Always Rewards

Benefits of Centre Point’s Always Rewards Program

Centre Point’s Always Rewards program has proven a big hit among our many valued regular guests and we believe it’s one of the most innovative loyalty programs in the Thai hospitality industry, not to mention one of the most rewarding.

Joining is easy and membership is free, so why not sign up today and take advantage of the many wonderful benefits that our Always Rewards program has to offer?

Always Rewards Benefits 

There are many fantastic benefits afforded to you by joining the Always Rewards program with Centre Point, including the following:

  • 15% discount at all Centre Point restaurants
  • Special ‘Privileged’ check-in at all Centre Point hotels
  • Special Always Rewards check-in set upon arrival

What’s more, when you sign up for our Always Rewards program, you can also collect points to redeem benefits such as discounts, free accommodation and airport transfers. You can learn more about redeeming your Always Rewards points here.

Three Membership Levels 

We offer three different membership levels with our Always Rewards program, Blue Point, Silver Point and Gold Point. Blue Point membership is available to all our valued guests, whilst our Silver Point and Gold Point memberships are determined by how often guests stay with us at any of our five Centre Point hotels in Bangkok.

To be eligible for Silver Point membership, guests must spend 1 – 30,000 baht at Centre Point over the year, whilst Gold Point membership is available for guests who spend more than 30,000 baht at Centre Point over the course of a year.

With Silver Point membership, for every 100 baht spent on room rates you earn three Silver points which can be used to redeem an airport transfer, free night or discount, breakfast and an extra bed, whilst with our Gold Point membership, for every 100 Baht spent on room rates, you’ll earn four gold points which can be used to redeem airport transfers, a free night or discounted rate, breakfast and an extra bed.

What’s more, Silver Point members can use the Lounge facilities in any Centre Point hotels free twice a year and Gold Point members can use the Lounge for free up to four times per year, plus they can also upgrade their room free – subject to availability and location – and they can also enjoy a late, 4 pm checkout, perfect for those evening flights leaving from Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Always Rewards Promotions 

In addition to the many wonderful benefits that our Always Rewards program provides, Centre Point also offers a variety of promotions throughout the year that we advertise on our Promotions page, as well as by e-letter sent to all Blue, Silver and Gold Point members.

We have some wonderful promotions available at the moment, so please take a look at the website of your preferred Centre Point hotel to see what’s currently available. We’re sure you’ll be impressed with what you find and don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Centre Point team if you have any questions about our Always Rewards program!

How to Celebrate Christmas & New Year in Bangkok

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Christmas is always a big event in Bangkok and although we can’t promise you a white Christmas, the Centre Point team can assure you that we’ll do our very best to ensure you have a very merry X’mas and a Happy New Year..!!

Christmas Shopping

Bangkok is the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping, but even if you’ve already bought your gifts, a wander around Bangkok’s famous shopping districts is still an amazing experience!

Central World, Siam Paragon and the other main shopping areas are a treat at this time of year, so don’t miss out on the light displays in this part of town. And don’t miss out on the ‘Bangkok Illumination’ festival around the EM District area (near the Emporium) and Benjasiri Park which runs from 1 December until 3 January 2016.

Christmas Dining

Thai food is fantastic every day of the year, but if you’re looking for something a little more traditional for your Christmas lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed with what you’ll find in Bangkok on Christmas day.

All the pubs around Silom and Sukhumvit put on Christmas fare, but as these tend to get sold out quickly you’re advised to book in advance. And many restaurants, predominantly Western restaurants, put on Christmas buffets and set meals also, so you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice.

Some of the most popular buffet and set meal offerings are found at the Dubliner, Bourbon Street and Molly Malone’s.

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If you’re staying in Bangkok over the holiday period you’re in luck, because our city is considered one of the best places in the world to celebrate the New Year. And if Christmas is big in Bangkok then New Year’s Eve is enormous – Thais love NYE and they celebrate it with passion each and every year. You’ll find Bangkok to be an incredible place to be for the countdown with the lights, music and festivities that seem to be taking place everywhere, plus the locals are even friendlier than usual.

At Centre Point Silom, we’re putting on a New Year’s Eve party with snacks and soft drinks on the terrace – you can enjoy great views of the river fireworks from there – but if you’d like to join the festivities across Bangkok, the following suggestions may interest you.

  • Dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya river – If you book early, you’ll be able to reserve yourself a table on one of the cruise ships that sail up and down the Chao Phraya.
  • Asiatique The Riverfront – This is an exciting place to spend the countdown with a great fireworks display and some of the best wining and dining options in the city.
  • Central World – One of the most popular countdown celebration venues in all of Bangkok, this is a great place to bring in the New Year with thousands of friends.

From the team at Centre Point, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Let’s Celebrate ‘Loy Krathong’

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Let’s Celebrate ‘Loy Krathong’

CentrePoint welcomes all our guests to Bangkok, our City of Angels, and invites you to celebrate the ‘Loy Krathong’ festival with us on Wednesday, 25 November, 2015.

Loy Krathong is a very important festival in Thailand and it’s celebrated all over the country, especially in Bangkok, where it’s very colourful and celebrated by millions of Bangkokians at wats (temples) and on the rivers and canals that crisscross our city.

Guests can see the Loy Krathong displays at all CentrePoint hotels across Bangkok, with lots of fun activities for all our guests to join in with us at CentrePoint Pratunam, CentrePoint Sukhumvit 10, and CentrePoint Serviced Apartments Thong Lo. Happy Loy Krathong from CentrePoint!

Loy Krathong – A Short History

There are a lot of stories about the history of Loy Krathong, but most people can agree that it was originally a Brahman festival to worship the gods (Siva, Vishnu and Brahma). Along with worshipping the gods, the legends behind the founding of the festival include asking forgiveness from Phra Mae Khongkha, worshipping Buddha’s footprint on the Nammathanati River and welcoming Buddha back to the world.

Loy Krathong is celebrated in the middle of the eleventh to the middle of the twelfth lunar month every year, which is often the flood season in many parts of Thailand. At this time of the year, the rivers and waterways are at their most beautiful, making it a fitting time of the year to pay respects, ask for forgiveness and pray for good luck.

Celebrate Loy Krathong with CentrePoint

For our guests staying with us on 25 November, the CentrePoint team invites you all to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival with us by joining in the fun-filled festivities at our Bangkok branches.

CenterPoint Pratunam – Along with our Loy Krathong displays, we’re giving all our guests a complimentary krathong to place in the water and wish for good luck.

CentrePoint Serviced Apartments Thong Lo – We’re hosting a fun-filled Loy Krathong party for all our guests at the outdoor swimming pool from 6pm on 21 November 2015.

CentrePoint Sukhumvit 10 – We’re preparing a photo corner where guests can try on a traditional Thai costume and have their photo taken as a souvenir. Every guest will also receive a complimentary krathong on 24 November 2015.

If you’re staying at CentrePoint Silom or CentrePoint Chidlom you can still join in the festivities nearby. Asiatique the Riverfront is a great place to place your krathong in the water if you’re staying with us at Silom, as is Lumpini Park if you’re staying at our Chidlom branch.

Please ask our friendly staff for directions to Asiatique or Lumpini Park – you can also ask them about other places nearby where you can celebrate Loy Krathong – or have them call you a taxi or tuk-tuk. Happy Loy Krathong from the CentrePoint team!

Join Centre Point for Bangkok’s Vegetarian Festival (Oct 12 – 20, 2015)

Vegetarian Festival

The Vegetarian Festival is one of the most highly anticipated events on Bangkok’s calendar. Running from October 12 – 20 2015, it’s one of the most colourful festivals held in the Thai capital and the Centre Point team will be on hand to assist you with our local knowledge of the best places in the city to experience this special occasion.

Expect to see plenty of yellow flags throughout Bangkok – the yellow flags indicate participation in the festival – and countless Bangkokians enjoying the vegetarian delights served up fresh at street stalls, markets and restaurants across the city.

A Short History of the Festival

Starting 150 years ago in Phuket’s Kathu district – Phuket’s population is 30% Chinese – the Vegetarian Festival started after Phuket was hit by an epidemic that claimed many lives.

When the Chinese realised they had failed to pay homage to Kiu Ong Lah, the Nine Emperor Gods, they began to follow the tradition of abstaining from sex, eating red meat and drinking alcohol, arguing and fighting during the first nine days of October.

The tradition has been observed every year since and has spread to Bangkok and other parts of Thailand over the years. While Phuket is home to the festival’s origins and the spectacle of men ‘possessed by the gods’ piercing their cheeks, tongues and other body parts, more people now attend the Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok.

Chinatown (Yaowaraj)

The heart and soul of the Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok, Chinatown, or Yaowaraj as it’s known locally, is by far the best place to experience this exciting festival.

You don’t have to make your way to Yaowaraj every day to join in the festivities or try a variety of fresh vegetarian foods as the entire city celebrates the festival. However, it’s an amazing sight and you won’t want to miss out if you’re in Bangkok at the time.

All Centre Point Properties are convenient for travelling to Yaowaraj, National Stadium BTS is the closest skytrain station – you’ll need to catch a bus, taxi or tuk-tuk, or walk the rest of the way – while the nearest underground station is MRT Hua Lamphong.

If you’re staying with us and would like to visit Yaowaraj for the festivities, please ask one of our friendly staff members for their advice on how to travel to Chinatown.

Vegetarian Delights – What You Can Try At the Vegetarian Festival

There’s a wide range of food to try, some of which may be a little strange to Western tastes, but you’re certain to find more than a few which are to your taste buds’ liking.

Some of the dishes you’re recommended to try include po pia thod (fried spring rolls), pad pak ruam mit (mixed fried vegetables), pad Thai (Thai fried rice noodles), tom yam hed (sour & spicy mushroom soup) and pak thod (deep fried vegetables in batter).

Bangkok’s Vegetarian Festival is held from October 12 – 20, 2015. Don’t miss it!

A Short Break in Bangkok – What to Do, What to See, and Where to Eat

Endearingly known as the ‘City of Angels’, the exciting, colourful, and immensely friendly capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, offers visitors so many wonderful things to see and do on a short break whilst staying at one of our welcoming Centre Point hotels dotted around some of the most prominent parts of this bustling metropolis, like Silom, Sukhumvit, and Chidlom, to name a few of our numerous locations.

So, You’ve Got a Few Days to Explore Bangkok!

Several days isn’t a lot of time in any major city and that’s very much the case with Bangkok, one of the most popular cities to visit the world over, and one that receives more visitors than most other major cities.

To give you an idea of how many people visit Thailand annually, in 2014 there were more than 26 million visitors to the Kingdom, a little under half our entire population!

So, what can you see of Bangkok in several days? Provided you plan your itinerary well you can see plenty, and without rushing, so please take note of our itinerary suggestions so that you can really experience Bangkok in all its glory, and therefore the old, the new, and maybe something a little different to what others see and do.

We won’t presume to tell you what you should do each day, so instead we’ll split up our suggestions into three sections so that you can plan your own itinerary.

But before you get started, please note that as Bangkok is a big city, one with its fair share of traffic, it’s always best to group the places you plan to visit into ‘parts’ of the city, like Banglamphu and Phra Nakorn, where you can visit some of the most important temples and the backpacker mecca of Khao San Road all in the one day.

What to Do

Everyone has different ideas as to what they would most like to do whilst in Bangkok, like shop, sample Thai cuisine, get a massage, visit the temples, and perhaps even explore the city’s many canals by boat – it was once known as the ‘Venice of Asia’.

Shop

Bangkok is renowned as a shopper’s paradise, so if you’ve come to Bangkok to shop you won’t be disappointed with what you find. Most of the major shopping centres are located around central Bangkok, and are therefore a short distance from our hotels in Chidlom, Pratunam, and Sukhumvit.

The MBK Centre, Central World, Sukhumvit Emporium, Terminal 21, and Siam Paragon are some of the most popular shopping centres in Bangkok.

Pamper Yourself

Whichever of the Centre Point hotels you stay at you’ll find a wealth of massage therapy centres offering traditional Thai massage, and a variety of other massages, at wonderful prices nearby, so go on, and pamper yourself!

Explore

Put on your walking shoes, take a map, and immerse yourself in the busy, colourful, and seemingly non-stop city we call home by exploring Bangkok on foot.

What to See

So, what do you plan to see during your time in the Big Mango? Along with our many majestic and beautiful temples, there’s plenty of things for you to see in Bangkok.

Temples

The Royal Palace (Wat Phra Kaew) is a must-see, as are Wat Arun and Wat Pho, both of which are also located in Phra Nakorn district, one of the city’s oldest.

Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) is also close by and offers a wonderful breeze in the afternoon, Wat Ratchanatdaram is one of the city’s most striking temples, especially in the evening when it’s illuminated, and there’s so many more of note to explore.

Markets

Whether you plan to buy anything or not, Bangkok’s markets aren’t to be missed, especially the Bangkok Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad) which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Khao San is somewhat of a market in the evenings, and there’s also Patpong Night Market, and so many fantastic food markets (see below) to visit.

Nightlife

Bangkok boasts an exciting nightlife and there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Many of the most prominent nightclubs are located along Sukhumvit Road, but there’s an abundance of bars and clubs located across the city, including Khao San Road and Banglamphu, Thong Lo, Royal City Avenue (RCA), and Siam Square.

Where to Eat

With such a wide and varied cuisine to sample – there are many regions in Thailand and each has its own distinctive cuisine – you unfortunately won’t have time to try as many of our wonderful dishes as you may have hoped. However, you can always try!

Phra Nakorn

There are some great restaurants around Banglamphu, though a lot of the food is far from authentic. Still, you can find some gems tucked away on Thanon Dinso (literally Pencil Street) which runs from Democracy Monument to Sao Ching Cha, and there are also a number of cooking schools around Samsen Road if you’d like to learn how to cook Thai food.

Siam

Home to some very upmarket restaurants as well as some of the best street food in Bangkok, you’ll find more than enough dining options around Siam Square which is a short walk from Centre Point Pratunam.

Sukhumvit

From upmarket dining in five star hotels to street food markets, Western-style pub grub, and a great range of Indian, Korean, and Japanese restaurants, Sukhumvit has plenty in the way of dining options to offer hungry travellers.

And don’t miss out on Bangkok’s street food markets either, with some of the best including Wang Lang Market by Siriraj Hospital, Bang Khun Non, Soi Ari, Silom Soi 20, Sam Yan, Tha Phra Chan, Sukhumvit 38, Rangnam, Talat Phlu, and Ratchawat.

The Centre Point team welcomes you to Bangkok, the bustling metropolis we know lovingly as our City of Angels. We look forward to making your stay with us at one of our hotels a wonderful experience, one we’re sure you’ll have fond memories of for many years to come. With Centre Point, a good time in Bangkok is our guarantee!

How Visitors to Bangkok Can Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday

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August 12this a date that holds a special place in the heart of Thai people. It is the birthday of Queen Sirikit, the queen consort of King Rama IX (King Bhumibol Adulyadej). Every year on this date, residents of Bangkok gather to take part in candle lighting ceremonies to mark the occasion, a spectacle that is repeated at locations all across the country in a show of affection for the Queen. As a tourist, you are more than welcome to join in these celebrations and if you do, the Thai people around you are sure to appreciate the gesture.

What to See & Do

Below is a summary of places to go and things to do if you would like to share this special day with the locals.

1. Thanon Ratchadamnoen

Linking the Grand Palace with the palace in Dusit, this historic road in central Bangkok has been the site of many demonstrations over the years but on August 12th, the only thing being demonstrated is the love that the Thai people have for their queen. The buildings that line the road are bedecked with thousands of beautiful, coloured lights, Thai flags and portraits of Queen Sirikit.

2. Sanam Luang

After walking along Ratchadamnoen Avenue towards the Grand Palace, you can gather with the rest of the crowds in Sanam Luang, where the biggest candle lighting ceremony in the city is held. Buy yourself a candle – in a beautiful holder – and prepare to light it together with the rest of the crowd at 19.29 exactly. Once all the candles are lit, the people around you will sing traditional songs in praise of the queen.

In addition to the beautiful spectacle created by the huge number of candles being held aloft in the tropical night sky, you can look forward to a spectacular fireworks display. Thousands of people queue to sign an official guest book to show that they were there on the night but you do not have to do this unless you really want to.

3. Citywide Celebrations

If you cannot make it to Ratchadamnoen Avenue and Sanam Luang on the night, there is no need to worry that you will miss out on the celebrations on this auspicious occasion. Wherever you happen to be in the Thai capital on August 12th, you can be sure that there will be a candle lighting ceremony near you, along with musical performances and other shows to keep the crowds entertained.

August 12th is Also Mother’s Day in Thailand

The royal family is revered by Thai people and the King and Queen are considered as the father and mother of the nation. It is for this reason that Mother’s Day in Thailand was moved, in 1976, to coincide with the Queen’s birthday. If you should be staying at one of our Centre Point hotels or our serviced apartments in Thonglor on August 12th, we sincerely hope that you will join us in celebrating the Queen’s birthday and Mother’s Day too.

Tourist Attractions of Bangkok

Tourist Attractions in Bangkok

You’re always guaranteed to have a good time when you stay with Centre Point in Bangkok. Whether you stay at one of our hotels in Chidlom, Pratunam, Silom or Sukhumvit, or our serviced apartment in Thong Lo, you’re never far from the action.

With so many wonderful tourist attractions around Bangkok, as you can see from the handy infographic we have made so you don’t miss a thing during your time with us here in our ‘City of Angels’, you won’t be bored for a second, and we hope you’ll let us know just how much fun you had so as to share your good time with us.

Shopping, Sights and More

Bangkok is an internationally-renowned shopping destination that attracts tourists and holidaymakers from all over the world. Along with our famous street markets where you can try exquisite Thai foods and shop for local handicrafts and other souvenirs, Bangkok is home to an amazing selection of world-class shopping malls.

Just a short walk from Centre Point…

From Centre Point Pratunam you can visit Siam Paragon and the Platinum Fashion Mall, as well as the MBK Centre, one of the most legendary shopping centres in the city, along with the famous Jim Thompson House which is located nearby.

Within walking distance of Centre Point Pratunam you can shop at the ultra-modern Terminal 21, one of our newest shopping malls, visit Korean Town for lunch or dinner, relax in scenic Benjakitti Park with views of the Bangkok skyline, and a short tuk-tuk or taxi ride away, you can find the EM District, a premium business and tourist destination home to The Emporium, EmQuartier and the EmSphere.

Centre Point Silom lies in the heart of Bangkok. Connected to Robinson Bangrak, it’s located a short distance from Asiatique The Riverfront, a premier shopping destination with more than 1,500 boutiques, Bangkok’s famous China Town is right nearby, as is the colourful and intricate Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple.

In the midst of the central shopping district, Centre Point Chidlom is the perfect location from which to hit some of the best shopping malls in Bangkok, with Central Embassy, Central World and Central Chidlom all within walking distance. Lovely Lumpini Park is nearby, as is the Erawan Shrine, a must-see tourist attraction.

Situated in a trendy district favoured by well-heeled locals and expat professionals, our serviced apartment in Thong Lo is a little farther away from Bangkok’s shopping districts, but it does offer some of the best nightlife, including bars, restaurants and night clubs, found anywhere in the city.

So Much More

Bangkok is home to so much more than some of the best shopping malls in the world, and there really is so much to see and experience here. When staying with us in Bangkok, please don’t miss famous tourist attractions like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and the wonderful waterway that flows through our beautiful city, the Chao Praya River, which is ideal for a leisurely afternoon cruise on a sunny Bangkok day.

Travel Sustainably on World Environment Day

Centre Point CSR for World Environment Day

Centre Point CSR for World Environment Day

What You Can Do to Travel Sustainably

Holidays are great fun, but they can also leave more than a carbon footprint from air travel. Just like you, the Centre Point team cares about the environment and looks for ways to live more sustainably, like using less tissue and reusing bath towels to protect our forests and reduce water consumption.

Did you know that our planet is 75% covered by water but we only have 2.5% of freshwater that we can drink yet we still use an average of 10 billion litres of freshwater each day?

We all have a role to play in reducing energy and water consumption, so here are a few things you can do to travel more sustainably. And that doesn’t mean you won’t have a fantastic time on holiday either, it just means travelling conscientiously and thinking about the resources you’re using.

You can also travel more sustainably when staying with Centre Point and exploring Bangkok, our ‘City of Angels’, starting by catching a high-speed train rather than a taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport into the city. You’ll save time and money too.

As all Centre Point properties are located nearby BTS or Skytrain system, you can also get around Bangkok on the BTS and enjoy great views of the city, travel around the city’s waterways by boat, and when you travel to other exciting destinations around Thailand, catch a bus or train instead of flying. You’ll see so much more of our beautiful country along the way!

Today (5 June) is World Environment Day 2015. This is the biggest day of the year to engage in positive environmental action and encourage worldwide awareness of the many environmental problems we and our planet face.

The theme for World Environment Day this year is ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.’ The Centre Point team will be celebrating the day by doing our part to reduce consumption of water and energy and we hope that wherever in the world you are today, that you’ll be celebrating it with us.

 

World No Tobacco Day 2015

Centre Point CSR for World No Tobacco Day

Centre Point CSR for World No Tobacco Day

Everyone knows that smoking tobacco is bad for their health and the health of those around them. Smoking is one of the leading causes of serious disease and premature death, cutting short the lives of millions of people around the world every year.

Centre Point is concerned about the effects of tobacco consumption on our society and hopes that all our guests understand the harmful effects of smoking on themselves, their families and friends, and their fellow guests. Because we care about you and your health, we hope that all our guests celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2015 with us by saying ‘No’ to cigarettes and all other forms of tobacco.

World No Tobacco Day 2015

May 31st marks the World Health Organisation’s annual World No Tobacco Day. This is a very important day that highlights the health risks that are widely and irrefutably associated with smoking and tobacco use, and also advocates the introduction of policies by government and private organisations that effectively reduce tobacco consumption.

Thailand currently has more than 11.5 smokers, with more than 100,000 people taking up the habit every year. The Thai government is in the process of introducing new legislation that will make the purchase of cigarettes and tobacco products more difficult, including banning the sale of single cigarettes and raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 20 years. We wholeheartedly support these measures because we believe that everyone should enjoy good health and wellbeing.

Centre Point believes in the importance of policies that reduce the consumption of tobacco products. For this reason and many others, we are currently in the process of introducing our own no smoking campaign for the improved health and wellbeing of our valued guests from Thailand and around the world.

Centre Point’s Non-Smoking Room Campaign

Centre Point is introducing a non-smoking room campaign to improve the standard of service we provide and to ensure that each and every one of our important guests enjoys their time staying with us as much as we enjoy having you.

The first Centre Point hotel to start the campaign will be Centre Point Silom, which is ideally situated on the banks of the beautiful Chao Praya River, the waterway that flows through Bangkok, or the ‘City of Angels’, as we lovingly refer to it as.

At the present time you can specifically request a non-smoking room or suite when staying at any of our hotels, however, when the non-smoking campaign is fully introduced, all our rooms and suites will be non-smoking. Guests will be able to access smoking areas if they would like to smoke whilst staying with us.

Centre Point wishes all our guests – past, current and future – happiness and good health, and hopes they celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2015 in Bangkok, or wherever they find themselves on May 31st, 2015. From everyone in the Centre Point team, we hope you will be ‘proud to be a quitter’ and that you ‘make no butts about it’ by quitting today!

Bangkok – The Shopping Paradise

Bangkok Shopping Paradise

Bangkok Shopping Paradise

 

Bangkok is known as one of the most charming capital cities in the world. Besides its delicious cuisine, gorgeous temples and palaces, Thai people are also friendly with lively smile. Moreover, this capital city of Thailand is also the heaven of shoppers around the world with products varying from high-end brands to street brands, Thai brands, and affordable products to serve all level of customers. In addition, Thailand’s shopping malls are currently upgraded from being the center of normal stores to become the fashion and lifestyle center. As a result, shopping malls can serve all demands of customers including dining, shopping, and hanging out. In June, it is annually considered as the special moment for all customers because all shopping malls play their trump cards through providing customers some promotions and premiums. It could be said that all Thai and foreign customers will feel joyful and worthwhile with shopping in Bangkok. Well, let’s update all department stores with interesting promotions in Bangkok now!

The EmQuartier Shopping Complex

EmQuartier. It is considered as the mega project of this Bangkok’s generation. The project is divided into a department store, office buildings, a public park, and a five-star cinema. This department store focuses on all groups of customers varying from new generation of workers to executives and foreigners. The project area consists of three department store buildings including: The Helix Quartier that is the location of several brand name stores comparably to other countries such as Valentino, Saint Lauren, MCM, Jimmy Choo, etc. The second building is The Glass Quartier focusing on middle class brands to upper class brands starting from street wear with affordable price to cool high-street fashion. Moreover, this building is also consisted of the Virgin Active that is the most modern fitness of Thailand and a popular café, Emporio Armani Café that is considered as the first Emporio Armani Café in Southeast Asia. The last building is The Water Quartier located in the inmost area but outstanding with 40-meter imitated waterfalls that is the highest imitated water falls of Asia. Water will flow down from the 4th floor to the mezzanine floor with a sky park located on G floor located between the first two buildings. This is another outstanding point of this department store surprising all visitors. This building is consisted of Gourmet Market distributing some fresh food and dried food imported from other countries. Qurator is the top zone of the assembly of Thai designers and Q Stadium is also the center of leading street brands of apparel and jewelry. The most attractive creation is the brand new cinema operated by Major Cineplex Group. This part is also consisted of 3-storey LED providing vigorous feeling. All buildings are connected to one another, BTS Prompong Station and Emporium.

Location

The EmQuartier Shopping Complex is at Phrom Phong BTS station.

Opening daily: 10.00 am. – 10.00 pm.

Nearby Centre Point

Centre Point Hotel Sukhumvit 10 : 25-minute walk or 1 station by BTS / 2 km

Centre Point Serviced Apartment Thong Lo : 15-minute drive / 2.2 km

Central Embassy

The slogan of this shopping mall is the ‘Landmark of Asia’ with the strength of being the center of customers with high purchasing power. Since it is located near Central Chidlom Department Store, it is convenient for transportation. Its design resembles infinity shape with 3-D curves throughout the building providing nice perspectives from all angles suitable with its concept, “Infinite Possibilities.” The building is decorated with over 300,000 aluminum scales inspired by the shining of scales of Thai temple’s rooftop exposed to the sun. Its interior is decorated luxuriously in the ultra-luxury level providing bright and airy look that is consistent with decoration and styles of all super high brands. This department store serves all Thai and foreign customers looking for authentic high-end brand products including Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, MiuMiu, and Prada.

Moreover, it is also improved to be trendy by supplying all products from high-street brands throughout the world for responding to demands of new generation of workers as well as providing international restaurants from Thailand, China, Western, and Japan. The most interesting points for foreigners are Eatthai that is the center of all finest Thai dishes from all regions throughout Thailand; and Talad Thai that is the center of premium Thai products distributing both fresh and dried products purchased as souvenirs.

Location

Central Embassy is near Chidlom or Ploenchit BTS Stations.

There is a skywalk that connects with Central Chidlom.

Opening daily: 10.00 am. – 10.00 pm.

Nearby Centre Point

Centre Point Hotel Chidlom : 5-minute walk or by complimentary tuk-tuk to Chidlom BTS Station / 0.5 km

JJ Market

If you travel to Bangkok without visiting the largest outdoor weekend market of Thailand, you’ve not arrived in Thailand yet. JJ Market is ranked as one of the largest weekend markets of the world with the most attractiveness that attracts both Thai and foreigners to shop at this market crowdedly on every weekend. The market is divided into 27 zones including the zones of apparel, jewelry, antique, art works, dried and fresh food, books, home decorative products, large furniture, and pets. The price of products available in this weekend market varies from ten baht to one hundred thousand baht. The charisma of this market is to accidentally discover some pleasant products that may be the unique in the world. Anyone who has not enough with the existing zones may continue shopping at the new zone, JJ Green Market, which opens after 04:00 p.m., located behind the Children’s Discovery Museum. We confirm that this market is full of rare items with affordable price.

Location

JJ Market or Chatuchak Market is near Mochit BTS station or Chatuchack MRT Station.

Opening on Saturday and Sunday: 09.00 am. – 07.00 pm.

Platinum Fashion Mall

Anyone who likes shopping should not miss Platinum Fashion Mall that is compared as the air-conditioning JJ Market located in the 4-storey building consisted of over 1,300 stores. Each floor is takes its name from popular cities in the world, for example, Orchard, Nathan, Oxford, Ginza, Soho, etc. It is consisted of men, women, and children’s apparel and jewelry manufactured and imported from nearby countries such as Hong Kong, Korea, China, or India. Most stores focus on wholesaling, i.e., selling in large order (However, some stores allow customers to buy from 3 pieces of product to get the wholesale price), and this is considered as the most worthwhile shopping. However, if you want to buy only one piece, these stores are also glad to sell such products for you in retail price. These department stores are the one-stop-service for anyone looking for any work apparel, evening gowns, or casual apparel.

Location

Platinum Shopping Center, Watergate is located on Petchburi Road next to Pantip plaza.

Opening daily: 10.00 am. – 11.00 pm.

Nearby Centre Point

Centre Point Hotel Pratunam: 5-minute walk / 0.4 km

Asiatique the Riverfront

Asiatique has successfully combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city, a night bazaar and a mall, with over 1,500 boutiques (selling souvenirs, handicrafts, jewelry, and clothing), and 40 restaurants housed under a huge replica warehouse complex. You’ll have good fun browsing the boutiques, and picking up gifts or something for yourself. You are guaranteed to find something you would like to eat. And if this is not enough entertainment, shows are performed nightly – Calypso ladyboy cabaret and a classic Thai puppets performance.

Location

Chareonkrung Soi 74-76

Opening daily: 05.00 pm. – Midnight

Nearby Centre Point

Centre Point Hotel Silom : 10-minute boat ride / 2.3 km

 

Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair 2015

Good quality products with cheap prices still exist! Just enjoy the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale Fair 2015, the expo of discounted products covering all products from apparel, footwear, jewelry, hi-tech product, beauty and health center, cosmetic, accommodation, and air tickets. You can find all these products with discounted prices in this mid-year for stimulating Thai economy providing liveliness and happy smile to Thai people. Therefore, all foreigners are invited to participate in this expo during June 11th – 14th, 2015, from 10.00 am. – 08.00 pm., at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.