Akaryn Hotel Group (AHG), the innovative boutique hospitality brand with a portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts across Thailand, is shaking up cocktail hour with the Be Your Own Bartender experience at akyra Beach Club Phuket, Aleenta Hua Hin, and akyra Manor Chiang Mai.
Guests staying at each of the properties can concoct their own in-room drinks by following a cocktail-of-the-day recipe with a curated mix of ingredients supplied free of charge, apart from the alcohol, which is priced at mini-bar rates.
Every day is cocktail day with ingredients such as lime, mint leaves, passion fruit puree, coconut milk, cucumber strips, cinnamon sticks and homemade syrup de gomme all presented for guests tasting and drinking pleasure. How-to guides help guest-bartenders make a perfectly balanced and refreshing drink.
At akyra Beach Club Phuket, Friday is White Party time. Exclusive top entertainment with in-house DJ, gourmet comfort food and creative cocktails inspire party-lovers to “paint the evening white”. In honour of this weekly beach celebration, guests can mix their own cocktail in their room – by mixing 5 ounces of white cranberry juice, 2 ounces of ginger ale and 1 teaspoon of lemon – all provided free of charge and topped up with 2 ounces of vodka from the minibar. Once it’s time to party, step away from the room and enjoy the same drink or more creative cocktails designed to fuel the resort’s unique beachside festival vibe, featuring mad mojitos, delicious daiquiris, merry margaritas and many more.
On every month-end, to celebrate pay-day, White Party at Club akyra is escalated with a spectacular masked fire show, guest DJ and lavish Colombian Beach BBQ. After enjoying the party, guests can book the Weekend Bliss Package, which includes room, entry to White Party, drinks, Colombian Beach BBQ, hang-over breakfast with Bloody Mary and signature activities the next day.
At sister property, Aleenta Hua Hin, guests enjoy a “toes in the sand with a cocktail in hand” experience. Sip a sundowner, a refreshing temptation after a long day in the sun and the weekly menu of in-room thirst quenchers has been specially selected to complement the bright and breezy tropical climes of Thailand. A blend of brand name imports and local specialty spirits behind the bar adds to the intrigue and room-made cocktails.
At akyra Manor Chiang Mai, a cocktail a day makes for a perfect stay in the northern Thai capital, where a cosmopolitan kick adds to the urban chic. The impressive list of smart uptown creations perfectly complements the hotel’s hip downtown vibe, and includes Gordon’s Ginger Gin Fizz, Mint Gimlet, Bubbly Passion, Nut As A Coconut, Gold Apple, Cucumber Gin Tonic, and a Lychee Martini. Those who like to go off-menu and think outside the glass can mix it up with their own customised cocktails too.
“The Aleenta and akyra brands may differ in terms of design, location and facilities but all AKARYN Hotel Group properties are built with memorable guest experiences at their heart. Our in-room cocktail concept is part of that approach and one of many ideas we have introduced to allow guests to really customise their stay,” says Ms. Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Founder and Managing Director of AHG.
“All of our akyra hotels and resorts run with a common DNA of exciting vibrant fun and extraordinary experience that guests have come to expect. Our in room cocktail concept takes the experience up a notch, adds a personal touch, and is one of our many continued inventions and reinventions designed to surprise and delight our guests,” she added.