If malls had star ratings, Hong Kong Pacific Place shopping mall would be a five star. This is one of Hong Kong's Top Five Shopping Malls.
The Hong Kong Pacific Place mall offers a dazzling selection of upmarket, international boutiques, from Armani to Versace and just about everything in between. This is not the place for a bargain, nor is it the place to haggle, but if you’re looking for something fresh from the fashion shows of Paris and London then you'll find it in the shop windows here.
You’ll also find top notch hangbag and jewellery shops, although these also tend to be international rather than Chinese or Asian. You can find afuller list of all the retailers in the mall at the bottom of this article.
Pacific Place also has some equally impressive, and expensive, restaurants, including the excellent Zen, ideal for Dim Sum, and Thai Basil. More affordable The mall is Hong Kong’s original Dan Ryan’s outlet, often packed with businessmen pouring over the Wall Street Journal or US expats holding reunions. You can get a drink in many of the restaurants, although there is no dedicated bar or pub. Like most Hong Kong malls there is a large cinema in the complex.
Attached to but slightly hidden from the mall are also a pair of Hong Kong's best hotels. Here you will find more dining options, including the Michelin starred Petrus inside the Island Shangri La and the excellent steaks inside the JW Marriot's Flint grill and bar.
If you've got kids in tow don't miss one of Hong Kong's best buffets at Cafe Too, where, alongside a fantastic selection western and Chinese food, you'll find energetic chefs at live cooking stations.
The newest addition is the Upper House, one of Hong Kong's original boutique hotels. Its Sky Lounge looks out on to the deep greens of Victoria Peak.
Pacific Place Location
The locations in Admiralty is not especially useful and the mall sort of stands alone in the middle of a freeway of traffic. There is nowhere else around to continue your shopping adventure. It has however easy to reach on the Island Line, and only one stop from the shopping streets of Central or Wan Chai. In the unlikely event that you are driving, the mall offers three hours of free parking with validation.
When you need a break from the shopping, consider a breath of fresh in Hong Kong Park. Set just outside the mall you'll find an artificial lake, well groomed flowerbeds and gardens and walkways through tree canopies, The former home of the commander of British forces in Hong Kong is also worth a visit. With the colonials turfed out, the building has been renamed Flagstaff House and inside you'll find the Hong Kong Tea Museum.