Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur sets new benchmark in serviced residences
Kuala Lumpur, 19 September 2017 – Ascott Star KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, the city’s newest benchmark for luxury living was jointly launched today at the official signing and launching ceremony between developer Alpine Return Sdn Bhd and leading international serviced residence operator The Ascott Limited (“Ascott”). Ascott has been officially appointed to manage Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur serviced residence. The 58-storey Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur, formerly known as Star Residences Tower 3, is part of Alpine’s Star Development project of mixed residential and retail units at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng in the Central Business District (CBD) of Kuala Lumpur.
Pix:Handover exchange of official JV documents between Mr. Alan Koh and Mr. Ervin Yeo representing Alpine Return Sdn Bhd and The Ascott Limited respectively right after the MOU signing ceremony
Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur comprises 472 fully-fitted units from 700 sq. ft. (65 sq. m.) one-bedroom studios to four-bedroom 2,972 sq. ft. (276 sq. m.) apartments, of which, 353 units or387 keys will be managed by Ascott. The property boasts of roof-top sky park with panoramic city views overlooking the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and full serviced apartment facilities which include a 25-metre infinity pool, a gymnasium, sky lounge, as well as sky bar & restaurant. Residents will also have easy access to Star Boulevard, Malaysia’s latest tourist hot spot with Star Walk of Fame and F&B and Entertainment Hub. A unique feature of Star Boulevard is a 200-metre long Star Walk of Fame similar to the Los Angeles’ Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hong Kong Star Avenue. Thirty-six world-renowned celebrities will lend their hand imprints to the Star Walk of Fame with the first and Malaysia’s shoe couturier and Star Ambassador Datuk Jimmy Choo.
“The demand for serviced apartments in Kuala Lumpur is rising with the number of local and foreign corporate travelers looking to stay for extended periods. We are happy to partner with Ascott, a recognized brand leader with one of the world’s largest portfolio of serviced residence units across the globe. This strategic partnership will realize great value for property owners looking for rent-income and an issuance of professionally managed services for guests,” said Mr. Alan Koh, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Alpine Return.
Ascott’s Regional General Manager for Singapore and Malaysia, Mr. Ervin Yeo said: “Today is a great example of the cornerstone of the Ascott strategy to partner with reputable local developers in Malaysia such as Alpine Return. We are excited about the new Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur and can assure our partners and guests that it will bear all the hallmarks of our world-renowned Ascott hospitality – first-rate services, high-quality facilities and 24-hour security. With Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur’s strategic location at the heart of the city, where many multinational companies are based, we are confident that the serviced residence will be a draw for discerning business and leisure travelers seeking a world-class experience and the comforts of home.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Ascott will manage a minimum of 387 keys of fully-furnished units whilst providing the amenities and conveniences of a hotel such as concierge, room service, broadband connectivity, daily housekeeping, as well as laundry facilities. Mr. Yeo said Ascott is rapidly expanding its footprint in Malaysia. With 8 existing properties and another 11 properties under development, Ascott will have a portfolio of 19 serviced residences – under their three brands: Citadines, Somerset and Ascott – in Malaysia by year 2023. The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. It has over 43,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle-East, as well as over 26,000 units which are under development, making a total of close to 70,000 units in over 500 properties. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, and lyf. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 120 cities across over 30 countries.
Ascott, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia-Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide. Star Development is a mixed development comprising Star Residences, one 57-storey tower and two 58-storey towers, include now the Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur, and Star Boulevard, five blocks of six-storey units for retail, food and beverage (F&B) and entertainment.
Mr. Koh was optimistic about the take-up rate for Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur based on brisk sales for Tower 1, comprising 557 units launched in November 2013 and Tower 2, comprising 482 units, launched in 2016. “Tower 1 is completely sold out and the take-up rate for Tower 2 stands at 90%,” he said. The four-acre (1.62 hectare) development has a gross development (GDV) of RM3 billion (USD700 million). Alpine Return Sdn Bhd is a 50:50 joint-venture company between established Malaysian property developers – Symphony Life Bhd (previously known as Bolton Bhd), and United Malayan Land Bhd (UM Land). Ascott Star KLCC Kuala Lumpur is slated for completion by 2021 and is targeting to commence operation by July the same year. For more purchase enquiries, please contact Star Residences at +603-7490 2211 or visit: www.star-residences.com
About Alpine Return Sdn Bhd
Alpine Return Sdn Bhd is a developer of quality residential and commercial properties. The company is a 50:50 joint venture company between established Malaysian property developers Symphony Life Bhd (previously known as Bolton Bhd) and United Malayan Land Bhd (UM Land). For more information on Alpine Return, please visit its homepage at: http://www.star-residences.com/
About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. It has over 43,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 26,000 units which are under development, making a total of close to 70,000 units in over 500 properties. The company’s brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, and lyf. Ascott’s portfolio spans more than 120 cities across over 30 countries. Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide. Ascott’s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include World Travel Awards 2017 for ‘Leading Serviced Apartment Brand’ in Asia; DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; TTG China Travel Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Operator in China’; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’; Business Traveller UK Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Apartment Company’ and Business Traveller China Awards 2016 for ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’. For a full list of awards, kindly visit Ascott’s website: www.the-ascott.com/ascottlimited/awards.html