The Akaryn Hotel Group has unveiled plans to become a single-use
plastic free hotel company by 2020.
The group’s newest opening,
akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, scheduled to open in May 2018, is set to lead
the charge in this initiative by not having any single-use plastic in its rooms or food and
“Our eco-friendly approach in Bangkok began by
sourcing glass bottles and containers, with a commitment to no
single-use plastic used in the restaurants or bars. The hotel will
extend the initiative for guests on the go with stylish akyra
stainless steel water bottles presented on arrival that can be
refilled anytime during their stay,” said Anchalika Kijkanakorn,
Founder and Managing Director of Akaryn Hotel Group.
Self-service drinking water will be dispensed on
every floor to make refills easy and guests can also take their
bottles with them on excursions and shopping trips around the city.
Bathroom amenities will be presented in locally manufactured
“celadon” pottery containers filled with essential oil-based
Bio-degradable bin bags will be used in all rooms and
shopping bags will be available to encourage guests to refuse
plastic bags when indulging in some Bangkok retail-therapy.
With over 8 million tonnes of plastic thrown away each year
and the confirmed existence of a “7th continent of waste” spread
over 3.4 million sqm in the Pacific Ocean, the world is waking up
to the dangers of plastic.
“Consumers are now more and
more frequently seeking out responsible businesses that take care
of our planet and we are proud to have been such a company since
we first began operating some 15 years ago,” added Ms. Kijkanakorn.
50-room akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok is
located on Sukhumvit Soi 20.
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