Akaryn Hotel Group has unveiled its plan for the first overseas property in Laos. The group is specialized in the management and development of only four and five star properties such as design boutique hotels in cities or chilled trendy resorts. The company is based in Thailand. it already run four properties in the Kingdom under the Akyra brand in Chiang Mai and Koh Samui as well as Aleenta properties in Hua Hin and in Phuket. The company also manages luxury spa as well as restaurants.
Scheduled to open in June 2016, The President by Akaryn will be located in the heart of Vientiane. The hotel will consist of 30 rooms, two presidential suites and seven food and beverage venues. The property was originally built by the Chinese government as a gift to the Laotians two years ago, but the Lao government granted concession to a Lao mining company to finish the construction job of the hotel and eventually managed it.
In between, the Lao mining company signed a 10-year contract management with Akaryn for its branding and its management. According to Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Founder and Managing Director of Akaryn, the new ‘President by Akaryn’ will be the most luxurious hotel in in Laos, primarily targeting high-end markets in Laos and other Asian countries, including Thailand, as well as long-haul markets such as Europe and the US.
The average room rate is expected to be US$500 while the presidential suite will be priced at a minimum of US$1,500, Anchalika added. The hotel is located in a premium location, facing the Mekong River in the vicinity of the Don Chan Hotel. The President by AKARYN wants to offer discerning travellers a typical Vientiane experience, blending colonial redolence with top luxury in a contemporary setting. A signature of the hotel will be exclusive transfers in Rolls Royce, certainly a novelty for the relatively sleepy and unsophisticated capital. Each room will also have its own dedicated personal butler.
Aside from Laos, Akaryn Hotel Group is also looking for opportunities in Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. Another property of Akaryn to debut this year is the Arovada by Akaryn, a private retreat in Cambodia.