King Power Mahanakhon, Bangkok’s new landmark destination, kicks off 2023 with a new program concept: ‘IT’S ALL POSSIBLE’ offering four types of experiences—EAT PLAY STAY SHOP. Visitors from all over the world can enjoy the charms of Bangkok by checking into Mahanakhon’s coolest hang-out spots, restaurants, concept stores, and world-class hotels.
This was recently launched at the grand opening of the King Power Mahanakhon, a development project managed by the King Power Group. Designed as a multi-purpose building in a modern architectural style, the Mahanakhon functions as a lifestyle centre in many aspects. It houses luxury hotels namely The Ritz-Carlton Residence and the Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon, a joint venture between King Power Group and the Standard group to establish the Standard’s first flagship hotel in Asia. It is also home to FIRSTER, a multistore of world-class beauty and lifestyle projects; and the towering Mahanakhon Sky Walk, the highest observation platform in Bangkok at 314 metres above ground level.
The building also comprises The Mahanakhon Cube Lifestyle mall which includes Mahanakhon Eatery, a joint dining area served by seven leading restaurants in the cross-dining format; Thai Taste Hub Mahanakhon Cube, a hub of the country’s leading street food vendors; The Big Board, Thailand’s first sports bar; and other lifestyle services such as beauty parlors and clinics, fitness clubs etc.
Mr. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, King Power Group’s CEO, said “One of King Power’s business strategies is to branch out its duty-free core business into relevant tourism businesses. By developing King Power Mahanakhon into Bangkok’s landmark destination, the group’s business portfolio will expand and therefore be able to synergise with other businesses under King Power’s management. Ultimately, it will contribute concretely to the profile of the country’s tourism industry.”
Under this plan, King Power Mahanakhon will be continuously developed and transformed into a significant tourist destination to help boost Bangkok’s capacity in attracting tourists. With a strategic location in CBD area, King Power Mahanakhon is conveniently served by Chong Nonsi BTS station. Its signature Observation Deck on the 78th floor is considered the best viewing platform in the country.
Overlooking the majestic Chao Phraya river, the building is a unique attraction along the same vein as other lofty world-famous attractions such as the London Eye in England, the Eiffel Tower in France, or the Petronas building in Malaysia.
Developed as the lifestyle centre that showcases Bangkok’s unique identity, King Power Mahanakhon is primed to be the capital’s landmark destination appealing to local and foreign visitors alike. With this vision, the Mahanakhon aims to promote the country’s tourism which corresponds to the government’s post-COVID tourism stimulus package for economic improvement.
While Ms. Amber Asher, CEO of THE STANDARD INTERNATIONAL, said, “Our grand opening event helps showcase the capability of King Power Group’s tourism businesses which have always been steadfast and ready for expansion. This undoubtedly benefits Thailand’s tourism industry. The development of this landmark destination boasts an outstanding location, the unique Outdoor Observation Deck, and the lifestyle centre with harmonious yet diverse cultures so unique to Bangkok. We’re confident that King Power Mahanakhon will become one of the landmark destinations that has a strong potential in attracting tourists, foreigners and locals alike, to experience Bangkok’s charms. By joining hands with THE STANDARD group in the development of the hotel THE STANDARD, BANGKOK MAHANAKHON, our first flagship hotel in Asia, King Power Mahanakhon will become Bangkok’s ICONIC WORLD CLASS LANDMARK DESTINATION that increases the value of Thailand’s tourism industry.”
Since the opening of the country’s borders in late 2022, there has been a steady increase in tourists checking in to King Power Mahanakhon. Today, both Thai and foreign tourists visit the Mahanakhon in the thousands—at least 1,300 visitors a day with 5% Thai and 95% international visitors such as Saudi Arabia, South Korea and India. The most popular activity is walking on the Glass Tray, a challenging check-in point for those daring to have the once-in-the-lifetime experience.