Kempinski signs multi-use property development in Kuala Lumpur

KempinskiKempinski Hotels and KSK Group Berhad (KSK Group), via its property development arm KSK Land Sdn Bhd (KSK Land) announce the signing of a management agreement for the high profile, large-scale luxury development, 8 Conlay, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle.

The approximately 260-key Kempinski hotel and the branded Kempinski Residences with 403 units will anchor the development in the hotel tower, together with up to 1,092 units of 8 Conlay Residences serviced by Kempinski in two adjoining towers, all linked via a central retail podium.

KSK Land has selected the design collective YOO for the interior design of the first residential tower and RSP Architects to master plan the development. Kempinski will operate and service all three components of the project. The ground breaking is scheduled to take place early next year and the striking project is expected to be completed in 2020. Residences comprising the first residential tower are scheduled to become available for sale from March 2015 onward.

Located on 8 Jalan Conlay in the heart of the Golden Triangle, between the city centre and a few minutes’ walk from Bukit Bintang shopping district and the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur mall, the development is only a five minute drive from the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX). Kuala Lumpur International airport is easily accessible by car within 50 minutes. The central four-storey retail podium will offer high end boutiques and fine dining restaurants and will complement the current offering in the Bukit Bintang area.

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8 Conlay’s architecture by architect Hud Bakar, Principal of RSP Architects, emphasises livable architecture – with a focus on local context and the human aspects of buildings. The design takes a visual cue from the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang whereby opposing forces serve to complement one another. Showcased as modified fragments of the Yin and Yang emblem, the three towers also give poetic form to the Chinese symbol for the number “eight,” paying tribute to the development’s illustrious address while simultaneously asserting its place as an alluring platform for premium city living.

“We are honoured to be chosen as partner to Kempinski as they enter the Malaysian market. Kempinski is famed globally for their rich European heritage of luxury hospitality and as our partner, we believe that Kempinski will redefine hospitality for our guests and residents at 8 Conlay with impeccable service and style. We are committed to providing the highest quality of products and personalised services to all customers of KSK Land and we believe that our partnership with Kempinski for service and YOO for design of the 8 Conlay Residences will enhance the living experience and long-term investment value for our residents at 8 Conlay,” said Joanne Kua, Group Chief Executive Officer of KSK Group and Managing Director of KSK Land.

Alejandro Bernabé, CEO of Kempinski Hotels, states “Kempinski is delighted to have signed the management agreement with KSK Land, who is an excellent partner. This unique project marks Kempinski’s entry into the important Malaysian market and underlines our commitment to expansion in Southeast Asia. We are excited about bringing the Kempinski brand to Malaysia, and demonstrating the value of five-star luxury services to branded and serviced residences at 8 Conlay.”

The hotel and residences will benefit from facilities such as a Kempinski The Spa, a wellness concept which offers herbal treatments inspired by the seasons, a gym, swimming pool and a variety of restaurants and bars inside the hotel complementing the offering of the central podium. 

The Residences (tower A & B) can expect to be equipped with a range of facilities accompanied with standard and a-la-carte services by the Kempinski Hotel such as concierge, butler and maid services, 24-hour room service and a private chef, housekeeping and laundry, limousine service, arrival preparation service, and residence unit maintenance packages so that residents at 8 Conlay can enjoy services similar to a guest of the hotel, every day of the year. The breadth of five-star luxury facilities and services on offer befit the grandeur of the development at 8 Conlay, enabling guests and residents to entirely customise their stay and ‘write their own story’ captured in the tagline ‘Your Place, Your Story’.

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