Planning a short getaway for the weekend? Here are a few handpicked boutique hotels that are sure to pique your interest!
KLoe Hotel, Curated for Creatives
KLoe Hotel certainly stands out for its unique style and incredibly Instagram-worthy aesthetics with its own take on modern luxury for creatively inclined individuals. This is evident as soon as you step into the lobby which is dubbed ‘The Living Room’. From the industrial touches on the interior and furniture to the pretty pink deckchairs and daybeds by the swimming pool, the uber friendly staff and the relaxing atmosphere in the entire premise, it’s the perfect place to de-stress and unwind without having to leave the state!
There are 80 rooms in the hotel comprising standard and deluxe rooms that come with a view of the city or the courtyard, connected by open walkways and lush green walls where each room is equipped with comfy beds, a mini-fridge and bathrooms with a rainfall shower. In place of generic toiletries are high-end products including AESOP shampoo, conditioner and body wash. However, KLoe is popular for its five specially curated artists’ lofts, designed to cater to different creative strengths which include the Room to Listen (vinyl records), Room to Grow (gardening), Room to Taste (food), Room to Read (books) and Room to Draw (drawing and painting).
Meanwhile, in-house dining outlet Lucky Coffee Bar situated at The Living Room offers hot meals, freshly baked pastries, nitro drinks and artisanal coffee. There is also Monroe, an ultra-chic, California-style bistro located by the swimming pool that serves casual comfort food and brunch in a bright breezy setting. Some of the notable dishes include the beef char siew, French toast and burnt cheesecake. Service at each outlet is warm, helpful and unobtrusive.
The hotel’s wellness centre, B.est Mind & Body is also worth visiting to complete your zen staycation as it offers a holistic approach to fitness and mindfulness through a range of yoga, fitness and meditation classes. If you are planning for a short vacation but don’t want the hassle of travelling out of state, KLoe Hotel will not disappoint!
For more information, click here to visit KLoe Hotel’s website.
Stay At Momo’s KL
Home to 99 guest rooms, MoMo’s KL is a fresh and vibrant design-led lifestyle hotel located within the eclectic Chow Kit neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur. It’s been designed to inspire memorable moments through fun and creative approaches together with unique food and beverage offers.
Conceptualised by Sydney-based interior and architecture studio Akin Atelier, the hotel’s micro-rooms are fitted with bespoke amenities, plush beds and smart TVs with a self-pickup style room service facility. The interiors and furnishings boast raw concrete, laminated timber and combed plaster with a colour palette of dusty pink, washed green and aged brass. Inward facing rooms have been cleverly designed to look out onto a large gallery light well.
On the ground floor sits MoMosita, a self-service taco bar open to both in-house guests and the public.
This cheery space offers indoor and outdoor seating with casual pink summer chairs that add a fun pop of colour to the lush exterior, complete with MoMo’s sign in neon lights. Created by Chef Christian Bauer of Troika Sky Dining, MoMosita offers a light, fuss-free menu comprising a variety of delicious tacos, churros, margaritas, sangrias and plenty more.
For more information, click here to visit the Momo KL website.
WOLO Bukit Bintang
Centrally located in Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle, WOLO Bukit Bintang is on the doorstep of the city’s luxury shopping quarter and a short walk from the lively food district of Jalan Alor. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, the hotel guarantees a pleasant stay.
The overall design of WOLO uses metal and wooden elements as it revolves around the origins of Kuala Lumpur, which was a tin mining location back in the day. Four types of guests rooms are available here. The Copper Room is designed for the savvy traveller, providing a compact and cosy stay with value for money while the Gold Room is fitted with intricate furnishings and handpicked artwork; designed to restore the mind, spirit and soul.
The Platinum Suite boasts a touch of modern design with a relaxing atmosphere where creative individuals can draw inspiration and the WOLO Suite is the most spacious room in the hotel, featuring modern interior, refined furnishings and an unbeatable view of the city. The rooms and suites are provided with basic necessities such as customised hoodie bathrobes, Appelles Apothecary & Lab toiletries, TWG tea, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
On the hotel lobby floor, you will find Starbucks Reserve Bukit Bintang – Malaysia’s 300th store since the opening of the first Starbucks in the country over two decades ago. Inspired by the rich heritage and diversity of Malaysia, the outlet features two bars: a main bar that serves prime Starbucks products, as well as a coffee bar offering seven brewing methods which includes pour-over, Chemex, coffee press, siphon, Black Eagle espresso, clover and nitro cold brewing. Visitors can also enjoy a unique menu of Starbucks Reserve specialty coffee and beans, as rare and exotic as the other, which are brought to life by its baristas, called Coffee Masters.
To find out more information, click here to visit the WOLO website.