Malaysia: The Chow Kit Hotel is set to open in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and accommodate 113 rooms and suites in the Chow Kit neighbourhood.
As a result, Chow Kit will now be home to the first property from Ormond Hotels.
With two further sites set to open in Melbourne and Dublin by 2022, Ormond Hotels is rethinking the notion of luxury for the contemporary traveller.
The Chow Kit will be the capital’s first design-led, experience-driven hotel inspired by an area that is famous for its vibrant character and history. Both the architecture and interiors of the hotel have been developed by Brooklyn-based design practice, Studio Tack, who was inspired by Chow Kit’s alleys and bars at night during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Chow Kit is Studio Tacks’s first project in Asia.
Ormond Group CEO Gareth Lim said: “The Chow Kit is the perfect introduction to our new brand, Ormond Hotels. The Chow Kit will showcase great design and service whilst demonstrating a strong connection to an often overlooked part of old Kuala Lumpur, and we’re confident it will be an interesting addition to the city’s hospitality scene.”
The opening of The Chow Kit coincides with the opening of the neighbouring MoMo’s, a second new social hotel brand from Ormond Group, which has been created to appeal to more frugal travellers.