Pavilion Bukit Jalil unveils major tenants


Groupshot after the unveiling of major tenants of Pavilion Bukit

Kuala Lumpur: Pavilion Bukit Jalil retail planners recently 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.  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.

(From left to right) Mr Tan Peng Han, Design Director KL Pavilion Design Studio Sdn Bhd, Datuk Lee Whay Hoong, Director, Regal Path Sdn Bhd; YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia, Dato’ Joyce Yap, Retail Planner, Pavilion Bukit Jalil and Mr Chua Thian Teck, Director, Regal Path Sdn Bhd with the 3D model of Pavilion Bukit Jalil.

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 have 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 in 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 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.

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. Moreover, 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!

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