We are very pleased to announce today the grand opening of Olympia 66 in Dalian. This is our eighth commercial complex on mainland China, marking yet another milestone for the Company in its development on the Mainland and further strengthening our portfolio of premium properties in northeast China.
Olympia 66, located in Xigang District, is ideally positioned at the bustling center of Dalian and the very heart of the city’s robust business and financial area. The mega mall joins our other world-class projects in the northeast region, namely Palace 66 and Forum 66 in Shenyang, and Riverside 66 in Tianjin, fostering powerful synergies and bringing new momentum to the retail and commercial landscape of the region.
The grand opening celebration ceremony was officiated by Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman, and Mr. Philip Chen, Managing Director, of Hang Lung Properties Limited, and attended by member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Dalian Municipal Committee and Deputy Mayor of Dalian, Mr. Lu Lin, Vice Chairman of Dalian Municipal Political Consultative Conference, Mr. Hao Fanglin, Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of Dalian Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ms. Wang Liying, Director of Dalian Foreign Affairs Office, Ms. Yu Tao, Secretary and member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Xigang District Committee of Dalian, Mr. Yan Lijun, and District Governor, Deputy Secretary and member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Xigang District Committee of Dalian, Mr. Shan Yi, as well as representatives from various governmental bodies.
Olympia 66 in Dalian
Located at the intersection of Dalian’s most prominent thoroughfares, Olympia 66 is situated close to the city’s iconic landmark, the Olympic Square, and stands adjacent to Zhongshan Road, the main road through the city. Olympia 66 is a free standing mall with a retail area of over 220,000 square meters plus 1,200 car parking spaces. Based on the design concept of Chinese Tai Chi twin dancing carps, Olympia 66 is exemplary of our outstanding architectural design aesthetic. With a 300-meter-long façade decorated with about 3,000 fish scale-shaped glass ornaments and 9,900 meters of LED lights capable of displaying images and texts, Olympia 66, which has already won a number of international accolades and honors for its innovate design, is set to become Dalian’s new shining landmark.
As the destination of choice for fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment on an international scale, Olympia 66 brings to Dalian an alluring mix of global brand names and exciting shopping, dining and leisure choices. Over 40 brands have made their debuts in Dalian with their first stores opening at Olympia 66. On the exciting tenant list are names such as Apple, COS, Under Armour, Coterie, and Nannini, with an equally stimulating range of food and beverage choices providing world-class cuisines and a variety of light meals. Food and beverage outlets account for 30% of the trade mix. The mall is also equipped with an array of entertainment and recreational facilities, including an ice-skating rink and Dalian’s first Palace cinema, providing 10 houses and 1,600 seats.
Olympia 66 is our second mall in mainland China to implement the EST program. By combining the elements of Experience, Service and Technology, customers can enjoy the ultimate experience of both the convenience of online services and offline physical shopping. With the use of the dedicated WeChat App at Olympia 66, customers can easily stay tuned to the latest news and promotions at the mall, use the location service to identify a particular store, the digital queuing function for food and beverage outlets, the car-parking tracker, and shortly, even mobile payment functions at the car park for convenience at their fingertips.