Grand opening for Olympia 66 in Dalian
Located in the Xigang business and financial district of Dalian, the megamall joins Hang Lung’s other world-class projects in the northeast, namely Palace 66 and Forum 66 in Shenyang, and Riverside 66 in Tianjin.
Chairman Ronnie Chan and MD Philip Chen officiated at the event with senior management and guests.
“Although China’s economy remains weak, Olympia 66 has performed on par with expectations since its soft opening in December,” says Chan.
With more than 220,000 sqm of retail space, plus parking for 1200 cars, the mall’s design is based on the design concept of Tai Chi twin dancing carps. It has a 300m-long façade decorated with about 3000 glass ornaments shaped like fish scales, and 9900m of LED lights that can display images and text.
More than 40 brands have made their debut at Olympia 66, including Apple, Cos, Coterie, Nannini and Under Armour. F&B outlets account for 30 per cent of the trade mix, and the mall has an ice-skating rink as well as Dalian’s first Palace cinema with 1600 seats in 10 theatres.
Olympia 66 is the second Hang Lung mall in China to implement the company’s EST (experience, service and technology) program. This enables customers to combine online services with offline shopping, and a WeChat app offers mall news and promotions. There is also a location service to find particular stores, a digital queuing service for F&B outlets, a car-parking tracker and, to be introduced soon, mobile payment at the car park.