The Starhill Gallery in KL closes for renovation

The renovations will include a revamped look for the Jalan Gading enterance (Pictures: YTL Land & Development)
The Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur will be partially closed for renovation starting this month, as part of a gradual refresh of the property to transform it into a new concept that infuses hospitality into the retail experience. The new development will be called The Starhill when renovations complete in 2021.
Located on the Bukit Bintang shopping belt, the development is owned by Starhill Global REIT, a Singapore-based real estate investment trust. The company is managed by YTL Starhill Global REIT Management, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian developer YTL Corp Bhd.
The Starhill will be a seven-storey integrated development featuring four floors of refurbished retail space, while the former retail floors on the top three levels will be converted into three floors of hotel space.
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An artist impression of the new central atrium
Renovations will see all of the interior common areas fully refreshed, and a new double-volume entrance atrium will feature a green wall and LED screens showcasing the tenants. The façade facing Bukit Bintang will also feature new LED screens and a café terrace on the ground floor that will face a new piazza.
“The transformation to become The Starhill is in line with the need for retail malls to constantly evolve and differentiate to stay at the forefront of the changing retail landscape,” says Joseph Yeoh, VP of YTL Land & Development, the property development arm of YTL Corp.
“The Starhill bucks the city’s cookie-cutter mall trend – going boutique-size at 300,000 sq ft of retail space to cultivate a more personalised retail ambience which is warm yet discreet, when others have gone mega with an anodyne take on the shopping experience,” says Yeoh.
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