The Ruma Hotel and Residences is a 253 room located opposite the KLCC in downtown Kuala Lumpur with dramatic views towards the Petronas Towers.
The Ruma Hotel explores two recurring themes: the first is a contemporary interpretation of Malaysia’s Colonial past, the second is driven by the name of the hotel itself- that is RuMa(h), the Malay word for home. Therefore, the design and conceptual approach for the hotel has been informed by both these two themes - a home that captures, in spirit, the houses of a bygone era, however unlike their ancestral past, The RuMa Hotel will remain resolutely domestic.
Amongst these main themes, other sub themes emerge and reveal themselves within the project, specifically referencing aspects of Malaysian culture and design. Inspiration for the hotel is derived from walking the streets of Kuala Lumpur, rummaging through the flea markets, to trawling through the internet and chatting to local Malaysians – all information a a potential source for an idea or inspiration for The RuMa Hotel
The hotel, does not strive to become a pastiche of it’s historical past. Convention is replaced with ‘invention’- to create a hotel that will be both resolutely contemporary but at the same time, strangely familiar- your new home in Kuala Lumpur
Opened Winter 2018