Hotels in Kuala Lumpur tend to sprout from the regular chains and not so interesting - so it is good to see more design-oriented offerings cropping up in the city. Wolo Hotel at Bukit Bintant has been one of my favourites since it opened due to its great design and reasonable pricing. Now there is another stylish option also in the Bukit Bintang area - The Journal Hotel.
Located on Jalan Beremi - it is just a stone's throw away from Lot 10. The current traffic mess in the area due to MRT construction makes it a bit tricky to navigate around here, but once the MRT is completed it should be a breeze.
The design of the hotel takes cues from design-centric hotels such as W and Hotel Indigo. On entering the lobby - you could imagine that you were in a W Hotel KL - albeit a mini version.
The design on the 1st floor is equally impressive. Here you will find a bar, meeting rooms and an events hall. The colourful and quirky furniture and decor adds a nice whimsy touch to the whole ensemble.
The rooms are quite generous in size and nicely appointed - though not up to the same high standards as the common areas. The pricing is for the moment more then reasonable - but probably will creep up in time so take advantage if it while you still can.