Located in the Mong Kok district of Kowloon, the complex occupies two entire blocks defined by Argyle Street, Portland Street, Shantung Street and Reclamation Street. Shanghai Street separates the hotel and office tower fr om the shopping mall.
Langham Place "Xpresscalators" to the 4th floor
Opening date November 2004
Developer Great Eagle Group, Urban Renewal Authority
Owner Champion REIT
Total retail floor area 60,000 m²
No. of floors 15
Due to the high land price, and the higher yield on retail property, Langham departs from the common western model of the flat shopping mall. The Langham mall is the second "vertical mall" in Hong Kong. Its 600,000 sq ft (60,000 m2). of retail space is configured over 15 levels, with 60,000 sq ft (6,000 m2). of space from the second basement level to third floor; from the fourth floor upwards the floor area is 40,000 sq ft (4,000 m2).
There is a food court on the 4th and a cinema on the 8th run by UA Cinemas with six screens and 1,122 seats in total.
The rental model includes a base rent of between HK$50 to HK$300 psf, plus a variable component calculated based on 10 to 15% of retailers' turnover.
The mall opened in November 2004.
Happy Man - The 2,700-kilogram sculpture commissioned from American designer Larry Bell, at the front entrance of the arcade.
Xpresscalators - The longest escalators within a shopping mall in the territory. A pair of them is located on the 4th floor leading up to the 8th floor, and another pair leads to the 12th floor. These long escalators have been designed to reduce the "horizontal drift" of shoppers, thus keeping them in the mall.
The Spiral - a section of the shopping mall from the 9th to 13th floor of the building.
Digital Sky - architectural feature on level 13 wh ere computerised images are projected onto the ceiling the dining area. The Lighting was originally Designed and programmed By Jason Saunders of Photonic-Motion in Melbourne Australia, in sequence with video on a Wholehog 2 PC running midi time code.