Nimman’s First Five Star Hotel to Open Soon

 |  May 8, 2015

Akyra Manor Hotel, of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Group, will open its doors this July, making it the first five star hotel in the Nimmanhaemin area. Set on soi 9 amongst a plethora of coffee shops, restaurants, wine bars, galleries and…more coffee shops. Akyra will be an all-suite hotel with 23 suites with 60 sqm and 7 suites with100 sqm, each one surrounding a mini-courtyard where a luxurious outdoors tub-a-deux offers views of the city or the mountains in the distance. The hotel is a collaboration between AHMS – The Collection and Singaporean design visionaries Manor Studio.

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For we locals, Akyra promises to be THE new venue to hang out in Nimman. The Italics Italian restaurant, seating up to 60 both indoors and on a large deck, will serve traditional Italian fare with mostly-locally sourced produce and comes with its own brick pizza oven, “we are going to serve the best pizzas in Chiang Mai,” beamed Restaurant Manager Cyrielle Merveille. Then there is the super sexy Rise Bar on the rooftop with sweeping views of Doi Suthep and the city-scape decked out in scrumptious lounge chairs and flanked by a first-for-Chiang Mai see-through rooftop swimming pool – bikini bottoms with your martini, anyone?

The hotel’s state of the art meeting room will also be used as an art gallery with quarterly rotations of both local and international artists. “Our first exhibition is going to be very exciting,” said Merveille. “It is by famous British photographer, Andy Gotts,” best known for his Degrees, a collection of 300 black and white portraits of Hollywood celebrities and figures in the public eye.

“I think that you will love it.”

The hotel aims to be open at the beginning of July.