Nestled in the heart of South East Asia, the former Kingdom of Siam attracts tourists by the thousands with their colourful and busy streets lined with stalls and shops selling a myriad of items, their night markets that transform the tranquil night into an exciting time of activity and the huge malls that sell designer brands from across the world. The heart of Thailand, the capital of Bangkok, is an attractive and exciting destination for those who love the thrill of a good shopping spree! Combine the excitement and allure of a shopping expedition with luxurious accommodation and choose to stay at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok. One excellent benefit of doing so is the array of shopping options it is surrounded by and the choice it provides is unmatched by any of the other Sukhumvit hotels in the city.

Terminal 21 is one such option located on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok and is a shopping mall complete with a hotel and residence. Opened in October 2011, Terminal 21 has 9 floors and employs a unique organising principle in the manner in which the retail stores are grouped in order to provide shoppers with a different shopping experience.

Terminal 21 houses different market streets from different cities on each floor and thus, attempts to provide the experience of shopping across the world. The Lower Ground Floor has a Caribbean Beach Town theme and is complete with a Gourmet Market; the Ground Floor is called the Heaven of Rome and is decorated with Roman sculptures while the Mezzanine houses the famous Champs-Elysee in Paris. The interior décor goes to the extent of including sculptures of iconic French monuments such as the Eiffel Tower.

Other floors represent shopping in cities such as Tokyo, London, San Francisco, Istanbul as well as Hollywood. This latter floor keeps to the theme of dramatic flair and houses a Cinema City as well as a health club and spa. Terminal 21 is truly the only gateway needed for a global shopping experience.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+