Recognised by The Malaysia Book of Records, ‘The Tallest Mural in Malaysia’ graces the exterior of RED by Sirocco, a new 4-star boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Painted in less than a month by local artist Kenji Chai, the eye-catching mural conceptualises the hotel’s Relax, Enjoy and Dream (hence R-E-D geddit?) approach to hospitality.
Located at Menara M101 in the retro Dang Wangi neighbourhood, the 143-key hotel is anything but old school. A welcome refuge for business and leisure visitors, RED by Sirocco reminds me of those quirky hipster boutique abodes in Taipei I had stayed in.
|Pix courtesy of RED by Sirocco|
Eclectic furniture and colourful art pieces by local artists are the norm rather than the exception in the lobby and key public spaces. The Grand Sky Ballroom on the 23rd floor accords a breathtaking view of the city skyline including the solitary KL Tower.
The Grand Opening party got off to an auspicious, rousing start with a pair of luminous LED lion dancers performing the symbolic blessing ritual, to herald prosperity and good luck for the hotel. Then it was the RED squad’s turn as the hotel employees sportingly delivered a dynamic dance performance.
Datin Lea Chan (centre), CEO of Sirocco Hospitality Group, said “RED by Sirocco Kuala Lumpur is the new kid on the block, committed to provide the best hotel experience to our guests. We want to make sure everyone has 101 reasons to stay with us.”
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