Opened in April, 1999, the shopping centre has a floor area of 46,000 square metres (500,000sqft). The landlords claimed in December 2004 that daily pedestrian traffic at the mall is 170,000.
Maritime Square is the first shopping mall in Hong Kong adopting ocean and navigation as the design theme.With its unique ocean theme, a sea of colorful flagstaves characterize the mall and display a flair for trends and dynamics.
Maritime Square houses a total of 140 shops. There are a wide variety of restaurants, bookstores, fashion stores, electrical appliances stores, supermarket, cinema and banks, etc. Numerous types of restaurants are available. For example, fast food restaurants like Cafe de coral, traditional Chinese restaurants, cafés like Starbucks and restaurants providing Japanese and Thai food. There is also a Hong Kong Jockey Centre, which is the first off-course betting branch of the Hong Kong Jockey Club to be opened on the island.