Upscale Boutique Hotel Works Closely with Local Suppliers to Source Fresh Ingredients and Support Future Generations
akyra Manor Chiang Mai, the all-suite designer hotel by AKARYN Hotel Group (AHG), is inviting guests to enjoy creative Thai and Italian fare at its popular onsite restaurant, Italics, with a range of delicious dishes prepared using locally sourced ingredients.
Taking advantage of the bounty of locally sourced meat, vegetables and fruit available in the area, akyra Manor Chiang Mai’s sophisticated Italics restaurant creates and transforms fresh ingredients into re-imagined high quality dishes.
From organic cherry tomatoes bursting with sweetness to French cheeses made in Chiang Mai and 100% Thai Arabica coffee handpicked in the nearby hills, Italics’ menu features a fusion of flavours while focusing on the freshest local produce.
Guests can indulge in a perfectly prepared margarita pizza, or tantalise their taste buds with a Thai-inspired Chiang Mai Pizza topped with sour pork – the famous northern Thai sausage known as sai oua – and garnished with arugula and pickles, all the while knowing their meal has come straight from the farm to the fork.
“Thai cuisine is famous around the world and we’re fortunate that Chiang Mai not only enjoys a strong culinary tradition, but also has a plethora of high-quality produce and artisanal food products available locally,” says Chef Phubase who runs the kitchens at akyra Manor Chiang Mai. “Sourcing our ingredients from nearby producers helps support the local economy. It also provides our guests with unparalleled quality and the best possible taste.”
In addition to showcasing local suppliers in its menu, akyra Manor Chiang Mai is also dedicated to supporting the local community in Thailand’s northern capital, particularly through education to help future generations.
Throughout 2017, the hotel will be working closely with nearby Panghai School, where the akyra team recently helped paint the kitchens and also provided much-needed utensils. The hotel team also regularly joins fundraising efforts to create a better learning environment for the pupils and even helps plant vegetables in the school’s organic garden. This ongoing support, with an emphasis on giving back, is a pillar of the hotel’s parent company, AKARYN Hotel Group, and therefore plays a key role in akyra Manor Chiang Mai’s corporate culture.
AKARYN Hotel Group’s Founder and Managing Director, Anchalika Kijkanakorn, who has been named a ‘Hero of Philanthropy’ by Forbes Asia, says, “One major aspect that draws people to Chiang Mai, both to visit and to live, is its strong sense of community. At akyra Manor Chiang Mai we love being actively involved in that community, and we are pleased to give back in every way we can.”
About akyra Manor Chiang Mai
Located in the centre of Chiang Mai’s lively Nimmanhaemin neighborhood, known for its trendy bars, boutique shops and imaginative cafes, the modern akyra Manor Chiang Mai offers a unique hotel concept in the northern Thai town with just 30 guest suites, comprising 23 akyra Deluxe suites (60 sqm) and seven expansive Manor suites (100 sqm). Each luxurious suite comes outfitted with separated living rooms, bedrooms and decadent bathrooms featuring a now iconic standalone bathtub. Along with offering creative cuisine from Italics, the luxury hotel also boasts one of Chiang Mai’s only rooftop bars, Rise, complete with craft cocktails, an infinity pool and views of the sun setting behind Doi Suthep mountain.
About AKARYN Hotel Group:
AKARYN Hotel Group specialises in the management of small luxury resorts in South-east Asia and is the owning and management company for Aleenta Phuket-PhangNga (aleenta.com/Phuket) and Aleenta HuaHin-Pranburi (aleenta.com/HuaHin). AKARYN Group also operates the akyra Manor Chiang Mai (theakyra.com/Chiang-Mai). Recent openings include akyra Thonglor Bangkok (http://www.theakyra.com/bangkok/) and the akyra Beach Club Phuket (theakyra.com/Phuket). The Pure Blue Foundation (purebluefoundation.com), established in 2010 by AKARYN Hotel Group, is a charitable foundation supporting marine conservation and community projects throughout Thailand. In September 2015, founder and director Anchalika Kijkanakorn was named as a Hero of Philanthropy by Forbes Asia in recognition for her dedication to supporting valuable conservation efforts
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To learn more about akyra Manor Chiang Mai and its CSR initiatives, or to make a booking, please visit http://www.theakyra.com/chiang-mai