Emporium (Bangkok)

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The Emporium
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Location Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand
Opening date 1997
Developer The Mall Group
Management The Mall Group
Owner The Mall Group
No. of anchor tenants 7
No. of floors 7 and 1 basement
Website www.emporiumthailand.com

Coordinates: 13°43′51″N 100°34′08″E / 13.7307°N 100.5689°E / 13.7307; 100.5689 The Emporium is a luxury shopping mall in Khlong Toei district, Bangkok, Thailand, which opened in 1997. It is owned and operated by The Mall Group and another mall, Siam Paragon.

It is located on Sukhumvit Road at Sukhumvit Soi 24 beside Queen's Park and connected directly to the Phrom Phong Station on the Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain by a footbridge. It is owned by the same company as Siam Paragon and its direct competitor is Central Group. Both companies along with hypermarket operators Carrefour, Tesco Lotus and Big C, the latter partially owned by Central Group.

Along with The Emporium department store, the mall contains a cinema multiplex and book, record, fashion and trinket shops, a grocery store, a food court and many upscale restaurants.

The Emporium is a popular hub for entertainment, food and education for local residents and visitors. Inside are 'SF cinema', an exhibition hall, children's play centres and restaurants.

Design[edit]

The Emporium was designed by J+H Boiffils. The Emporium was their first shopping mall design project in Thailand. They later designed Siam Paragon, another Bangkok shopping mall, for the same developer. The Emporium was Bangkok’s first luxury lifestyle mall offering venues for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment, and supermarket in one complex. With the launch of the Bangkok sky train system several years later, The Emporium was the first mall to allow direct access from the skytrain station into the mall.

The District EM Expansion[edit]

On 7 May, The Mall Group announcement the 6 new projects. Including the re-announcing of the Emporium Quartier and the Emporium Sphere, and called them as "The District Em". The District EM is a group of the three Emporium's shopping malls including the current shopping mall and the 2 new projects a. The District EM are:

  • Emporium - The current shopping mall. On 8th May onward, The Emporium is a part of The District EM and restyled as Emporium. The project is under renovation and estimated to be completed in late 2014.
  • Emquartier - The second branch of The District EM shopping mall group. Located on the opposite site of current shopping mall. The project is under construction and estimated to be completed in late 2014.
  • Emsphere - The third branch of The District EM shopping mall group. Located on the next empty plant of Benchasiri Park. The project is expected to start construction in 2014, with completion estimated for early 2016.

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