This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Plaza Hollywood" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (April 2024) (Learn how and when to remove this message)
荷里活廣場
Plaza Hollywood
荷里活廣場 Plaza Hollywood logo
Map
Plaza Hollywood
Traditional Chinese荷里活廣場
Simplified Chinese荷里活广场
Plaza Hollywood and Galaxia housing estate.
Atrium of Plaza Hollywood

Plaza Hollywood (Chinese: 荷里活廣場; Jyutping: ho4 lei5 wut6 gwong2 coeng4) is a large shopping centre in Diamond Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is part of Galaxia, a residential estate of Wharf Holdings.

The shopping centre opened in 1997, and includes four levels surrounding a central atrium. It has more than 220 shops, a large supermarket, food court, restaurants and cinema. It is themed after Hollywood in the United States.

Location and history

The shopping centre was formerly located in the Tai Hom Village squatter areas; it began to develop into a residential and shopping centre after the demolition of the squatter area in the mid-1990s.

The centre is surrounded by Fung Tak Road, Lung Poon Street, Tai Hom Road, and Sheung Yuen Street. It is near Diamond Hill MTR station, and next to Lung Cheung Road, which is one of the main trunk roads in Hong Kong.

The complex was developed by Wharf (Holdings), Wheelock Properties, and Hongkong Realty and Trust.[1]

Architectural design

Inspired by the shopping mall concept in the United States, the centre hopes to bring a colorful shopping experience to customers.[citation needed] Its large atrium "Star Plaza" is located in the center of the shopping centre, with a construction area near 10,000 square feet. This large scale is rare in other shopping centres found in Kowloon East.

Like the Avenue of Stars, the Stars Atrium on the first floor has the names of 60 Hong Kong celebrities who received awards from Hong Kong Film Awards set into star shapes floor tiles. The roof of the atrium is covered with brightly-coloured polygon stained glass.

Facilities

There is a public underground transport interchange, providing multiple bus and minibus routes between the major housing estates in Hong Kong and Wong Tai Sin district.

There are entrances and exits in Diamond Hill MTR station. There are also travel agencies with branches on the ground floor.

The main attraction of this shopping centre is the Stars Atrium. It is often home to many promotional features, including the 1 vs. 100 feature during the month of August in 2006. It also features a large LED screen.

Each level is connected by multiple sets of escalators. The fourth floor houses the sales office of the shopping centre, cinemas, and restaurants, all of which are independently connected via the elevator of third floor.

Stores

Plaza Hollywood has boutiques everywhere, with multiple brands under i.t.'s.

Level 1 is where the large fashion apparel and jewelry stores are concentrated.

Level 2 is mainly for skin care, cosmetics, clothing, home appliances and telecoms shops.

Level 3 has restaurants, as well as the cinema, and children's clothing and household personal care stores.

There are over 30 restaurants, including Pizza Hut and Wing Wah. It also has over 100 clothing, electronics, and retail stores.

Transport

Plaza Hollywood is served by:

Incidents

At 5 p.m. on 2 June 2023, two women thought to be a couple,[2] Fong Hiu-tung (Chinese: 方曉彤, aged 26) and Lau Kai-hei (Chinese: 劉繼禧, aged 22), were stabbed by Szeto Sing-kwong (Chinese: 司徒成光), a 39-year-old man with a history of mental illness.[3][4] The perpetrator was arrested and charged with two counts of murder.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Warren, Richard (23 November 1994). "Giant Plaza Hollywood steps into the limelight". South China Morning Post. p. Property 3.
  2. ^ Tsang, Denise; Lo, Clifford; Liu, Oscar (2023-06-04). "Suspect in Hong Kong mall stabbings charged with murder, to appear in court on Monday". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 2023-06-04. Retrieved 2023-06-05.
  3. ^ a b Chow, Fiona (2023-06-05). "Hong Kong mall stabbing: court orders psychiatric review for jobless man facing 2 counts of murder". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 2023-06-05. Retrieved 2023-06-05.
  4. ^ 星島日報 (2023-06-05). "荷里活廣場兇案|兩女死者家人殮房哀慟認屍". Sing Tao Daily (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2023-06-05. Retrieved 2023-06-05.

22°20′27″N 114°12′07″E / 22.34071°N 114.20206°E / 22.34071; 114.20206