Universal Beijing Resort has released new details on Universal CityWalk Beijing, the resort’s entertainment and dining destination.
Set to open in 2021, CityWalk will join Universal Studios Beijing, the Universal Studios Grand Hotel, and the NUO Resort Hotel to form Universal Beijing Resort.
The dining and entertainment destination will be located at the main entrance of Universal Studios Beijing, and will connect the theme park, parking facilities and subway entrances. CityWalk will also feature new concepts that will make their first-ever debut to guests.
“As the starting point of every guests UBR journey, CityWalk provides guests their first glimpse of the beyond-imagination experience they can expect at Universal Beijing Resort,” said Tom Mehrmann, president and general manager of Universal Beijing Resort. “However, CityWalk is also designed to stand as a destination in its own right, as a new high-quality recreation and entertainment option for residents and tourists in Beijing. We believe CityWalk will drive the formation of a new cultural business center, giving a strong boost to Beijing’s economic development.”
CityWalk will host 24 venues, including a multiplex cinema, 15 food and beverage locations offering both Western and Asian cuisines, 8 retail stores, and 11 retail and food and beverage carts. To offer a unique experience for local guests, CityWalk’s debut will focus on five highlights:
Highlight 1: A leading collection of new brands, first stores and flagship stores make CityWalk one of Beijing’s largest centers of the “first store economy.”
Universal CityWalk will host the launch of three new brands: kid-friendly Cutie Cones Ice Cream, Southeast Asian-style Neon Street Hawkers, and CityWalk Wubei Craft Food and Beer.
CityWalk Red Oven Pizza Bakery and The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, known from Universal Orlando Resort, will make their first ever debut outside of the U.S. at CityWalk Beijing.
Along with those dining locations, the trendy toys brand Pop Mart’s concept store will also make its debut in CityWalk.
Located at the end of CityWalk, Universal CityWalk – The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen will be the largest of any Universal theme park in the world. The 600-square-meter CityWalk Beijing location of Peet’s Coffee, originating in Berkley, Calif., will also be the largest in Asia.
Highlight 2: The largest commercial IMAX screen in Beijing will provide the IMAX with Laser experience for local moviegoers, which also marks the first resort destination IMAX theater in China.
The Universal CityWalk Cinema will be located at the center of the dining and entertainment destination, and includes 11 theaters and 2,000 seats. The Cinema is specially designed to host premieres and VIP events, and hosts the largest commercial IMAX Laser theater Beijing.
Highlight 3: In addition to offering unique shopping and dining choices, CityWalk will also provide guests with diverse interactive experiences and high-quality services.
CityWalk’s restaurants will not only be places to eat, but will also serve as fully-immersive entertainment offerings.
Universal CityWalk – The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen will offer a steampunk atmosphere, based around the story of Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome and Jacques the Robot, who will appear onsite and interact with guests in the restaurant.
At The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, guests will dine on hamburgers and sushi while also connecting their phones with a smart app in the waiting area to draw pictures on the big screen there.
Peet’s Coffee will include a bakery, retail area, and a hand-pour experience zone, offering guests a unique coffee experience.
CityWalk Wubei Craft Food and Beer, a craft beer restaurant combined with more traditional Chinese sights, sounds and tastes, will feature a live music lineup in the evenings. Neon Street Hawkers will bring the energy and flavors of a Southeast Asian night market to Beijing.
In addition, musicians and performers will make regular appearances on the streets of CityWalk, along with seasonal entertainment programs hosted in the riverfront park.
Highlight 4: In addition to the arrival of many new overseas brands, CityWalk will also feature innovative upgrades of numerous Chinese brands familiar to local consumers.
Popular eatery Grandma’s Home will be reimagined into “Grandma’s Travel Home” restaurant, which will be introduced to Beijing for the first time. Several other local established brands will announce their upgrades of new concept stores as well.
Highlight 5: The overall design concept of CityWalk blends traditional Chinese and cutting-edge modern design, drawing on Chinese culture and Asian aesthetics to present a fantastic destination for excitement and exploration.
CityWalk will feature exotic elements and modern, bright motifs, as well as several buildings in a Chinese style. Red and gold colors will run through all of CityWalk before reaching the globe of Universal Beijing Resort at the plaza in front of the park’s main entrance, forming an image inspired by two dragons embracing a pearl.
CityWalk Beijing will offer long operating hours to ensure its services are available for both early-bird tourists and fans of the nightlife.
Stay tuned for more updates on Universal Beijing Resort as they are released! To learn more, visit UniversalBeijingResort.com.