Akaryn Hotel Group’s cool new oceanside venue and beach resort throws grand opening party to inspire the fashionable beach set to jet to Phuket


Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder and managing director, AKARYN Hotel Group with Chris Adam (left), general manager, The President by Akaryn, Daniel Steinke (Right) cluster general manager Phuket-Phang Nga at the akyra Beach Club Phuket Grand Opening Party . For high resolution version, click here.

PHUKET, THAILAND – On March 18th , the stunning sands of Natai Beach played host to the official akyra Beach Club Phuket Grand Opening Party with house DJ Wii spinning a smooth soundtrack of beachside beats, live vocal and saxophone performances, the first Vilebrequin Grand Fashion Show to take place in Thailand, and a spectacular masked fire dance show.

The festivities began with a VIP gathering for invited guests as free flow drinks and premium canapés were served to showcase the high quality and fine flavours offered to guests at Club akyra, the resort’s eponymous oceanfront dining and social hub, furnished with cushioned cabanas and luxury loungers surrounding an enticing beachfront pool.


Malika Kazakova performs at akyra Beach Club Phuket. For high resolution version, click here.

Bangkok’s MC Jenna then kicked off the celebrations by introducing Anchalika Kijkanakorn founder and managing director of AKARYN Hotel Group, and the mind and inspiration behind akyra Beach Club Phuket.

“AKARYN was born on this beach at our flagship property Aleenta Phuket, just a short stroll along the sand. It feels wonderful to be able to add another exciting new concept in such an incredible location,” said Khun Anchalika.

“The vision here is less about unabashed hedonism, more about the epicurean lifestyle which features in all our resorts. Good food, good music, good vibes with extraordinary people enjoying the good things in life – and looking fabulous while doing it. That’s what we are all about.” she added.


Guests arrive at the akyra Beach Club Phuket Grand Opening Party. For high resolution version, click here.

As the sun dipped into the cerulean waters of the Andaman Sea, Phuket-based songstress Malika Kazakova gave her first show-stopping vocal performance of the evening, accompanied by DJ Wii on the decks. Then YU Live SAX MAN hit the sand to woo the assembled crowd of fashionable beach setters with a smooth set of cool house tunes to welcome the balmy night.

Next to wow the party throng was Tony D, the percussion pro with all the right rhythms to get the party pumping. His rolls and breaks set the scene for guest DJ Jerome to take to the decks and start spinning house his music magic as guests began to fill the al-fresco dance floor.

With the party in full swing, the time was ripe for Thailand’s first Vilebrequin Grand Fashion Show which saw 10 celebrity models take to the catwalk to showcase the global brand’s unique take on swimwear, ready-to-wear, and accessories for men and women who appreciated the sun-drenched lifestyle the relaxed charm of Vilebrequin’s St-Tropez origins. To fuel the party further, Phuket’s legendary masked fire dance artist, Poch Angkorn then lit up the night with his unique brand of blazing performance art.

“It was great to see Club akyra living up to its promise as the place to be and ‘be scene’ on the beach,” said Daniel Steinke, cluster general manager for the group’s two beachfront properties in Phuket-Phang Nga – Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa and akyra Beach Club Phuket.

“Our fabulous poolsters and beach bunnies did a great job keeping everyone’s glasses full and the lively beach festival atmosphere was everything we hoped it would beach we set a new lifestyle trend that’s sure to continue as we welcome lovers of sophisticated beach life from Phuket, Bangkok and around the world.”

With 58 stylish rooms, suites and villas complemented by an array of generous in-room comforts, and appealing facilities including a dedicated Club akyra private party room, beachside massage salas and a fully equipped fitness centre, the beachfront member of the akyra family offers an exclusive escape full of hip, stylish, indulgent surprises.


The Grand Opening event attracted sophisticated beach lifestyle lovers. For high resolution version, click here.

The Upper Deck Restaurant serves up a delicious daily breakfast spread in a choice of covered or al fresco dining spots to enhance the culinary pleasures on the menu. The entire floor is also available for exceptional private dining experiences and exclusive events.

Sports fans can stay up-to-date with all their favourite international sports at akyra Beach Club Phuket. The Offside Sports Bar shows live sports all day, every day and offers a range of drink promotions to toast the action. There’s a Happy Hour from 6 – 7pm, or stop by between 9pm and 11pm for the popular buy two, get one free draft beer specials.

akyra ICE-CREAM BOUTIQUE take you back to the good old days of childhood by delivering ice cream on a bicycle every hour from 12:00 – 17:00 hrs. They really hit the sweet spot between 2 and 3pm when the ice cream is free.

To balance the indulgences, Ayurah Spa offers a wide selection of relaxing, beneficial treatments in its tranquil air-conditioned rooms, while tropical beach cabanas are also available for those who want to enjoy their massage cooled by the sea breeze.