Dubbed as one of the property development success stories in the Klang Valley, Mont’ Kiara is now famous for its prestigious developments that draw both the local and expatriate investors and home-seekers. One of the latest to benefit from the cosmopolitan location is Pavilion Hilltop.
Developed by the same folks who have brought you the Pavilion Residences, the Pavilion Hilltop is a freehold residential development found right along Changkat Duta Kiara with rather nice views of KLCC and the rest of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. It neighbours Seni Mont Kiara (reviewed here) with Tiffani Kiara and Kiaraville just down the road. Previously only the condominiums in the Kiaramas area could boast of being “on top of the hill” as far as Mont Kiara properties are concerned; now that equity belongs almost solely to Pavilion Hilltop. 🙂
Choices & Layouts
The development is to be completed in three phases which include two 31-storey towers and one 30-storey tower. The first phase features 221 units with built-up sizes not less than 1,200 sq.ft. to 1,830 sq.ft. Generously spaced with meticulously designed layouts, it’s no surprise that Phase 1 has already reached 100% take-up.
Pavilion Hilltop’s Phase 2, on one hand, is almost half way to being sold out which is (at the time of publication of this review) at 40%. There are 232 units housed in this tower with built-up size ranging from 1,496 to 1,830 sq.ft. Finally, the last and third phase is comprised of 168 units and it is where the larger units are found with built-up to as much as 2,800 sq.ft.
For Phase 1 units, price ranged from RM1.1 to RM 2 million or that’s about RM900 to Rm1000 PSF, a price that’s within the area’s going rate for new developments at the time of the official launch. It is expected to increase however as appreciation of the property is more likely. To check Pavilion Hilltop’s fair market value, use our free valuation guide which you can get here. And it’s completely free, by the way. 🙂
A good location aside, Pavilion Hilltop appeals not only to the locals but mostly to expatriates because of the extensive and complete range of facilities and services – here’s a small sampler –
- Floating cabana
- 42-m infinity pool and 25-m pool
- Outdoor spa lounge and jacuzzi
- Jogging trail
- Herb garden and reflexology path
- Open lounge and open lawn
- Playground, child centre and changing rooms
Complementing the ground level facilities are the welcoming grand entrance, sophisticated lobby and the guard house with CCTV system for security purposes.
There are more facilities in the next levels. Level 1, for instance, houses the library, convenience store and the game room. Move up another level top enjoy the restaurant, gymnasium and the multi-purpose hall. More facilities are housed in the third level such as the dance studio and a number of courts (tennis, squash and basketball).
Pavilion Hilltop is at the very end of Changkat Duta Kiara, which means that it shares the same roads as Kiaraville, Villa Aseana, Seni Mont Kiara as well as Tiffani Kiara. Solaris Mont Kiara is accessible by foot, while Solaris Dutamas (where the Publika shopping centre is) is accessible via a five minute drive (or a twenty minute stroll for the motivated!).
Also within the vicinity are international schools such as the Garden, Mont Kiara and the French international schools. In terms of connectivity, Pavilion Hilltop is easily accessibly via a number of major roads which include the Penchala Link and three highways – SPRINT, North-South and DUKE.
What We Think
With a gross development value of some RM1.2 billion, Pavilion Hilltop holds much promise. The first round launch experienced tremendous success and overwhelming response resulting to units being sold out in just two months time.
Fresh off from the huge success of Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion KL, developer Pavilion Group seems to be going places. It has established a name for itself in the upper market niche, and we can expect the Pavilion Hilltop to do well. Its prices may be on the higher side (especially when compared to the older condominiums in Mont Kiara), but we expect this project to draw buyers and investors who would normally swarm the KLCC enclave for investment opportunities. It’s worth noting that some new KLCC launches are breaching the RM1,500 PSF point at the time of the writing of this review, and the Pavilion Hilltop may even look like a bargain buy.
On the slightly negative side, just like its neighbours Seni Mont Kiara and Kiaraville, some units may suffer somewhat from fronting the SPRINT highway. It’s therefore important for any prospective buyer to check this out before plonking down cold hard cash to buy a unit here at the Pavilion Hilltop.
Finally, as any savvy investor would do, determine what is the Pavilion Hilltop’s fair market value before you buy. To do this, you will need to get hold of the pricing trends as well as the latest transacted prices in order to come up with a fairly accurate estimate.