COMMERCIAL PROPERTY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

CapitaLand's Raffles City Chongqing draws over 900,000 visitors in weekend launch

Tenants include Old Navy, GAP, Haidilao, CGV and Jiwu by Suning.

CapitaLand’s Raffles City Chongqing in China drew over 900,000 visitors in its opening weekend, according to a statement.

The 1.12 million sqm mall has achieved a 95% committed occupancy, where 40% comprises over 400 international and local brands that are new-to-market brands, flagships or new concepts, an announcement revealed. 

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It is CapitaLand’s single largest development in China at $4.8b (RMB24b). In addition to the retail podium, the integrated development comprises Ascott Raffles City Chongqing serviced residence, InterContinental Raffles City Chongqing hotel, Grade A office space and luxury apartments housed within eight skyscrapers.

International brands making their first foray, opening flagship or new concept stores at Raffles City Chongqing include C&A, Old Navy, GAP and UGG.

These names complement other international favourites such as CASA BIJOUX, DKNY, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo, Lego and Alienware. F&B brands marking their debut in Chongqing include Haidilao hotpot, TWG Tea and Spacelab.

Experiential retail and lifestyle brands include online-to-offline retail store Jiwu by Suning, e-sports operator CLSA and Whyte Woolf Fitness Club. Anchor tenants at the mall include movie theatre chain CGV, electric vehicle company NIO’s showroom-cum-clubhouse, bookstore chain Yanjiyou, and gourmet supermarket Ole’.  

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