Introducing Kuala Lumpur’s latest 5-star property, under the YTL group.. the Majestic Hotel.
YTL Hotels’ newest property, the iconic Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, has been restored and we were welcomed to the opening of this brand new hotel.
The old world charm of the place is unmistakable, and the most astounding part of this hotel is the Majestic Wing where neo classic details of the original structure have been meticulously restored. The Majestic Hotel is the only hotel in KL to be included in the list of “The Leading Hotels of the World”. This puts the hotel in the same league as The Ritz London, The Pierre in New York City, Hotel le Bristol in Paris, and Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur includes the original Hotel Majestic which is documented as a national heritage site under the Malaysian Antiquities Act. This colonial heritage building was built in 1932 and became one of the great hotels of Kuala Lumpur in its time and is set on 3.2 acres on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, opposite the striking old Moorish style railway station. It is also conveniently close to Sentral Station.
This is a great hotel for tourists to choose as it is located just a stones throw from the city’s tourist attractions, including the National Museum, National Mosque, Islamic Arts Museum, Lake Gardens, and Bird and Butterfly Parks.
Accommodation is housed in the Majestic Wing and the Tower Wing, separate buildings linked by a glass enclosed air-conditioned walkway. The Majestic Wing is the original historic hotel building and the suites echo the art deco nuances of the hotel. Timber floors are overlaid with tufted carpets in warm colours and luxurious art deco furnishings feature throughout. The black and white chequered tiled bathrooms feature claw-footed bathtubs and separate showers. All Majestic Wing suites are provided with butler service.
The Tower Wing houses the majority of the Hotel’s plush guestrooms and suites, and complements the original building in the art deco style with the use of polished chrome and jewel veneers. The bathrooms are delightfully decadent and modern glass enclosed sanctuaries with dual vanities, a separate rain shower and large free standing bathtub facing a wall-mounted television for those long bubble bath soaks at the end of the day.
The Majestic Wing houses the Colonial Suite, the Governor Suite and the Majestic Suite. The Tower Wing houses the deluxe rooms, junior rooms, grand suites and premier suites.
The Bar is the best place to relax and kick back with some old world cocktails – it is warm and inviting with its dark panels, mirrors and brass, and definitely a place to try a Gunner or Sling just like the ones enjoyed by the planters of old. The gold-leafed domed ceiling is an original feature of the historic hotel. And you can enjoy all this to the lovely renditions of Maestro Alfonso Soliano, a family whose musical traditions date well back into the nation’s history, entertain with their classic renditions.
The gold-leafed domed ceiling
For dining, choose from the Colonial Cafe, the Tea Lounge or Contango. The Colonial Café has plush red leather chairs, crisply starched white tablecloths and timber panels – extremely colonial – and they specialize in Hainanese cuisine. The elegant Tea Lounge in the Majestic Wing is open to the breezes off the lawn fronting the hotel and is the perfect setting for English Afternoon Tea with a Malaysian twist.
the Majestic wing is elegance personified
the mail room.. I love this!
Located in the Tower Wing, Contango is a luxuriously designed contemporary restaurant featuring an open kitchen interactive dining concept with a seating capacity for 250 people. The cuisine ranges from Asian, Japanese, to Western and Grilled dishes. A 2000 bottle wine cellar includes the Opus One vertical collection of wine created through a collaboration between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi.
the spa.. I could spend hours here!
The Majestic Spa is one of my favourite place. The art deco style of Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Willow Tearooms, gives the spa an amazing look. Picture if you will, old England – the Willow Tearooms of Scotland were iconic gathering places for businessmen to meet, read the paper or discuss politics, and an elegant environment for proper ladies to lunch, play cards and socialise. The Majestic Spa recreates this ambiance and reflects a time from that golden era.
beautiful, ornate tea sets
art deco style of Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Macintosh’s Willow Tearooms
Finally the resplendent pillarless Majestic Ballroom seats 1,200 for a banquet with a large pre-function area for cocktails or exhibitions. 17 elegant function rooms allow flexibility when organising conferences, meetings and seminars. These are furnished with state of the art AV equipment and a banquet staff to answer to your every need. A great place to hold events and company meetings, for sure.
the grand ballroom
view from above
check in reception area and lobby
such handsome uniforms!
the old school microphone of a bygone era
gorgeous rattan seats
we adjourn to level 4 (swimming pool level) for some outdoor entertainment
jazz numbers to groove to
we’re wondering.. when is the best date this month, for a girl’s day out to the Majestic Spa!
the lovely renditions of Maestro Alfonso Soliano
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5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: (603) 2785 8000
Fax: (603) 2785 8080 [email protected]