Akaryn Hotel Group, a Thailand-based boutique
hotel operator, has unveiled plans to significantly expand its akyra
brand, including the
first akyra hotels outside Thailand.
There are currently four akyra hotels in
operation in Thailand: akyra Manor Chiang
Mai, akyra Beach Club Phuket, akyra Thonglor Bangkok, and the most
recent addition to the collection, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok.
At a press conference held in Bangkok on
Thursday, Anchalika Kijkanakorn (pictured), Managing Director and
Founder of Akaryn Hotel Group, unveiled plans to triple the
number of akyra hotels and resorts to twelve by 2022.
Agreements for new akyra properties are currently at different
stages of negotiation but include hotels in the Malaysian Highlands, Hoi An in Vietnam
and Bangkok’s Rattanakosin Island, while other projects are being
considered in markets including Bali, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) and
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
All new akyra hotels and resorts will retain the
brand’s core philosophies, including sustainability, community
interaction and environmental awareness. As an example of this,
akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok became one of the first new hotels in Asia to
launch without any single-use plastic in its rooms or F&B outlets.
While akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok and akyra
Manor Chiang Mai are already single-use plastic free, the entire Akaryn Hotel Group has pledged to
eliminate single-use plastics by Q2 2019.
The company is also a
long-term partner of the Pure Blue Foundation, which supports
marine projects including coral reef restoration and turtle
“akyra is a hotel concept that thrives on new
opportunities and innovations, so it is highly appropriate that
this outward-looking brand is now planning to broaden its horizons
and venture into exciting new destinations,” said Anchalika