High-end mall set to open in Beijing's Wangfujing

Updated 2017-11-03 15:01:56 chinadaily.com.cn

WF Central, a high-end shopping mall developed by Hongkong Land, is set to open in Wangfujing commercial area of Beijing on Nov 28, marking the latest development in this traditional commercial region.

About 100 world-famous brands will be housed in the 150,000 square-meters of building to meet the demands of young generation.

They will include more than 23 restaurants and bars, including Michelin Japanese-style barbecue, Cantonese-style food and Hong Kong cafe that was first to enter Chinese mainland, said Raymond Chow, executive president of Hongkong Land Ltd, listed property investment, management and development group, also investor of the mall.

The first four floors will have high-end retailers. Luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental, which will open in the second half of 2018, will occupy the fifth and sixth floors.

A glass-made skywalk bridge will connect the eastern and western building, where parties, fashion shows, or even basketball games can be held in the future, Chow said.

The underground garage will have space for 660 cars, he added.

As a cluster of Chinese time-honored brands with a history of more than 700 years, Wangfujing plays a unique role in the capital's commercial circle, said Liu Bing, chairman of the chamber of commerce of Wangfujing.

The element of culture needs to be emphasized to provide a richer experience for customers while shopping, Liu said.

In this sense, Chow, from Hongkong Land, said the design of the new shopping mall referred to some traditional Chinese architectural philosophy, such as that in the building of porch and quadrangle courtyard.

The company invested billion last year to the project.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58February 23 2018 04:25:45

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16February 23 2018 04:25:45

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18February 23 2018 04:25:45

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords