Mall operator launches parking app

Hong Kong mall operator Link has launched an app to help shoppers find a dinner or shopping destination, a car parking space – and later help them find their parked car quickly.
The app – called Park & Dine – works in Link’s 150 retail properties across Hong Kong. As well as offering parking assistance in its 170 parking buildings, it covers all shops and restaurants in its centres and more than 80 fresh markets. It showcases the greatest variety of shop and restaurant outlets among similar apps available in Hong Kong.
The Park & Dine app displays useful parking and dining information, including real-time information on the number of available parking spaces, route navigation for car parks and parking positioning via Bluetooth technology. It also provides information on best shopping, dining and entertainment choices at the selected location.
Link Asset Management CEO George Hongchoy says Park & Dine brings greater convenience to shoppers and drivers.
“The featured navigation function saves drivers the time and trouble of looking for free parking spaces. If the car park spaces are full upon your arrival, nearby options will pop up for your selection.”
Development of Park & Dine will unfold in three stages. The pre-launch trial version was initiated during the first stage of rollout. Six destination shopping centres were selected to offer Google indoor map and “Find My Car” function at Lok Fu Plaza, Stanley Plaza, Temple Mall, Hau Tak Shopping Centre, Chung Fu Plaza and Hands. Over the next quarter, the app’s functions will be extended and further enhanced with added features.
Shoppers can also obtain e-coupons by using the app to scan QR code from different shop.
“This environmentally friendly measure not only helps promote green living, but also enhances our modern lifestyles by offering shoppers a convenient and unique retail experience,” said a Link statement.

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