Often times when Kuala Lumpur is mentioned as a travel destination, its prominent tourist must-sees quickly come to mind. If it isn’t the lofty Petronas Twin Towers, it is the KL Tower or Batu Caves. Don’t get us wrong; we’re very proud Malaysians and are honoured to have these landmarks as part of our capital’s allure.

That said, so much of our rich history and vibrant culture is dispersed across the city beyond these sights, and should you be looking to explore Kuala Lumpur from its roots, the old heart of the city, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, within the Chow Kit area is where it’s at.

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The story of how the peculiar moniker came about is worth noting. Wealthy businessman Loke Chow Kit travelled to Kuala Lumpur to make his mark in the 1880s and to recognise his success, the sub-district was named after him. It subsequently shot to fame after the legendary Malaysian singer-songwriter Sudirman penned a song aptly entitled “Chow Kit”.

And if you do decide to soak in Chow Kit’s old-world charm, staying at Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur is your best bet. This new four-star property, which is centrally located about 5-minutes away from the Chow Kit Monorail station by foot and is within a 5km radius of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, opened for business in December 2017.

Boasting 265 guest rooms, the property offers two contemporary designed room types spanning from 26 sqm, each equipped with Hilton’s signature Slumberland™ bed, Crabtree & Evelyn shower amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, amongst the basic comforts.

While the mid-scale property doesn’t boast a swimming pool, it does have a well-adorned 24-hour Fitness Centre and a 24-hour self-service coin laundry facility. And for sustenance, The Garden Grille serves buffet breakfast alongside a la carte lunch and dinner, whereas the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry should suffice for all your midnight cravings.

Find out more about Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur via its official website or contact +603-21726888 for enquiries or reservations.

Carmen Chong
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