Meet Asia's first single use plastic free hotel

We know we all need to do our bit to go plastic free and that includes hotels. So say hello to the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok, opening this May. It's been designed to not use any single use plastic.

Alice Pritchard 16 February 2018

Part of the Akaryn Hotel Group (which has pledged to go plastic free entirely by 2020), this new Bangkok hotel proves you can do luxury without having to sacrifice your eco-credentials. There are no plastic bottles in the hotel, glass containers have been sourced for drinks and guests are equipped with stainless steel refillable water bottles on arrival.

Akyra Sukhumvit Plastic Free Hotel

The akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok has been created to not need any single use plastic

When it comes to bathroom amenities, each room at the akyra TAS Sukhumvit Bangkok is stocked with locally made celadon (pottery) containers filled with essential oil based products. There are biodegradable bin bags in each room and guests are loaned reusable shopping baskets to avoid having to use plastic bags when picking up clothes and gifts in Bangkok's many markets.

The 50 room hotel is based in Sukhumvit Soi 20, an area known for green space and interesting restaurants. There's a rooftop pool and bar where you can sip a plastic straw free cocktail and take in one of Asia's most fascinating cities.

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Alice Pritchard 16 February 2018

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