United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand)’s premier mixed development in Medini Iskandar, UMCity Medini Lakeside today welcomed five (5) new established partners (representing 6 brands) who will bring a new level of quality services to Iskandar Malaysia.
This is a significant milestone for UMLand in positioning itself to become the lifestyle developer and to provide luxury and quality products in all their projects. The RM1 billion Gross Development Value (GDV) UMCity is uniquely located next to a lake, offering an exclusive enclave for business and living.
These new strategic alliances are with The Ascott Limited, ONYX Hospitality Group, Samsung S-1 Security Solutions Korea, MCAT Box Office and Regus.
UMCity Medini Lakeside will be enhanced with award-winning serviced residences by The Ascott Limited, the largest international serviced residence owner-operator globally and in Malaysia. Ascott is set to provide both residents and visitors to the Iskandar development with contemporary vibrant living at Citadines Medini Nusajaya, the first Citadines Apart’hotel in Nusajaya. The Ascott has over 26,000 operating serviced residence units in over 200 properties worldwide.
The Ascott Limited’s Chief Investment Officer, Gerald Yong said, “There is significant potential for serviced residences in Iskandar, which is primed to be a key economic growth region in Malaysia as more multinational companies set up base in the area. We are delighted to partner with UMLand again to bring our award-winning Citadines brand of serviced residences to UMCity. Ascott was the first international serviced residence owner and operator in Nusajaya, a major new growth centre of Iskandar, where we recently opened Somerset Puteri Harbour Nusajaya and will be opening Somerset Medini Nusajaya later this year. Somerset Puteri Harbour Nusajaya is our first collaboration with UMLand in Nusajaya and it has been performing well since it opened last month.”
Comfort, style and luxury at UMCity will come in the form of Shama Medini, the first Shama property in Malaysia. The Shama Medini lifestyle serviced apartments, which will have a lakeside view, is the 11th property under the Shama brand, which has presence in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Shama Medini in UMCity will provide an unparalleled level of lifestyle, luxury and comfort for the discerning business travellers, residents and expatriates in a new city.
OZO Medini will offer stylish hotel accommodation designed to cater to the diverse needs of the business and leisure travellers. Practical yet stylish, OZO Medini is all about getting the important things right – the things that matter to travellers. OZO Medini is the second planned OZO property in Malaysia, after OZO Penang.
Both the Shama and OZO brands are managed and operated by the ONYX Hospitality Group, which is well known for its Amari brand of hotels in Thailand and the Middle East.
“We are pleased to bring the Shama and OZO brands to UMCity Medini Lakeside. The location and development master plan resonate with our core values and growth strategy. All Shama serviced apartments are located in neighbourhoods that brim with life and character. Likewise, OZO which provides quality services that matter and understand the lifestyle needs of its guests are always chic and located in prime locations. We found the perfect fit for both Shama and OZO in UMCity Medini Lakeside,” said Peter Henley, President & CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group.
Work and setting up office in UMCity Medini Lakeside is made easy with the Regus Serviced Offices, which will be located on the 16th floor of the UMCity Corporate Office Tower. The Regus Serviced Offices in UMCity will feature serviced business suites, conference facilities and full office operations and management services, bringing a brand of professional business space into Medini and Nusajaya. The world’s largest provider of ready offices that serve as flexible workspaces, Regus offers bespoke packages in over 120 countries.
In the entertainment area, MCAT Box Office will set up an MBO Cinema, which will boast the latest technology in cinema entertainment at UMCity Medini Lakeside. One of the biggest chain of cinemas in Malaysia, MBO Cinemas has more than 24 cinemas and 176 fully digitalised screens. This fast growing brand will provide exciting entertainment for UMCity Medini Lakeside residents and visitors.
UMLand also extends its partnership with Samsung by collaborating with another Samsung subsidiary, Samsung S-1 Security Solutions Korea for its total security solutions for the UMCity Medini Lakeside project. Samsung S-1 is an international security services company with over 38 years of international experience.
UMLand had earlier in 2013 and 2014 entered into a comprehensive partnership agreement with Samsung Corporation C&T for joint construction works and Samsung Malaysia Electronics as an exclusive Smart Lifestyle Partner and official supplier for consumer electronic products in UMLand’s current and future developments.
UMLand Group CEO, Datuk Charlie Chia Lui Meng said, “UMCity Medini Lakeside is expected to redefine metropolitan living. UMCity is Phase One of UMLand’s Medini Lakeside master plan, which is situated at the gateway into Medini Iskandar and is strategically positioned to be the ideal enclave. This one of its kind waterfront commercial development is designed for vibrant community living and work. We are very excited that these international partners are bringing brands that are a class of its own, to help turn the concept of UMCity Medini Lakeside into reality.”
Upon completion in 2018, UMCity will have a premium corporate office tower, two (2) internationally-branded serviced residences, one hotel, a lakeside shopping centre and a wide range of business suites. UMCity will be the home of the renowned brands of Citadines, Shama, OZO, MBO and Regus, whilst Samsung is the comprehensive solutions provider. These full-fledged branded facilities set UMCity apart from other developments.
UMLand’s development in Medini reflects the high level of confidence in the efforts to position Medini as the preferred destination for investment. With continuous support from the Malaysian federal government as well as the state government together with the participation of prominent industry players, these collaborations will take UMCity and Medini to the next level. It will contribute towards investors worldwide recognising it as another positive milestone, thus encouraging them to explore investment opportunities in Medini and to be part of the development of Iskandar Malaysia.
About United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand)
UMLand operates two development divisions, namely the Township and Niche Divisions and a construction and building materials division called UM Land Builders Sdn Bhd. The Group has over 1,800 acres of undeveloped land in both Township and Niche Divisions.
The Township Division has four mixed township developments; Bandar Seri Alam, Taman Seri Austin and Taman Seri Albion are strategically located within Iskandar Malaysia, Johor whilst Bandar Seri Putra is situated in Selangor.
The Niche Division has to date completed four residential serviced residences and condominiums in Kuala Lumpur –Suasana Sentral Loft at KL Sentral, Suasana Bangsar in Bangsar, Seri Bukit Ceylon and Suasana Bukit Ceylon located in the city centre.
The Division is now actively developing Suasana, Iskandar Malaysia in Johor Bahru city centre. Somerset Puteri Harbour and The Waves @ Puteri Harbour are some of the newest projects in Nusajaya while UMCity Medini Lakeside, a multi-phased mixed development in Medini, Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia. Star Residences, upmarket service residences in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre is the latest addition of exclusive developments by UMLand.
UMLand operates numerous Sales Galleries in its townships of Bandar Seri Alam, Taman Seri Austin and Bandar Seri Putra and recently opened Sales Galleries for its niche development of UMCity Medini Lakeside and a new sales and service centre in Singapore.