With an interest in preserving the original vision and integrity of Kamalaya, founders John and Karina Stewart have entered a strategic partnership with Thai-based businessman and technology investor Chakrit Sakunkrit who joins the world-renowned wellness retreat as a co-owner.
Kamalaya’s visionary founders John and Karina Stewart will continue in their respective roles as Chairman and Chief Wellness Officer of Kamalaya, both contributing to the operations and management of Kamalaya Koh Samui while spearheading the continued development of the brand and ensuring its legacy.
Kamalaya’s founders and the team of professionals and health practitioners will continue to operate Kamalaya Koh Samui in the way in which wellness travellers know, love and trust while exploring options to expand the reach and breadth of the Kamalaya experience.
Speaking of his investment, Mr. Chakrit Sakunkrit said: “Since its inception 16 years ago, Kamalaya has remained at the forefront of wellness, and now more than ever, the world needs Kamalaya. Thailand needs Kamalaya, wellness tourism needs Kamalaya, and most importantly our guests need Kamalaya. It is for the benefit of Thailand’s wellness tourism that I am pleased to have been invited to make this philanthropic investment into Kamalaya. It will enable the founders, John and Karina Stewart, to continue realising their vision and to help a great many people on their personal journey to lifelong wellness.”
Founder & Chairman John Stewart said: “We welcome Khun Chakrit with open arms, as our shared vision on health, wellness, and sustainable business, makes him the ideal partner for Kamalaya. Karina and I, along with our team look forward to working closely with Khun Chakrit and his network, combining our collective knowledge and passion in the fields of health, wellness, technology and philanthropy to continue to develop Kamalaya.”
Founder & Chief Wellness Officer Karina Stewart adds, “Kamalaya is a place where growth and transformation, a natural life process, will always be nurtured, guided and supported. We look forward to working with our new partner Khun Chakrit to enhance and add complementing capabilities and facilities to our existing service offering at our beautiful sanctuary.
This move ultimately supports the continuous evolution of Kamalaya, bettering its ability to remain a sacred place where our guests can re-connect with themselves and their natural surroundings. John and I are very excited about our new partnership and what it will do for the future of Kamalaya in the coming decades.”
Chakrit Sakunkrit’s addition to the Kamalaya family comes at a pivotal moment for international travel and global wellness tourism as Thailand’s borders re-open and the world-renowned wellness sanctuary prepares for a bright future.
Catering to the needs of individuals, Kamalaya launched in 2005 with a host of curated wellness programmes that addressed prevalent concerns of the time, including anxiety, loneliness, and discontent. Over the years, three additional programmes have been added. Now, after a long pause on international travel, the holistic wellness offerings at Kamalaya are more significant than ever before.
Throughout the global pandemic, Kamalaya Koh Samui remained open to guests. Now with the re-opening of Thailand, the team of hosts and health practitioners are ready to re-connect with guests and look forward to welcoming international travellers back to the wellness sanctuary for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.