Ormond Group will launch its newest and first-ever Kuala Lumpur property venture with the debut of MoMo’s, a playful hospitality concept that looks to be very promising. The hotel is located in Chow Kit where you can find another sister hotel from the same group, simply called ‘The Chow Kit’ and set to open its doors the following month.
With MoMo’s, travellers and local staycationers can expect a fun, laid-back multi-dimensional hangout in the city. The brand aims to celebrate creative collaborations within the four walls of a design-led lifestyle hotel with a more affordable price tag for rooms.
Speaking of, accomodation encompasses 99 micro-rooms fit with bespoke amenities and smart TVs. As far as aesthetics go, rooms and communal spaces alike see materials like raw concrete, laminated timber furnishings, fabrics and ornaments for a very young, cool feel. The colour palette encompasses dusty pink, washed greens and even aged brass makes appearances throughout.
But before you step into your humble abode, have a drink. Hosts will be on hand to greet guests upon arrival with a coffee or cocktail to offer while waiting to check in — now that’s Malaysian hospitality. The hotel adopts an informal environment to encourage a familiar feel so guests feel right at home, no matter where they’ve embarked from.
On the ground floor you’ll find MoMosita’s; a self-serve dive bar serving tacos alongside draft beer and bottled cocktails. The bar hopes to make its mark as a fun watering hole with late night music programming on Fridays and Saturdays. As the brainchild of KL’s popular establishments Troika Sky Dining and Mr. Chew’s Chino Latino Bar, the goal seems highly achievable already.
Taking a leaf from the modern approach to checking in, the hotel is skipping plans for a formal lobby. Instead, it features The Playground; simply a social place intended as the central hub of activity. Here, plans are in motion for a series of weekly events ranging from performance art, workshops, and exhibitions to DJ sets and live gigs.
The hotel has Sydney-based interior and architecture studio Akin Atelier to thank, with founder Kelvin Ho drawing his inspiration from the playful character of Kuala Lumpur. Public spaces in the hotel are conceptualised to feel like an experiential gallery where food, art and music are expressions of ambiance. Embracing locality, the hotel also works with Kedia Bikin and Shan Shan Lim for textiles and furnishings, tying the social vibrancy together perfectly.