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Celebrity Photographer Dr Andy Gotts to Exhibit at akyra Manor Chiang Mai

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The akyra Manor Chiang Mai, which will open its doors on 1 August 2015, is to host an exclusive Thailand premiere of the sought-after and celebrated portraiture of Dr Andy Gotts, MBE.

AHMS - The Collection founder and managing director Anchalika Kijkanakorn, whose boutique hotel group will operate the new property, developed in partnership with Singapore's Manor Group, said the Andy Gotts exhibition was a statement of intent of the level of artistic excellence and calibre of cutting edge artists the hotel plans to bring to Chiang Mai.

"It's an honour and very exciting to have just had Dr Andy Gotts confirm his attendance in Chiang Mai to open the exhibition of his work," Ms Kijkanakorn said. "His portraits have won him fans all over the world, not least in the Hollywood mansions and corridors of power ... Armed with his camera, a cup of tea and some conversation, he manages to find the real person or a side of the superstars that you haven't seen before. They are powerful, mesmerising images. If you are interested in art, movies and photography, this is an event you simply don't want to miss."

Dr Gotts, an English man who divides his time between London and New York, has become renowned for black and white or monochrome studio portraits of Hollywood royalty and other celebrities revealing the person behind the mask of fame.

Each of akyra Manor Chiang Mai's suites will feature a large, limited edition Gotts piece in the form of a montage of shots from his 'contact sheets'. The subjects are some of the biggest names of stage and screen, including George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett.

Mr Gotts said, "Even though I have been given the title 'celebrity photographer' I have always seen myself as a photographer of actors. I have always been a movie buff and getting the opportunity to meet my matine idols is beyond a dream come true. I specialize in character studies of the face and try to show a new and different side of world famous faces in my 'warts and all' style."

The akyra Manor is located in the heart of Nimman Haemin, a bustling and vibrant area of Chiang Mai which has become a favourite hangout of the city's university students and burgeoning community of artists.

Akyra Manor Chiang Mai is offering an introductory rate of THB 4,200 ++ for the first three months of operations.

"This is just the beginning," Ms Kijkanakorn said. "We are putting the finishing touches on a schedule of exhibition openings and artist showcases and workshops which will be announced once the smoke clears from the launch."

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