The four-storey shopping centre, which positions itself differently from other nearby malls, has allocated almost three quarter of its space for food and beverage outlets while the remaining lots has been offered to those in the services and retail market.
Damansara City Mall senior manager Christine Yeap said the mall catered to not only the working crowd but residents in the vicinity.
“The location of the mall is a step ahead of other malls with easy accessibility from nearby areas. “There is an estimated 12,000 working population around Damansara City and its neighbouring Menara Milenium, 7,000 households in Damansara Heights and Bangsar, adding up to 100,000 population that will benefit from the opening of the new shopping centre.
“We have quick-serve food outlets on the lower ground level for the busy, working crowd as well as a range of new restaurants in the market. “Coupled with a mix of tenants as well as interesting architecture and interior, the mall creates a comfortable and safe environment for visitors,” she said at a press conference held after a sneak preview of the mall for the media.
Located at Jalan Johar in Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur, the shopping centre developed by Guocoland (M) Bhd, the property arm of Hong Leong Group, has a gross floor area of 29,728.9 sq m with a nett area of 17,651.5 sq m.
Designed by Blu Water Studios, the shoping centre’s interior was inspired by the earth, Damansara River and forest, giving each floor a distinct theme. There is also a landscaped rooftop where visitors can relax in the open space while parts of it can be used for small events.
The shopping centre has a gross development value of RM240 million and is part of a RM2.5 billion integrated multi-billion ringgit luxury development on a 3.44ha freefold land.
It comprises two 28-storey residential towers, two office blocks and a five-star international hotel. It is also Guocoland’s first foray in the development and management of a lifestyle mall.
A new luxury hotel brand - Clermont - will manage the five-star hotel here. To be called Clermont Kuala Lumpur, the elegant 23-storey hotel will feature 312 lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites, and is due to open in 2016. The hotel will also feature a range of refined dining options, recreational facilities, grand ballroom and meeting fooms.
Guocoland (M) Bhd managing director Tan Lee Koon, who was also present at the sneak preview, said the mall would meet the increasing demand of reputable food and beverage outlets and retailers from surrounding neighbourhoods.
“The community here has been wanting something new in the area. We took into consideration the various aspects when we planned the project five years ago and the mall will bring in a lot of visitors.
“With established tenants from well-known investors as well as a hotel coming up, we hope to provide an integrated living experience to the neighbourhood,” he said.
News Source: The Star Metro, 2 December 2015.