Leading the charge in eco-luxury travel, the AKARYN Hotel Group has pledged to go completely single-use plastic free by June 2019 – across its entire hotel group.
Globally famous for launching Asia’s most sustainable hotel, akyra TAS Sukhumvit, AHG is the ideal option for travellers with a conscience.
Sustainability initiatives can be find throughout. As well as moving all single-use plastic from the bars, stylish stainless steel akyra water bottles are handed to guests on arrival, which can be refilled anytime during their stay at the self-service water stations conveniently located on every floor.
Additionally, toiletry products are presented in locally manufactured celadon containers filled with essential oils-based products and bio-degradable bin bags are used in rooms.
For those wanting to indulge in some retail therapy outside of the resorts, special shopping totes can be found in the wardrobes to encourage guests to refuse plastic bags when shopping – promoting change even whilst outside of the hotel.
Recent winners of the ‘Green Steps’ award at the 2018 Responsible Thailand Awards, Founding MD, Anchalika Kijkanakorn commented: ‘it’s an honour to be recognised for our contribution to eco- friendly travel. It is our goal to become fully sustainable throughout AHG as soon as possible.’
This isn’t the only ammo in AHG’s battle against climate change. Their very own charity, the Pure Blue Foundation has been helping raise funds to aid multi-faceted marine conservation efforts for the last decade.
Further initiatives include coral reef restoration in Koh Samui to marine turtle conservation at Phang Nga, near Phuket, via the turtle sanctuary in Thai Muang, where hundreds of endangered leatherback turtles have been raised and released into the Andaman Sea.
Sustainability has never looked so suave. To find out more, please visit akarynhotelgroup.com.