History & Milestones

The HKRI story began with Dr CHA Chi-ming, the late founder and chairman of the Group, acquiring the equity interest of Hong Kong Resort Company Limited in 1977, which is the registered owner and developer of Discovery Bay on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. HKRI is now a respected conglomerate with business interests covering Hong Kong, mainland China and across Asia.

 

1977
  • Dr CHA Chi-ming, the late founder and chairman of the Group, acquires equity interest in Hong Kong Resort Company Limited which owns the development rights of a piece of barren land on the north-eastern coast of Lantau Island, Hong Kong
1979
  • Commences development of the first property project on the Lantau site, the later Discovery Bay project

1980
1982
1988
  • The Group makes its first foray into hospitality business by purchasing interests in five luxury hotel projects

1989
1991
  • The Sukhothai Bangkok, a luxury resort hotel in Thailand, officially opens
1992
  • The Beaufort Singapore, the Group's first resort hotel in the country, opens. (Beaufort Singpore renamed as The Sentosa Resort and Spa in 2003)
1996
  • Pre-sale of Discovery Park Phase I, the Group’s first large-scale residential project outside of Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, commences and receives overwhelming response
1999
  • The Group ventures into Bangkok’s residential market by purchasing a luxury apartment block and redeveloped into a five-star deluxe serviced apartment building named Siri Sathorn
2000
  • GenRx Holdings Limited (“GenRx Healthcare”) is established to tap into the healthcare service sector
2002
  • GenRx Healthcare acquires interests in Healthway Medical in the Philippines
  • Phase 1 of Coastal Skyline in Tung Chung, Hong Kong, developed by a consortium led by the Group, is put to the market
  • The Exchange, a commercial project comprising two Grade-A office towers, a retail mall and a hotel, officially opens in Tianjin, mainland China
2003
  • The Group’s first residential project in Shiodome, Japan, completes construction
2005
2007
  • The Group purchases a European tall ship and names it The Bounty

    The Bounty
  • The Sukhothai Residences, a luxury condominium project in Bangkok, Thailand, launches for pre-sale and sets record prices in the Thailand property market
2008
  • The master plan of the Dazhongli project in Shanghai, mainland China, is approved
2009
2010
  • The Group purchases a piece of freehold land on Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand
2013
  • Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, a new resort hotel in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, opens
2014
  • City One, the Group's luxury residential project located at the centre of the International Business District in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, mainland China, is launched for pre-sale. It is the first-ever project developed by a Hong Kong-based developer in Jiaxing
2015
2016
  • 2GETHER, the waterfront residential project in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, launches for sale
  • Proud Roppongi, a premium low-density residential project at Roppongi 4-chome in Tokyo, Japan, is put to the market
2017
  • Oasis One, situated in mainland China's Zhejiang Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City and adjacent to Xixi National Wetland Park, launches for pre-sale
  • The refurbished CDW Building and its shopping mall named 8½ at Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, opens
  • The Group acquires a prime residential site in the Jiaxing Economic and Technological Development Zone, Zhejiang Province, mainland China
  • HKRI is included as a constituent in the Hang Seng Global Composite Index, the Hang Seng Composite Index and the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index in Hong Kong
2018
  • The Group acquires three plots of land located on Ramintra Road in the Khannayao District, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Riviera One, a high-end residential project in the vicinity of City One in Jiaxing City, mainland China, is launched for pre-sale and is met with keen interest
  • The Group acquires a residential site in the Jiaxing Economic and Technological Development Zone, Zhejiang Province, mainland China
  • Opening of The Sukhothai Shanghai, a luxury boutique hotel in HKRI Taikoo Hui, Shanghai, mainland China

Featured Projects

Discovery Bay
Discovery Bay Hong Kong
La Cresta Hong Kong
HKRI Taikoo Hui
HKRI Taikoo Hui Mainland China