Suave Sustainability: Inside Asia’s First Single-Use Plastic Free Hotel

17 Dec 2018
2 min read
The luxury AKARYN Hotel Group plans to be entirely free of single-use plastic by 2019 – starting with its new lavish Bangkok property.

It’s no secret that plastic waste concerns are on the rise. With over eight million whopping tonnes of plastic thrown away each year (and the worrying existence of a 7th continent spread over 3.4 million sqm in the Pacific Ocean) travelers are seeking out responsible businesses more than ever.

Some are ditching plastic straws, other are forgoing coffee cup lids. For AKARYN Hotel Group, small initiatives are not enough. They now plan to become a single-use plastic free hotel group by summer 2019. Their newest opening, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, launched June 2018, is set to lead the charge in this exciting initiative.

A beautiful Thai hotel with soul, akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok makes eco-led choices.  Offering re-imagined urban accommodation, real effort has been made to source glass bottle containers and there are is no single use plastic used in the bars.  The 50-room property also offers solutions to guests on the go; stylish akyra stainless steel water bottles, which can be refilled anytime during their stay are handed to guests on arrival. Self-service drinkable water will also be conveniently located on every floor to ease the refill.

In the bathroom, toiletry products are presented in locally manufactured celadon containers filled with essential oils-based products. Bio-degradable bin bags are used in room and shopping bags can be borrowed from the wardrobes to encourage guests to refuse plastic bags when indulging in some Bangkok retail-therapy.

For conscious foodies, the downtown property boasts “Siam Soul Café” a real travel experience within Thaiconic gastronomy. Mouth-watering authentic Thai dishes can be tried along with healthy salads, delicious pastas and delectable desserts – locally sourced and all served in stylish surroundings. Don’t miss out on the “Rise Rooftop Bar & Dining”, an upscale high raised space, where guests can sip cocktails at the pool bar and relax on stylish sun loungers – all perfectly positioned to take in dramatic panoramas of Bangkok’s modern architectural design in serene style.