This hotel has a giant slide in the lobby for guests to use

  • Travel
  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

The lobby of MOV Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, guarded by a huge white panther. Photos: The Star/Ming Teoh

“What moves you?” That is the tagline that you’ll see when you’re on the rooftop of this sexy new hotel on the block. Located in the busy Changkat Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur, Mov Hotel was recently launched in May last year.

If there was ever an environment that inspires creativity, this hotel, which has a decidedly European feel to it, would be it.

The spacious lobby sports a trendy urban design, with a touch of quirkiness. You’ll be greeted by a huge white panther sculpture when you step into the lobby.

And, next to the lounge area is an indoor slide that leads all the way down to the restaurant, Wurst. Don't worry, there's also a lift for guests.

An independent restaurant headed by Chef Logan, Wurst is known for its eight types of gluten-free sausages and has an interesting menu of Asian and Western cuisine. The restaurant is pork-free, but they do serve alcohol.

There is a slide in the lobby that leads all the way down to the restaurant downstairs.
The hotel stands tall in the busy Changkat Bukit Bintang area in KL.
The lobby lounge area.

There are 138 Urban (standard) and nine Lofts (premium) rooms at the hotel, plus a gym, a rooftop pool, a hammock lounge, and a meeting/conference room.

I stayed in the Infinity Loft, which comes with a metal four-poster bed. I thought the bed was really comfortable, and I love its minimalistic design with geometric shapes overhead.

The room itself looks "adult", sporting rectacular and circular shapes, with a high-ceiling, an open wardrobe concept, floor length windows, and mirrors ... quite a few of them, in fact.

In case you were wondering, there weren’t any ceiling mirrors, but for selfie addicts, there is a huge circular floor-length mirror next to the bed, and another unusual shaped one at the other end of the room. There is also a mirror by the washbasin, sandwiched between the toilet and shower rooms.

In the living area, lies a circular sofa that is large enough to be a second bed. There is also a TV cabinet, a place to hang your clothes, and a coffee-and-tea corner with a hidden refrigerator.

Inside the shower room.
A full-length circular mirror next to the four-poster bed in the Infinity Loft.
A uniquely shaped mirror at the other end of the room.
What you see above the metal four-poster bed.

The Family Loft is a duplex (two storey). Photo: Mov Hotel
The Allure Loft, with its open bathtub, is suitable for couples. Photo: Mov Hotel

The lofts come in four designs; the family loft is a duplex (two levels). There is also a couple's loft which features a romantic open bathtub and soft, sexy lighting.

The Urban rooms are slightly smaller, but they are mostly styled in the same way as the lofts with an open concept wardrobe that uses monkey bars to hang up clothing. And the sexy curved bathroom comes with mood lighting called “rainbow lights”.

All the rooms are individually equipped with high-speed dedicated Hotspot WiFi so that you don’t have to share with other guests.

Business guests can conduct meetings at the Think Tank room, but be forewarned, this is not your typical boardroom style meeting room. It offers innovative seating from gym balls, swings, to designer chairs.

The hotel is a five-minute walk from the Bukit Bintang MRT Station so it's very convenient for guests. It is surrounded by some of KL's popular tourist spots such as Jalan Alor Food Street, Bukit Bintang shopping area, and Changkat Bukit Bintang where all the happening nightspots are. Also easily accessible are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.

Mov Hotel

43, Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2781 9888

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