YOO8 Serviced by Kempinski at 8 Conlay a paragon of luxury living: editorial
YOO8 Serviced by Kempinski at 8 Conlay: a paragon of luxury living
YOO8 is a trailblazer in luxury branded residences located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
A collaboration between world-renowned interior design brand YOO and Europe’s most established hospitality brand Kempinski Hotels has resulted in 8 Conlay – a top-notch mixed-use integrated development situated in Kuala Lumpur’s most sought after location, the Golden Triangle area. YOO8 Serviced by Kempinski being its branded residence component.
Branded residences, in broad terms, refers to the partnership between a prestigious brand – often a hotel group – and a developer; it combines the comfort and permanence of a home with the full perks and luxury of a five-star hotel. This genre of development has blossomed in recent years, but Dr Theresa Fok, Founder and Managing Director of Jade Land Properties (HK) Limited, believes branded residences are much more than just a passing trend. “The surging demand for a quality lifestyle is what underpins the sustained appeal for branded residences.”
For YOO8, the stylish tastemaker is YOO – a revolutionary design and property development brand that pioneered the lifestyle-led branded real estate movement over 20 years ago. With reputed designer Philippe Starck and property entrepreneur John Hitchcox at the helm, the brand’s approach to real estate is unmistakenly based on a dedication to thoughtful designs.
What differentiates branded residences from ordinary apartments is the chic and polished interior design, and at YOO8, it is reflected in an interplay between cool, cosy and luxe. The two high-rise spiraled residential towers consist of diverse units ranging from 700 to 1,308 sq. ft. In Tower A, Steve Leung & Yoo, one of the world’s leading architect and design firms, deftly blends a modern outlook with distinctively Asian accents. The interiors are defined by the water and wood theme where the material palette – from warm timbers, and contrasting rich marbles to raw concrete with brass detailing – exudes calm and nurtures a natural, earthy atmosphere.
Turning to Tower B, the outstanding design is the work of Kelly Hoppen, a celebrity designer known for her extensive work in crafting abodes for the rich and famous. A Member of The Order of the British Empire in recognition of her distinguished service to interior design, Hoppen brings her reputation to YOO8 with dynamic interiors based on two main concepts: Urban and Spring.
The green-focused Spring concept creates calm and harmonized spaces, making use of neutral materials like weathered surfaces, unbleached fabrics, deep pile carpets and milky-white glass. Whereas the Urban concept suites reiterate the classic Hoppen style – thick crisp lines and neutral tones. In addition to ambient lighting, aesthetic harmony is achieved through the inclusion of taupe stone, dark timber flooring, as well as specialist plaster finishes and textiles to appeal to metropolitans.
“Despite their distinctive styles, Leung and Hoppen’s designs complement each other,” says Andrew Pang, Managing Director (Asia Pacific) of YOO and Managing Partner of YOO FK. “Co-existing in perfect harmony, the two towers form a tranquil oasis that epitomizes luxury urban living.”
Fusing flair with function
YOO8 is also where utility melds with style. Zeroing in on the flat, the apartment layout resonates with those who value quality home space. “The key to designing branded residences is to get the best out of the developers and architects – that entails maximizing space as well as attending to every minutia of the property,” Pang notes.
Nice and rectangular, YOO8 flats are equipped with beautifully-done built-in cabinets. Boasting a 10 ft. high ceiling, it allows plentiful natural light in for an airy feel. Every unit has a balcony overlooking unobstructed panoramic views of either the Petronas Twin Towers or the TRX financial centre. With YOO providing furnishing solutions to buyers, one can readily move-in to their new abode at ease.
5-Star Hotel Service
Residents enjoy the impeccable service by legendary luxury hospitality group Kempinski Hotels, whose signature ‘Lady in Red’ hotel ambassadors have gained worldwide renown. On top of basic services like valet parking, concierge and shuttle bus, premium à la carte services such as butler on call, private chef, housekeeping and emergency maintenance services are also available upon request.
Higlighting the plethora of value-added features of YOO8, Dr Fok points out that such a quality branded residences as YOO8 is a rare jewel in the market. “The brand involvement of YOO and Kempinski not only guarantees the property’s quality, it also drives price premiums,” she adds.