By KUSUMAWADEE JONGLEKTRAKUL
THE GRAND opening of the Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall last Saturday attracted so much interest that there were traffic jams along parts of the route from Bangkok to Hua Hin resort town in Prachuab Kirikhan province.
The Mall Group and Proud Real Estate spent more than Bt4 billion on the dream destination which spans more than 200,000 square metres, to become the first resort mall in Thailand.
About 50,000 square metres has been allocated for a department store, 25,000 square metres for a shopping plaza and 10,000 square metres for a supermarket as well as exclusive stores, restaurants, a cinema complex and a theme park.
Supaluck Umpujh, vice chairwoman of Hua Hin Asset and chairwoman of The Mall Group said the group has continuously advanced Thailand’s retail legacy by fashioning world-class department stores such as Siam Paragon, the Emporium and the Emquartier.
“The Mall Group, as Thailand’s leading retail developer, has once again outdone itself as it is ready to reveal its latest pride and joy, made possible by joining forces with Proud Real Estate.
“The resort mall is right across from the Intercontinental Hotel, with the architectural marvel that combines inspirations from famous seaside resorts, such as Saint Tropez, Riviera, the Caribbean islands, the Mediterranean Sea and Cape Town,” she said. Both the interior and exterior designs come together harmoniously to become the gorgeous resort mall offering a delightful shopping experience and premium services.
“Hua Hin has a charm that enchants people from all walks of life from around the world with its tourism spots, natural paradises, and historical heritage. It is without doubt that Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall will become a world class resort mall destination in Asia.”
Bluport has exclusively selected leading fashion merchandise, beauty, lifestyle living, sports, and digital technology products. It also includes famous restaurants and well-known cafes, a premium gourmet market, Bluport cineplex, and a new “Whaley Port” interactive theme park.
The parking area can accommodate 3,500 vehicles.