An Urban Escape in the Heart of Kuala Lumpur

April 05, 2024 – Alike Editorial

Lloyd’s Inn introduces its newest addition to the family with the opening of Lloyd’s Inn Kuala Lumpur this month.  In the first hotel of its kind, the property brings “Garden Oasis” to the skies - each room is designed to bring the outdoors indoors, to experience a slice of “Bali” within an urban city.

Unlike their sister properties in Singapore and Bali which are low-rise, Lloyd’s Inn Kuala Lumpur sits at 15 stories high with 110 rooms. It is the first of the Lloyd’s Inn series to be a high-rise city hotel. Rooms range from 17sqm – 50sqm, with a dipping pool (jacuzzi), F&B, co-working space, event & meeting spaces. 

Joan Chang, Co-Founder, Lloyd’s Inn 2


Lloyd’s Inn KL is located in the bustling area of Imbi, with the newly opened Exchange 106 mall (and the second tallest building in Malaysia) at TRX just 200-meteres away from its doorstep. KLCC, Bukit Bintang, Pavilion Mall and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers are less than 2.5 kilometres away. Whether visiting for work or leisure, Lloyd’s Inn KL offers travellers of different types an escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, while still being centrally located near KL’s eateries, shopping, and iconic landmarks.

Architecture and Design

At Lloyd’s Inn KL, their signature open concept, greenery, and outdoor showers are translated into a high-rise city version, keeping outdoor elements of what Lloyd’s Inn Singapore & Bali also have - cement walls, floors and raw finishes.

Instead of generic spaces determined by structure, each room seeks to provide its inhabitant with a little patch of earth, suspended in the sky.

Read more on the design process by the FARM architect here.


As a living and breathing green hotel (literally!), Lloyd’s Inn’s dedication to sustainability reflects their commitment to creating a better world for future generations. Each year, the team continues with updates across properties to adopt more sustainable practices, including replacing single-use shower bottles with pump dispensers and transitioning from plastic to paper amenities. All corridors in Lloyd’s Inn properties are naturally ventilated, saving energy on using around the clock air conditioning.

F&B - Opeum Bistro

A wordplay on ‘opium’, Opeum Bistro is Lloyd’s Inn’s in-house dining F&B brand. The brand meticulously curates a menu in each country featuring the host country’s food, co-designed with a local chef. Opeum Bistro KL heroes Malaysian food and local delights that are sourced with fresh local ingredients.

Helmed by Chef Sharon Gonzago and local Chef Izzat, Opeum Bistro serves contemporary interpretations of international heritage cuisine to satisfy the modern palate. Diners are in for a deliciously addictive menu inspired by local ingredients and KL’s bustling café-hopping scene.

Savour a slow afternoon at The Tea Room, or people-watch at Opeum bistro's main dining room that faces TRX building and KL's cityscape. The dining area also extends to the 15th floor lounge areas, where guests can order in and catch up on work in their flexible spaces and meeting pods.

Menu and more here.

Artist-in-Residence Programs

From postcards to art displays, Lloyd’s Inn enjoys collaborating with local artists, having done so at all properties. Lloyd’s Inn KL features a 3-meter-high hand-painted wall mural titled “Stroll The Forest Trail” by Malaysian artists Geraldine and Vincent (The Ochre Home). Featuring a neutral themed mural of seeds and pods, the mural celebrates the understated beauty of botany and its elements.

Rooms & Facilities

Read more here.


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