CHIANG MAI, THAILAND—Thailand-based boutique hotel group AHMS – The Collection, together with Singaporean design firm Manor Studio, plan to open akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai, a five-star, all-suite hotel on July 1.
Akyra Manor Chiang Mai, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, will be located on Nimmanhaemin Soi 9. Known locally as “Coffee St.,” Nimmanhaemin Soi 9 is home to a collection of boutiques, galleries, bars and cafés. The hotel’s distinctive exterior is inspired by the crumbling brickwork that forms the city’s ancient wall, and its modern suites are created around a distinctive “courtyard within the room” concept, according to the hotel group.
“In a clever juxtaposition with the city’s famed jungle surroundings, temples and historic culture, akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai will be a sophisticated, cosmopolitan hideaway in the city’s most up-and-coming artistic neighborhood, while embracing AHMS’ philosophy of bringing outdoor living in,” said Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder and managing director of AHMS—The Collection. “akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai is poised to change the way travelers think about city hotels.”
Of the hotel’s 30 guest suites, 23 Deluxe Suites will offer more than 610 sq. ft. of living space, while seven akyra Manor Suites provide guests with more than 1,050 sq. ft. of space to unwind. All suites are equipped with a covered outdoor hot tub; the latest smart technology; naturally sourced toiletries; an espresso coffee machine; and complimentary WiFi. Other features of the suites include his-and-hers natural cotton bathrobes and slippers; large LCD TV with cable; 430 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets; and a minibar.
The property will also include a rooftop pool bar, Rise, where guests and locals can indulge in creative cocktails surrounded by a transparent walled pool and views of the city’s skyline. The signature dining experience, Italics, will provide haute Italian cuisine using locally sourced and homegrown ingredients from Thailand’s first organic hotel rooftop nursery. Akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai will also be an active patron of the arts, with the lobby and guest suites serving as a living gallery of rotating creative works.