AKARYN Hotel Group Plans May 2018 Launch of New 50-Room Eco-Friendly akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok

New York, NY. March 08, 2018 -

With over eight million tons of plastic thrown away each year, consumers are now frequently seeking out responsible businesses that are taking steps to care for the planet. Whilst supermarkets plan for plastic free aisles and coffee brands ditch the cup lids, Akaryn Hotel Group plans to become a single-use plastic free hotel group by 2020. The newest opening, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, launching May 2018, is set to be one of the leading hotels in this initiative.

With philanthropy deeply rooted in the heart and soul of this collection of Thai hotels, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok makes eco-conscious choices. The hotel has sourced glass bottle containers and there is no single use plastic used in the bars. Akaryn Hotel Group has gone above and beyond with this initiative and offers a solution to guests on the go; stylish akyra stainless steel water bottles, which can be refilled anytime during guests' stay are handed to guests on arrival. Self-service drinking water will be conveniently located on every floor to ease the refill. Additionally, guests will notice that in the bathroom, toiletry products are presented in locally manufactured celadon containers filled with essential oil-based products. Bio-degradable bin bags are used in rooms and shopping bags can be borrowed from the closets to encourage guests to refuse plastic bags when indulging in some Bangkok retail-therapy.

A new hotel with serious style credentials, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok offers re-imagined urban accommodation in the heart of the city. The hotel is ideally located on Sukhumvit Soi 20, an area known for its buzzing atmosphere, green recreation spaces and fine dining.  The 50-room akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok offers guests 355-538 square feet accommodations infused with Thai design.

The downtown property boasts “Siam Soul Café”, a real travel experience within Thaiconic gastronomy. The restaurant serves authentic Thai dishes along with healthy salads, pastas and desserts – all served in stylish surroundings. On the top floor, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok is the host for “Rise Rooftop Bar & Dining”, an upscale high raised space.

About AKARYN Hotel Group

AKARYN Hotel Group specializes in the management of small luxury resorts in South-east Asia and is the owning and management company for Aleenta Phuket-PhangNga and Aleenta HuaHin-Pranburi. AKARYN Group also operates the akyra Manor Chiang Mai. Recent openings include akyra Thonglor Bangkok and the akyra Beach Club Phuket. The Pure Blue Foundation (purebluefoundation.com), established in 2010 by AKARYN Hotel Group, is a charitable foundation supporting marine conservation and community projects throughout Thailand. In September 2015, founder and director Anchalika Kijkanakorn was named as a Hero of Philanthropy by Forbes Asia in recognition for her dedication to supporting valuable conservation efforts.

For more information on AKARYN Hotel Group, please visit www.akaryngroup.com.

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