Travelogue :: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

When news first broke it was an absolute delight to know we have been selected by Aloft Hotels and MTV Asia to jet-set to Kuala Lumpur for the weekend to experience "Live @ Aloft Hotels" performance we could hardly contain our excitement and immediately started planning our itinerary! "Live @ Aloft Hotels" is a collaboration between Aloft Hotels and MTV Asia to help promote local up-and-coming music talents who performs at various Aloft Hotels' W XYZ Bars across China, India, Malaysia and Thailand. As well as to offer millennial travellers live music access while on-the-go across Asia.



Travelling in style

To maximize our time in Kuala Lumpur we took an early Friday morning flight arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 09:30am, we manage to clear immigration and collect our bags in under 30 minutes quite a jiffy don't you think? Getting from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) to Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral was a breeze. We simply hopped onto the KLIA Ekspres, a non-stop direct train service to KL Sentral where Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is located. The journey takes about 28 minutes; a round trip ticket cost RM 70 per person (estimated SGD 28), can be purchased online and printed out for scanning at the gantry.




KLIA Ekspres at KLIA 

Trains are clean, comfortable

and spacious


Finding Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral  upon arrival is easy peasy just have to follow the signs till you hit the central - two options


Visible signage upon arrival


Option 1
Take the escalator up towards Nu Sentral, thereafter walk straight towards the link way bridge which connects to Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Level 1.


Nu Sentral Exit at KL Sentral


Option 2
Walk straight till you see the 'Chatime' shop, past that, exit the building and turn left. The hotel is on the left across the road.


Walk straight pass, exit building and turn left


Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is designed for the Google generation of young creatives, Aloft is industrial chic meets plastic fantastic. Staff are super friendly and helpful. The Front Desk of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is in the shape of a circle, very much like a DJ Console for it is the 'heart' of the hotel after all. We heard they change their theme every 3 months. While we were there they had the theme of sunflowers and big fluffy pillows.


Illuminated Cubes Decor @ Front Desk


Sunflower Theme

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is unlike any of the conventional hotels. Why? For starters they provide you with FREE high-speed internet access both wireless and wired throughout the hotel! Everyone is a VIP and gets to help themselves to a welcome drink which changes daily.

The Lobby area is spacious and consists of


Re:Fuel, opens 24hrs to satisfy your midnight cravings and/or sudden peckish feel


Cool Concierge, you don't have to talk to a real-life concierge to get your restaurant
recommendations etc. you can access the desktops to look up directions and phone numbers,
make reservations, check on flight status and print boarding passes too and its free.


Wii corner right behind the Cool Concierge to entertain the kids while the
adults are busy checking in/out. Its fun for adults too as you can see!


Re:Mix Lounge, is equipped with a Phone Charging Station - very thoughtful of Aloft 


Adjacent to Re:Mix is W XYZ Bar, Aloft's signature bar all over the world. We were immediately drawn to the animated cartoon drawings of personalities such as Elvis, Ronald MacDonald, John Lennon & Men in Black plastered on the wall. These lively paintings are interpretations of works of young and emerging Malaysia artists. During the day, one can enjoy some leisurely moments of games, drinks and snacks.


W XYZ Bar, retro-neon signs provide contrast to the crisp, modern bar design


Animated Carton Drawings adorn the walls


Open concept layout


Fancy a game of pool?


Card games



Futuristic Wash Basin in the Ladies ~ looks like a UFO


Come night fall the bar transitions into an electric nightlife destination with "Live @ Aloft Hotel" performances every Friday from 7pm to 9pm. A great place to chill, relax & enjoy the live music for music is a piece of art that goes in the ears straight to the heart! Music is my medicine best enjoyed with friends chilling and have a drink or two!


All set for "Live @ Aloft Hotels" amplified by MTV Asia


Cheers to "Live @ Aloft Hotels" Performance


W XYZ Drink of the Month - Ais Batu Kopi (Caffe Latte)


The artiste for the month of June is Kelly Siew (look out for my article on her coming soon). Her voice was voluminous, soulful and moving. Seeing her perform really inspire us as she sings with so much heart and passion!


Artiste for the month of June ~ Kelly Siew


With the talented and beautiful Kelly Siew

Here's a snippet of her singing...


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To find out more about "Live @ Aloft Hotels" performance amplified by MTV Asia check out the website www.mtvasia.com/aloftlive.

Lets take a peek at our room ~ minimalist décor but unique interior design optimizing the use of space to the max without making the room feel small. An innovative design is the fashionable sliding door for the shower or toilet.


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Local comic strip adds a personal touch 


The Hallway is adorned with candy colored stripes of lights
& cute paintings by local artistes


Gym fanatics you would be pleased to know that there is a fitness center available called  Re:Charge located on the 4th floor.






Re:Charge ~ Gym


Perched on the top floor of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is the Infinity Pool which we believe is one of the high points of this hotel and has an urban view of the surrounding area.


Panaroma View


Taking a dip in the pool


Rooftop playground?


A great party spot is Mai Bar, located next to the pool. We were in luck as during our stay guest DJ Mark Doyle and Marc Rowell both from the UK were in town to rock the house! Time to shake those booty!


Mai Bar


DJ Mark Doyle & Marc Rowell


Wendy Shen
City Night view from the pool


We had our dinner & breakfast at Nook, an all-day dining restaurant of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The design is chic & stylish with the jet-set concept in mind. The white pods resembles that of a first class pods in a jet.


All Day Dining Restaurant


White Pods


Serving a wide array of dishes ranging from local cuisine to international flair, there's bound to be something that will surely tempt your taste buds.


Natural light streams in from the floor to ceiling windows
giving you a cozy feel


Dinner ~ Hors d'oeuvre


Dinner ~ Candilicious desserts


Cooking Station - Sarawak Laksa (available both during dinner & breakfast)


Breakfast ~ Rice Congee


Breakfast ~ Muesli


Breakfast ~ Baked beans and sausages 


Get hands on in making your own coffee and Ais Kacang (*shaved ice dessert)


In conclusion, a lovely place to stay in where you have lots of options within walking distance. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral has definitely picked an ideal spot as a base, within walking distance to KL Sentral, the hub of the train system. It was no wonder the hotel lobby was abuzz when we check-out on a Sunday afternoon. Professionals in sleek business attire, groups of friends, couples in their late 20s and 30s and small families made the crowd.  The biggest plus point for all travellers is the fast and free wifi available everywhere in the hotel, in our day and age we are unfortunately slaves to our technology and cannot live without connectivity. Aloft is certainly different from all the other hotels we have stayed and its this difference that makes it all so memorable.

Ultimately, what we love is Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral's vision to grow young talent. From front desk to housekeeping, the Aloft staff, called 'talents' are young, vibrant, energetic youth and they are, the very essence that keeps the hotel hip, cool and swanky!

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Location: 
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral 
No. 5 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: +60327231188
In Singapore: 1800 825 2525
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AloftKualaLumpurSentral
Website: www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com

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