After the inauguration of the Suvarnabhumi airport in September of 2006, Bangkok grew exponentially in popularity as both a tourist destination and a business destination. Many Westerners came to Thailand and to Bangkok on their holidays and their business trips, and over the past decade, the Sukhumvit region has been party to many congregations of Westerners and expatriates. This has spurred tremendous growth in the property prices of Sukhumvit and the neighbouring areas, which in turn contributed to the building of world-class malls and hotels in the area. Hence, to find a hotel near shopping district in Sukhumvit also became rather easy, with world-class 5-star hotels like S31, Bangkok Marriot Hotel and Radisson Blu taking the top spots. Many expatriates then chose these hotel near shopping district in Sukhumvit because it gave them the opportunity to visit various malls and restaurants, and experience the true nightlife that Bangkok has to offer. Below are some of the most famous shopping attractions in the Sukhumvit area:
- EmQuartier: Home to some of the biggest brands in the world, the EmQuartier mall is part of a multi-billion-baht project to make Phrom Phong an exclusive retail destination. It sits opposite the famous Emporium mall and is situated close to the Skytrain line, making it very easy to get here. Having been built only in 2015, its architecture is very futuristic and it even contains a waterfall and an atrium garden, to ease the minds of the busy shoppers.
- Terminal 21: This is one of the most liked malls in Bangkok, nay Thailand. Housing over 600 shops, and themes from all across the world, this is a mall for everyone. If you are a shopper, you will find yourself in heaven with the grand variance in choice present at this mall. However, if you are not a shopper, and are merely accompanying a shopper, you will never find yourself bored at this mall as there is always some distraction or the other.
- Emporium mall: The most intriguing aspect of this mall is that it has a direct connection to the BTS station at Phrom Phong, something very unique to a mall, not seen elsewhere. This mall has themed floors, with the first floor almost exclusively being taken up by clothing stores, the second floor for gadgetry and technology and so forth.
The S31 hotel is very advantageously placed, as it is within a 10 minute walk of all these malls, making it the best hotel near shopping district in Sukhumvit that one can reside at.