Gaysorn Plaza, the usually empty, highly air-conditioned mall that caters to the one percent of the population with massive buying power, is changing its name to “Gaysorn Village,” with the aim of becoming a new lifestyle destination in Bangkok.
At Gaysorn Plaza, there’s not much a middle class person can do except sipping tea at 1823 Tea Lounge, but no more of that. The most hi-so mall in Thailand will ditch the label of “super luxury” and opt for “lifestyle urban village,” a retail space for “tasteful, inspiring products” that are not necessarily pricey.
Aside from the original Gaysorn Plaza, the revamp project called “Gaysorn Village” will include the renaming of Amarin Plaza, Amarin Tower and Gaysorn Tower, a new building. We’re talking a total of 47,000 sqm of retail space. The buildings are all conveniently connected through a skywalk, yet most people only ever visit Amarin Plaza, and then it’s just for the food court or the never ending “brand sale” in the atrium.
Gaysorn Tower will have both office and retail space with an “Outdoor Greenery Sky Garden” on the rooftop for city people to get some fresh air. It will be completed in September of 2017.
Using the motto “time well-spent,” Gaysorn Village would like to become a new landmark for shoppers and may help Ratchaprasong become a better-known tourist attraction.
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