“It feels familiar, cozy and energised, yet still fresh” — exactly my first impression of The KL Journal. Right in the heart of the Bukit Bintang district is the new boutique hotel, which quietly opened its doors last December.
The brilliant mix of functionality and creativity shows that The KL Journal has plenty of space to play, what I like to described as one whole ‘living, breathing organism’. A glimpse at the common areas — from a ground-floor lobby to the bistro-esque restaurant, Bounty just beside it — accurately conveys the nostalgic yet urban aesthetic. Expect Malaysian Mid-century modernist furnitures, decorative wrought iron grilles, weathered wood, pop art with some classic throwback-Thursday vibes and contemporary amenities.
All of which adequately reflects the hotelier’s vision.
In the words of Kenny Tai, Director of Beremi Holdings — “The KL Journal is for those who want to stay in a place with a bit more character but at the same time don’t want to compromise on the quality standards they are customised to.” The notion was to create a place that signifies a change in demand from modern day travellers, who are willing to trade terry-cloth complimentary robes for a more economical but nonetheless, pleasant experience.
Take a virtual tour of The KL Journal:
Plan your next stay: http://www.kljournalhotel.com/
Happening right now: Introductory rate for Deluxe Rooms @ RM260 nett plus breakfast for two