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Malaysia beckons with iconic branded residences with 5-star hotel service in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Center: editorial


Malaysia beckons with iconic branded residences in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Center

The collaboration between world-renowned residential design brand YOO and Europe’s most established hospitality brand Kempinsky has resulted in a top of the line mixed-use integrated development in the Central Business District of Kuala Lumpur – YOO8 at 8 Conlay.

YOO8 is a freehold branded residence located at 8 Conlay Road in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s “Golden Triangle” and the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) area. The development consists of two residential towers, a five-star Kempinski Hotel, and a lifestyle retail quarter. A pedestrian walkway gives residents direct access to Pavilion shopping center at the famous Bukit Bintang shopping street and Conlay MRT station in under 5 minutes, and the Petronas Twin Towers within 10 minutes.

In 1999, the world’s most celebrated designer Philippe Starck and property entrepreneur John Hitchcox founded the revolutionary lifestyle brand, YOO, enlisting a mix of visionary design talent with the goal of creating original communities that respect the way individuals choose to live. YOO8 offers a sleek exterior matched by the modern, artfully crafted interior and furnishings by Kelly Hoppen for YOO. Hoppen is famed for drawing inspiration from Eastern cultures, and applying a neutral color palette on minimalistic forms to induce tranquility and create balance. Being a Member of The Order of the British Empire in recognition of her distinguished service to interior design, Hoppen has designed outstanding hotels, restaurants and offices across the globe.

Residents can look forward to the impeccable service by legendary luxury hotel group Kempinsky. Founded in 1897, Europe’s most established hospitality brand is bringing their signature “Lady in Red” hotel ambassadors to YOO8. On top of basic services such as valet, concierge, and shuttle bus, special à la carte services such as butler on call, private chef service, housekeeping, and emergency maintenance service, are also available upon request.

There are also an abundance of facilities for residents to revel in. The 26th floor features the Water Lounge, an opulent pool and spa area with curvaceous designs inspired by the vast Malaysian rainforest. Jacuzzis, wading pools, and pod-shaped cabanas serve as the recluse needed for a lazy afternoon, while a 25-meter sky lap pool is a pleasure for those with an active lifestyle.

The 44th floor features the Green Refuge, a multi-tiered park in mid-air with magnificent views of the city. There are many more amenities included, such as an elevated jogging path, gymnasium, multi-purpose room, yoga deck, library, games area, and resting nooks – all thoughtfully designed for residents’ enjoyment.

As in any other Central Business District around the world, commercial units in KLCC are plentiful. Therefore, a residential project situated in this prime location will support the demand for professionals who value convenience to their workplace. The apartments range from 705 sq.ft. to 1,328 sq.ft. available in one to three bedroom layouts with den options. They are furnished with notable brands, including Gaggenau and Bosch kitchen appliances. YOO8 is the embodiment of contemporary city living in terms of convenience and chic architectural design.

Looking at the Asia-pacific region, investors are confident that Malaysia is on the right course for continuous growth and prosperity with the country registering an impressive GDP growth rate of 5.8% in 2017. The country is undergoing numerous government reforms, including the RM172 billion Greater KL Economic Transformation Program. With the addition of new transportation lines, the KLCC area is the hub where the MRT and LRT systems will connect. Pedestrians are also able to conveniently commute from Pavilion to the Petronas Twin Towers via covered passages.

Scheduled for completion in December 2020, the pioneer launch of YOO8 is set to take place this Saturday and Sunday (23rd and 24th June) at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.

Our Accolades

Asia Pacific Property Awards / "5-Star Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Hong Kong / "Hong Kong Regional Nominee Finalist" / "Best Real Estate Agency Single Office Award Winner"


The 20th Capital Outstanding Enterprise Awards / "Outstanding Overseas Property Real Estate Agency"


Metro Finance's Leaders' Choice Awards / "Excellent Overseas Property Agency Brand"


The Hong Kong Council of Social Service / "Caring Company"