akyra Manor Chiang Mai hosts art auction and jazz concert
On Friday 15 December, the all-suite akyra Manor Chiang Mai, located in the northern Thai city’s fashionable Nimmanhaemin district, held an art auction and jazz concert charity event at Italics terrace lower deck, with a selection of fine wines served to complement special gourmet festive canapés.
The event included a silent auction of artworks created by talented and sought-after photographer Vachira Thomas, as well as pieces by the award-winning artisans Hongsara Janput and Angkan Uppanun, founders of the acclaimed filigree jewellery brand, Angsa. Additional work by well-known local and national artists, as well as talented students from Chiang Mai University’s Fine Arts department also featured in the auction with an impressive amount raised during the event and all profits to be donated through Pure Blue Foundation to support Baan Panghai School in rural Mae Rim.
“We were delighted to receive strong support for this event from our guests and members of the Chiang Mai community,” said Christophe Gestin, General Manager, akyra Manor Chiang Mai. “Raising funds for Pure Blue Foundation is an important part of our ongoing CSR program at akyra Manor Chiang Mai. The hotel team is very hands-on so we always make sure the money that we generate is spent where it is most needed locally.”
Recently awarded by Small Luxury Hotels of The World (SLH) for the “Love of Local”, for its ‘give back’ policy,
akyra Manor Chiang Mai carries out many charity activities, such as providing kitchen and classroom supplies to local schools and sourcing fresh ingredients from local suppliers to support the local community. The hotel also encourages guests to interact with local causes through activities such as the special Elephant Day Care Package, a unique opportunity to involve guests with elephant conservation as they visit a hospital for elephants and the creative home of the world-famous Elephant Parade Sculptures.
AKARYN Hotel Group’s Pure Blue Foundation programs are implemented throughout Thailand with individual hotels and resorts proactively helping their local communities and raising funds for environmental actions.
“AKARYN Hotel Group is committed to supporting the causes we believe in, and that includes raising funds for environmental initiatives, providing opportunities for local people in the areas we operate, and lending physical support to important community projects,” says Akaryn Hotel Group’s Founder and Managing Director, Anchalika Kijkanakorn.
Photographic artworks by Vachira Thomas and jewellery pieces by Angsa will be on display at akyra Manor Chiang Mai until April 2018.
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