By The Nation
In the coming months, two of the group’s signature hotel concepts will make their international debuts. Aleenta, the original barefoot luxury brand that first launched in Thailand in 2004, will be introduced to Bali, Indonesia’s “Island of the Gods”. Akyra, the trend-setting boutique brand, will arrive in Hoi An, the Unesco World Heritage-listed port town in central Vietnam.
Aleenta Retreat Bali aims to be a “spiritual” sanctuary in the island’s mountainous north, an hour's drive from Ubud.
“Aleenta, our first brand and our pioneering resorts in Phuket and Hua Hin, have become hugely popular among guests,” said Akaryn Hotel Group’s founder and managing director, Anchalika Kijkanakorn.
Every Aleenta property is designed to reflect the timeless charm and character of its destination, featuring large living spaces and world-class facilities while also operating in harmony with the environment, she said. “Aleenta Retreat Bali will be a fantastic addition to our portfolio – secluded, spiritual and sensual, this sublime sanctuary will allow guests to discover the true essence of the Island of the Gods.”
Also opening its doors in 2019 will be Akyra Hoi An, unique waterfront resort nestled midway between Hoi An’s historic town centre and golden China Beach. Located on the banks of the Thu Bon estuary, this low-rise boutique retreat will be accessible either by car or by boat, and many of the 110 stylish rooms and pool villas will sit on the water's edge, she said.