Chinese lanterns were used to dispel darkness in the ancient world. Even though it is not used in our everyday life nowadays, it is an important representation in the Chinese culture symbolising happiness and brightness.
Nestled in the middle of Chinatown (Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur), the Lantern Hotel perfectly embodies these characteristics in its architecture. The hotel’s exterior is a blanket of bricks & wooden windows, so we were pleasantly surprised by how bright it was on the inside. Natural sunlight floods in through the sun roof which made the space appear open and airy. And it got even better as we stepped out onto the open terrace. It was spacious and had a good view of the bustling Chinatown below.