PRN: DFS Group Raises Luxury To New Heights On Hong Kong Island
DFS Group Raises Luxury To New Heights On Hong Kong Island
- T Galleria Opens at Hong Kong's Hysan Place
HONG KONG, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DFS Group (DFS), the world's leading luxury travel retailer, today opened its third downtown Hong Kong Galleria at Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. The new destination is the Group's first on Hong Kong Island.
Since 1960, when DFS opened its first store at Hong Kong International Airport, the company has defined the essence of a unique luxury shopping experience dedicated to travelers, successfully operating two large downtown stores in Hong Kong on Mody Road, since 1988, and Canton Road, since 1996. Fifty-two years later, DFS now continues in that tradition, setting new standards in luxury retail with this opening on Hong Kong Island.
Located in the heart of Causeway Bay â�” one of Asia's most traveled shopping destinations â�” the new store will attract a distinctive mix of visitors and travelers from around the world. The Traveler's Galleria â�” or simply T Galleria â�” is an homage to DFS's thorough understanding of global travelers' needs and its unique ability to offer them the finest luxury brands, impeccable service and a seamless shopping experience.
Philippe Schaus, Chief Executive Officer of DFS Group, said, "This city is our home, and we have truly come full circle now with the opening of T Galleria on Hong Kong island, only months after also winning back all three core concessions at Hong Kong International Airport."
Set to become the curator of the global traveler's luxury lifestyle, T Galleria fulfills the needs of its international clientele through its combination of seamless, award-winning customer service and a holistic shopping experience. Spread over two levels, the first focuses on Prestige Beauty, offering a fresh array of 50 of the world's most renowned beauty brands through a complete and elegant selection of cosmetics, skincare and fragrances. Personalized beauty consultations and services are also available from highly trained professionals. The second level features a luxurious boutique environment, housing a tailored selection from 15 of the world's most sought-after Watch & Jewelry brands.
"Now with T Galleria at Hysan Place, we have taken luxury to the next level, creating a fresh and imaginative new destination where travel meets shopping," said Benjamin Vuchot, DFS Group Managing Director for Asia North.
With the opening of T Galleria, DFS â�” along with Hysan Placeâ�” becomes one of the first retailers in Hong Kong to be pre-certified under the international "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED) standard. Throughout all its interior design, it features high energy efficiency matched equally by dazzling aesthetics.
To celebrate the opening of T Galleria in Causeway Bay and further strengthen its commitment to the Hong Kong community, DFS is proud as well to announce its partnership with Foodlink Foundation, the leading charity in Hong Kong fighting hunger. From August 17 to 23, DFS will donate five percent of T Galleria's sales to Foodlink in support of its operations throughout Hong Kong.
Alongside Hysan Place, T Galleria will also extend its opening hours for its first two weeks, making luxury shopping available until midnight from August 10 to 25.
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About DFS Group
DFS Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, is the world's largest luxury travel retailer, with more than 200 stores in 15 countries, mostly in cosmopolitan and resort locations throughout Asia-Pacific, North America and the Middle East. DFS Group North America headquarters is based in Los Angeles. DFS Gallerias offer a luxurious shopping experience and incomparable services to discerning clients. The company is majority owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton, with the balance of shares held by companies associated with DFS Group co-founder, Robert Miller.
About Foodlink Foundation
Foodlink Foundation is Hong Kong's leading hunger relief charity, fighting against hunger and poverty by reducing food wastage. Founded in 2001 and registered in 2010, the non-profit organization has built partnerships with the city's hotels and F&B outlets. Foodlink has generated a sustainable food-recycling system by collecting surplus food and delivering it to shelters and those in need. Their work aims to foster social responsibility in the food and beverage industry.
About Hysan Place
Hysan Place at 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, is a major redevelopment project of Hysan Development Company Limited. It comprises 15 levels of Grade "A" offices and 17 floors of retail outlets, totaling 710,000 square feet. Situated at the heart of bustling Causeway Bay, Hysan Place's shopping mall will be a showcase of modern style, offering a number of international brands new to Hong Kong. The shopping mall is scheduled to open in August 2012. Hysan Place is Hong Kong's first building to be pre-certified at the highest Platinum level of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard by the United States Green Building Council. The building is also pre-certified at the top level in the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) standard Opening August, 2012.
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