Mrs Christina Ong, owner of COMO Hotels and Resorts, designed COMO Shambhala out of her personal pursuit of a meaningful spa experience—something she felt must be possible in the right environment while counselled by the very best teachers.

And so in 2000 she openedCOMO Shambhala Retreat at Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos. The owner’s passion remains key to the brand’s development today, with the company now owning and operating eight retreats and five urban escape sanctuaries worldwide as well as a standalone yoga and treatment space, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Singapore.

The flagship property, which opened in 2005, is COMO Shambhala Estate, a residential health retreat in Bali.

The company also creates skin, hair and body care products as well as retails activewear and loungewear collections.