glam to the picturesque village of Cookham Dean, near Windsor and Maidenhead, just a 25-minute drive from Heathrow airport. Karma Sanctum on the Green features nine beautifully appointed guests rooms, Wildwood Bar + Grill – a traditional British bar and dining room, outdoor heated pool, enclosed spa, and a range of swanky luxury ‘glamping’ tents, making it the perfect destination for weekend escapes, midweek romantic getaways, or extended country sojourns. Karma Sanctum on the Green marks the second collaboration between Karma Group and Sanctum Hotels after...

Karma Group announces collaboration with RCI in Greece
20 Nov 2017

Karma Group announces collaboration with RCI in Greece

RCI has selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market. With an established presence in Greece through their Karma Pelikanos Estate and Karma Minoan Retreat, Karma Group recently acquired office space in Athens from RCI, making it Karma’s new European base. The arrangement will see the office run under the RCI banner, maintaining their internationally recognised standards, while utilising Karma Group’s expertise in the hospitality market, their fast growing client-base and exceptional reputation in this sector. “The Greek Islands have become our European heartland,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “Beyond the physical beauty of...

Karma Group Sponsors Brighton College Senior Rugby for season 2017/18
5 Oct 2017

Karma Group sponsors Brighton College Senior Rugby for season 2017/18

Karma Group have been announced as the new sponsors of the Brighton College Senior Rugby team for the 2017/18 season. Headed by Chairman and Founder John Spence, an Old Brightonian himself, Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations. Karma Group is an active supporter of rugby and the Brighton College First XV and First VII will be in fine company as earlier this year Karma announced sponsorship of England Men’s Rugby Sevens for the 2017/18 international season and a three-year sponsorship of Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools 7’s, the...

Karma Resorts presents Singapore’s FI weekend after party The Nightly Fashion Circuit
29 Sep 2017

Karma Resorts presents Singapore’s FI weekend after party The Nightly Fashion Circuit

Singapore’s 10th Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend boasted a sell-out record crowd at The Podium Lounge after-party, the key trackside event highlight of the season held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 15th–17th September, 2017 with Karma Resorts red-lining the evening’s style levels as they presented The Nightly Fashion Circuit, curated by The Yak Magazine, Bali. Karma’s Nightly Fashion Circuit featured established Hollywood celebrity designer M The Movement with a host of international celebrities walking the show, including Khanngoen “Khan” Nuanual from Thai-American hip-hop music group Thaitanium; hip-hop/R&B Malaysian all-girl group, De Fam; Maureen Wroblewitz, winner of Asia’s Next Top Model...

Karma Resorts announces sponsorship of England Sevens Rugby
25 Sep 2017

Karma Resorts announces sponsorship of England Sevens Rugby

Karma Resorts is delighted to announce their partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to sponsor England Sevens Rugby for the upcoming 2017/18 season. This includes all ten legs of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, including a training camp at Karma in Bali, and the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. “We are tremendously excited to come on board as sponsors of England Sevens Rugby,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “Karma has long been a proud supporter of English rugby, developing great friendships with the many England...

Karma Group raises over £10,000 for Christel House with the 2016 Karma Penguin Walk
25 Oct 2016

Karma Group raises over £10,000 for Christel House with the 2016 Karma Penguin Walk

Continuing its commitment to corporate social responsibility – with an unmistakable dash of Karma joie de vivre – Karma Group recently held the 2016 Karma Penguin Walk, a 30-kilometre hike winding through the hills, fields, forests and beaches near the coast of St. Tropez in France. The Penguin Walk was enjoyed by 15 intrepid, committed Penguins and was led by the Emperor Penguin himself, John Spence, Karma Group founder and Chairman. John’s vision is for the Walk to be a fun, challenging and purposed-filled adventure, fully embracing the mission of improving the lives of the disadvantaged, especially in communities around...

Karma Group and Sanctum Hotel Group join forces to develop luxury rock styled hotels
10 Aug 2016

Karma Group and Sanctum Hotel Group join forces to develop luxury rock styled hotels

John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group, and Mark Fuller, CEO of Sanctum Hotel Group have announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic luxury rock styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. Spence and Fuller have identified a huge gap in the market for this style of hotel, which will combine the credibility and glamour of being frequented by rock royalty and music industry management. Combining the ultimate in luxury and comfort with a rock edge, the hotels will be the number one destination for the discerning traveller...

26 May 2016

Karma Group wins at ARDA awards 2016

Karma Group is delighted to announce that they have won the coveted ACE International Project of Excellence Award for Karma Kandara at ARDA 2016, in Hollywood, Florida. The ARDA Awards Program is committed to recognizing the best nominees submitted in categories that include overall professional excellence, outstanding sales and marketing accomplishments, product design, advertising and staff. The ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) awards honour those that have attained the very highest level of excellence in the resort industry and whose accomplishments and dedication spur the industry to new heights. “It is a tremendous honour and incredibly rewarding to be recognised by ARDA...

John Spence Awarded Distinguished Visiting Fellowship
20 Jan 2015

John Spence Awarded Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, The Department Of Architecture And Urban Design At UCLA

John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Royal Group, has been honoured by the University of California (UCLA) by being awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design in 2015. John will be collaborating with Adjunct Assistant Professor Georgina Huljich in her Advanced Topic Studio in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. “It is a tremendous honour to be invited to participate as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at UCLA,” said John. "To have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and best new talent in architecture and urban design is exciting and...