By The Nation
CPN president and chief executive Preecha Ekkunagul and directors Suthikiatis Chirathivat and Sudhitham Chirathivat presided at the opening ceremony starting at 10.39am.
Central Village represents an investment of more than Bt5 billion investment and was five years in the planning.
Located near Suvarnabhumi Airport, it houses 150 retail stores carrying domestic and foreign being sold at discounts of 35 to 70 per cent year-round.
“Central Village answers the needs of all lifestyles,” said Preecha. “There are outlets for fashion items, IT gadgets, home décor, toys and sporting goods, as well as 40,000 square metres in Food Village. Outlets are arranged in different ‘villages’ and all buildings feature beautiful Thai modern architecture to accentuate Thai charms for foreign tourists.”
More than 2,000 customers joined the opening ceremony awaiting for Central Village's first reveal.
Central Village is accessible by MRT, taxis and private cars and also provides free shuttle services from Udomsuk BTS station, Central World and Suvarnabhumi.
Highlighted brands at the mall include Club 21, Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Michael Kors, Adidas Factory Outlet, Calvin Klein, Converse, Crocs, Guiardano, Jim Thompson Factory, L’Oreal Luxe, Quicksilver & Roxy & DC, Rip Curl, Swarosvski, Timberland, Toys R Us, Victoria’s Secret and Watch Station.
Set to open soon are outlets of Chloe, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Kenzo, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bath & Body Works, Harnn, Kipling, Onitsuka Tiger and Tommy Hilfiger.