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.


  • 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
  • Commences development of the first property project on the Lantau site, the later Discovery Bay project

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

  • The Sukhothai Bangkok, a luxury resort hotel in Thailand, officially opens
  • The Beaufort Singapore, the Group's first resort hotel in the country, opens. (Beaufort Singpore renamed as The Sentosa Resort and Spa in 2003)
  • 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
  • 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
  • GenRx Holdings Limited (“GenRx Healthcare”) is established to tap into the healthcare service sector
  • 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
  • The Group’s first residential project in Shiodome, Japan, completes construction
  • The Group purchases a European tall ship and names it The Bounty

    The Bounty
  • The Sukhothai Residences (renamed as The Grace Ivory Condominium in May 2022), a luxury condominium project in Bangkok, Thailand, launches for pre-sale and sets record prices in the Thailand property market
  • The master plan of the Dazhongli project in Shanghai, mainland China, is approved
  • The Group purchases a piece of freehold land on Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, a new resort hotel in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, opens
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Group acquires a land lot in Nanhu New District in Jiaxing city, Zhejiang Province, mainland China
  • GenRx, the Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary acquires Humphrey & Partners Medical Services Limited, which operates a medical network of over 250 affiliated clinics 
  • The Group acquires a residential site in the Lin'an District, Hangzhou city, mainland China
  • The Group acquires a 16-storey industrial building named United Daily News Centre in To Kwa Wan
  • The Group acquires a residential redevelopment project on Hollywood Road / Upper Lascar Road in Sheung Wan
  • The Group wins the bid for a residential site in Songjiang District, Shanghai
  • The Group signs the first sustainability-linked loan of HK$2.4 billion, manifesting our commitment to long term sustainability
  • The Group acquires a residential site in Nanhu New District, Jiaxing

Featured Projects

Discovery Bay
Discovery Bay Hong Kong
CDW Building & 8½ Hong Kong
HKRI Taikoo Hui
HKRI Taikoo Hui Mainland China