The Masterpiece (Hong Kong)

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The Masterpiece
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The Masterpiece, 2013
General information
LocationTsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′51″N 114°10′26″E / 22.29750°N 114.17389°E / 22.29750; 114.17389Coordinates: 22°17′51″N 114°10′26″E / 22.29750°N 114.17389°E / 22.29750; 114.17389
Construction started2002
Completed2007
Height
Antenna spire261 m (856 ft)
Roof241.7 m (793 ft)
Technical details
Floor count64
The K11 shopping mall

The Masterpiece (Chinese: 名鑄; Cantonese Yale: Mìhng jyu) is a 64-floor, 261 metre (856 ft) tall skyscraper in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It houses the six-storey K11 shopping centre in the lower levels and basement. The 381-room Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, located from Level 3 to 24, opened on October 2, 2009. 345 residential flats[1] occupy the 27th to 67th floors.[2]

The complex is connected to both Tsim Sha Tsui and East Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations via underground subway links with the K11 shopping centre.

History[edit]

The project was jointly developed by New World Development and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).[1][3] The building, along with other URA projects, has been criticized for its destruction of built heritage, and for damaging the existing community by contributing to gentrification which pushes out the less well-off.[4][5]

Tenants[edit]

Hyatt Regency[edit]

The Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui (Chinese: 香港尖沙咀凱悅酒店) is a 381-room hotel located from levels 3 to 24 of the complex. It opened on October 2, 2009.[6]

The hotel's predecessor was located two blocks west, on Nathan Road. Opened in 1964 as The President Hotel, it was renamed the Hong Kong Hyatt Hotel on November 1, 1969, the first Hyatt Hotel established outside of the United States. Later renamed the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, the hotel closed on January 1, 2006, and was demolished.[7] The site of the hotel is now occupied by iSQUARE, a 31-storey shopping mall.

A total of 655 square metres (7,050 sq ft) is dedicated to meeting space, including a 4,111 square feet (381.9 m2) ballroom and eight meeting rooms of different sizes. All meeting facilities are equipped with audio-visual technology and wireless internet connectivity.

The hotel also houses four restaurants:

  • Hugo's (established in the original location in 1969)
  • The Chinese Restaurant
  • Chin Chin Bar (established in the original location in 1964)
  • Cafe

K11 mall[edit]

K11 is a 31,600 square metres (340,000 sq ft), six-storey shopping centre in the lower levels of the complex developed by New World Development and completed in December 2009. It is marketed as an "art mall" as it incorporates various art displays.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Masterpiece price for flat" Archived 2012-10-16 at the Wayback Machine., The Standard, September 15, 2009
  2. ^ The Masterpiece - Apartments for lease
  3. ^ Urban Renewal Authority: Hanoi Road Project (The Masterpiece) Archived 2010-03-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Batten, John. "Destroying Memory Lane" (PDF). The Correspondent. Foreign Correspondents Club. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  5. ^ Ho, Edmond C.M. (2012). "Renewing the Urban Regeneration Approach in Hong Kong" (PDF). Discovery – SS Student E-Journal. 1: 110–139. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  6. ^ "REVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: THE LEGENDARY HYATT REGENCY HONG KONG OPENS IN THE HEART OF TSIM SHA TSUI" (Press release). Hyatt. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  7. ^ "Hyatt Regency Hong Kong is back", New World Development Company Limited press release, 29 November 2007 (archive)

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