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Travel Castra By Colony: Kuala Lumpur's Answer To Your Glamping Obsession

Castra By Colony: Kuala Lumpur's Answer To Your Glamping Obsession

Castra By Colony: Kuala Lumpur's Answer To Your Glamping Obsession
Photo: Castra by Colony
By Tania Jayatilaka
By Tania Jayatilaka
February 21, 2020
Within just 2 months of opening, the city's first glamping retreat has already seen a flurry of activity, says Colony KL co-founders Timothy Tiah & Audrey Ooi
The Mediterranean-inspired canopy tents offer luxury amenities for the urban camper.
The Mediterranean-inspired canopy tents offer luxury amenities for the urban camper.

This month marks the launch of Castra by Colony, an inspired new glamping space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Situated on the rooftop terrace of Star Boulevard KLCC, this chic urban retreat spans 4,510sqf, equipped with 2 Mediterranean-inspired canopy tents (air-conditioned, of course), a barbecue deck and a private garden lounge.

See also: 5 Creative Event Spaces In KL That Should Be On Your Radar

Curl up with a book: A shaded corner with its own hammock. (Photo: Castra by Colony)
The outdoor barbecue pit area.
Seating area on the outdoor patio,
 

Colony KL co-founders Timothy Tiah and Audrey Ooi represent the creative force behind this new and exciting luxury encampment concept.

“We’re always looking for ways to find new, definitive ways to elevate experiences,” Tiah says. “We started from inspiring workspaces to uplifting events and now, we want to redefine how businesses and groups organise their retreats.”

Related: 7 Luxury Hotels With A View Of KL's Iconic Towers

Bohemian-inspired furnishings are a highlight of the Castra by Colony experience.
Bohemian-inspired furnishings are a highlight of the Castra by Colony experience.

With a stay at Castra by Colony, campers can look forward to upscale amenities like premium beds and linens, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor patio seating and more.

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The rooftop garden terrace also makes for a versatile (and Instagram-worthy) event space that can comfortably accommodate 100 people, complete with hanging lightbulbs, rustic Moroccan-inspired furnishings, tribal motifs, wooden tiles and beautiful views of the city’s skyline. 

Fun fact: According to Ooi – a.k.a the artsy soul responsible for Colony's gorgeous luxe aesthetic – the décor choices for Castra by Colony somewhat mirror those of the plush Colony @ Star Boulevard co-working space.    

Audrey Ooi and Timothy Tiah, the co-founders of Colony KL. (Photo: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler)
Audrey Ooi and Timothy Tiah, the co-founders of Colony KL. (Photo: Khairul Imran / Malaysia Tatler)

A glamping concept that provides a bridge to the outdoors with the assurance of modern facilities and promised comfort - that's what we envision Castra to be.

Timothy Tiah

Perfect for those who crave the relaxation of a staycation without having to pry themselves from the city or even city-dwellers in search of a chic outdoor space to relax with drinks after work, Castra by Colony aims to challenge and transform the way urbanites interact with the outdoors, and from what we've seen so far, it's primed to achieve that goal. 

To make a reservation at Castra by Colony, click here or call 018-213 8086 for more information on hosting parties, group retreats and other functions here.

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