Citygate

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Citygate
東薈城
Citygate Outlet 201603.jpg
Address 20 Tat Tung Road
Tung Chung, Lantau
Opening date April 2000
Developer Newfoundworld (Site 2) Retail Limited
Management Swire Properties Management Limited
Architect Anthony Ng Architects Limited
Wilkinson & Cilley Limited
No. of stores and services 90+
Total retail floor area 462,000 sq ft (42,900 m2)
No. of floors 5
Parking 1,100 spaces
Public transit access Tung Chung Station
Website citygateoutlets.com.hk
Novotel Citygate hotel
Shopping arcade bridge

Citygate (Chinese: 東薈城) is a commercial complex at the town centre of Tung Chung, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It comprises a shopping centre called Citygate Outlets, an office tower, and the Novotel Citygate hotel.

When it first opened for business in 2000, the shopping centre component was simply known as Citygate. Following a major shift in market position, the mall renamed itself Citygate Outlets in August 2006.[1]

History[edit]

Construction commenced in 1995, and was completed in 1999. The entire complex is built on reclaimed land. The combined retail-office complex is a key feature of Tung Chung New Town, which was designed and built as a complement to the construction of Chek Lap Kok International Airport, also on reclaimed land. Phase I of the Citygate shopping centre opened in April 2000 with a 13,680 square metres (147,300 sq ft) ParknShop as its anchor tenant.[2]

It was developed, and is presently owned by, Newfoundworld (Site 2) Retail Limited, a consortium of Swire Properties, Hang Lung Development, Henderson Land, New World Development, and Sun Hung Kai Properties. Each company owns a 20% stake in the venture. The Citygate Outlets shopping centre is managed by Swire Properties Management Limited.

The 440-room Novotel Citygate hotel, managed by AccorHotels, opened in April 2006.[3] It targets business travelers, housing a business centre as well as conference facilities.[4]

Location[edit]

Citygate Outlets is in Tung Chung, above Tung Chung MTR Station, which is the terminus of the Tung Chung Line. The mall is also next door to Tung Chung bus terminus, and is directly connected to the Novotel Citygate Hong Kong hotel. Hong Kong International Airport is 10 minutes away by bus.

Design[edit]

Citygate Outlets has almost half a million square feet of retail space: 75 shops and 14 restaurants, a 6-screen multiplex cinema, a 3-suite spa centre, and Asia’s largest outdoor kinetic fountain. The Citygate complex also includes 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2) of office space, as well as subterranean parking for over 1,100 cars. The 440-room Novotel Citygate Hong Kong hotel is also connected to the mall.

Citygate Outlets has made extensive use of glass and natural light. The mall features two sky-lit atriums, located at the northern and southern ends of the complex. These two atriums are connected to one another by walkways. The mall comprises five storeys, two of which are basement levels. There is a large restaurant-in-restaurant called foodrepublic on the mall’s topmost level. Unusually for Hong Kong, Citygate Outlets includes a large open-air piazza called The Square. Asia’s largest outdoor kinetic fountain is located here, and the space is often used for artistic performances, open-air exhibitions and special events.

The shopping centre spans the North Lantau Highway. Residents of the eastern half of Tung Chung must therefore walk through the shopping centre on their way to and from the railway station.

Positioning[edit]

The first outlet mall in Hong Kong, Citygate Outlets is home to more than 90 international brands offering year-round discounts of 30% to 70% on designer fashion, sports, beauty, accessories, children’s wear, and home items. Citygate Outlets also features a spa, multi-screen cinema, trendy restaurants, and one of the largest outdoor kinetic fountains in Asia.

There is a branch of Food Republic (a food court) at L2 of Citygate.

In 2007, Citygate Outlets won a Silver in the International Council of Shopping Centre MAXI Awards (Category Integration section). It was the first time that a mall in Asia won an ICSC MAXI Award.

Offices[edit]

The development includes One Citygate, a nine-storey office building with a gross floor area of 161,400 square feet (14,990 m2).[5] Hong Kong Airlines has its head office on the seventh floor of the building.[6] Metrojet Limited has its head office in suites 1301 through 1306 in One Citygate.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Standard, retrieved 2006-12-08 "Citygate Mall opening at Tung Chung" Check |url= value (help). 
  2. ^ Woo, Richard (5 July 2000). "Swire malls record strong sales growth". South China Morning Post. p. 4. 
  3. ^ "Height of service excellence". South China Morning Post. 12 June 2006. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "Complete range of facilities to meet all expectations". South China Morning Post. 12 June 2006. p. 10. 
  5. ^ Li, Sandy (14 July 1999). "Proximity to airport will help Citygate development take off". South China Morning Post. p. 4. 
  6. ^ "Contact Us." Hong Kong Airlines. Retrieved on 16 May 2013. "Headquarters / Tung Chung Office Address: 7th Floor, One Citygate, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong" - Chinese address: "總公司 / 東涌辦事處 地址: 香港大嶼山東涌達東路20號東薈城一座7樓"
  7. ^ "Head office." Metrojet Ltd. Retrieved on 16 May 2013. "Suite 1301 - 1306, One Citygate, 20 Tat Tung Road, Hong Kong." - TC: "香港東涌達東路20號東薈城1期1301-06室", SC: "香港东涌达东路20号东荟城1期1301-06室"

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Coordinates: 22°17′22″N 113°56′26″E / 22.28953°N 113.94059°E / 22.28953; 113.94059