Hotel Feature July 2021



Beautiful Boutique Hotels in Klang Valley

By Agnes Aui and Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan

Hidden in Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Bukit Bintang district is an 85-room boutique hotel that recently opened its doors back in February this year. KLoé Hotel labels itself as an urban oasis for creative nomads, widely showcasing the Malaysian contemporary art and design culture in every possible aspect. Collaborating with local artists and designers, KLoé is filled with uniquely curated pieces from furniture, lamp shades and ceramics – defining true distinctiveness all while supporting local talents. KLoé houses 80 standard and deluxe rooms, respectively known as city and courtyard rooms. Walk into these rooms and you’re instantly greeted with aqua hues and gold accents alongside splashes of gainsboro and camel. It also features real oak floorboards, Aesop toiletries and custom-made furniture and lights. But the highlight of KLoé is its five unique artist lofts, designed to celebrate divergent yet exceptional creative pursuits. These one-of-a-kind lofts are focused on art (Room to Draw), music (Room to Listen), food (Room to Taste), plants (Room to Grow), and books (Room to Read), where a separate living area with eccentric interior welcomes you.

KLoé Hotel
227 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2772 1313 (24 hours)

Located in Malaysia’s federal administrative capital of Putrajaya, just minutes away from Cyberjaya, lies Dorsett Putrajaya. Finding solace in Precinct 3, the eco-conscious haven is lavished with gold accents and Islamic-Mogul design from its lobby to its 218 guestrooms. Apart from modern interior and chic vibes, the hotel also has an all-day dining restaurant with a scenic lake view and Dorsett Café. Like a home away from home, the rooms are adorned with gold interiors from curtains to table lamps and gold-bordered mirrors. But the ultimate highlight was the glamorous patio with seating alongside the scenic landscape of a lake and Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque that had us staring in admiration. Perfect for sight-seeing, guests can visit exquisite spots like Astaka Morocco Putrajaya or Putrajaya Botanical Garden where they can appreciate bright local flora and fauna. However, guests can choose to stay indoors and experience the rooftop pool or the 24-hour gym. One thing’s for sure, a trip around Putrajaya will have you appreciating its architecture more than you’ll ever know.

Dorsett Putrajaya
Lot 3 (Lot 3C5) Precinct 3 Wilayah Persekutuan Bandar, 62000 Putrajaya
Tel: 03-8892 8388

Known as Kuala Lumpur’s first social hotel, MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur is located right in the heart of Chow Kit, where guests can explore traditional markets and nostalgic stalls selling produce, clothing and home goods. Guests can also explore Kuala Lumpur’s city centre that’s only a stone’s throw away from MoMo’s. The hotel features micro rooms with major personalities, as well as the newly rebranded MoMositi Satay Bar. MoMo’s also houses The Playground, a dynamic, ever-evolving space that replaces the traditional lobby and plays host to a constant line up of exciting events, parties and food pop-ups. Designed by Sydney-based Akin Atelier, MoMo’s is meant to feel like an experiential gallery that celebrates creativity and spontaneity. Previously known as Momosita Taco Bar, the hotel has rebranded the restaurant to MoMositi Satay Bar, featuring beloved Malaysian classics (with a twist) and signature cocktails. The pop-up also features an inclusive tofu satay especially for the vegan community.

MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur
316, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2776 6666

Elevated above the bustle of Bangsar, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan districts, Alila Bangsar is a modern urban retreat that fuses a haven of relaxation with a lively city vibe. Comfort and personalised service meet contemporary style and a variety of dining and lifestyle facilities, ideal for young urbanites, leisure travellers and sophisticated executives. Alila Bangsar is located right in the heart of Bangsar, conveniently linked to the Bangsar LRT station and walking distance from Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the city’s main railway hub. The area is home to a bustling shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife scene, close to Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India, Bangsar Village, and Mid Valley Megamall, the ultimate destination for retail therapy and entertainment. Alila is home to well-known food establishments, Botanica + Co, Entier, Pacific Standard, and The Pool Bar. You can also choose to unwind by the pool on Level 40, where tropical-style landscaping, luxurious loungers, and infusions of natural light and views create a resort-like oasis for relaxation.

Alila Bangsar
58, Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2268 3888

Set in the affluent neighbourhood of Damansara Heights, the luxurious Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is where the French art de vivre is blended with local heritage, creating an unparalleled
experience. The guestrooms are reflections of cosiness and architectural elegance, ranging from 43 to 105 square metres. Home to five restaurants and bars, the signature all-day dining restaurant Kwee Zeen serves Pan-Asian cuisine while the Chinese restaurant Wan Chun Ting, which translates as Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion, offers authentic Cantonese and Imperial cuisine with intricate fabrics, fine embroidery and gold damask velvet. Boasting four private dining rooms with plush furnishings, the Room restaurant features a sophisticated blend of east meets west décor with elements of Chinese-inspired silhouettes and traditional art pieces. Enjoy a selection of French wines and afternoon tea at Le Bar or relish authentic French cuisine at the casual French Riviera- inspired restaurant, Nizza. Wellness and leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, SO SPA and SO FIT. Featuring five treatment rooms, sauna and steams, guests can luxuriate in signature SO SPA facial and massage treatments. The spa is also the country’s first to offer a Moroccan Hammam bath treatment.

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
No 6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2720 6688

Old meets new at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown. Set against historic buildings and the storied past of its locale, guests are privy to a glimpse of things in the yesteryears. Inspired by the local area, exposed raw bricks, warm wood and traditional jade-hued tiles adorn the lobby while breathtaking panoramic views of the city await at reception. After a full day, relax at the outdoor splash pool, hit the gym or grab a handcrafted cocktail at the chinoiserie-styled Jann and enjoy sweeping views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Hungry? Nibble on traditional Peranakan delights at Lady Yi’s Tea House or chow down local specialties at Quan’s Kitchen. 

Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
No. 2, Jalan Balai Polis, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2035 7533

Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur embodies cues from the community’s heritage, weaving the energy and culture of urban living to its heart. Boasting 184 bespoke guest rooms and suites, they feature a unique blend of contemporary design and urban chic, reflecting the history and character of the neighbourhood. Guest rooms come with custom furnishings, free Wi-Fi, HD TV, espresso coffee machine and all of the overnight essentials you might need. Then there’s the Executive Club Lounge which is designed to blend the business and leisure needs of discerning guests. It includes personalised services in style, preparing you to discover Kuala Lumpur’s most engaged downtown neighbourhood. The hotel’s restaurant, Brasserie 25 exudes a rustic charm. With its red brick arcades, mid-century copper sputnik chandeliers and dark wood floors, this restaurant and bar provides a dramatic yet relaxed vibe. Have a leisurely breakfast or settle in for lunches and informal dinners from their ever-changing seasonal menu to irresistibly unique dishes inspired by guest chefs. The Brasserie bar is the perfect place to grab a coffee, drink, network and have a conversation. It is abuzz with locals and guests alike.

Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
25, Jalan Kamunting, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2038 0000

Care for a Parisian getaway without having to leave the city? Arte by Thomas Chan checks the ideals of a romantic French getaway and brings it to life. From meticulously handcrafted Baroque-inspired columns, poetic hand-painted frescos and exceptional artistic finesse, Arte by Thomas Chan is a tribute to the French opulence, warmth and joy of life. As the tallest hotel in the international, cosmopolitan enclave of Mont Kiara, Arte by Thomas Chan connects you to a plethora of foreign experiences, premium shopping outlets, newest restaurants, exciting nightlife and key locations such as the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC —the largest exhibition centre in South East Asia, perfect for both business and convention travellers. This distinct hotel offers 74 rooms and suites you’ll never want to leave, especially with its stunning views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline from the tallest hotel in Mont Kiara. Immerse yourself in the distinct feel of the renaissance as you stretch out in your pillow-top king bed, entertain in your living room, lounge upon our velvet sofas or soak in your oversized tub to the elegant Baroque, Palatial and Parisian inspired interiors.

Arte by Thomas Chan
Level 66, Tower 2, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6211 4888


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