Last year, Akaryn Hotel Group, Thailand’s award- winning luxury boutique hotel brand made a commitment to get rid of single-use plastics from all levels of operations. The journey to a no single-use plastic future started in 2018. “This began with the opening of akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok last year, followed by akyra Manor Chiang Mai and now I’m proud that we have achieved no single-use plastic status at all six of our hotels and resorts in Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai,” said Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder, Akaryn Hotel Group.
“We offer all guests stylish stainless-steel, refillable water bottles on arrival, as well as refillable, organic toiletries and amenities using essential oil products, with biodegradable packaging. We also encourage guests to think of the environment outside of the hotels, with reusable shopping totes offered in every room, and no single-use plastic is used in the bars or restaurants,” added Kijkanakorn.
“I’m delighted to say it’s working. Please help us continue so we can ensure plastic is reduced as much as is possible from our hotels. It’s a huge credit to our team. If they do not believe in it, it will not happen. It started from some small steps but we are getting there and we are free at last from all single-use plastics,” concluded Kijkanakorn