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Global pact creates Thai retail first

Five global retail giants have teamed up with a Thai mall operator to offer a cross-border privileges program for shoppers. Siam Piwat, owner of Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery and Paradise Park, is partnering with South Korea’s Lotte, Hong Kong’s Times Square, Robinsons of Singapore, Sapporo Parco of Japan and Galleries Lafayette of France. Together they will launch “a massive international campaign” called Global Privilege Partnership offering both local and international…

Siam Piwat invests in retail innovation

Thai shopping mall developer Siam Piwat says it aims establish an ‘Icon of Innovation’ position in Thailand’s rapidly growing retail sector. Siam Piwat, the owner and operator of retail developments such as Siam Paragon and Siam Center and joint venture partner in Icon Siam, the US$1.54 billion landmark Bangkok riverside development, has unveiled a five-year strategy aimed at consolidating its position as a ‘thought-leader’ in the evolving retail development sector through a program…

Siam signs new president

Thai mall operator Siam Piwat has boosted its management strength. Siam Piwat, which operates Siam Paragon, Siam Center and Siam Discovery and is a partner in IconSiam, has appointment Chanisa Chutipat as president, with immediate effect. Chutipat has broad experience in banking and finance, information technology, management and operations as well as human resources development, having served as a senior executive in the country’s leading financial institutions, including as MD of Thail…

World first in Thai riverfront project

Bangkok’s giant new riverfront retail and residential destination will feature a world-first concept for luxury brands. In an interview with Inside Retail Asia, Siam Piwat CEO Chadatip Chutrakul said the US$1.57 billion IconSiam project will face the Chao Phraya River with eight luxury brand ‘mansions’, “Icons within an icon”, their own exclusive, showcases, 50 metres from the riverfront. Housed in separate standalone buildings within the glazed mall, some of them duplexes, they …

Twin malls in $1.5bn Thai riverfront project

Two large shopping centres will anchor a US$1.5 billion riverfront development in Bangkok, billed as “a new national landmark”. IconSiam, officially launched Tuesday July 1, is a joint venture between Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development and the Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group. It’s the focal point of an even grander public-private sector partnership plan to revitalise a 10km stretch of the famous Chao Phraya River. Siam Piwat, owner of the giant Siam Paragon, Siam Centre and Siam Di…

Siam Piwat battles to lure shoppers

Thai shopping mall operator Siam Piwat has earmarked 600 million baht ($18.5 million) on marketing activities to increase footfalls at its malls. Siam Piwat owns and operates shopping malls including Siam Center, Siam Discovery Center and Paradise Park. The company is collaborating with hospitality companies like travel agencies, hotels and embassies to persuade tourists to shop while they’re in Thailand. It is also launching a mobile app with chat function and information such as sales…

Pop-up shops gain ground

Pop-up shops, which open temporarily to take advantage of a trend or a seasonal product, are gaining ground in Thailand. Mall operator Siam Piwat, which owns and operates Siam Center and Siam Discovery, has set up a zone called “Another Alternative” specifically to accommodate pop-up shops. “We created Another Alternative to cope with fast-moving global trends and the varied urban lifestyle,” said Parisa Chatnilbandhu, VP for retail business development at Siam Piwat. Opening at the zon…

Sephora debuts in Thailand

French cosmetics retailer Sephora is to debut in Thailand this year. Sephora will open a 650 sqm store at the newly renovated Siam Center in Bangkok in two months. The store will offer more than 1500 products and will introduce new cosmetics brands to the country. Joining Sephora will be US lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret which will also debut at Siam Center. So will Spanish clothing and accessories retailer Pull & Bear, one of Inditex’s brands, which will open a 550 sqm stor…

Mall makeover

How do you reinvent a 40 year old square shopping centre? Robert Stockdill meets the charismatic and daring CEO of Siam Piwat who has just overseen the reinvention of Bangkok’s Siam Center.

Siam Center reopening draws the masses

$6 million launch ceremony sets tone.

Siam Center reopens

Rejuvenated mall pioneers new retail concept.

Siam Piwat goes virtual

Thai mall operator turns to web to boost sales.