The Akaryn group of hotels opened a new boutique hotel in one of Bangkok’s rising areas.
Akyra TAS Sukhumvit
Akyra TAS โรงแรมสุขุมวิท is set to be Asia’s first ever hotel that would be single-use plastic free. What this mean is that the Sukhumvit hotel aims to do away with single-use plastic by 2020.
When guests arrive at the hotel they will be given stainless steel water bottles that they can refill at designated water refilling stations placed in each floor. Single-use packaging for toiletries were also replaced with celadon made locally. Glass bottles are used at the bar instead of disposable plastics, and biodegradable bins and shopping bags made of fabric are placed in rooms to encourage guests to go plastic-free as well.
The hotel and all its fifty rooms are modern-decorated, with quirky details such as a huge duck-down-feather pillows—a personal favourite of the owner—, was well as Marshall speakers, and industrial-style cages for the bulbs, all set in black, grey, white, and mink palette.
The rooms also offer a lot of natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, and soft leather chairs that are set in contrast with natural wood accents. Travel-chests for the guests also serve as coffee tables, a modern idea that’s practical in utility and space saving as well. The hotel stands nine-storeys tall, but guests would never feel engulfed among the buildings surrounding it. In fact, the hotel provides a cocoon-like vibe to it, making the guests feel cosy and comfortable at the heart of the bustling city.
Aside from trying to minimize their use of plastic, the hotel is also proud to present the Rise Rooftop Terrace Bar. It is the perfect place to get drinks while watching the sunset in the city, complete with a transparent swimming poor as well as a DJ booth for entertainment.
The place itself isn’t the highlight either. The place offers curated drinks including twenty different craft beers in Thailand and other cocktail drinks influenced by other Southeast Asian countries. It fits right into the location, as the neighbourhood is a hub for nightlife, designer malls, and fine dining.
For those looking for hearty meals, the Siam Soul Cafe is located at the ground floor, offering healthy Thai cuisine to its guests. They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner.