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Coming to Shanghai: World’s biggest sports-entertainment complex

KOP Limited’s Wintastar Shanghai will feature an indoor ski resort, water park, four themed hotels and 20,000 sqm of retail, F&B and events space

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The 227,000 sqm integrated mega complex's completion also comes in time for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Credit: KOP Limited

SINGAPORE - Shanghai's next mega attraction is slated  to open in 2022. The Wintastar Shanghai project will become one of the world's biggest sports-entertainment integrated complexes, spanning 227,000sqm, when it opens.

The project is a joint investment by Wintastar Holdings, a subsidiary of KOP Limited, together with Shanghai Lujiazui Development (Group) Company Limited and Shanghai Harbour City Development (Group) Co - who joined hands to set up Shanghai Snow Star Properties Co., Ltd for this project.
This also marks the Singapore-based real estate development and entertainment company, KOP Limited's maiden entry into China.

"I am pleased that the development of Wintastar Shanghai is progressing on schedule…it's also timely, with Beijing Winter Olympics happening in 2022," said Ms Ong Chih Ching, executive chairman and executive director.

"I am confident that [Wintastar] will appeal to both local and overseas visitors. In time to come, hopefully, this will be a 'must see' attraction in Shanghai."

Within, the massive complex will be home to the world's biggest alpine-themed indoor ski resort with winter sports facilities, offering three ski slopes of varying gradients and over 20 snow play attractions.

Next door is a Viking-themed water park across two floors, offering 20,000 sqm of indoor and outdoor fun such as an infinity pool, beach club, hot springs and spa experiences.

For accommodation, travellers can book themselves into one of over 920 keys across four themed hotels: Montigo Luxe, Montigo Hotels, Montigo Residences and Montigo Ice. The latter will become Shanghai's first ice hotel, featuring ice carvings all-year round.

Apart from alpine-themed décor, travellers will appreciate the experiential elements and use of smart technologies that will be a core part of the Wintastar accommodation experience.

With leisure and accommodation sorted, the other half of Wintastar's integrated concept goes to 20,000 sqm of retail and F&B, venues for shows, exhibitions and events.

Lingang New Area recently joined the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone and the developers hope this will further enhance Lingang's international market appeal and competitiveness.

The project is a joint investment by Wintastar Holdings, a subsidiary of KOP Limited, together with Shanghai Lujiazui Development (Group) Company Limited and Shanghai Harbour City Development (Group) Co - who joined hands to set up Shanghai Snow Star Properties Co., Ltd for this project.