The Bed KLCC
The Bed KLCC at Jalan Sultan Ismail is Kuala Lumpur’s capsule hotel with a difference. Though basic, there’s a tinge of luxury, with sleek pods decked out in polished wood and black metal, complete with comfortable beds, personal lockers and small tables that fold into the wall. There are 100 capsules, divided into mixed, male-only and female-only dorms, as well as private single and double rooms nestled away in separate areas. thebedklcc.com
Hilton Garden Inn
Malaysia’s first Hilton Garden Inn, located in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, makes world-class hospitality affordable for both business and leisure travelers. It has an all-day restaurant, a 24-hour pantry for snacks, a gym, a business center, a self-service laundromat and complimentary parking. Set in a high-rise, the decor is simple but tasteful, with a neutral palette and muted accents suggesting the serenity of nature. Ask for a room with windows overlooking the Petronas Twin Towers. hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com
Alila Bangsar is an urban retreat located in bustling Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields — home to the city’s Little India. The building’s exterior is sleek and impenetrable, but the Shanghai- and London-based design firm Neri & Hu has brought abundant natural light and greenery into its interiors, mixed with Art Deco-style luxury. The hotel occupies the 35th to 44th floors of a mixed-use development, with a lobby and bar that provide dizzying panoramas of the city. A notable feature is the “living room” with a self-service pantry on every floor to make guests feel more at home. alilahotels.com/bangsar
This article first appeared in the September 2018 issue of Smile magazine.