Above: Aerial view of the Peninsula villa, COMO Laucala Island - JASON BUSCH

The 15 properties that comprise COMO Hotels and Resorts include some of the most glamorous in the world. The company was founded in 1991 by Singaporean Christina Ong and her husband, Ong Beng Seng. Its first venture was The Halkin in London, soon followed by Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands. On December 15 of last year, three decades after the firm’s inception, COMO took over the management of Laucala Island in Fiji, a 3,460-acre private retreat situated a 50-minute flight from Nadi, the country’s international gateway. Originally owned by Malcolm Forbes, Laucala was purchased in 2003 by Dietrich Mateschitz, the billionaire co-founder of the Red Bull energy drinks business.

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Above: Aerial view of the Peninsula villa, COMO Laucala Island - JASON BUSCH