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Kempinski branded residence at 8 Conlay celebrates the topping out of the first tower of Yoo8 serviced by KSK land.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, November 18, 2021 — The structural topping out of the first tower (“Tower A”) of YOO8 branded homes serviced by Kempinski was celebrated today by KSK Land, Malaysia’s premier lifestyle and design property firm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of KSK Group Berhad.
“We are happy and glad to have weathered through the pandemic and arrived at this crucial milestone for 8 Conlay without any severe incidents or injuries,” Joanne Kua, CEO of KSK Group and Managing Director of KSK Land, stated, excited about what the project’s future holds. While the previous year has been difficult, we have noticed that there is more demand in the local market for branded apartments such as YOO8 than there was prior to COVID, while the overseas market remains active. According to a recent worldwide buyer research, more purchasers are looking for hotel-integrated apartments because of the branded services and facilities, high-yield potential, and professional property management.
Joanne also thanked the project’s principal contractor, Grand Dynamic Builders; hospitality and design partners, Kempinski and YOO; architectural concept and design partner, Ar. Hud Bakar of RSP Architects KL; and YOO8 residents for their patience and faith. She also thanked KSK Land’s internal team for their unwavering support throughout this difficult period.
(from left to right) Richard Soo, Project Director of KSK Land; Vincent Tan, Executive Director of KSK Land; Joanne Kua, CEO of KSK Group and Managing Director of KSK Land; Ar. Hud Bakar of RSP Architects KL; Cheah Ham Cheia, Group Managing Director of GDB and; Alexander Lo, Group Executive Director of GDB, at the official topping out ceremony of YOO8 Tower A at 8 Conlay
The world’s tallest twisted twin residential towers – the YOO8 serviced by Kempinski branded residences, with interiors designed by Steve Leung & YOO (Tower A) and Kelly Hoppen for YOO (Tower B) – are located on nearly four acres of freehold land in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre. 8 Conlay also includes the first and only five-star Kempinski Hotel in Malaysia, as well as a four- storeys.
Following the structural completion of the project’s first branded residential tower, KSK Land expects to hand over the building by the end of 2022, and the second tower (“Tower B”) by the middle of 2023.
The latest features of KSK Land’s 8 Conlay homeowner mobile app include mobile lift access control, smart home control in partnership with Lutron, visitor management, vacant possession and defect management, and an in-app chat, voice call, or video call function that directly connects to the concierge.
“As a lifestyle and design property enterprise, we place a premium on providing the best value and quality to our customers, which aligns with our placemaking concept of creating livable environments. To that end, we are pleased to announce that KSK Land is the first real estate developer in Malaysia to collaborate with KONE to incorporate a mobile lift access feature directly into our homeowner mobile app,” Kua added.
The smartphone app, developed by KSK Land’s data and technology unit, KSK City Labs, is intended to enhance homeowners’ experience at 8 Conlay by embracing the complete journey from purchase through residency and property maintenance. More innovative capabilities, such as a chat option that links YOO8 residents directly to Kempinski’s Lady-in-Red for access to the hotel’s signature services like butler on call, private chef service, housekeeping, domestic provisioning, tailoring, and more, will be added in the future.
KSK Land recently announced the completion of fully-furnished mock-up units in YOO8 Tower A by Steve Leung & YOO, which exhibit the build quality and design of a sought-after branded property.
Introducing the newest features on the 8 Conlay mobile app, which.includes mobile lift access control; smart home control in partnership with Lutron; visitor management; vacant possession and defect management; and an in-app chat, voice call or video call function that directly connects to the concierge
KSK Land is a completely owned subsidiary of KSK Group Berhad, a well-known Malaysian investment holding firm, which was founded in 2013. KSK Insurance Indonesia and KSK Insurance Thailand already have a presence in the general insurance market in Southeast Asia.