Global Spa Summit Announces Exclusive Experience for Summit Delegates at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali

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Award-Winning Spa Will Offer Unique Pre-Summit Wellness Retreat Tailored for Industry Leaders and Yoga Retreat at Uma Ubud

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the leading annual event for spa and wellness industry executives, today announced that COMO Shambhala will offer delegates the opportunity to experience either an exclusive three-day pre-Summit stay at its award-winning COMO Shambhala Estate, or a two-night yoga retreat at its sister property, Uma Ubud. The retreats, which will take place concurrently prior to the May 15–18 Summit, are tailored for leaders of the spa and wellness industries. Accommodations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting January 13.

During the pre-Summit retreats, delegates can choose from activities such as tai chi, wellness talks, yoga and Pilates, meditation, hydrotherapy, Estate walks, and shopping in the cultural heart of Bali along with COMO’s famous spa treatments. At the Uma Ubud yoga retreat, delegates can participate in special yoga sessions and guided rice paddy walks. Those staying at both properties will be invited to enjoy a traditional "Shambhala" moveable feast at the Estate’s five, themed residences on May 14.

Summit rates for both retreats are unprecedented, as the COMO staff welcomes the international community of spa and wellness leaders to Bali and introduces them to one of the top spas in the world. Special rates include daily breakfast and dinner; participation in an extensive array of activities; a complimentary massage; use of fitness amenities; a gala dinner night; services of a personal assistant; and other luxury offerings. Additionally, special discounts are available on signature spa treatments.

The Global Spa Summit is the only event where senior spa and wellness executives come together in a think tank-like environment to tackle industry issues and goals. During the Summit, delegates experience three days of keynote addresses, interactive panels, research presentations and breakout workshops, as well as hosted dining and networking events.

The theme of this year’s Summit is “Engage the Change: The Customer. The Money. The Future.” Under this banner, delegates will explore emerging markets, business models and investment opportunities, consumer demographics, tourism and health concepts and powerful new ways of engaging with customers.

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About Global Spa Summit: The Global Spa Summit is an annual event that attracts top-level executives and leaders from around the world with an interest in the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality, tourism, finance, medicine, real estate, manufacturing, technology, consulting, products and other related industries attend this intimate, high-level gathering focused on advancing the spa and wellness sectors. The Summit has been responsible for some of the most important recent spa industry research, including the landmark Global Spa Economy Report and Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities (both conducted by SRI International). The Summit was honored as the "Spa Event of the Year" for both 2009 and 2010 by AsiaSpa magazine’s awards program. The 2010 conference in Istanbul, Turkey, attracted a record number of delegates (40 different countries, from all continents).


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