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Mon, 19 Feb 2018

Akaryn Unveils Plan to Become Single-Use Plastic Free Hotel Company by 2020

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 beverage outlets.

“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.

akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok. Click to enlarge.

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 products.

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.

The 50-room akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok is located on Sukhumvit Soi 20.

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