Media Centre

2011/09/19
Hangzhou Emperor Entertainment Cultural Village to go ahead

[19 September 2011- Hong Kong] Emperor Group today (19 September) put into action its plans to build the Emperor Entertainment Cultural Village in Hangzhou with a view to showcasing its strengths in various business areas. With a total investment of over RMB 6 billion, the Village will encompass an area of more than 1,000 hectares and serve four key functions: nurturing professionals in the movie and television industries, acting as a base for high-quality movies and television programmes production, providing an opportunity to visit and experience the entertainment industry to the general public and holding large-scale ceremonies and events. The Village is set to open in stages within 5 to 6 years. 

Dr. Albert Yeung Sau Shing, chairman of Emperor Group, and his team of over 30 people travelled to Hangzhou to sign an agreement with government officials of Yuhang District, and officially kick-start the project. Other celebrities who attended the ceremony included Jackie Chan, Feng Xiaogang, Zhao Benshan, Dante Lam, Jonathan Lee, Emil Chau, Nick Cheung, Daniel Wu, Nicholas Tse, Joey Yung, Liu Yifei and Bai Bing. 

The Emperor Entertainment Cultural Village is situated in the Yuhang District of Hangzhou and will house a showbiz academy, a movie and television production centre, a convention and exhibition centre and a resort. Dr. Yeung said, ‘I am so glad that this project is finally going ahead after months of negotiations with the Hangzhou government. This Village can promote the synergy among our expertise in show business, real estate and hospitality industries and enhance the brand equity of the Group as a whole. This project will also heighten the development of Hangzhou and contribute to the economic development of Hangzhou. We treasure this rare opportunity very much.’

The project aims to stimulate Hangzhou’s cultural industries, entice foreign investment, create employment opportunities and enhance business and leisure tourism so as to push local economic development to another level.