| June 30, 2015
Leading luxury boutique resort company AHMS The Collection is poised to inject a sense of hip, urban style into Thailand’s northern capital with the upcoming launch of akyra Manor Chiang Mai on August 1. Akyra-Manor-interior-screen-8

The unveiling is being held at Italics restaurant in Bangkok, an Italian culinary concept, which will be the signature restaurant at akyra Manor Chiang Mai. Italics and akyra Manor Chiang Mai are the result of a bold collaboration between AHMS The Collection and Singapore design house, Manor Studio, where the creativity of the pioneering ‘barefoot luxury’ resort group has been paired with cutting edge architectural styling and design.

The hotel is a five-star, 30-key all-suite luxury hotel, with 23 suites at 610 sq ft and seven larger suites at a capacious 1050 sq ft created around a courtyard-within-a-room concept. It has already been accepted as a Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. akyra Manor Chiang Mai was created to fill a niche in a market saturated by Lanna-style resorts but lacking a hip, urban hotel offering exceptionally spacious suites, a level of privacy and style hitherto unknown in the ‘Rose of the North’, and an ‘in-the-know’ insider’s cachet that comes with a location in the new hip neighbourhood of Nimman Haemin, a precinct buzzing with youth and energy and awash with art, boutiques, coffee shops and cool bars and restaurants.

AHMS founder and managing director, Ms Anchalika Kijkanakorn said she was thrilled and excited to be about to open akyra Manor Chiang Mai’s doors to its first guests. “It’s going to be the new hot place to stay. It’s an all-suite hotel with lavish bathrooms, separate his and hers dressing areas, and a fantastic centrepiece – a white marble circular bathtub in an al fresco courtyard, with privacy preserved by a custom-made screen,” she said. “You can really spread out and relax and live. The idea is to offer a lot of customised services. The hotel will offer bespoke guided tours to the city that take you beyond the tourist traps and to places where you can connect with authentic Chiang Mai and fascinating locals doing cool things. “It’s perfect for guests who want to come to Chiang Mai for a long stay, or those who come and go on business frequently and want somewhere with the space and style to feel more like a home than a hotel. “More than that, it’s hyper-local: this is where the cool locals hang out and guests can tap into that buzz and energy, yet also be able to retreat to absolute privacy. ‘Hip, cool, high service and super private’ are the words that spring to mind. Think Notting Hill, before the movie Notting Hill.”


RISE, the rooftop pool bar with a spectacular infinity pool with glass sides will become the place to be seen and the scene for the best events and parties, as well as a daily Magic Hour as the sun sets over Doi Suthep, set to become a must-not-miss ritual for guests.

akyra Manor Chiang Mai is offering an introductory rate of THB4,200 ++ for the first three months of operations, providing art and design aficionados a great opportunity to check out the Andy Gotts exhibition while also experiencing akyra Manor’s urban chic and warm service. The exhibition will be the first in a series of regular shows by prominent artists and photographers to be shown at the new urban resort.

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