The Starhill, formerly known as Starhill Gallery, is in the midst of an extensive facelift exercise that is set to wrap up in the first quarter of 2021. Not only will the iconic Bukit Bintang mall sport a refreshed look that fuses hospitality with retail, but its tenant list will be reinforced with the arrival of numerous exclusive brands.
Clocking in at 300,000 square feet, The Starhill sets itself apart from the abundance of mega malls in KL, offering a luxury experience that caters to a more discerning clientele. New discoveries, connections and authenticity are just some of the expectations that shoppers at The Starhill have, all elements which it is set to deliver in spades when it reopens.
Among the major international brands the mall welcomes are Balmain from France, Patek Philippe from Switzerland, Philipp Plein from Switzerland and Tom Ford from the USA – all with flagship stores exclusive to Malaysia. Italian luxury menswear brands Paul & Shark and Stefano Ricci also join the roster.
The Marini’s Group will touchdown at The Starhill for the first time with Mari*Star, a brand new concept that combines caviar seafood bar with fashion lounge. This new culinary offering joins the already stellar selection at The Starhill Dining, many of which are undergoing heavy redesigns that will wow visitors when they see them again. Included are the internationally diverse Shook!; Luk Yu Tea House that embraces a poetic Chinese heritage; The Alchemy bar featuring gin botanicals for every season; the popular Jogoya restaurant; fine Arabic cuisine at Tarbush Lounge and much more.
Meanwhile, the mall’s other well-known retail brands that have been housed here for years, such as Davidoff Cigars, Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Roberto Coin, Shiatzy Chen, Audemars Piguet, Bedat & Co, Cecil Purnell, Cortina Watch, HYT and Rolex will all reappear with newly designed stores and flagships.
A new double-volume entrance, no longer obstructed by the angular Sephora that stood in front of it for years, will feature a green wall and LED screen, and a new café terrace on the Bukit Bintang façade will overlook the Starhill Piazza below – the ideal spot to enjoy a cappuccino or aperitif.
Despite the setbacks it has faced this year, with lockdown measures grinding work to a halt, The Starhill remains on track to open in early 2021. We for one can’t wait to see what the self-proclaimed ‘Home of the Tastemakers’ has in store for KL!
Where 181, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel 03 2782 3830