The latest behemoth from the people who brought you past hits including Siam Paragon is set to bring a taste of Ratchaprasong to the riverside. The giant project cost B50 billion and will open in 2018. Among its highlights will be the Mandarin Oriental Residences, 100-plus restaurants, a 3,500-seat auditorium, a “Heritage Museum” and the giant Takashimaya mall from Japan.
Tokyo has Roppongi Hills and Omotesando Hills; now our decidedly flat city is getting Ari Hills, a complex of shops, offices and hotel space at the start of Phahon Yothin Soi 10. As Ari becomes a better destination for shopping with every passing month, this was the only logical conclusion. See more here
Big changes have been afoot in the old Samyan neighborhood (that’s behind MBK, before you ask). Chula’s reinvention of the area includes this under-construction new mall that’ll put the focus on designer stores where students can afford to shop.
Emporium Mk III
You didn’t think the dino-world thingie would last for ever, did you? That land is earmarked for the latest expansion of Emporium, which has total mid-Sukhumvit domination planned for sometime early next decade.