DFS raises luxury bar with opening of ‘T Galleria’ in Hong Kong

Beauty is one of the core categories DFS is showcasing at T Galleria

HONG KONG. DFS Group today opened its third downtown Hong Kong Galleria at Hysan Place in Causeway Bay. As we first reported in June, the new destination is the group’s first on Hong Kong Island.

Located in the heart of Causeway Bay – one of Asia’s most travelled shopping destinations – the new store aims to attract a distinctive mix of visitors and travellers from around the world. The Traveler’s Galleria – or T Galleria – is said to pay homage to DFS’s’ understanding of travellers’ needs and its luxury credentials.

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.”

Watches & jewellery are prominent on the store’s second level

T Galleria aims to offer a combination of seamless customer service and a holistic shopping experience, said DFS. Spread over two levels, the first focuses on Prestige Beauty, offering a fresh array of 50 of the world’s top beauty brands through a complete and elegant selection of cosmetics, skincare and fragrances. Personalized beauty consultations and services are also available. The second level features a luxurious boutique environment, housing a tailored selection from 15 of the world’s most sought-after watch and jewellery 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.

Around 50 of the world’s leading beauty brands feature at DFS’s’ first Hong Kong Island store

With the opening of T Galleria, DFS – along with Hysan Place- 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 by powerful aesthetics.

To celebrate the opening of T Galleria in Causeway Bay and strengthen its commitment to the Hong Kong community, DFS has announce a partnership with Foodlink Foundation, the leading charity in Hong Kong fighting hunger. From August 17 to 23, DFS will donate 5% of T Galleria’s sales to Foodlink in support of its operations throughout Hong Kong.

DFS will offer high-class, personalised service at its new Hysan Place T Galleria

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. The company is majority owned by LVMH Moët 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 710,000sq ft. 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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