Swire Properties was established in the early 1970s, when the closure of Swire's Taikoo Sugar Refinery and Taikoo Dockyard 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 has 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. In 2016, the company opened Phase 1 of 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.