Empire Subang is a mixed commercial development in SS16, Subang Jaya. It is a combination of Empire Suites (hotel suites), Empire SOHO (small offices), Empire Tower (office suites), and Empire Shopping Gallery (retail mall) – sprawling over 3.8 acres freehold commercial land.
Empire Subang boasts the concept of live, work, shop, dine and wine under one roof. There is also a private club, located on the 8th floor of the SOHO block that hosts sky bar lounges, swimming pools, alfresco cafes and restaurants. However, the club is strictly for members and hotel guests only.
Empire SOHO comprises 240 SOHO units with 30 units per floor. The duplex loft consists of dining area and living area and kitchen for the 538 sf lower floor, and a 255 sf upper deck for bedroom. The living and dining area has a double volume height. What makes it an office? Well, one can actually opt to transform the dining and living area into an office, and use the upper deck as a bedroom.
Empire Hotel was also open for purchase and investment. The launch price was from RM280,000, which was fully furnished and to be rented back to the developer who will run the hotel. It was a guaranteed rental yield at 7% for the first 5 years. It was a 5+5 year lease. On the other hand, Empire Shopping Gallery is an upscale retail mall comprising 180 units of retail lots. There are many internationally renowned restaurants, cafes and shopping outlets in the mall.
Empire Subang is accessible via Federal Highway, Damasara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), North-Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and Subang-Kelana Link. Besides that, it is also served by Subang Jaya KTM Komuter station. Also, an LRT station will be built next to the KTM station by 2014.
Empire Subang is one of the most sought after developments in the Klang Valley. Furthermore, it is located in one of the most vibrant and affluent area. SS16 is a bustling commercial enclave with several office towers and retail malls. Besides that, the enclave has many high-rise residential developments which include Saujana Residency, Subang Olives, Subang Avenue, Casa Tiara, e-Tiara and Isola.
However, some speculate that the Kelana Jaya LRT extension line is going to cut straight across next to Empire Subang. Thus, making it really a big turnoff for those purchasing this property for residential purposes, as the noise from LRT train could be very unbearable at times. The good news is, those invest for commercial reason will cheer for the added convenience of LRT transportation.
Undoubtedly, Empire Subang is a prominent landmark of Subang Jaya. Its unique concept is the talk of the city for years now. Most of nowadays modern developments are just 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 which comprise service apartments, shopping malls and office towers. Now, Empire Subang comes out with 4-in-1 development, with the hotel. The developer of Empire Subang, Mammoth Empire Group, has proven its potential after some exclusive successful projects such as The Ara and The Loft.
Unfortunately, there was a period when Empire Subang was off-limits to the public due to an explosion that occurred on the 28th September 2011. During the incident, all occupants were evacuated while investigations were being conducted for a month. It was reported that the explosion was due to a leaking gas pipe at a restaurant located in the lower ground floor of the upscale retail mall.