1 Utama is one of the Klang Valley’s most popular shopping centres. An expansive mall in Bandar Utama (a small suburb just off the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong), it is about 30 minutes away from KL city centre and has over 650 stores and a variety of restaurants and entertainment outlets. Spread across five million-sqft, it is locally known as 1U and is divided into two wings: the Old Wing and New Wing. Recently the Old Wing was given a thorough revamp that saw the addition of new stores, a glossy and sleek façade plus there is even a third-floor entertainment zone (similar to the one on the New Wing) in the works.
Adjacent to 1 Utama is the five-star One World Hotel and high-rise offices such as Plaza IBM, KPMG Tower and 1 First Avenue. The mall itself is separated into two sections by the SkyBridge: the older section of 1U houses its original anchor tenant, Jusco, while the newer section has the Parkson Grand department. Singapore department store Tangs is due to set up shop in the Old Wing sometime in 2012, spanning across three floors. Also in the Old Wing, beside the Jusco Supermarket, is the revamped food court; here you can find everything from sushi, sashimi and soba noodles to rotisserie chicken and doughnuts.
Meanwhile the New Wing of 1 Utama is divided in themed zones: Highstreet, Oval, Sportszone and Entertainment Zone making it easy to get around in. Highstreet has edgy fashion labels and designer collection marques such as Accessorize & Monsoon, Adidas, CK by Calvin Klein, Coach, FCUK, A/X By Armani Exchange, DKNY and more.