Zunk appointed to oversee launch of akyra Thonglor Bangkok

George Sell By George Sell
13 January 2017 | Updated 13 January 2017

Thailand: Akaryn Hotel Group has appointed Christian Zunk to oversee the launch of akyra Thonglor Bangkok.

Thailand: Akaryn Hotel Group has appointed Christian Zunk to oversee the launch of akyra Thonglor Bangkok.

The boutique hotel, located in the Eight Thonglor complex on the vibrant Sukhumvit Soi 55 thoroughfare, soft launched in December 2016.

"Christian comes to us with an impressive track record, one that I trust will be suited to guide akyra Thonglor Bangkok through this transitionary period as we take over and rebrand a contemporary property right in the heart of my favourite neighbourhood in Bangkok, Thonglor," said AHG founder and managing director Anchalika Kijkanakorn.

Zunk joins from Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, where he worked for nearly five years. Before that he led a high-end boutique resort in Abu Dhabi.

He has also worked with Forte, Sofitel, and Kempinski hotels across his native Germany, as well as stints with Four Seasons in New York and Hawaii.

"I am excited to return to the vibrant Thai capital and welcome the opportunity to work with a dynamic hospitality group like Akaryn," said Zunk. "akyra Thonglor Bangkok has a great location and design going for it already. I look forward to bringing my hotel re-branding experience to elevate the urban hotel to be the best in the most happening enclave in Bangkok."

The 148-key akyra Thonglor Bangkok offers studio rooms, plus spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites. In the coming months, refurbishments will be gradually carried out throughout the property in order to ensure that the hotel adheres to the akyra brand standards and that the values of smart technology and dynamic designs are articulated in style. akyra Thonglor Bangkok is scheduled to complete refurbishments in November 2017.

akarynhotelgroup.com

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