Expansions & Renovations

Akaryn Hotel Group's Luxury Boutique Portfolio Set To Expand With The Launch Of Akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok

Downtown property will offer re-imagined urban accommodation for savvy travelers with a design driven lifestyle experience in the heart of the Thai capital's main tourist hub

BANGKOK, TH. August 23, 2017 - Akaryn Hotel Group, the pioneering Thai hospitality company with a diverse collection of luxury hotels and resorts in a range of locations around the Kingdom, has announced further expansion with the launch of akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok in December 2017.

Akaryn Hotel Group Founder and Managing Director Anchalika Kijkanakorn.

The upscale boutique hotel is located on Sukhumvit Soi 20, the epicentre of Bangkok’s most dynamic tourism area, in a lively neighbourhood known for its fine restaurants and buzzing nightlife, as well as its upscale lifestyle malls, quality spas and green recreation spaces.

The 50-room akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok will offer guests 30-60 square metre accommodations in style with incredible cityscape views, as well as units with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that slide open onto generous balconies. The design aesthetic will combine the simplicity of natural woods with accents of modern-retro chic displayed in everything from the furnishings to the artwork, featuring a range of stylish interior touches that create a distinctive identity whilst still retaining the charm of an intimate urban property.

Following the footprint of three other sister properties under akyra flagship, akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok will also emphasis akyra lifestyle with “All Time Experience” concept through exciting facilities and services inside the hotel complemented by attractions around the hotel.

Delicious craft cocktails and light bites will be served at the hotel’s sophisticated rooftop space, a stylish pool bar with sun loungers and cabanas positioned around reflective water and dramatic vistas of Bangkok’s modern architectural achievements. This spacious and edgy design will cater for up to 100 people for both in-house guests and outside visitors with live music and entertainment, providing a sophisticated urban space. The rooftop will also feature a multi-purpose function room to host memorable gatherings, private dinners and VIP receptions. This lifestyle area will offer an enticing spot for sundowners after work, or before heading out into the city at night.

On the ground floor, guests will be able to enjoy a casual dining experience with the signature akyra gourmet breakfast and a choice of comfort food favourites including authentic Thai dishes, healthy salads, delicious pastas and delectable desserts – all served in mellow, stylish surroundings.

The launch of akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok at end of this year follows the recent opening of akyra Thonglor Bangkok – another stylish property comprising 148 studios and one- to three-bedroom suites located in Thonglor, Bangkok’s fashionable district renowned for its contemporary culture and creative cuisine.

“Everything Bangkok has to offer is packed into this renowned part of Sukhumvit. Our two akyra properties offer distinct urban experiences, but each one is also defined by the strong sense of style and independence that sets the akyra brand apart from other hotels. The aim is to make a stay with akyra far more than a room to sleep in at night, yet being one of the highlights of the overall Bangkok experience,” says Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Founder and Managing Director of Akaryn Hotel Group.

About AKARYN Hotel Group

AKARYN Hotel Group specialises in the management of small luxury resorts in South-east Asia and is the owning and management company for Aleenta Phuket-PhangNga (aleenta.com/Phuket) and Aleenta HuaHin-Pranburi (aleenta.com/HuaHin). AKARYN Group also operates the akyra Manor Chiang Mai (theakyra.com/Chiang-Mai). Recent openings include akyra Thonglor Bangkok (http://www.theakyra.com/bangkok/) and the akyra Beach Club Phuket (theakyra.com/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 further information and high-resolution photography, please contact:

Chenyue Xu (Cassandra)
Director of Communications
AKARYN Hotel Group
E-mail: cassandra@ahmshotels.com
Tel: +66 (0) 2514 8112

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