The Ormond Group is pleased to announce that The Chow Kit – An Ormond Hotel has been awarded Best Hotel Renovation & Restoration and Best Visual Identity at the 2021 AHEAD Awards organised by Sleeper Magazine. The Awards are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of the exceptional, recognising hospitality design in all its forms, and the guest experiences created in hospitality projects worldwide. It was incredibly special for us to have received this recognition on Malaysia Day. As the only category winner from Malaysia this year, The Chow Kit is proud to represent Kuala Lumpur as a design city in the region alongside established brands like the Aman, Rosewood and Capella Group. Previous category winners include Raffles Hotel in Singapore, Amanyangyun in China, Jackalope in Australia and Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong.
The Hotel Renovation & Restoration award celebrates exceptional design and architecture, contributing to the hospitality experience of a hotel project which is a restoration of an existing building. The Chow Kit was praised for its “impressive transformation that has infused the new perspective of a neighbourhood in rejuvenation”, maintaining elements of the regional cultural context and historical relevance within the Chow Kit neighbourhood. “Being located in such a historically rich neighbourhood bustling with stories to be told, we felt it was imperative for us to take cues from the familiarity of Malaysia and the modern worldliness of the city, blending cosmopolitan and cosy finishes with comfort. Great design, experience and service is the cornerstone of every Ormond property and we’re grateful for this recognition. Chow Kit is one of the most underrated neighbourhoods in South East Asia and we look forward to welcoming all adventure and culture seekers.” said Gareth Lim, CEO of Ormond Group.
The Chow Kit also received a special award for Best Visual Identity which recognises exceptional design for the overall visual identity of a hotel brand, including elements such as graphic design, digital marketing materials, signage and physical collaterals. Judges recognised The Chow Kit for its unique representation of simplified luxury, the balanced essence of comfort and purpose captured and translated through a variety of mediums from menus and signage to door hangers and light fixtures. Working closely with local artists and curators such as Mey Kamal, Bendang Artisan and Liza Ho, the building honours and reinterprets the past, with local materials showcased throughout the hotel. “The Chow Kit celebrates simplified luxury while maintaining a strong cultural connection to the Chow Kit neighborhood. Our team has been hard at work to provide travelers an inspiring and memorable experience in Kuala Lumpur.” added Krystle Ng, Head of Brand & Marketing at the Ormond Group.
In celebration of this achievement, The Chow Kit would like to thank their guests for their unwavering support throughout these trying times. A giveaway will be announced via our social media pages (@ormondhotels) with limited numbers of Stay & Dine packages at only RM150 open for booking during the weekend of 25 – 26 September 2021 so anyone interested in a good deal ought to stay tuned.
Stay & Dine packages are available on the website where guests can book a stay at the Den room from RM190 and receive the equivalent amount worth of dining credits. For those wanting to dine-out but looking for additional peace of mind, we have also introduced PRIVATE @ The Chow Kit where guest rooms have been converted into private dining rooms offering guests a memorable experience with impeccable service but minimal interaction with other guests.
The Ormond Group is an award-winning hospitality group based in Kuala Lumpur with three unique brands. The Ormond Hotels brand is the flagship of the Ormond Group, a collection of beautiful boutique properties rooted in modern, simplified luxury. MoMo’s, it’s playful younger sibling, is a concept that goes against the grain to break with tradition, celebrating creativity and the vibrancy of city life and Tune Hotels is synonymous with great value, offering travellers convenient practicality. To date, the Ormond Group hotels have won international accolades from The New York Times, Travel and Leisure Magazine and National Geographic for 52 Best Places To Go, Best New Hotel In The World and The World’s Best Value Hotel, to name a few. Reservations for The Chow Kit can be booked on the website at TheChowKit.com or by calling