Frederick Tsao, Owner and Founder, privately owned
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
GM of Hospitality : Eddy Ram brings a combined 26 years of experience in the hospitality.
The property was built and opened to the domestic China market approximately two years ago. In 2019, the property will launch to the international markets.
Sangha Retreat by Octave Institute
History & Story
SANGHA Retreat by OCTAVE Institute, a 47-acre lakeside retreat located west of Shanghai, brings together the best of eastern wisdom and western science. The vision of businessman and philanthropist Frederick Tsao, the property employs an integrative approach incorporating the latest technology and the understanding of health, wellness and mindfulness practices to create an experience like no other.
With the understanding that change is a unique and personal journey, each stay begins with a comprehensive medical assessment by an accomplished international team of doctors. Following this evaluation, a customized plan of meals, treatments, exercise and activities is crafted to rewire, reframe and renew the mind, body and spirit, highlighting a path designed to reskill guests for a deeper personal connection and lasting transformation.
Suzhou, China known as the Venice of the East.
Key sites/activities in the area
Suzhou, a city west of Shanghai, is known for its canals, bridges and classical gardens. The Humble Administrator’s Garden, dating to 1513, contains zigzag bridges over connected pools and islands. The Lingering Garden features ornate viewing pavilions and the Crown of Clouds Peak, a striking limestone rockery. Tiger Hill is home to the 7-story, leaning Cloud Rock Pagoda at its summit.
AT ONE property welcomes guests 16 years and older. The Village House and The Village Homes welcome students and families.
Number of suites: 60
41 – Premier Lakeview King Junior Suite, 53 sq meters