|Karma La Herriza – Karma Group announces new hotel in Andalusia, Spain
This week Karma Group announces its latest acquisition in Andalusia, Spain. Set within a state forest in the Sierras, Karma La Herriza will comprise over 30 large suites, restaurants, bars and an outdoor pool with mountain views. The beautiful country estate will undergo renovations shortly, with a timeline to open in Easter 2022 making it the Group’s first operating property in Spain.
Nestled in 25 acres of natural woodland, at more than 600 metres above sea level, Karma La Herriza is a tranquil oasis, perfect for those wanting to relax in unspoilt Spanish nature, away from the hustle and bustle. However, the hotel is also in prime location for exploring the heart of the real Andalusia with Natural Parks, Castles and charming white villages.
Nearby is the postcard perfect white-walled village of Gaucin, with a host of fine restaurants and attractions, as well as the beautiful hill town of Ronda. The “Parque Natural de los Alcornocales” is also close to Karma La Herriza, where a 16 km track takes visitors through the forest, leading to a local road for the white village of Ubrique, world famous for its leather crafts.
Iconic beaches just 45 minutes away, include the Costa del Sol and the vibrant town of Marbella. Other Andalusian treasures including Seville and Jerez are only a short distance further and the airports of Gibraltar and Malaga are easily accessible.
John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group commented: ‘Having a resort in Spain is a true pleasure for Karma and myself given the history of my time in this magnificent country. I know all members and guests will truly love this property’.
The addition of Karma La Herriza will bring Karma Group’s impressive portfolio to over 40 hotels, with 35 currently operating in 11 countries, six under development and excitingly more resorts to be announced.
For more information please visit www.karmagroup.com
BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations. The company is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, a former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. Among his numerous other awards, John was honoured with the Edward P. Bass Honorary Fellowship at Yale University in 2019 in the School of Architecture, marking the first time Yale has extended this to the same person more than once.
The Karma Group comprises Karma Estates, Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Beach, Karma Spa, Karma Kasa, Karma Club and Karma Boutique. The Group has developed multiple resorts and is currently operating 35 resorts in more than 11 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, with six under development. 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 property formerly owned by 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 a 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.
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 handcrafted small batch gin has also just been welcomed, a spirit crafted from botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, and retreats are located.
Outside of 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. These include ongoing sponsorship of Bangalore non-profit Christel House India, The Bali Life Foundation for disadvantaged children, and Vietnam’s Children’s Hope In Action (CHIA), alongside 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.