The akyra Beach Club Phuket will open on Dec 1 and will welcome guests to a sophisticated new oceanside destination at Natai Beach in Phang Nga province.
The resort is but a stroll along the beach from its well established sister property Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, and complements the barefoot luxury offerings next door.
The akyra Beach Club Phuket boasts 59 luxurious rooms and stylish stand-alone villas with generous living spaces, branded amenities and a profusion high-end inclusions. Leading-edge resort facilities include a beach spa and fully equipped gym and the resort’s integrated beach club offers guests a choice of refined waterfront dining options beside the beachfront pool. The venue also hosts exceptional daytime and evening events, romantic weddings, regular theme parties and a Sunday Brunch.
“In many ways the atmosphere is akin to the coolest summer festival by the beach. It’s just a different kind of playground,” says AHG founder and managing director Anchalika Kijkanakorn.
“The vision is less about unabashed hedonism, more about the epicurean lifestyle which features in all our resorts. Good food, good tunes, good vibes with extraordinary people enjoying the good things in life – and looking fabulous while doing it. That’s what we are all about,” she says.
Meanwhile in the capital, akyra Thonglor Bangkok will also launch in December 2016. The second urban property in the akyra brand will undergo a full refurbishment that will quietly start this month to transform the former hotel into a unique address in the heart of the sought-after Thonglor neighbourhood.
akyra Thonglor Bangkok boasts spacious rooms and suites enhanced by a full line-up of top class facilities and services including a pool bar with city views, a plush executive lounge, a choice of bright, airy meeting and function spaces, an enticing restaurant and a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre.
“Thonglor is my favourite part of Bangkok. I live in the neighbourhood and there is a good reason why those in the know choose to spend most of their leisure and business time there,” explains Ms Anchalika.
“Thonglor is exciting, arty, cutting edge, full of design inspiration and art galleries. It’s also local in the sense that even though many expats live there, it’s the long term residents that choose Thonglor for the unique sense of belonging and diverse, always happening feel.”
AKARYN Hotel Group’s first foray beyond Thai borders is also opening to host guests during the coming peak tourist season at The President by AKARYN, which sits nestled in a gentle curve of the Mekong River in Vientiane, Laos.
Rather than refer to the property as the group’s first hotel in Laos, the team at AKARYN prefer to describe it as Laos’ first hotel. An aura of timeless style and elegance pervades each of the 32 guest rooms and suites with an individual butler to be called upon whenever guests need assistance.
“The hotel’s location and the design are peerless with a prime position on the city’s first thoroughfare, Setthathirath Road, with Parliament House and Haw Phra Kaew, the temple of the Emerald Buddha, as neighbours,” says Ms Anchalika.
“The President By AKARYN will become the landmark of Vientiane. A place where diplomats come to meet and deals are done. A place where travellers, not tourists, travel back in time and experience the past and future of Laos’ Golden Age.”
The President by AKARYN has also been selected by the United Nations-led ASIA Geographical Indication (GI) programme as its main partner. In line with its sustainable approach to business growth and destination development, AKARYN Hotel Group will give back to local communities through sustainable sources of local income to promote sustainable living and tourism.