WISMA ATRIA BRINGS SHOPPERS EXCITING GASTRONOMIC AND LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCES WITH A LINE UP OF NEW TENANTS
- A new wave of trendy Food & Beverage (F&B) concepts set to whet your palate at Wisma Atria
- New lifestyle brands and services to enhance the mall’s retail mix and shopping experience
Singapore, 31 August 2016 – Wisma Atria, one of the well-established shopping malls in Orchard Road, has lined up an exciting wave of culinary concepts and lifestyle retail offerings as part of the mall’s continuous efforts to enhance its shoppers’ experience.
“With the renewed retail offerings, which include several first-in-Singapore concepts, we aim to create refreshed dining and shopping experiences for our loyal and new patrons, while strengthening Wisma Atria as one of the best lifestyle malls in the heart of town,” said a Wisma Atria spokesperson.
Wisma Atria whets your appetite with six new dining options
Opening in the last quarter of 2016, one of the most exciting developments in the F&B scene, is Picnic, a 10,000 sq-ft next-generation communal dining restaurant, located at Level 3. Designed to recreate the energy and vitality of outdoor dining in a dynamic ever-changing urban park within the mall, diners are promised a fully immersive dining experience. Picnic provides a range of international cuisines, including American, French, Italian and Japanese. In addition, it will also feature an in-house third-wave coffee bar and cocktail bar. Picnic is the latest brainchild of owner, Cheng Hsin Yao, creator of the critically-acclaimed Omakase Burger brand, which is located on Level 1 of the mall.
Joe & the Juice makes its debut in Orchard Road at Wisma Atria this month. Serving an array of organic coffee, freshly made fruit and vegetable juices and rye bread sandwiches, this contemporary Danish cafe offers a funky and healthy-packed experience to shoppers grabbing a breakfast bite or a lunch-to-go.
Fans of the popular bubble tea brand, Gong Cha, may now set their sights on its newest outlet at Wisma Atria, opening in September at Basement 1. It will join the ranks of other food cluster favourites, such as Llao Llao, Ben’s Cookies, Garrett popcorn and Famous Amos.
There are more reasons for dessert lovers to celebrate this December, as Fruce, a coconut-based dessert-in-a drink shop, and Eyescream, a new-to-market Spanish ice cream brand, open at Basement 1. Fruce, which is created from the combination of the words ‘Fruits’ and ‘Fusion’, amalgamates tropical fruits with coconut as the key ingredient, favourite local desserts and homemade toppings, to create their signature series of beverages.
As the name suggests, Eyescream will offer a visually appealing ice-cream eating experience. The ice-cream, which comes in a variety of flavours, including vanilla, chocolate, cheesecake, yoghurt, mango and strawberry, is created in cylindrical solid blocks that are frozen at -25 degree Celsius. The blocks are trimmed using a specific Asian style of shaving the ice-cream, in order to obtain layers of “shaved gelato”. As a final touch, two googly sugar candy eyes are placed on top of the “eyescream”.
Keep an eye on for Samurice, which offers delicious Onigiri and Bentos using specially selected rice, seaweed and salt produced and imported from Japan at the basement food cluster in January 2017. Samurice will join the family of Japanese cuisine, Kotobuki Japanese Izakaya and Japan Food Town that are currently found in Wisma Atria.
Wisma Atria offers more lifestyle options with four new tenants
UK shoe brand, FitFlop, has opened their new store at Level 1 to offer exciting ergonomic sandals, shoes and boots using world-class design, a splash of fashion and a continuous innovating mix of beauty, brains and top-notch biomechanics. Now shoppers have one more worthwhile destination to satisfy their penchant for footwear!
Ladies searching for trendy gym apparel can pop by Vivre Activewear when it opens its third store in September at Basement 1. Vivre’s creations are specially designed for the Asian body frame and uses moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you fresh while working out. Its chic and high performance designs have also won awards.
For a touch of beauty indulgence, ladies can spend some me-time or BFF-time at Qoosh Nail Spa, a new manicure and pedicure service, which has opened for business at Level 3.
A beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers can brighten up anyone’s day or a special occasion, such as a birthday or an anniversary. For the first time, Wisma Atria is delighted to welcome a home-grown floral shop, Xpressflower.com, into the mall at Level 1.
In addition to these new stores, Wisma Atria is also a mecca for international brands, comprising luxury timepiece brands, such as Rolex, Franck Muller, Breguet, Blancpain, Glashuette and TAG Heuer, as well as well-loved fashion brands, such as Coach, Tory Burch, Lacoste, and many more.
Visitors from overseas can present their passports at the Concierge Counter on Level 1 and receive a $10 F&B voucher when they spend a minimum of $50 nett in a single receipt. In addition, they are also entitled to redeem a 3-day Tourist Privilege Card that entitles them to discounts and special offers at participating stores in Wisma Atria.
About Wisma Atria
Wisma Atria is an established shopping mall located along the most prime stretch of Orchard Road and it is one of the 12 properties in Starhill Global REIT’s portfolio of assets. The mall sits on top of the Orchard Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station and enjoys underground connectivity to most of the main shopping centres along the key Orchard Road stretch. With over 127,000 square feet of retail space, it houses over 80 retail shops ranging from flagship stores of international brands, luxury watches, concept stores of both established and new-to-market brands which encompasses a spectrum of fashion, lifestyle and F&B.
About Starhill Global REIT
Starhill Global REIT is a Singapore-based real estate investment trust investing primarily in real estate used for retail and office purposes, both in Singapore and overseas. Since its listing on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX-ST”) on 20 September 2005, Starhill Global REIT has grown its initial portfolio from interests in two landmark properties on Orchard Road in Singapore to 12 properties in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, China and Japan, valued at about S$3.1 billion.
These comprise interests in Wisma Atria and Ngee Ann City on Orchard Road in Singapore, Myer Centre Adelaide, David Jones Building and Plaza Arcade in Australia, Starhill Gallery and Lot 10 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a retail property in Chengdu, China and four properties in the prime areas of Tokyo, Japan. Starhill Global REIT remains focused on sourcing attractive property assets in Singapore and overseas, while driving organic growth from its existing portfolio, through proactive leasing efforts and creative asset enhancements. Starhill Global REIT is managed by an external manager, YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Limited. The Manager is a wholly-owned subsidiary of YTL Starhill Global REIT Management Holdings Pte. Ltd., which is in turn an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of YTL Corporation Berhad.
The following is the list of new tenants listed by their opening dates
Opening Date: Jun 2016
FITFLOP, a UK shoe brand that creates the world’s most exciting ergonomic sandals, shoes and boots, using world-class design, a splash of fashion, and a continuous innovating mix of beauty, brains and top-notch biomechanics.
Unit Number: #01-31/32
Opening Date: Jul 2016
Xpressflower.com is a florist that continuously seeks new gift ideas and acquiring novel skills to help customers impress their friends and family. Carrying a wide range of flowers and gifts in Singapore, Xpressflower.com offers various flower bouquets and arrangements, as well as an extensive gift line of cuddlies, helium balloons, fragrances, and fountains of wealth.
Unit Number: #01-18A
Retailer: Qoosh Nail Spa
Opening Date: Aug 2016
Qoosh Nail Spa provides manicure and pedicure services and offers a wide range of products to pamper your nails. With a team of skilled, creative and attentive nail technicians, Qoosh Nail Spa aims to provide the best nail spa experience for their guests.
Unit Number: #03-03/04
Retailer: Joe & the Juice
Opening Date: Aug 2016
Joe & the Juice defies the notion that a healthy lifestyle has to be boring or pretentious. They strive to provide a unique, friendly and funky experience where they bring health and entertainment together with delicious offers served by their not-so-average-Joe Juicers.
Unit Number: # B1-56 to 59
Retailer: Gong Cha
Opening Date: Sep 2016
Gong Cha aims to provide only the best quality tea and beverages, fit for an emperor, to its customers. Gong Cha (Tribute Tea) originated a long way back at around 1000 BC in ancient China where tea is usually offered as a tribute to the Emperor of China. Tribute tea, or Gong Cha, consumed by Chinese emperors is of the best quality collected throughout the kingdom.
Unit Number: #B1-03
Retailer: Vivre Activewear
Opening Date: Oct 2016
Vivre Activewear is a local activewear brand designed for daily wear, gym and yoga activities as well as other light to medium-intensity sports. First launched in April 2014, its apparels are specially designed to better fit the Asian body frame and the key features include built-in bras for tank tops and moisture-wicking fabrics to keep ladies dry and odour-free.
Unit Number: #B1-04
Opening Date: Nov 2016
Picnic is a 10,000 sq-ft next-generation communal dining restaurant which provides a range of international cuisines, including American, French, Italian and Japanese. Diners are promised a fully immersive dining experience, with the space designed to recreate the energy and vitality of outdoor dining in a dynamic ever-changing urban park.
Unit Number: #03-15 to 49
Opening Date: Nov 2016
The legendary Maison Mauboussin was founded in Paris in 1827. With more than 15 years in Singapore, the French jeweller has clad countless women as well as men with its unique, modern-day jewelry and timepieces. Mauboussin reinterprets fashion demeanour in jewelry in the most contemporary form, where jewels such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and watches take position of great prominence.
Unit Number: #02-14 to 15
Opening Date: Dec 2016
Fruce symbolizes the amalgamation of fruits and desserts. Its specialty includes cold dessert beverages, fresh coconut concoctions and floral refreshments. Carefully paired and selected, each drink brings about a modern interpretation of flavours, giving a new dimension to a traditional taste.
Unit Number: #B1-45
Retailer: Eyescream and Friends
Opening Date: Dec 2016
Eyescream and Friends fosters a visually appealing ice-cream eating experience. The ice cream is created in cylindrical solid blocks that are frozen at -25°C. The blocks are trimmed using a specific Asian style of shaving the ice cream in order to obtain smooth, thin layers known as “shaved gelato”.
Unit Number: #B1-48
Opening Date: Jan 2017
With the aim to spread the message of the healthiness and deliciousness of Japanese rice and Washoku (Japan’s traditional cuisine) to the world, SAMURICE uses carefully-selected ingredients, such as rice, seaweed, and salt, that are all produced in Japan.
Unit Number: #B1-46