Central Group launches Porto de Phuket lifestyle mall

Thailand’s Central Group has launched a new shopping mall, Porto de Phuket, in Phuket. 

Located at Thalang District, the 40,000sqm development is divided into seven highlighted zones, featuring a wide range of stores and Michelin-starred restaurants. 

The Central Food Hall provides service in standalone formats outside for the first time, offering a variety of products and the first Cheese Room in Phuket. 

Restaurant and cafe zone, The Fame, brings together famous restaurants and cafes for hipsters and the chilled, including Suay, serving a fusion of Thai and western food by the iron chef, Russian restaurant Spice House, Wine Connection and French style cafe Lady Coco. 

The third zone, Multi Design House, presents home decoration where individual styles can be found. Visitors can also find vintage furniture and furnishings from Soul of Asia, artwork from local art celebrity Sunthorn Papan at Napas Art Gallery. A Jim Thompson pop-up store will be opened in this zone, featuring ready-to-wear silk men’s and womenswear, bags and wraps. There is also a B2S store, and a Run Lab created by Supersports, which analyses customers’ walking traits and running mannerisms to find the most appropriate style and shape of footwear. 

Healthy Heaven is a zone of relaxation and health, offering different spas such as Let’s Relax, with the first Spa Gallery in the world and wax salon The Strip, which has 10 branches worldwide including New York, London and Singapore. The project also has beauty outlets from Phuket such as Devadiva and Villa Aura.

Beside Kid Learning Space, Porto de Phuket also opens a Pet Friendly Zone with facilities provided by Phuket International Petcare (PIPC). 

Decorated under the concept of a Tin Mining Factory which recreates the atmosphere of an old tin mine with Sino-Portuguese architecture, food station The Mercado will open early this year. 

Movie theatre, fitness gym, indoor playground, edutainment and an Art Home and Decorative zone are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

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