Akaryn Hotels Group
Anchalika Kijkanakorn is the Managing Director and Founder of AKARYN Hotel Group (AHG), Thailand’s award-winning boutique hotel owner and operator. She has been on the Board of Directors of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) for the last 10 years and has held the Chair position for 3 consecutive years in 2014-16, the first Asian and the first woman to hold the position.
AHG pioneered luxury hospitality experiences in Thailand under the award winning brands Aleenta and akyra, with hotels and resorts in Hua Hin, Samui, Chiangmai, Bangkok, and Phuket, as well as the Ayurah Wellness, a medical and holistic health concept spa.
In 2017, AHG launched akyra Thonglor Bangkok, as well as opened its first epicurean beach club, the akyra Beach Club Phuket. The latest development is the Aleenta resort in the UNESCO Heritage City of Hoi An, Vietnam, with the opening planned in 2019.
Anchalika has been recognized by Forbes Asia’s list of Asia’s leading 40 philanthropists in 2015 for her marine environment and local community work with school children
Before entering the hospitality industry, Anchalika spent 10 years with GE Capital in various leadership roles in the finance sector, managing teams across Asia, Europe and the United States.