One Central Macau, an important harbourside location

Flagship stores and prestige residences in this recently-opened development

by 05 February 2010

One Central is a prestige location in Macau, providing both the attractions of a tourist focus and the peace and calm of a harbourside area with fantastic views over Nam Van Lake and Sai Van Lake, as well as the three bridges that link Macau to Taipa. It is directly linked to MGM Grand Macau, another award-winning lifestyle destination on Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Nape, Macau, and the Wynn Macau on Rua Cidade de Sintra, Nape, Macau, is just a short distance away. As regards travel times, it is 10 minutes from Macau International Airport, 5 minutes from the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal, and an hour from Hong Kong.

One Central has seven towers with exclusive residential apartments, and the 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel will soon open here. Above all it features a flagship shopping mall. It was opened very recently, on 6 December 2009, after development by Shun Tak Holdings and Hongkong Land Limited.

One Central Macau is the prime shopping area in the city. Covering a total area of 400,000 square feet, it presents many lof the world's leading luxury brands, with a remarkable array of flagship stores. The façade feature duplex and multiplex store fronts, and the architecture was designed to provide views over the lake. The international brands present include Bottega Veneta, Celine, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Loewe, Loro Piana, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Ralph Lauren, Tod's, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci, Fendi, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Cartier, Bvlgari, Bally, Furla, Kenzo, Max Mara, Pal Zileri and Burberry.

One Central Residences comprise seven residential blocks of 32 to 38 storeys, with 800 flats varying from one to four bedrooms. The area provides covered car parking, a luxury residential clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pool, and a landscaped garden. The most distinctive tower was designed by world-famous architect Kohn Pedersen Fox, which houses the Mandarin Oriental, Macau and the most unique serviced apartments in the city.

Mandarin Oriental Macau will be a sophisticated five-star hotel, with 213 rooms including 27 suites, and all with panoramic views over different parts of Macau. The Mandarin Oriental group privileges in-room technology and entertainment systems, and these will be part of the overall design. There will be fine dining facilities, a lobby lounge and var, a 3,200 square foot ballroom, and two meeting rooms. A fully-equipped business centre will cater for executive travellers. The hotel will comprise a Spa with a range of wellness, beauty and massage programmes, as well as a gym and an outdoor swimming pool. It is programmed to open in summer 2010.

As for Macau itself, this city on the south-eastern coast of China is fast developing a reputation as one of the most dynamic and fastest developing cities in the world. It features a unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures, and it is fast evolving from a small and idiosyncratic city into a global playground. It is attracting international luxury brands, glamorous casinos, up-to-the-minute entertainment activities and world-class hotels. Not to mention the Grand Prix, important cultural locations, and distinctive cuisine. The landmarks include the ruins of St. Paul's, Senado Square and Mount Fortress.

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