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 Sanctum Soho in London’s West End. A third rock-themed Karma Sanctum property is currently in development in Bali.
“We are excited to offer a genuine taste of the English countryside with Karma Sanctum’s second property,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of Karma Group. “This property is a fantastic alternative to sister property Karma Sanctum Soho, which offers a taste of London’s West End buzz, taking guests out of the city and into a more intimate setting but still with that hint of Karma Sanctum edge.”
The rooms at Karma Sanctum on the Green are a testament to understated luxury, with contemporary decor and soft furnishings dovetailing flawlessly with the cosy architecture of the building’s coach house heritage. The Royal Berkshire Suite features a huge bathtub and rain shower, whilst the deluxe king rooms all include a seating area, with some featuring a four poster bed and in room bath. The cozy standard rooms are large enough to unwind in comfort for a perfect night’s’ sleep. All rooms feature sumptuous linens, fluffy towels, robes, organic toiletries, flat screen TV’s with on demand movies, minibar, and more. Guests who prefer ‘glamping’ under the stars can enjoy one of the luxurious ensuite “Canvas Cottages”, nestled in the woods at the rear of the picturesque gardens.
“It’s very exciting to be bringing a little bit of Karma Sanctum rock and roll swagger to the beautiful village of Cookham Dean,” said Mark Fuller, CEO of The Sanctum Hospitality Group. “Whether people are visiting to enjoy the amazing local produce and hospitality of The Wild Wood Bar + Grill, or staying to relax around open log fires in winter and the pool in the sun-trap courtyard in summer, we feel sure that our slightly naughty country cousin won’t disappoint.”
A standalone reason to visit Karma Sanctum on the Green, The Wild Wood Bar + Grill by Godiva Leisure Group serves traditional British fare with plenty of modern flair. Dishes feature locally sourced meats, game and fish, all smoked, grilled and roasted by Executive Chef Desmond Richardson, to create original dishes guaranteed to please. The friendly and welcoming staff are ready to serve guests all day, ensuring that a visit to Wild Wood Bar + Grill is the perfect country culinary get away. Wild Wood has a fine selection of wine, including special vintages from their wine cellar, allowing for the perfect pairing with any meal, whilst the bar offers a great selection of beers, real ales, spirits and hot drinks.
“I am extremely proud to partner with Karma Group and Sanctum Hotels to include the Sanctum on the Green Hotel in the Karma Group portfolio” said Paul Woolnough, Founder & CEO of the Godiva Leisure Group. “This collaboration allows us to expand the awareness of the hotel around the world, and enables us to provide the quintessentially British country hotel experience to Karma Group members.”
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 and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the 2013 judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. The Group is currently operating 22 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus and Bulgaria. In 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete. Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team through the 2017/18 season, the Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7’s in San Francisco as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world’s largest school rugby tournament.