Explore the new and old of KL side by side by staying at Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur (www.stripeskl.com).

Nestled in the heart of the cool Jalan Kamunting historical area, right near The Row, a strip of 22 1940s shop-houses that have been adapted into hip bars, cafes and galleries, the hotel’s 184 rooms reference the surroundings through giant black-and-white vintage prints of the neighborhood and art deco patterns.

Rates are MYR480 (B3,797) for a deluxe room and MYR530 (B4,192) for an executive deluxe room.

The colonial-chic Snug Restaurant offers all-day dining while Brasserie 25's French-twist cuisine comes served amid copper chandeliers, red brick arcades and dark wood floors.