A proposed development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
[Acknowledgement: forumer Greg at SSC Malaysia Forums]
“Six-star” The St. Regis Hotel & Residences Kuala Lumpur
The above is a preliminary study and design. Final design to be unveiled late next year or early 2010.
Location: Lot C, KL Sentral
Description: 1.4 million sqft mixed-use development called One IFC, comprising residential + hospitality + a proposed office tower. 200 hotel rooms and 200 freehold apartments.
Architect: Mustafa Kemal Abadan, design partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (New York)
Developer: One IFC Sdn Bhd (Tan Sri Chua Ma Yu and Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd)
Development Value: ~RM1 billion
Managed by: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific
Projected floors: 50 to 80 storeys
Year of opening: 2012-2014
Note: This development is next to Lot D, KL Sentral which is the site for the proposed 60-storey twin residential towers. Developed by MRCB-CapitaLand-Quill Group, it will have 700 luxurious units and will be the tallest residential building in Malaysia. There will be a soft launch in a month or two and an official launch perhaps at the end of the year.