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and The Hub for relaxing communal time, which opens out to The Terrace – an alfresco green space with an open bar and The Shack, a chilled out beer garden. The 10th f loor leads to the gym, while the 11th f loor spreads into a deck perfect for dance and pool parties. The view from my window.
The infinity rooftop pool is 1.2 metres deep with saltwater content. (It’s better for your skin and hair.) Certain floors have ‘Easter Egg’ mural art near the elevator. Travel down memory lane as you explore!
Every room comes with a colourful insider’s city guide and a 555 book (with a brief intro) to make for a memorable stay. It’s obvious that there’s a lot more to this hotel than meets the eye. I learned that a huge part of its unique authenticity lies in the fact that the furniture for every single room has been handpicked by Mr Tai himself. Essentially, The KL Journal is an artisanal diary of the Malaysian experience. “But I want other [artisans] to co-create [this place] as well,” he added. This man has ambition – the commissioned Che Ahmad photograph in my room is just one example of many. At the current deal of RM260 nett for Mural art: 1963 Malayan tiger stamp.
My bed. Take it from the locals! all Deluxe Rooms plus breakfast for two, I’d say that the stay at The KL Journal is way more than its worth. So book your room today before the price meets its 4-star standards. Most importantly, like its owner, it’s a place that cares.