The Star Online, May 28, 2005
YTL Land Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of YTL Corp Bhd, wants to reposition Starhill Gallery as one of the most exciting shopping destinations in Kuala Lumpur, said YTL Corp managing director Tan Sri Francis Yeoh.?
Formerly known as Starhill Shopping Centre and renamed Starhill Gallery after a re-branding exercise, the mall has been the hallmark of exclusivity and privacy since it was launched in 1995. ?
Yeoh said Starhill Gallery would be relaunched at the end of July with a brand new look and identity. ?
“We are giving Starhill a new personality. We want to turn it into a landmark of taste and style, where tenants will double up as arbiters of style, making it a definite stopover for anyone on the Asian shopping trail,” he told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.?
While other malls offered a high concentration of luxury products and services, they did not offer the privacy and exclusivity that some very high net worth individuals desired, Yeoh said.?
Unlike the conventional shopping environment, the new Starhill will feature five themed floors– Feast, Indulge, Explore, Pamper and Muse – corresponding with dining, high fashion, trendy fashion, beauty and arts outlets respectively.?
At present, its tenants include Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Gianni Versace, Fendi, Hugo Boss, B&O Showroom, Melium Designers' For Less, DKNY, Raoul, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Cortina Watch Espace Boutique and Art Colony.?
Starhill Gallery is also now linked by a walkway to three other properties owned by the YTL group in Bintang Walk – J W Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur and Ritz Residency.