Press Release – PAVILION BUKIT JALIL UNVEILS MAJOR TENANTS
Kuala Lumpur’s lifestyle shopping destination connected with best-in-class retail, dining and leisure secures 1 million sq ft with confirmed tenants
Kuala Lumpur, 26 November 2019: Pavilion Bukit Jalil retail planners today announced that it has successfully secured 1 million square feet of confirmed tenants and is close to securing another 300,000 square feet with committed tenants for the mall.
The ceremony to unveil Pavilion Bukit Jalil as The Icon of Connectivity and announce the anchor tenants of the mall was officiated by Yang Berhormat Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia alongside Dato’ Joyce Yap, CEO Retail of Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd and Datuk Lee Whay Hoong, Director, Regal Path Sdn Bhd, owner of Pavilion Bukit Jalil.
Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd, the team managing the renowned Pavilion Kuala Lumpur are the Retail Planners of Pavilion Bukit Jalil. Cultivating the soul of shopper interaction and experience, Pavilion Bukit Jalil will offer a vibrant retail mix, gastronomical wonders and innovative recreation, reinforcing its position as the lifestyle shopping destination connected with best-in-class retail, dining and leisure.
With 1.8 million square feet in retail space, Pavilion Bukit Jalil is the crown jewel of the 50-acre integrated Bukit Jalil City, comprising retail, residential, commercial and hospitality components. Pavilion Bukit Jalil will be the largest shopping mall within a 10- kilometre radius. When it opens in 2021, it will be one of the top 10 largest shopping malls in Malaysia with sought-after content and experiences.
Anchor tenants will include department store operator PARKSON, DADI CINEMA, China’s second largest cinema chain, FOOD REPUBLIC, THE FOOD MERCHANT, HARVEY NORMAN superstore, and PAVILION BUKIT JALIL ICE RINK. These brands, alongside a host of mini anchors, specialty stores, food and beverage outlets, leisure and entertainment attractions will position Pavilion Bukit Jalil as the new epicentre of excitement and experience.
Speaking at the event, Dato’ Joyce Yap, said “I am proud to announce that 1 million square feet of the Pavilion Bukit Jalil retail space has already been secured with tenants. We are also close to securing another 300,000 square feet in retail space from committed tenants though there is still 18 months to the opening”, she said.
Dato’ Joyce Yap added “For the remaining retail spaces, we are actively seeking new-to- market brands locally and from abroad. We are in different stages of discussions with retailers at present. Despite current market conditions, there are still many regional brands interested to enter Malaysia because of our strong fundamentals and low business costs. However, they are selective of their mall of choice. We affirm that Pavilion Bukit Jalil’s strategic location and opening is timely for their brand entry into Malaysia and this has elevated their confidence in us”.
As experienced retail planners, the Pavilion Bukit Jalil team embark on a dynamic leasing strategy based on in-depth knowledge of the retail market, extensive consumer research and focus group studies to mitigate the risks for stakeholders. Through Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, they have established good relationships with a strong network of retail brands, both locally and internationally, prompting a high level of engagement and understanding of the market to cater to the changing needs of the retailers and consumers.
As a regional destination mall, Pavilion Bukit Jalil also aims to potentially tap into the millions of overseas tourists as well as local tourists that visit Kuala Lumpur every year. Tourism Malaysia recently reported that Malaysia welcomed 13.35 million international tourists in the first half of 2019, with tourist receipts at RM 41.69 billion. With shopping as the number one tourism contributor, the opening of Pavilion Bukit Jalil will help solidify Kuala Lumpur’s position as one of the best shopping destinations in the region.
Pavilion Bukit Jalil is an icon of connectivity and connects communities from near and far. With its strategic location, the mall is highly accessible to a catchment population of 1.9 million when it opens. Pavilion Bukit Jalil boasts excellent connectivity, served by public transport and two LRT stations, as well as a synergy of roads and major highways including the Bukit Jalil Highway, Kesas Highway, MRR2 and the Maju Expressway.
The mall is well-planned and its functional layout connects shoppers seamlessly to the mall’s facilities, services and offerings. Aggressive marketing efforts will ensure activities, festivals and promotions the whole year round. As a customer-centric mall, emphasis will be on personalized services while digital innovation and cashless systems will make every visit convenient and immersive.
With timeless architecture and functional design, Pavilion Bukit Jalil is highly visible from afar as it has a 560m façade fronting Bukit Jalil highway. The mall will feature a 28,000 square feet Piazza for outdoor concerts and events and a 47,000 square feet Exhibition Centre for consumer exhibitions.
An icon of connectivity, the mall is connected to integrated components such as the Park Sky Residences, signature shops, future hotel and the lush 80-acre Bukit Jalil Recreational Park – bringing communities together in one bustling destination!