Soon to open Bangkok hotel, the Akyra Sukhumvit, avoids all single-use plastics

Thailand's Akaryn Hotel Group has unveiled plans to become a single-use plastic free hotel company by 2020. The group's newest opening, the 50 room Akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok, scheduled to open in May 2018, is set to lead the charge in this initiative by not having any single-use plastic in its rooms or food and beverage outlets. 

Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Founder and Managing Director of Akaryn Hotel Group: "Our eco-friendly approach in Bangkok began by sourcing glass bottles and containers, with a commitment to no single-use plastic used in the restaurants or bars. 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.”

Furthermore, self-service drinking water will be dispensed on every floor to make refills easy and guests can also take their bottles with them on excursions and shopping trips around the city. Also, bathroom amenities will be presented in locally manufactured "celadon" pottery containers filled with essential oil-based products, while bio-degradable bin bags will be used in all rooms. Last but not least, shopping bags will be available to encourage guests to refuse plastic bags when indulging in some Bangkok retail-therapy. More at FTN News.