A hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is set to bring the board game Monopoly to life.

It’s not quite Boardwalk or Park Place, but when Monopoly Mansion by Sirocco opens in 2019, it will bring a ritzy new property to KL’s Bukit Bintang shopping and entertainment district, also known as the Golden Triangle.

To evoke the iconic board game’s throwback to the roaring 1920s, the hotel – which will open at the M101 Bukit Bintang development – will feature a 1920s art deco design across its 255-rooms, lobby, bar and restaurant, reports say. Think The Great Gatsby brought to life.

Worldwide appeal

With international recognition – more than one billion people in 114 countries are believed to have played the game in its 83-year history – the thematic hotel is set to have worldwide appeal.

In the age of social media, when experiences rarely go undocumented on Instagram or Facebook, the life-sized Monopoly backdrop is sure to make the hotel a local hotspot and one of the city’s most Instagram-worthy destinations. – AFP Relaxnews