The Kuala Lumpur Journal (The KL Journal) Hotel, a new concept boutique hotel, launched recently in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Nestled in one of the few remaining historic neighbourhoods just off Bukit Bintang, The KL Journal is designed with a modern retro vibe, and catered for a new generation of independent travellers.

KL Journal Official Opening Event - AIA_8986 - Photo by All Is Amazing


In keeping with the hotel’s DNA, The KL Journal’s interiors highlight Malaysian Mid-century modernist style of architecture with art deco influences, decorative wrought iron grilles typically seen in Southeast Asia, rigged lighting, metal and weathered wooden surfaces.

The 112 rooms in the hotel are relatively spacious for a city hotel and are kept simple in a soft neutral palette. They all feature floor-to-ceiling windows, ergonomic mattresses, high thread-count sheets, a power shower and great plugged-in connectivity for all mobile devices, wireless Bluetooth connection to a high quality audio stereo system and 40-inch flat screen TVs with HDMI cables and USB charge ports.

KL Journal Room 2

All rooms feature inspiring black and white portraits of KL street life and architecture; specially commissioned by The KL Journal.

The KL Journal also houses a casual bistro called Bounty, a casual bistro with a daily breakfast offering which includes freshly baked breads and pastries churned out daily from its pastry studio and a classic menu of European staples for lunch and dinner, and a creative communal area for work and play with a flexible open plan layout called Workers’ Union.

The KL Journal Hotel

At the Workers’ Union, guests can set up their mobile work stations or opt for one of the breakout meeting rooms that feature quirky graphic wall art and installation pieces.

Everything opens out onto a large green terrace with weather-beaten tables and comfy lounge seating for relaxed after-hours conversation and to unwind as the twilight hits the city.


Other amenities include a rooftop saltwater infinity pool with a great vista of the city particularly at twilight and a small gym for hotel guests.

KL Journal Official Opening Event - AIA_8889 - Photo by All Is Amazing

In an effort to help hotel guests discover KL in an authentic way, The KL Journal has also curated its own insider guide to the city with handpicked suggestions on how to experience the surrounding neighbourhood and KL city like a local. The intention is to encourage guests to create their own personal travelogue of special experiences in KL that they’ll want to bookmark.

So if you’re an avid traveller who wants something more than just the standard cookie cutter experience, The KL Journal might just be the place for you 🙂

The KL Journal Hotel is located at No. 30, Jalan Beremi, Bukit Bintang 52000 Kuala Lumpur.

For more information, hit up KL Journal’s website or Facebook page.

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