CHONGQING, China – Asia’s leading property developer, Hongkong Land, and China Merchants Shekou Holdings today celebrated the grand opening of joint venture project Landmark Riverside Park, Chongqing’s first cultural tourism complex.
The development is located in the central business area of Danzishi in Chongqing’s Nanan District, between the Yangtze and Jialing rivers. The ceremony was attended by Mr Lai Jiao, General of the Chongqing Commercial Committee; Mr Lin Bin, General of Chongqing Nanan district’s NPC Committee; Mr Huang Changlin, Chairman of CPPCC Chongqing Nanan District; Mr Robert Wong, Chief Executive of Hongkong Land and Mr Sun Chengming, Vice President of China Merchants Group.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Wong said, “Landmark Riverside Park is Hongkong Land’s first commercial project in Chongqing. It embodies our vision of developing quality projects that strengthen and enhance the urban fabric of major cities across Asia. We are thankful for our close partnership with China Merchants Shekou Holdings, whose collaboration has helped provide a world-class destination for Chongqing, and we plan on being actively involved in the development of the city and Nanan District to continue building a first-class business district.”
“We anticipate that Landmark Riverside Park will be a cultural tourism attraction, a lifestyle centre, and a destination for leisure, entertainment, travel and shopping,” said Mr Sun. “It will also serve as a springboard for enhanced urban planning in Chongqing. China Merchants Shekou Holdings is committed to giving this historic city new life and continuing to play a leading role in China’s urban development.”
Landmark Riverside Park brings world-class standards and best practices for commercial and lifestyle developments to bear in the fast-growing Chongqing market. Located in an area of rich cultural heritage and history, it was designed to link the city’s storied past to its promising future, and to connect local society with the world through a multicultural environment.
The development has a total gross floor area of 120,000 sq. m. Among its numerous attractions are Madame Tussauds, the famous waxworks museum, and SEA LIFE, the world’s biggest aquarium brand. The Chongqing cultural and creative hub “Maker Space”, a cultural experience area provides visitors with a taste of authentic Chongqing culture. Dining options include a wide selection of high-end local and international outlets, and the retail offering features leading brands from around the world. Approximately 2,000 parking spaces enable convenient access for local residents. The development also involved the rehabilitation of one kilometre of marble stone streets as well as the renovation of the old French navy barracks.