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Uma by COMO, Paro to launch Royal Bhutan itinerary in celebration of the anticipated visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this Spring

April, 2016

With Prince William and Kate Middleton set to travel to Bhutan to meet the King and Queen of the beautiful Himalayan mountain kingdom, Uma by COMO, Paro launches an exciting five- night itinerary with quintessential British influences to commemorate their first visit.

The five-night package has a relaxed pace, allowing guests to see the country’s main cultural highlights, including the remarkable Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery. There is guided hiking and a chance to get into the wilds while also visiting the capital, Thimphu, the centre of government, religion and commerce where traditional Bhutanese ways mingle with modern life.

This itinerary allows ample time to relax at the luxury lodge. The offer includes an hour-long holistic therapy at COMO Shambhala Retreat, or an optional mountain biking excursion.

For a British twist to the itinerary, Uma by COMO, Paro is collaborating with Jaques London to bring the very first exquisitely hand-crafted croquet set to Bhutan, for guests to enjoy on the pristine lawns of Uma Paro. Invented in 1851, croquet launched to immediate success and is the quintessential English pastime at many country house gardens around Britain, with the Royal Family said to love the game.

“We are excited to be sending the very first Jaques croquet game set to the land of The Thunder Dragon” says Joe J P Jaques, “letting guests play one of the most recognised games in the world in stunning Himalayan surroundings.”

As part of the itinerary, guests can indulge in a British inspired Afternoon Tea on three days during their stay. This is served in the lobby lounge in front of the Bukhari, the traditional Bhutanese fireplace.

The Royal Himalayan Discovery Itinerary is available from April to July 2016.

For more information or to book, please telephone +975 8 279999 or email res.uma.paro@comohotels.com.

About Uma by COMO, Bhutan

Uma by COMO, Paro and Uma by COMO, Punakha are located in two of the country’s most important regions: one in Paro Valley, close to many of Bhutan’s great cultural landmarks, the other in the Punakha Valley, a five-hour drive away. The rooms, suites and private villas are conceived as intimate, luxury retreats to be enjoyed after a day’s cultural activities and adventure pursuits, from Himalayan trekking to archery and white-water rafting. Single and dual destination packages such as ‘Himalayan Explorer’ allow guests to fully immerse themselves in Bhutan by combining spectacular drives, unique nature walks and fascinating cultural visits, and are available in three-, five-, seven- or ten-night itineraries.

About the COMO Group and COMO Hotels and Resorts

COMO Hotels and Resorts offers personalised luxury travel experiences in its urban hotels, island resorts, adventure retreats and wellness resorts. The focus is always on wellness and cuisine, service and design, adventure and culture, while trying to uphold a strong, sustainable approach towards the people and places where we operate.

COMO Hotels and Resorts was founded by Christina Ong. Each property is hand-picked and individually curated. Properties include: The Halkin by COMO in London, three Metropolitan by COMO hotels in London, Bangkok and Miami Beach, Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos, Cocoa Island by COMO and Maalifushi by COMO in the Maldives, Point Yamu by COMO in Phuket, and three Uma by COMO experience resorts in Bali and Bhutan.

COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is a wellness retreat, managed in partnership with COMO’s sister brand in wellness, COMO Shambhala. COMO Shambhala products, services, cuisine, treatments and spa facilities are also available within each COMO property.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Orlikowski
Group Director, PR and Communications
Email: chris.orlikowski@comohotels.com

Pim Yunyongkasamsuk
Marketing Communications Manager (Bhutan/Thailand)
Email:Pimanong.Yunyongkasamsuk@comohotels.com

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