Chakra Resorts represents a new tier in the ever-expanding resort portfolio of the Karma Royal Group. Sitting between the Karma and Royal properties, the Chakra brand will combine affordable luxury with idyllic locations and a banquet of tailored experiences in true Karma style. Expect a focus on entertainment and well-being in synergy with the environment. Vibrant beach clubs, ski-up bars, saunas, wine tasting and musical events plus outdoor pursuits and spa rituals in tune with the natural surroundings. A common DNA runs through the brand yet each resort will feature a distinct character reflecting the indigenous origins of its landscape and culture.
Discerning guests can select from a range of accommodation options - apartment living, self-contained suites or traditional hotel rooms, all designed to provide a reassuring level of comfort for families, large groups, couples or independent travellers. The Chakra concept originates from the ancient Hindu belief in bodily energy centres that provide vital life-force. When all seven chakras are aligned the resulting positive energy will smooth the flow of one's existence. This concept infiltrates the design perspective of every resort and is represented by a significant colour and a unique spiritual vibration.
Why not balance your life and enjoy the Chakra experience?
Located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, close to the tranquil lake Schliersee, AlpenClub is blessed with some of the most stunning mountain scenery. The AlpenClub Schliersee has all the facilities to make your vacation a success. This recognized health resort has a unique setting and offers something for everyone. It has an excellent restaurant and bar, along with indoor and outdoor sporting and other leisure activities.
The resort is consists of 88 beautifully appointed units with modern facilities, equipped with kitchen and tasteful living space with Satellite TV, DVD and balcony. The resort is also near the bus and train connections to both Munich and Salzburg, so sightseeing tours of both are within easy access during your stay. Popular activities available near to the resort include hiking, and many different winter sports.
Whatever time of year you travel, and whether it is winter sports or summer relaxation - AlpenClub is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year.
Rottnest Lodge is a unique property on the island of Rottnest, 12 miles off the coast of Perth, Australia. A beautiful tropical island with white sand beaches and clear blue waters, Rottnest is famous for its wildlife and cultural significance. It is the only home to the quokka, a small marsupial similar to a wallaby, and is the site of an historical aboriginal penal colony. For decades it has been a favourite summer retreat for West Australians and is now emerging as an international destination for overseas travellers.
Activities include exploring the island by bike, relaxing on your very own private beach, snorkelling, diving or surfing breaks that are rated amongst the top 50 in Australia.
With accommodation suitable for both couples and families alike the Lodge offers a truely unique holiday experience.
Designed by leading architects Woods Bagot of Perth, WA. and scheduled for completion in 2014,
8° South promises to be a spectacular new property in the Chakra portfolio. Already a pre-construction winner of several international awards, the resort sits adjacent to Karma Kandara on the southernmost cliffs of Bali's Bukit peninsular. Guests will be able to access Karma Kandara's many amenities, including the spectacular Nammos Beach Club and Karma Spa, or enjoy the standalone benefits of
8° South with its own restaurant, conference facilities and eye-catching pool and bar area. Each of the spacious units is furnished in a contemporary Australian resort style, handmade from natural materials by local artisans, and each comes with its own kitchen facility and terrace or balcony for al fresco enjoyment.
Located at the Northern end of Jaipur in the oldest part of the city the Ratan Haveli is an authentic family mansion dating back to the 1700's and the golden age of the Maharajas. Designed and furnished by the owning family based on historical records there is an air of authenticity about this stunning location. Close to the ancient city walls The Ratan Haveli is a mere 10 minutes from the centre of the Pink City.
The Haveli consists of 20 spacious bedrooms each one with their own story and are uniquely designed to reflect their former use. Equipped with en suite bathrooms with original fittings, air conditioning, cable television, telephone and mini bars and 24 hour reception. The cosy Ambar bar and restaurant serving mouth watering authentic local cuisine and a fully renovated ancient bawdi (stepped well) forms the centre piece of the compact yet intimate gardens. Roof top terraces provide the perfect 'crows nest' to view the ancient town battlements and the daily activities of the local populace as they go about their busy day. There is a daily Activity Programme and many excursions to choose from.
Future plans call for an intimate bawdi spa and an expansion of the food and beverage offerings to include a rustic courtyard bistro and Moroccan rooftop Shisha Lounge making the Ratan Haveli a true destination hotel.
Since its inception in 1993, the Karma Royal Group has established 20 successful resorts in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Greece, Germany and Australia. Uniquely, the company is both privately owned and debt free. It is also vertically integrated, managing all aspects of development and resort management, from construction through to service delivery as well as sales and marketing.
Chairman, John Spence, is renowned globally as a pioneering figure in the resort industry and is one of its most respected leaders. His status as one of the most forward-thinking business minds of our time was cemented when he was named by Ernst & Young as 'Entrepreneur of the Year' for the whole of Australia in 2010. This title sits alongside an array of other industry awards including CNBC Best Resort Property in Indonesia for the group's flagship project, Karma Kandara in Bali, Indonesia.
Using world-renowned architects and interior designers, the premise for any of the group's projects has always been to deliver a timeless product in keeping with local traditions. As one of the largest hospitality employers in its key locations, the group also has a reputation for fairness and staff satisfaction that belies its size and spread of interests.
Chakra is destined to become a world-wide byword for the best in holiday fulfillment, reflecting the demand of today's consumer who expects an energizing blend of the
traditional and the modern, the aesthetic and the practical, the hedonistic and the spiritual. A Chakra holiday will provide all these things.
Each Chakra Resort location is chosen with this core premise in mind and will provide a range of opportunities for guest satisfaction. First to be launched are: a historic north Indian palace, or Haveli, in the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan; an Alpine ski and wellness retreat in Bavaria, Germany; a brilliant sea and sand enclave on Rottnest island off Western Australia; and 8° South, a cliff-top playground under construction on the Bukit area of southern Bali.
Future Chakra projects are planned for Japan, Fiji, the Americas and Europe, providing a global reach and an array of distinctive destinations beyond any other boutique hotel group in the world today. The spread of locations, the consistent level of service and the opportunity to unwind with a multitude of different activities; to be truly entertained and to enjoy a new environment to its fullest, that is what sets Chakra Resorts apart from the norm.