By Shahida Sakeri on July 28, 2020
KLoé Hotel is a gorgeous 85-room boutique bolthole that is only a few months old. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by a light-filled lobby area – also serving as a café-co-working space – that opens out to a small sunny courtyard and accentuated by bespoke mid-century modern-inspired furniture, a clever combination of brick and bare concrete walls, high ceilings and exposed ductwork. It’s not hard to see that the hotel is aesthetically pleasing through and through.
But that’s not the only reason we had fallen in love with the hotel. Read on to find out why KLoé Hotel could also be your next favourite hideout.
We wouldn’t skip a beat to recommend booking a room here for creatives (or anyone, in fact) seeking a stylish immersion, as every space seems to be meticulously designed to evoke inspirations. While all rooms here are effortlessly sophisticated, we suggest booking in any of the five artist lofts available when you can splurge. Each of these lofts is uniquely outfitted to celebrate a particular artistic pursuit such as art, books, music, and plants.
KLoé Hotel bills itself as the home for creatives and to achieve that, it supports local design brands by featuring them in its spaces. Its Courtyard Room, for example, boasts a king-sized bed, along with a daybed and a work desk by Lain Furniture, matched with carefully curated artwork by Our Art Projects, elegant copper fixtures and real oak floor. Table lamp and bedside lights by Stephanie NG Design and Thirty3 Eleven radiate gloriously among the luscious palette of duck-egg blue and sage of the room.
Come evening, guests are treated to complimentary cookies from the café downstairs called Lucky Coffee, as part of the hotel’s turndown service. But if these cookies are not enough for you to munch while binge-watching (the in-room television is pre-installed with apps that can mirror your devices, by the way), there are always additional artisanal snacks available from the mini bar. Guests who often travel with too many gadgets can rest easy, knowing that there are enough strategically placed wall sockets with USB outlets in the room. The hotel also chooses eco-friendly amenities by ditching plastic water bottles in favour of refillable glass bottles and using bamboo toothbrushes in the bathroom.
The hotel features a courtyard pool lined with pink sun loungers and daybeds for hotel guests to relax sans sand. But should you wish to be active, just head to the on-site B.est Mind & Body fitness centre, which offers a range of yoga, meditation, and fitness sessions from morning till night. The walk-in rate for hotel guests is MYR50 per person per class.
Getting out of the cosy bed in the morning is not easy, but breakfast awaits. The main restaurant is Monroe, a beautiful California-inspired bistro located on the first floor. While the ala-carte menu is kept simple, it is filled with comforting American breakfast staples with eggs as the star ingredient. Coddled, fried, poached or scrambled; just think of how you want your eggs to be done and chances are they’ll be on the menu. The types of coffee here are excellent too; pair them with the Salmon Benedict or our personal favourite, the fluffy French toast that comes with oh-so-yummy home-made gula melaka butter, and your day will kick off on the right note.
The menu at Monroe grows with more items come lunch time, so be sure to drop by again for a second round of meals. Other crowd favourites include the beef char siew bowl or the shrimp pasta. Lucky Coffee on the ground floor, on the other hand, specialises in light bites such as sandwiches and pastries along with nitro drinks and other specialty coffee beverages.
Shopaholics can enjoy a quick jaunt to popular shopping malls like Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Suria KLCC and LOT 10, while foodies will rejoice at the thought of having plenty of culinary options: Chee Meng Bukit Bintang has tasty chicken rice; Jalan Alor is filled with lively hawker stalls; Wizards at Tribeca stands out for its Australian-inspired offerings; Sarang Cookery serves incredible Baba and Nyonya cuisine; while Sao Nam is a hit for its mouth-watering Vietnamese dishes. Need more? Just flip through the beautiful in-room city guides designed by Lisette Inc for more ideas. The hotel is also located within walking distance to MRT Bukit Bintang station should guests decide to roam further.
Complimenting the laid-back ambience of the hotel, guests will also notice that KLoé Hotel is essentially made up of young and fresh personnel. Forget obsequious service – in this hotel, the staff are effervescent, quick-thinking, independent and often up for small conversations. Moreover, the check-in process is fast and easy.
On top of these, it’s worth mentioning that the employees at KLoé Hotel adhere to the hygiene and safety protocols developed according to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as advised by the Malaysian government, so guests can book their stay with peace of mind. A stay at the KLoé Hotel starts from RM480+, but from time to time, the hotel offers attractive deals.
For more information, go to kloehotel.com.