Akaryn Hotel Group is set to open akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, an eco-friendly property that will become Asia’s first single-use plastic-free hotel
Akaryn Hotel Group has announced it aims to become a single-use plastic-free hotel company by 2020. The Group’s newest opening, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, launching this month, is set to lead the charge in this initiative by becoming the first new hotel in Asia to launch without single-use plastic in its rooms or food and beverage outlets.
An environmental and social conscience is deeply rooted in the philosophy behind Akaryn Hotel Group’s Aleenta and akyra hotel brands with eco-led decisions and policies playing a central role in business development and hotel operations.
Glass bottles and containers will be used in the new akyra TAS restaurants and bars, and 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.
Self-service drinking water will be conveniently dispensed on every floor to make refills easy and guests can also take their bottles with them on excursions and shopping trip 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.
A brand new hotel with serious style credentials, the 50-room akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok will offer guests a stylish, sophisticated and eco-conscious stay in the heart of Bangkok with re-imagined urban accommodation. The hotel is ideally located on Sukhumvit Soi 20, an area of Bangkok known for its buzzing atmosphere, high-end retail, green recreation spaces and fine dining.