Tune Hotel at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 has recently been refurbished to better serve guests and transit travellers.
The multi-functional, integrated public spaces have been redesigned to include a new restaurant, a bar and a library. Guestrooms have also been added to the new garden wing.
The look features Malaysian artists and their artwork. Marvin Chan used discarded airplane parts to create two site-specific sculptures: Stingray, a ceiling mounted piece made from an assemblage of aircraft antennas, and Sonic Boom, a sculpture made from old turbine blades.
“The sculptures were assembled from repurposed plane parts. They reflect how travel can change a person and how they see things,” Chan said. The hotel worked with Malaysian interior design firms All That Is Solid and Tropical Area.
The new restaurant, Makan, is a relaxed space with the ambience of a modern, contemporary cafe. Green foliage frame long communal tables that come with ample plug points, making it an ideal place to recharge and refuel after a long flight.
If Makan is the relaxed “older sister”, then Minum, the bar, is the cheeky little sister. Designed to evoke the atmosphere of backstreet watering holes in the city, Minum delivers with blinking neon signage, pool tables and foldable chairs.
Makan offers a wide range of Asian and Western cuisine, while Minum is a relaxing oasis that serves up tapas and a selection of drinks.
For the lobby and guestrooms, the signature Tune black-and-red theme was softened with a muted earthy palette of Corten steel, timber and rugs.
A Grab & Go convenience kiosk is also introduced to offer a selection of travel necessities, drinks and snacks.
There is a cosy, open-space library for business travellers to meet.
The new Garden Wing rooms are specially designed for the transit traveller, with an open-style wardrobe, minimalistic black-and-white colour palette, and smart TV that enables personal device casting.
Tune Hotels chief executive officer Mark Lankester said: “Part of our investment in the upgrading exercise is to cater to guests’ needs and that involved new room types and configurations. While the design and space vary, all the rooms come with what are non-negotiable standards: high-speed WiFi, five-star quality beds, hot power showers, great food and beverage, all wrapped up with great guest service.”
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