From a tin mining settlement to a site for a uniquely designed boutique hotel - Jalan Kamunting has undergone quite a transformation, as Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur opened its doors with a grand street party.

Malaysia's second Autograph Collection hotel - after the Majestic Hotel KL - Stripes Hotel sits on the site of YTL Corporation's first office, and  the corporation was well represented by Tan Sri Francis Yeoh and Dato' Mark Yeoh, who welcomed guests like Awal Ashaari and Dr Nick Boden to the event.

Notwithstanding Malaysia's rainy weather, the evening was everything a celebration should be, with plenty of good food, music from the UK band Shakatak and a firework display that lit up the sky, announcing Stripes' arrival to the entire city.