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The Chow Kit & MoMo’s Catapults Rejuvenation of Chow Kit

January 15, 2020 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The recent opening of two signature brands by local hospitality group Ormond Group has seen a surge of attention surrounding Chow Kit, the city’s often underappreciated neighbourhood in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.  The most recent accolade came through its listing in The New York Times’ 52 Places To Go in list for 2020, a reference for global travellers to discover destinatons across the globe.

The New York Times cites the recent injection of style and energy into the neighbourhood with The Chow Kit and MoMo’s and a slew of restaurants, bars and creative spaces makes it a must-check-out location in Malaysia. These additions honours the legacy of the neighbourhood as of the city’s vibrant enclaves as it sits alongside well-known establishments such as the country’s larget fresh-produce market and Southeast Asia’s biggest Sikh temple.

The development of The Chow Kit and MoMo’s was set in motion to create unique properties that represents the spirit of the neighbourhood it sits in. The hotels themselves is a part of the full experience that the Group envisions for its customers. In addition to beautifully appointed rooms and spaces, The Chow Kit also offers walking tours of old Kuala Lumpur and Kampung Baru – letting guests and locals rediscover the fogotten stories and history of Malaysia. In addition, MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur is a playground for the local creative community – celebrating Malaysian music, art, design, food through a series of regular pop-up events.

The Chow Kit rethinks the notion of luxury for the contemporary traveller. Editing out what is unnecessary and keeping the essentials, is simplified luxury. Both the architecture and interiors of The Chow Kit have been developed by award-winning Brooklyn-based design practice Studio Tack, who was inspired by the late-night revelry that lurked in the shadows of Chow Kit’s alleys and bars in the 1970s and 1980s. The Chow Kit is Studio Tacks’s first project in Asia. It’s commitment to Malaysian creativity and craftsmanship manifests with collaborations with designers, artisans, crafts people and artists from Malaysia including Shan Shan Lim, Bendang Artisan, The Alphabet Press, Mey Kamal and Jeanie Botanicals and presents and Art Programme curated by Liza Ho.

MoMo’s celebrates creative collaboration in all its forms, whilst offering a design-led lifestyle hotel at a value-for-money price point. Alongside micro rooms, MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur provides guests with dynamic social spaces that engage with creative communities and urban nomads. The hotel has been thoughtfully designed and curated to inspire memorable moments, whether that’s through the interactive cultural programming or the unique food and beverage offering.  Its playground is a dynamic, ever-evolving space that replaces the traditional lobby and plays host to a constant line up of exciting events, parties and food pop-ups.

The Chow Kit & MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur is now open for bookings.

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