Thailand: Akaryn Hospitality Management Services (AHMS) has announced plans to increase its portfolio in south-east Asia via management contracts and its own investment.
Management contracts will be the main route of expansion expansion for the company which operates three brands, Aleenta, Akaryn and Akyra.
AHMS operates four small luxury properties. Three are owned by the firm – Aleenta Phuket-Phang Nga Resort and Spa, Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi Resort and Spa, and Akaryn Samui. The fourth, Akyra Chura Samui, is operated via a management contract.
Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder and managing director of AHMS said she believes Thailand still has a lucrative position as a destination for foreign tourists, thanks to friendly service, location, and variety of tourism products.
She is looking for management contracts in areas such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Cambodia, Myanma and Indonesia.
Next year, AHMS will open Akaryn Koh Krabeay Retreat & Spa, on Krabeay Island in Cambodia.
Kijkanakorn was named as one of Boutique Hotel News’ Ones to Watch for 2014.