Just imagine in 3 years time, Malaysians will be able to enjoy 4 unique experiences in one location! You can ride on this giant Ferris wheel and more right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Memorise this address, peeps – M1O1 Skywheel.
One of the reasons why many people love to travel is because it caters to that yearning within them to experience something exciting and different. Having an adventure is exhilarating as it provides a high unlike no other. Is it any wonder why so many Malaysians are always saving up for their next overseas trip?
No surprise why #wanderlust, #vacay or #traveller posts generate the most likes on Facebook and Instagram, everyone else wishes they were there too!
What if we told you that you don’t have to travel to far-flung exotic countries to satisfy your heart’s (adventure) desires?
Malaysians and foreign visitors alike can soon ‘kautim‘ 4 items off their bucket list at M101 Skywheel, a freehold integrated development being built right in the heart of KL city centre. Located along Jalan Tun Razak, M101 will also be connected directly to the Kampung Baru North MRT station stop of the upcoming MRT Line 2 in its basement! The two-tower, 78-storey freehold integrated project with a GDV of RM2.2 billion boasts a hotel, retail stores, office spaces and luxury residences.
With a commitment to champion property tourism in the country, M101 Holdings is looking to help boost the local economy and increase tourist arrivals. Upon M101 Skywheel’s completion in 2021, one will be able to:
#1 Ride on the world’s highest Ferris wheel
Was riding the Iconic London Eye an item on your to-do list? I mean, who wouldn’t want to live through an experience that combines staggering, breathtaking views with the romance of a Ferris wheel ride, right?
It just hits you right in the feels, guys.
Well, you will be able to replicate that experience here and so much more in Malaysia by 2021. The M101 development will feature its very own Ferris Wheel, to be built on the 53rd floor, at 220 metres above ground level. This impressive vantage point, set to be a global record for the highest Ferris wheel, will provide M101 visitors with 360° unobstructed views of the of the KL city skyline.
M101’s uniquely designed Ferris wheel will resemble a giant watch; its frontage will have a monumental 60-metre HD LED screen that will be visible hundreds of miles away. How cool is that, eh. Best of all, this engineering feat is imagined and will be constructed by the same team who built the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer; guaranteeing a unique experience while you take in the spectacular scenery.
#2 Spend a night at Asia’s first Planet Hollywood Hotel
The first Planet Hollywood Hotel in Asia is set to make its debut in M101 and will be built in the top half of Tower A, spanning 26 floors. An epitome of Hollywood style and glamour, the hotel brings to life your red-carpet fantasies.
Each hotel room and suite will feature authentic movie artefacts and rare memorabilia from famous Hollywood films, allowing you to slip into the shoes of a Hollywood A-lister. The hotel will also house the famous Planet Hollywood cafe, a theme restaurant inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood.
In the meantime, I’m gonna practise my movie-star strut.#watchoutHollywood
Planet Hollywood is a renowned restaurant and events group headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company’s biggest product in its portfolio is the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas resort and casino, where the 37-storey resort stands 122 meters tall and comprises 2,500 rooms, each dedicated to a certain movie.
#3 Dine 200m above ground at the world’s highest luxurious Sky Retail Mall
If you are a foodie and a thrill seeker who loves heights, M101’s Sky Retail Mall, which is located 200 ft above ground will probably be the most enticing draw for you. Imagine dining at exclusive F&B outlets while soaking up the best city skyline views KL has to offer.
Also, shopaholics will have a field day
Gunning for another first, the M101 Sky Retail Mall will clinch the world’s highest shopping mall title upon completion – it will feature over 200,000 sq ft of retail space, shopaholics will have a field day for sure. Situated just below the Ferris wheel, the mall will extend from the 48th to 52nd floor of the development, bisecting the two residential towers as shown in the artist’s impression below:
FUN FACT: When the M101 Skywheel lights are switched on at night, lights from the 52nd floor and below will form an “M” while the lights on the Skywheel and between the two towers will form “101” – a unique show of resemblance to the company’s name.
#4 Own (or rent) a Porsche-inspired suite & live out your fast and furious fantasy
Attention, car enthusiasts – What if we say you could own your very own luxury residence designed by Studio F. A. Porsche, the design company who conceptualised the luxury Porsche cars?
Yaaas – Point me in the right direction!
Studio F. A. Porsche has partnered with M101 to deliver exclusive Design suites, which will be housed in the 53rd to the 76th floors of the M101 Skywheel development.
The German-based outfit aims to create premium yet holistic living experiences for M101’s residents and will be translating their famous design philosophy into the crafting of these suites. All units feature smart home solutions and will come equipped with high-tech appliances such as the “magic” television set, where the screens blend in with the wall panel and are not distinguishable until activated by remote.
The entire kitchen area can be closed off to be transformed into a bar setup too and residents can play around with adjustable mood lighting that is connected to a smart home automation system. It doesn’t stop there – All 94 units boast a display panel for handbags, a concealed bed, concealed watch display, private lift lobby and a coffee machine. The Design Suites’ owners are privy to various facilities such as an infinity pool, gym relaxation terrace and sauna on the 78th floor.
FOR STUDIO F. A. PORSCHE, “Design is not simply art, it is elegance of function”. This is the first time the studio, founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the grandson of the founder of Porsche and designer of the famous Porsche 911 car, has ventured into designing a mixed development.
Watch the interview with Studio F. A. Porsche (Asia) Head, Tobias Huettl:
With international brands such as Studio F. A. Porsche and Planet Hollywood as partners, M101 excites not only the property scene but also the local economy. The project also offers 1,200 SoFo units. Investors would not want to miss out on this great investment choice, which has been touted as the project that will change the KL skyline and become Malaysia’s biggest luxury property tourist destination.
Living up to its tagline, “Built To Stay”, M101 is certainly on track to innovate and develop branded projects in line with its property tourism business strategy. The company was recently recognised as Asia’s most outstanding developer in the ‘Best New Arrival’ category in Hurun Best of the Best 2018 awards.
Find out more about M101 Skywheel and register your interest here.