New development in Tropicana

The location of Lumi Tropicana is along Persiaran Tropicana, in front of Jalan Tropicana Utama.

Residential property projects focused on lifestyle are all the rage and this is usually reflected in its top-of-the-range common facilities.

In this, the upcoming Lumi Tropicana does not fall short.

In fact, the developer of the project, Thriven Global Bhd (formerly known as Mulpha Land Bhd), is aiming to take the concept to a whole new level.

“Lumi comes from the word ‘luminous’, and we see that word encompassing many of the elements that make up a quality lifestyle,” said group managing director Ghazie Yeoh Abdullah.

“We see ourselves offering a complete package that features an Australian lifestyle, which we consider ideal in balancing quality with practicality and sustainability,” he explained.

One of the services that Thriven will offer residents once they have moved in following Lumi’s completion in 2019 are housekeeping services.

This will be provided through a Thriven subsidiary company, bringing real meaning to the term “service residences”.

Ghazie seen here with the model of Lumi Tropicana, which Thriven’s kickstarter project for its Lumi Collection that focuses on affordable luxury.

On top of that, they will also offer concierge services and rental management.

With this load off residents’ minds, it is likely they will have more time to use the various facilities that Lumi Tropicana has to offer, including a 190m long pool and a private 1.2ha podium rooftop park with rock climbing features and sunken tennis and futsal courts.

Lumi’s four 35-storey residential towers will also feature different facilities according to each block’s theme, namely Play, Action, Wellness, and Business and Lifestyle.

Ghazie said that the Play block would come with facilities suitable for families with children such as a kid’s jungle gym, study room and fully-equipped music room while Action features a squash court and table tennis, among other things.

Wellness will be the home for the gym, yoga and pilates zones and a self-spa section, while Business and Lifestyle will feature a fully-equipped conference room, meeting room, wine and cigar lounge as well as sky dining.

Units come in three categories featuring the smallest, a 80sq m two bedroom and two bathroom layout to the 206sq m three-plus-one bedroom and four bathroom unit featuring a large balcony.

“Each of the 744 units will be equipped with kitchen cabinets, hob and hood, wardrobes, air conditioning, shower screen, plaster ceiling and lighting and owners will find many of our signature touches in small details throughout their units,” Ghazie said.

Lumi Tropicana’s show units are done up in neutral tones.

He also said that Lumi took pride in offering affordable luxury, which meant rather than focusing on solely on expensive feature such as marble floors and such, they would also emphasise quality and practicality.

“This allows us to transfer the savings to other parts of the unit,” he said, adding that they would also offer furnishing packages for an additional sum.

Ghazie also said that with its location in an established neighbourhood, the project would be surrounded by various amenities including a golf course, an international school and several malls.

An LRT 3 station is also scheduled to be located right beside it.

He said the take up rate for the first two blocks, Play and Action, had been very encouraging.

Buyers range from those in their 30s to retirees in their 60s.

They include first-time buyers, investors and those looking to upgrade.

The sickle-shape block arrangement for Lumi Tropicana ensures all residents have unobstructed views.

“We hope to be able to launch the third block at the end of the first quarter of next year and the final block at the end of 2016 or early 2017,” Ghazie said.

He added that prices for Lumi Tropicana started from RM900 per sq ft.

Lumi Tropicana will also include SOHO units and retail lots. The latter will not be sold but managed by Thriven’s subsidiary so that the tenant mix can be controlled and they are able to bring in businesses to add value to the property and the lives of its residents.

Ghazie also said that they expected the project to be completed by the middle of 2019 as construction started in the middle of November.

Lumi Tropicana is the first of Thriven’s Lumi Collection, a series that they intend to develop into a full-range hospitality management brand. - BY CHOONG MEK ZHIN (StarProperty)