The Centaurus

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The Centaurus
General information
Status Complete
Type Hotel, Mall, Residential and Corporate
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Current tenants Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
Construction started 2005
Completed 2011
Opening 17 February 2013
Cost USD $ 350million
Height
Architectural 200 m (656 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 23
Design and construction
Architect Atkins
Developer Pak Gulf Construction, Al Mahad Group of Companies (Saudi Arabia) and Sardar Builders
Other information
Number of rooms 500
Website
www.thecentaurus.com
Mega Mall of Islamabad The Centaurus

The Centaurus is a mixed use real estate development in Islamabad, Pakistan.[1] The project includes a 36-floor hotel, three 23-floor residential and office towers and a five-storey shopping mall.[2]

Designed by British architectural firm WS Atkins, it comprises of three skyscrapers, containing corporate offices, residential apartments, and a hotel.[3][4] Centaurus Mövenpick Hotel is under-construction is expected to open in the first quater of 2018.[5]

The estimated cost for building the complex was $350 million USD.[6] The Centaurus Mall is located over four-storey, which has around 250 shops. Major tenants include Al-Fatah Store, Scentsation, Khaadi, Gul Ahmed, Charles & Keith, Junaid Jamshed, Hush Puppies, Sputnik Footwear, Nike, Hub Jafferjees and International Watch Company .

Charging Entry fee controversy[edit]

In what it called a move to avoid ‘over-crowding’, Centaurus Mall in a public notice said visitors will have to buy a coupon to enter the mall, which is adjustable against shopping at the mall on the same day. The public notice listed 23 types of people who will not have to purchase the entry coupons. Those exempted include all women and children under 12, senior citizens, lawmakers and executives, diplomats and foreigners, journalists, and lawyers, members of country clubs, doctors, and teachers. Further, the notice said, “famous players of hockey, cricket, football and golf” and “celebrities” do not have to purchase the entry coupon [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google maps. "Address of Centaurus". Google maps. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Star". www.atkinsglobal.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  3. ^ Pereira, Nikhil. "Movenpick Hotels set to expand Pakistan operations | HotelierMiddleEast.com". HotelierMiddleEast.com. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  4. ^ Tore, Iuliia. "Mövenpick Hotel Centaurus Islamabad to open in 2018 | Rus Tourism News". Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Federal capital to have Movenpick Hotel". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  6. ^ Ali Teepu, Imran (14 September 2010). "Centaurus Tower faces uncertain future". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 26 November 2011.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/914708/islamabads-centaurus-mall-starts-charging-entry-free-but-only-from-a-few/

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Coordinates: 33°42′28″N 73°03′00″E / 33.7077°N 73.0499°E / 33.7077; 73.0499