Swire Properties was established in 1972, when the closure of Taikoo Sugar Refinery released a vast acreage of land on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island. The company is now a leading developer, owner, and operator of mixed-use (principally commercial) properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and possesses a well-established record of creating long-term value by transforming urban areas. Its business comprises three main areas: property investment, property trading, and hotel investment.
Since 1980 Swire Properties has built up a significant presence in Miami, Florida. The company is currently developing Brickell City Centre, a large-scale, mixed-use project in the Brickell financial district of Miami.
Swire Hotels owns and manages hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the USA.