Pacific Place was the largest and most ambitious commercial project to hit Central when it opened almost 20 years ago; in fact, it shifted the city center toward the east. With the opening of Hong Kong Station and the new ifc mall to the west, however, Pacific Place is no longer the center of attention. In fact, I find it rather dull, no different from the generic malls you encounter all over the world and certainly less compelling than Hong Kong's swankier, newer malls. If you're staying in one of Pacific Place's three hotels, however, you'll definitely want to take a spin through here, with approximately 200 shops selling every well-known brand and two major department stores (Lane Crawford and Seibu). Most shops are open daily from about 10:30am to 8pm.