HONG KONG, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On April 1, New Media (HK. 708), which planned to rename as Evergrande Health Industrial Group Co., Ltd., announced that it signed Equity Acquisition Agreement with Evergrande Health Industria…
– UMCity strengthens its position as the premier development in Medini and Iskandar via tie-ups with international and established brands
– Ascott to open award-winning Citadines Apart’hotel serviced residences in UMCity
– Samsung S-1 Security Solutions Korea to provide comprehensive security solutions for UMCity
– Shama Medini will be the first Shama property in Malaysia and the second Shama upscale serviced apartments outside of Hong Kong and Shanghai
– OZO Hotels to operate OZO Medini in UMCity for the smart savvy travellers on the go
– MBO Cinemas to bring the latest technology in entertainment to UMCity Lakeside Shopping Centre
– Regus to set up its international brand of serviced offices at the UMCity Corporate Office Tower
– Total GDV of UMCity is RM1 billion, UMLand has previously signed documents with Samsung C&T and Samsung Malaysia Electronics
NUSAJAYA, Malaysia, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand)’s premier mixed development in Medini Iskandar, UMCity Medini Lakeside today welcomed five (5) new established partners (representing 6 brands) who will bring a new level of quality services to Iskandar Malaysia.
This is a significant milestone for UMLand in positioning itself to become the lifestyle developer and to provide luxury and quality products in all their projects. The RM1 billion Gross Development Value (GDV) UMCity is uniquely located next to a lake, offering an exclusive enclave for business and living.
These new strategic alliances are with The Ascott Limited, ONYX Hospitality Group, Samsung S-1 Security Solutions Korea, MCAT Box Office and Regus.
UMCity Medini Lakeside will be enhanced with award-winning serviced residences by The Ascott Limited, the largest international serviced residence owner-operator globally and in Malaysia. Ascott is set to provide both residents and visitors to the Iskandar development with contemporary vibrant living at Citadines Medini Nusajaya, the first Citadines Apart’hotel in Nusajaya. The Ascott has over 26,000 operating serviced residence units in over 200 properties worldwide.
The Ascott Limited’s Chief Investment Officer, Gerald Yong said, “There is significant potential for serviced residences in Iskandar, which is primed to be a key economic growth region in Malaysia as more multinational companies set up base in the area. We are delighted to partner with UMLand again to bring our award-winning Citadines brand of serviced residences to UMCity. Ascott was the first international serviced residence owner and operator in Nusajaya, a major new growth centre of Iskandar, where we recently opened Somerset Puteri Harbour Nusajaya and will be opening Somerset Medini Nusajaya later this year. Somerset Puteri Harbour Nusajaya is our first collaboration with UMLand in Nusajaya and it has been performing well since it opened last month.”
Comfort, style and luxury at UMCity will come in the form of Shama Medini, the first Shama property in Malaysia. The Shama Medini lifestyle serviced apartments, which will have a lakeside view, is the 11th property under the Shama brand, which has presence in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Shama Medini in UMCity will provide an unparalleled level of lifestyle, luxury and comfort for the discerning business travellers, residents and expatriates in a new city.
OZO Medini will offer stylish hotel accommodation designed to cater to the diverse needs of the business and leisure travellers. Practical yet stylish, OZO Medini is all about getting the important things right – the things that matter to travellers. OZO Medini is the second planned OZO property in Malaysia, after OZO Penang.
Both the Shama and OZO brands are managed and operated by the ONYX Hospitality Group, which is well known for its Amari brand of hotels in Thailand and the Middle East.
“We are pleased to bring the Shama and OZO brands to UMCity Medini Lakeside. The location and development master plan resonate with our core values and growth strategy. All Shama serviced apartments are located in neighbourhoods that brim with life and character. Likewise, OZO which provides quality services that matter and understand the lifestyle needs of its guests are always chic and located in prime locations. We found the perfect fit for both Shama and OZO in UMCity Medini Lakeside,” said Peter Henley, President & CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group.
Working and setting up office in UMCity Medini Lakeside is made easy with the Regus Serviced Offices, which will be located on the 16th floor of the UMCity Corporate Office Tower. The Regus Serviced Offices in UMCity will feature serviced business suites, conference facilities and full office operations and management services, bringing a brand of professional business space into Medini and Nusajaya. The world’s largest provider of ready offices that serve as flexible workspaces, Regus offers bespoke packages in over 120 countries.
In the entertainment area, MCAT Box Office will set up an MBO Cinema, which will boast the latest technology in cinema entertainment at UMCity Medini Lakeside. One of the largest cinema chains in Malaysia, MBO Cinemas has more than 24 cinemas and 176 fully digitalised screens. This fast growing brand will provide exciting entertainment for UMCity Medini Lakeside residents and visitors.
UMLand also extends its partnership with Samsung by collaborating with another Samsung subsidiary, Samsung S-1 Security Solutions Korea for its total security solutions for the UMCity Medini Lakeside project. Samsung S-1 is an international security services company with over 38 years of international experience.
UMLand had earlier in 2013 and 2014 entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement with Samsung Corporation C&T for joint construction works and Samsung Malaysia Electronics as an exclusive Smart Lifestyle Partner and official supplier for consumer electronic products in UMLand’s current and future developments.
UMLand Group CEO, Datuk Charlie Chia Lui Meng said, “UMCity Medini Lakeside is expected to redefine metropolitan living. UMCity is Phase One of UMLand’s Medini Lakeside master plan, which is situated at the gateway into Medini Iskandar and is strategically positioned to be the ideal enclave. This one of its kind waterfront commercial development is designed for vibrant community living and work. We are very excited that these international partners are bringing brands that are a class of its own, to help turn the concept of UMCity Medini Lakeside into reality.”
Upon completion in 2018, UMCity will have a premium corporate office tower, two (2) internationally-branded serviced residences, one hotel, a lakeside shopping centre and a wide range of business suites. UMCity will be the home of the renowned brands of Citadines, Shama, OZO, MBO and Regus, whilst Samsung is the comprehensive solutions provider. These full-fledged branded facilities set UMCity apart from other developments.
UMLand’s development in Medini reflects the high level of confidence in the efforts to position Medini as the preferred destination for investment. With continuous support from the Malaysian federal government as well as the state government together with the participation of prominent industry players, these collaborations will take UMCity and Medini to the next level. It will contribute towards investors worldwide recognising it as another positive milestone, thus encouraging them to explore investment opportunities in Medini and to be part of the development of Iskandar Malaysia.
About United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand)
UMLand operates two development divisions, namely the Township and Niche Divisions and a construction and building materials division called UM Land Builders Sdn Bhd. The Group has over 1,800 acres of undeveloped land in both Township and Niche Divisions.
The Township Division has four mixed township developments; Bandar Seri Alam, Taman Seri Austin and Taman Seri Albion are strategically located within Iskandar Malaysia, Johor whilst Bandar Seri Putra is situated in Selangor.
The Niche Division has to date completed four residential serviced residences and condominiums in Kuala Lumpur — Suasana Sentral Loft at KL Sentral, Suasana Bangsar in Bangsar, Seri Bukit Ceylon and Suasana Bukit Ceylon located in the city centre. The Division is now actively developing Suasana, Iskandar Malaysia in Johor Bahru city centre. Somerset Puteri Harbour and The Waves @ Puteri Harbour are some of the newest projects in Nusajaya while UMCity Medini Lakeside, a multi-phased mixed development in Medini, Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia.
Star Residences, upmarket service residences in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre is the latest addition of exclusive developments by UMLand.
UMLand operates numerous Sales Galleries in its townships of Bandar Seri Alam, Taman Seri Austin and Bandar Seri Putra and recently opened Sales Galleries for its niche development of UMCity Medini Lakeside and a new sales and service centre in Singapore.
For more information, please visit www.umland.com.my
Group Corporate Communications
United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLAND)
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Wanda Studio Qingdao (“WSQ”), a subsidiary of Dalian Wanda Group, today made its debut at the annual Locations Show, organized by the Association of Film Commissioners International (“AFCI”). As the only Chinese exhibitor present at this year’s event, which showcases the world’s premier production locations, WSQ’s high-profile status attracted significant attention.
WSQ will stand as the world’s largest film and television studio spread across 200 hectares, or 494 acres. Upon completion, the development will house thirty purpose built production stages, China’s most advanced temperature-controlled underwater stage, and the country’s largest exterior water tank, a combination of natural scenery and custom-built locations, in addition to world-class facilities for post-production that will deliver the most advanced working environment. Such state-of-art facilities will allow WSQ to serve both the Chinese and overseas markets as a world class production base with offerings spanning the entire film and television industry. The first phase of production facilities are scheduled to open in April 2017.
In addition to providing the highest quality production environment, the Wanda Group and the Qingdao Municipal Government has jointly established China’s first film and television industry development fund. This dynamic and groundbreaking incentive program will provide significant financial support to qualifying projects from Chinese and international production companies. Film and television companies that register and operate on the studio lot will also receive competitive tax rebates for qualifying productions.
Nancy Romano, the COO of Wanda Studios Qingdao said, “We are building a world class film and television studio and we are creating extremely generous production incentives which together will allow Wanda Studios Qingdao to successfully compete on a global scale. When an international production comes to shoot on our lot in the beautiful, coastal city of Qingdao, the cast and crew will be fascinated by the unique cultural experience that this city has to offer.”
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BEIJING, March 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Evergrande has became the controlling shareholder of New Media Group Holdings Limited after its subscription of 648,000,000 shares of New Media, accounting for 74.99% of the total shares issued …
Honours abound in several categories including hospitality; conventions and exhibitions; food and beverage; and sustainability
MACAO, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — An impressive haul approaching 100 awards and accolades have been given to Sands China Ltd.’s integrated resorts, and to hotels, restaurants and spas across Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao and Sands®Macao in 2014. All of Sands China’s properties were awarded, with the honours highlighting and celebrating Sands China’s excellence and achievement in accommodation, dining, spa, retail, entertainment, MICE, sustainability and more. Sands China continues to set a high standard in the industry, receiving prestigious awards for business and leisure tourism as well as for its commitment to environmental practices.
Sands China Ltd.’s integrated resorts, like The Venetian Macao (pictured), and hotels, restaurants and spas at Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao were recognised with close to 100 awards and accolades in 2014.
Recognition has come locally and regionally, as well as from world renowned publications like Forbes, Michelin and TTG. Most recently, Sands China won big with nine total restaurant awards in the Macau Government Tourist Office’s 2014 Star Merchant Awards, part of its newly launched Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme. The Venetian®Macao’s Canton and North, Sands Macao’s Copa Steakhouse and Golden Court, and The Plaza™ Macao’s Windows restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Macao all earned awards in the top category of Deluxe Restaurant. Additionally, Bene and Feast at Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central; and Grand Orbit at Conrad Macao, Cotai Central won in the First Class Restaurant category.
“Creating outstanding experiences for visitors of all types – from families to business and leisure travellers – is at the heart of our integrated resort model,” said Gunther Hatt, Executive Vice President of Operations, Sands China Ltd. “The recognition received by Sands China and its properties in 2014 shows that our strategy of providing the market with a diversified tourism product of the highest quality is bearing fruit. Sands China thanks its 28,000 team members for their dedication in making that strategy a reality day in and day out for our customers.”
Just a small sampling of the awards and accolades given to Sands China properties in 2014 reveals:
- Forbes Travel Guide awarding four stars to Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central in 2014, making it the only Holiday Inn in the world recognised in the prestigious annual ranking
- Michelin selecting The Venetian Macao’s authentic Indian restaurant the Golden Peacock as a one-star establishment (and reaffirming the designation in its 2015 guide)
- Shoppes at Four Seasons at The Plaza Macao earning the RLI Shopping Centre Renovation award
- Conrad Macao, Cotai Central being ranked one of the World’s Best Hotels on Expedia Insiders’ Select List
- TTG China Travel Awards recognising The Venetian Macao as the Best Meetings & Conventions Hotel in Macau for seven years running
- Sands China Ltd. receiving the China Green Enterprise Award for Outstanding Sustainable Development Enterprise
- The Venetian Macao earning its third straight nod by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia as the Best Luxury Resort in the World
- The 2014 World Travel Awards naming The Venetian Macao Asia’s Leading Fully Integrated Resort
The award-winning portfolio of Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao consists of The Venetian Macao; The Plaza Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn hotels at Sands® Cotai Central. Together with Sands Macao on the Macao peninsula, they offer a variety of business, leisure, and entertainment options for every type of guest, providing a diverse selection of world-class accommodation, dining, retail, meeting facilities and entertainment.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is comprised of The Venetian®Macao, The Plaza™ Macao and Sands® Cotai Central. The Company also owns and operates Sands®Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities, a wide range of restaurants, shopping malls, world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena and the Venetian Theatre, and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s property development projects on Cotai have the goal of transforming it into Asia’s premier entertainment and business destination. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS).
For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.
About Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao – Sands China’s Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao has transformed a day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with more than 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.5 million square feet (140,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is a must-go destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of The Venetian®Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is all within reach. And coming in late 2015…the crowning achievement of Sheldon G. Adelson’s vision of the Cotai Strip…The Parisian Macao.
Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao…Be at the Centre of It All! For more information, please visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com.
Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited
Tel: +853 8118 2013
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Company to seek potential sale options on commercial properties
WUHAN CITY, China, January 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kingold Jewelry, Inc. (“Kingold” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: KGJI), one of China’s leading manufacturers and designers of high quality 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments and investment-oriented products, today announced that the Company has obtained approval from the Wuhan Housing Security and Management Bureau in Wuhan, China to pre-sell certain commercial units within the Kingold Jewelry International Industrial Park (the “Jewelry Park”).
The Company formally received two separate “Certificates of Presale of Commercial Properties” from Wuhan Housing Security and Management Bureau, which cover five commercial buildings, totaling approximately 123,600 square meters (approx. 1,330,000 square feet).
The Company is now seeking potential buyers for these commercial properties, and is expected to utilize any proceeds from the presale of these units to complete construction on the Jewelry Park. Kingold expects to complete the Jewelry Park within the previously announced timeframe, and plans to schedule a grand opening ceremony in December 2015.
Zhihong Jia, Chairman and CEO of Kingold, stated, “We are pleased to have received approval from the local government to move forward in pre-selling several of our properties, which was a necessary requirement as we move forward. We have received considerable interest in the properties from potential buyers as the Jewelry Park has begun to take shape, and are focused on completing all phases of the development for this project. We are now focused on the interior and exterior design elements and expect to remain on track to open the Jewelry Park by December 2015.”
Background on the Jewelry Park
In October 2013, Kingold entered into an agreement to acquire the operating rights for 66,667 square meters (approximately 717,598 square feet, or 16.5 acres) of land in Wuhan for an aggregate purchase price of RMB1 billion (approximately US$164 million at the then effective spot rate). The Company intends to utilize the completed Jewelry Park as its new operation center and show room. Kingold also plans to rent space within the Jewelry Park to other jewelry manufacturers in China, in addition to selling developed commercial and residential properties to individual and corporate buyers.
About Kingold Jewelry, Inc.
Kingold Jewelry, Inc. (NASDAQ: KGJI), centrally located in Wuhan City, one of China’s largest cities, was founded in 2002 and today through a variable interest entity, or VIE, relationship with Wuhan Kingold Jewelry Company Limited, a corporation incorporated in the People’s Republic of China, is one of China’s leading designers and manufacturers of 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments, and investment-oriented products. The Company sells both directly to retailers as well as through major distributors across China. Kingold has received numerous industry awards and has been a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange since 2003. For more information, please visit www.kingoldjewelry.com.
Business Risks and Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. You can identify these forward-looking statements by words such as “expects,” “believe,” “project,” “anticipate,” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding Kingold’s Jewelry Park and its estimated time of completion and grand opening, Kingold’s expected use of proceeds from the presale of the commercial units within the Jewelry Park, as well as the Company’s ability to attract tenants and engage in sales of additional portions of the Jewelry Park property. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, including those contained in Kingold’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Kingold’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Kingold undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
Kingold Jewelry, Inc.
Bin Liu, CFO
Phone: +1-847-660-3498 (US) / +86-27-6569-4977 (China)
The Equity Group Inc.
Katherine Yao, Associate
Adam Prior, Senior Vice President
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NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia announced today that they will be teaming up once again to present one-of-a-kind music-to-light shows this holiday season. To kick off the festivities, ESRT and iHeartMedia will put on a music-to-light show on December 12, 2014, preceding iHeartRadio and Z100’s annual holiday concert, Jingle Ball. The iconic landmark will synchronize its world-famous LED tower lights, choreographed by internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman, to global superstar and Z100 Jingle Ball performer Taylor Swift’s new hit, “Welcome to New York.” Those fans wishing to watch the light show live can look skyward and tune in to Z100 at 7 p.m.
December also brings the return of the Empire State Building (ESB) Holiday LED tower music-to-light show series. Four one-of-a-kind music-to-light shows, synchronized to timeless holiday songs on iHeartMedia’s 106.7 Lite fm and via the iHeartRadio mobile app, will play each night at 7 p.m. beginning Saturday, December 20, through Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Fans across the globe will have the unique opportunity to help select the grand finale light show that will be replayed on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. by voting for their favorite video on www.empirestatebuilding.com. Music for the winning show will be played on iHeartMedia’s powerhouse radio stations 106.7 Lite fm, Z100, and 103.5 KTU. For those unable to view the shows live, ESB will post a video of each show immediately after on its YouTube page (www.youtube.com/esbnyc) and its website for fans to cast their votes.
“Through our partnership with iHeartMedia, our light shows to music have become a regular fixture on the New York City skyline, and our holiday light shows are particular New York City favorites. The Empire State Building and iHeartMedia are happy to bring the shows back this year as the ultimate holiday gift to New York City and the world,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, CEO and President of ESRT. “Enjoy our new annual tradition, the crown jewel of iconic New York holiday festivities that make the city truly magical this time of year.”
“Orchestrating the Empire State Building’s magnificent lights with Lite fm’s Christmas music gives us the unique opportunity to bring the world’s most prominent skyline to life for the holiday season,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia, Inc. “When you add sound to the orchestrated lights, the show truly comes to life.”
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous office building.
Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2014, consisting of 9.3 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 731,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 859 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 430 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 50 million users faster than any digital music service and even faster than Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.
This press release includes “forward looking statements.” Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “contemplates,” “aims,” “continues,” “would” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” and “Properties.” While forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, or new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact the Company’s future results, performance or transactions, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).
A Magical ‘Mini-Paris’ Awakens with the Launch of LANDMARK’s French-themed Festivities
HONG KONG, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — LANDMARK, the epitome of top-tier luxury shopping, high fashion, prestigious lifestyle and fine international dining, awakens Christmas spirits and memories of a ‘mini-Paris’ today, with the launch of its Parisian chic Christmas installations and festive shopping campaign.
Stylish French curator Ines de la Fressange through her lifestyle brand has decided to creatively interpret and design a uniquely French traditional Christmas to LANDMARK.
Stylish French curator Ines de la Fressange through her lifestyle brand has decided to creatively interpret and design a uniquely French traditional Christmas to LANDMARK.
One of the key highlights of LANDMARK’s Parisian Christmas, is a confectionary candy house at LANDMARK ALEXANDRA. The candy house is a great place to pick up a special treat or a gift for your favorite sweet lover.
In a special creative collaboration with celebrated French designer, author, style icon and famed Karl Lagerfeld supermodel muse, Ines de la Fressange, LANDMARK has been transformed into magical Paris-themed traditional Christmas scenes dotted throughout LANDMARK’s 4 iconic buildings including, LANDMARK ATRIUM, LANDMARK ALEXANDRA, LANDMARK CHATER and LANDMARK PRINCE’S.
Ines has drawn on her childhood memories of Christmas to create a truly unique series of charming installations that reflect what it is like to celebrate Christmas in Paris and bring French sophistication to the festive shopping season at LANDMARK.
A total of 282 miniature activities illuminated by 1,000 light combinations will ‘spring to life’ during the light show in special interludes. A series of charming city-scenes feature Santa coming out from the centrepiece clock tower, lovers kissing in a Parisian café, festive-fun families skimming over a Christmas ice-rink installation, a fanciful French fashion show and charming illuminated lighting displays.
The installation took an international construction team of 150 specialists to complete. A total of 160 Ines-inspired ‘figurines’ with 3,000 structural pieces enrich and add character to the Parisian Christmas cityscapes. Mini memorable festive moments include girls enjoying Christmas shopping; father and son decorating the Christmas tree; mother and daughter sending a postcard to Santa; a gentleman proposing to his girlfriend along the river side. 2 mini “Ines” are posed within the scenes, with her beloved dog at the park and spotted in front of the fashion show. A Paris city-scene with clock tower, hot air balloons, and métro scene are located in LANDMARK ATRIUM, together with a delightful Candy House at LANDMARK ALEXANDRA and a Citroën car full of gift at LANDMARK CHATER.
Children are encouraged to post their Christmas wishes to Père Noël (Santa Claus), on special Ines-inspired postcards, into Parisian-style post boxes located across LANDMARK’s 4 iconic buildings, on the G/F of LANDMARK ATRIUM; and 1/F of LANDMARK CHATER, LANDMARK ALEXANDRA and LANDMARK PRINCE’S. For every card posted, LANDMARK will make a HK$20 donation to Make-A-Wish kids.
LANDMARK is also supporting Make-A-Wish this Christmas by inviting visitors to donate HK$30 to HK$50 with complimentary French candies or donate HK$100 for a LANDMARK’s Limited Edition Parisian Tote Bag designed by Ines de la Fressange, with all proceeds going to the charity.
Have a Parisian Christmas with the perfect winter wardrobe, festive home and gift ideas for her, for him and for kids. Shop for Christmas at LANDMARK! From 24th November to 26th December, 2014, shoppers spending HK$5,000 or above can enter into a lucky draw to win a HK$500 gift certificate*. Upon purchase of HK$50,000 or above, shoppers will be entitled to gift certificates valued between HK$500 and HK$13,000 and the top spender will receive a HK$200,000 gift certificate.
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The Parisian theme continues with LANDMARK’s online presence, with a special “Paris in Your Eyes”* photo contest. From 27th November to 28th December, 2014, snap your favourite Parisian Christmas scenes at LANDMARK for a chance to win HK$1,000 in gift certificates. The 3 submissions with the best photos and heart-warming greeting will be selected from LANDMARK’s Facebook and Instagram sites respectively to receive the HK$1,000 gift certificate prizes.
You can read more about LANDMARK, throughout the year, in our newly redesigned and re-imagined LANDMARK Magazine, which launches during the Christmas season, exploring the very best the worlds of luxury and fashion have to offer.
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LANDMARK represents the epitome of top-tier luxury shopping and lifestyle experiences. Drawing from a rich heritage which began in 1904 – LANDMARK today is the luxury shopping destination of Hongkong Land’s Central portfolio including 4 iconic buildings, LANDMARK ATRIUM, LANDMARK ALEXANDRA, LANDMARK CHATER and LANDMARK PRINCE’S. LANDMARK offers approximately 208 of the finest stores and restaurants which are all seamlessly linked by pedestrian bridges. From high fashion and accessories to watches and jewellery, from luxury living to beauty and grooming, from international cuisine to authentic gourmet dining, LANDMARK brings the ultimate shopping experience to the discerning customers.
About Hongkong Land
Hongkong Land is one of Asia’s leading property investment, management and development groups. Founded in 1889, Hongkong Land’s business is built on excellence, integrity and partnership.
The Group owns and manages almost 800,000 sq. m. of prime office and luxury retail property in key Asian cities, principally in Hong Kong and Singapore. Hongkong Land’s properties attract the world’s foremost companies and luxury brands.
The Group’s prime Hong Kong portfolio of some 450,000 sq. m. is located in the heart of the Central district. In Singapore, its 165,000 sq. m. portfolio consists largely of prestigious office space located at Marina Bay, much of which is held through joint ventures. The Group also has a 50% interest in a prime office complex in Central Jakarta, and has a number of projects under development that include a luxury retail centre at Wangfujing in Beijing.
Hongkong Land is developing a number of largely residential projects, in cities across Greater China and Southeast Asia. In Singapore, its subsidiary, MCL Land, is a well-established residential developer.
Hongkong Land Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda. It has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. The Group’s assets and investments are managed from Hong Kong by Hongkong Land Limited. Hongkong Land is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.
ORLANDO, Fla., November 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On November 19, 2014, the DreamEast brand launch and supplier relations event was held at Hilton Orlando in the US. More than 200 representatives from well-known theme park and attraction companies around the world attended the event, where Lagotronics, Simuline, Playfun, Wincomn, Betop, and other operators signed agreements to become DreamEast’s strategic partners. At the event, the director of DreamEast’s Department of Entertainment Business Justin Shi Junjie introduced the development strategy of the company, and the planning of its project, “DreamEast – Legendary World”, as well as the facilities planning and selection criteria of the project.
Chinese cultural and entertainment brand DreamEast was officially launched
After ten years of building a dream, the DreamEast brand will spur with long accumulation. As a cultural and entertainment brand under SkyOcean International Holdings Limited (00593.HK) (hereinafter referred to as “SkyOcean International”), DreamEast cherishes the passion and dream to promote Chinese culture to the world, as well as making its rapid strides in the arena of the world’s cultural industry with the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.
DreamEast debut has instantly grabbed people’s attention from the cultural and entertainment industry. Its hallmark of Chinese culture exhilarated the industry across the world. Since November 17, the opening of IAAPA’s Attractions Expo, the No. 3088 booth of DreamEast had been crowded with streams of visters. SkyOcean International’s distinctive series of Chinese cultural attraction projects, such as “DreamEast – Legendary World”, “DreamEast – Zhoukoudian”, “DreamEast – FutureWorld” and “DreamEast – Happy World” had won accolades from numerous upstream and downstream peers, which had in turn brought partnerships and collaborations.
With the rising economy, China’s cultural industry is developing with fast track. SkyOcean International aims to become the best-in-class cultural and entertainment group that is dedicated in promoting Chinese culture to the world. Since the birth of its cultural and entertainment brand, SkyOcean International has decided to position DreamEast as “Chinese culture as the keynote and proprietary intellectual property operation as the core”. It will commit all its power and resources to introduce Chinese culture to the world, and to help fulfiling China’s Cultural Dream.
The theme parks and family entertainment centers, as well as other businesses of SkyOcean International have been under smooth and steady progress. Its world’s largest Chinese culture theme park is located in the Southern part of Beijing with an expected land area of 3,000 mu (approximately 494 acres). With its conceptual planning and design just been completed, “DreamEast – Legendary World” has adopts the best theme park design and the most cutting-edge technology to showcase the essence of Chinese culture. According to the framework agreement signed with the government, the investment of this project is expected to exceed US$ 4 billion. “DreamEast-Future World” is another project under SkyOcean international’s flagship, which is located in the Eastern part of Beijing with the theme of “Exploration and Innovation”. It will be China’s most advanced aerospace theme park that integrates full-spectrum features of aerospace technology communication, cultural exchanges, science popularization, exhibition and demonstration, extracurricular education, as well as science and technology entertainment. The project is expected to be opened in the autumn of 2015.
The increasing attendance of enterprises from China at the IAAPA’S Attractions Expo indicates the explosive growth of China’s theme park industry and the expending cultural and entertainment market of China. It can be foreseen that it will not take long before sizable theme parks like the ones in Orlando to emerge in China and other places worldwide.
DreamEast is an independent cultural entertainment brand of China under the flagship of SkyOcean International (00593.HK). At the outset, DreamEast has proposed the strategic structure of “light asset + heavy asset” for the purpose of initiating the industrial development mode with “Chinese culture as the keynote and proprietary intellectual property operation as the core”.
About SkyOcean International:
As a company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong exchange, SkyOcean International Holdings Limited (00593.HK) is mainly engaged in two sectors, namely, cultural industry and industrial real estate.
In the sector of cultural industry and industrial real estate, SkyOcean has established the cluster development model with Greater Beijing Area as the core. As the powerful engine of regional development and city value, SkyOcean will expand its strategic layout to the Yangtze River Delta region and the Pearl River Delta region. SkyOcean International has made encouraging efforts to promote Chinese culture to the world, develop itself into a world first-class entertainment group, so as to drive the new-type urbanization of China with the cultural industry.
For more information, please visit www.skyocean.com.
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BEIJING, November 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — From November 17 to November 22, 2014, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo will be held in the Orlando Orange County Convention Center i…