• Hongkong Land officially opens WF CENTRAL in Beijing

    1 June 2018

    (29 May 2018, Beijing) Hongkong Land today officially opened WF CENTRAL, its US$1.2 billion first flagship retail-led project in Beijing. It will play a crucial role in the redevelopment of the historic Wangfujing area of Beijing into a pre-eminent destination for retail, dining and commercial activities.

    Drawing from the success of LANDMARK – a leading retail complex in Hong Kong – and the shared vision of Hongkong Land and the Dongcheng District Government, WF CENTRAL now represents the premier shopping and lifestyle destination in Beijing.

    “With vision to develop and manage exceptional, high-quality, best-in-class commercial and residential properties across Asia, Hongkong Land has historically played a crucial role in developing important urban Central districts into pre-eminent destinations for retail, dining and commercial activities,” said Mr Robert Wong, Chief Executive of Hongkong Land. “WF CENTRAL is a testament to the Group’s expertise and experience as a leader in creating vibrant commercial districts.”

    “WF CENTRAL not only serves as a thriving and sustainable business platform for our retail partners, but will also achieve the mission of Dongcheng District to be the ‘Beijing capital’s cultural centre, and window of a global city.’” said Mr Raymond Chow, Executive Director of Hongkong Land. “As an integration of rich cultural heritage and luxury, WF CENTRAL will be key in transforming and revitalising Wangfujing as a best-in-class destination offering a unique premium lifestyle experience in the heart of the capital.”

    WF CENTRAL has a footprint of more than 21,000 sq. m., with a total gross floor area of more than 150,000 sq. m., including retail space of 43,000 sq. m. together with a 73-room luxury hotel, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing.

    It sets a new benchmark in Beijing for retail and lifestyle, through its FIVE core categories. Each category offers unmatched experiences, namely: Luxury; Fashion; World-class Gastronomy; Lifestyle & Wellness; and Art & Culture. With an exciting and diverse mix of over 130 tenants, including 20 brands debuting in either Beijing or China, WF CENTRAL breathes new life into Wangfujing and brings excitement, insight and inspiration to the City’s modern life.

    Engaging, connecting and building community through a considered curation of art, cultural creativity and experiential lifestyle, WF CENTRAL also provides the focal point for highly prestigious artistic collaborations with renowned international organisations.

    These include the recent successful Barbican ‘Digital Revolution’ exhibition; the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion Beijing and launch of the WF CENTRAL Serpentine Pavilion Beijing cultural programme; along with an upcoming MAISON&OBJET design showcase, scheduled in September this year.

     

     

     

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