Pacific Place

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Coordinates: 22°16′38.17″N 114°9′53.75″E / 22.2772694°N 114.1649306°E / 22.2772694; 114.1649306

Pacific Place
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View of Pacific Place entrance from Queensway
Location Hong Kong
Address 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Opening date 1990 (shopping mall fully opened)
Developer Swire Properties
Total retail floor area Over 710,000 sq ft[1]
No. of floors 4 (shopping mall)
Parking 500 parking spaces[2]
Website www.pacificplace.com.hk
Pacific Place
Traditional Chinese 太古廣場
Simplified Chinese 太古广场
Map of Pacific Place

Pacific Place is a complex of office towers, hotels and a shopping centre situated at 88 Queensway, in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The latest phase, Three Pacific Place, is located at 1 Queen's Road East.[3][4]

The four-level mall is home to over 130 shops and boutiques[2] and one major department store, collectively offering an array of contemporary fashion and luxury brands. The complex is also home to three five-star hotels, a boutique hotel, three Grade-A office towers and 270 five-star serviced apartments.

Pacific Place complex is owned and managed by Swire Properties, with the exception of the three hotels (Conrad Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La and JW Marriott Hotel), in each of which it retains a 20% equity interest.[2]

History[edit]

Pacific Place was developed by Swire Properties. Phases One and Two were built on land formerly part of Victoria Barracks, one of the first military compounds in Hong Kong. The land was auctioned by the Hong Kong Government during redevelopment and was successfully bid for by Swire. It was purchased in two tranches in 1985 and 1986 for a total cost of US$1 billion.[5] Phase One opened in 1988.[5] The Conrad International Hotel was completed in 1991.[6][7] Phase Three was completed in 2004.[1] It was developed from old buildings on Star Street, Wan Chai.[5]

Phases[edit]

  • One
  • Two
    • Two Pacific Place
    • Island Shangri-La
      • Two Pacific Place and Island Shangri-La hotel occupy respectively the bottom half and the top half of the tallest tower of the complex, which is 213 meters high and has 56 floors.[8]
    • Conrad Hong Kong
    • Pacific Place Apartments
  • Three
    • Three Pacific Place

Shopping mall[edit]

The shopping arcade of Pacific Place
The Beauty Gallery in Level 1
The shops in Level 3

The 4-level shopping arcade provides both lifestyle and high-end offers in areas ranging from entertainment, dining, accessories to apparel. It houses one department store Harvey Nichols. A footbridge connects it across Queensway to Queensway Plaza and United Centre. It is connected by tunnels to the Admiralty MTR Station and Three Pacific Place. Escalators connect it to Hong Kong Park.

LG1: There are several restaurants in the basement including Peking Garden, Thai Basil, Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant, Café MET (previously known as Metropolitan Café) and Zelo. GREAT is also located at LG1.

L1: AMC Pacific Place was opened in December 2006 including over 600 seats. The mall also houses a number of fashion brands including Coach, Zara, Links of London and more. Other shops include Hong Kong Records CD Store, Wise-Kids, Universal Audio & Video Centre, L'Occitane En Provence and more.

The Beauty Gallery on L1 is open for business in early August 2012, housing international beauty brands including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Joyce Beauty, La Mer, La Prairie, Nars, Natura Bissé, Shu Uemura and Yves Saint Laurent.

L2: High-end fashion shops include Aquascutum, Bally, I.T., Joyce, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli and Vivienne Tam etc. Other shops include Il Colpo, C'est La B, Chinese Arts & Crafts, Kelly & Walsh Book Store, Lladró, Montblanc and Smythson.

L3: Shops for luxury brands include Hermes, Gucci, Alfred Dunhill, Loewe and also jewellery brands like Cartier, Chopard, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari.

L4: Dior, HSBC Premier Center and Louis Vuitton are located on this level[9]

Photo gallery[edit]

Contemporisation[edit]

The contemporisation of Pacific Place is the single largest transformation since its launch in 1988, and has involved interior, exterior, and architectural refinements which cost more than HK$1.5 billion.[10] The natural, warmer and softer design of the development, with a contemporary sophisticated style has been developed by Thomas Heatherwick.[11] Along with softened aesthetics of both the mall's interior and the exterior of the complex, Swire Properties also revealed a new logo for Pacific Place to replace the one in existence since the late 1980s. The new identity comprises free-flowing lines that come together to form the complex's name, accompanied by a monogram composed of two connected "P"s.

Tenants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pacific Place: About Us
  2. ^ a b c Swire: Swire Properties Limited
  3. ^ Three Pacific Place on emporis.com
  4. ^ Three Pacific Place on skyscraperpage.com
  5. ^ a b c "Star Struck!", in Swire News, 1st issue, 2009, pp. 10–15
  6. ^ Conrad International Hotel on emporis.com
  7. ^ Conrad International Hotel on skyscraperpage.com
  8. ^ "HK Island ShangriLa Hotel". Simtropolis. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.pacificplace.com.hk/en/
  10. ^ Swire News, 2008 Autumn, page 4
  11. ^ Pacific Place: The Great Mind Behind
  12. ^ "Contact Information JOHN SWIRE & SONS OFFICES." Swire Group. Retrieved on 12 September 2011. "John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd. 33/F, One Pacific Place 88 Queensway Hong Kong"
  13. ^ "Hong Kong". Cathay Pacific. Retrieved 8 September 2010.  "Address Head Office: Cathay Pacific City, 8 Scenic Road, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, Hong Kong Registered office: 33rd Floor, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong"
  14. ^ 88 Queensway Group, A Case Study in Chinese Investors' Operations in Angola and Beyond. US–China Economic & Security Review Commission. Levkowitz, McLellan Ross & Warner 10 July 2009

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