Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Guard at entrance of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Lounge Room in a Suite in the Majestic Wing
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Claw foot bathtub in the Majestic Wing
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Bedroom in a suite in the Majestic Wing
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Suite, 5 star accommodation, YTL property
A continental breakfast is served by butlers in suites in the Majestic Wing. Rooms in the Tower Wing include buffet breakfast at Contango. 
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Deluxe Room in the Tower Wing
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Live Pianist at Colonial Cafe and The Bar
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
The Smokehouse - reminiscent of an old gentleman's club, but where ladies too can join the fun.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Men's only barber
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Orchid Room - perhaps the most oxygenized room in the city
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Pool

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur by YTL, Malaysia

If you like to be made a fuss of, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the place for you. From the moment we pulled up to the lobby, to the minute we climbed in our car and waved goodbye, staff made us feel like royalty, attending to our every desire, even predicting, before we knew ourselves, what we might yearn for. Rooms smelling of orchids, check-in in the comfort of our own suite, and an entourage of staff welcomed us. Everything at this hotel is done with grand style.

While The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, rising as a resplendent portrait of prestige from the culture-laden streets of old KL, maintains the majesty of years long gone, it certainly isn’t stuck in the past. From the digitalized check in where I signed my autograph on a screen, to the waterproof remote control in the bathtub facing its own flat screen TV, to i-Pad menus, the conveniences of the present are subtly integrated into the stateliness of the yesteryears.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Card Room
A complimentary shuttle bus gives easy access to the city centre and KL Sentral train station. There are, however a host of nearby areas of interest within easy reach of the hotel. The National Museum is a 20 minute stroll from the hotel; the gorgeous exteriors of the Malayan Railway Station and KTM Headquarters can be viewed from site; the modernist interpretation of the National Mosque, Masjid Negara, is too mere minutes away and; enclosed in Lake Gardens, less than a 10 minute drive away, are the National Planetarium, National Monument, Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens, Deer Park, Bird Park, Islamic Arts Museum and Butterfly Park. For culture and food, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is mid point between Little India and Chinatown where a multitude of inexpensive local dishes, shops and temples can be explored.

Rooms are testament to the care that has been taken to preserve the elegance of colonial times. In the Majestic Wing, choose from 47 old style suites, each containing their own claw foot bathtub and a little more privacy in terms of separate bathroom, bedroom and living area.  The new Tower Wing has a choice of 243 classically designed, but slightly more contemporary, rooms ranging from a standard room to various classifications of suites. An open concept is created with glass walls dividing the bathroom and bedroom areas and, the modern influence is seen in the form of flat screen TVs fitted to the panels in front of every bathtub.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Screening Room -
Black and White Films
Facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium, swimming pool, incredible spa by Spa Village, wireless Internet, private drawing room, an orchid room and The Smokehouse. The Smokehouse is, as its name proposes, the only place in the hotel where you can smoke. It’s also an area where a lot of fun is at your fingertips. Behind closed doors, off the main bar and lounge area, you can sneak away into the cigar room, the card room or a private dining room with your own chef. Downstairs you’ll be transported to days of old in the grooming room, the gentlemen’s only barber, Truefitt and Hill, followed by black and white movies contemplated in maroon leather armchairs in the screening lounge. Of special note too is the Orchid Room, a greenhouse filled with beautiful blossoms. It’s a delightful location to cleanse your lungs of polluted city air and rethink the whole experience of breathing. Upon request, afternoon tea can be set up inside, or it too makes an unforgettably romantic place for a proposal.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
Gymnasium
Dining basically comes in two menus - one at the buffet style Contango and, the other in the a la carte Colonial Café, The Bar and The Tea Lounge. Contango has one of the best value free flow wine and beer buffets in the city. For an additional RM30++ to the dinner menu, guests can delight in endless self-service wine and beer. With the Enomatic wine dispensing machine, diners are not limited to one red and one white which is a common feature of many free flows, but have a choice of six whites and six reds and a range of serving sizes too. For those who want to taste everything you can select the ‘sample’ size pour which gives enough for a tasting of each. The name Contango too is an interesting one – derived from the oil and gas industry and based around the supply and demand concept, the fuller the restaurant the higher the price. Not yet implemented, but worth knowing to arrive early for when it is.

Afternoon Tea, tinkled with tunes of a live pianist and set in the lush colonial atmosphere of The Tea Lounge, is an experience worth booking. A classic cocktail at The Bar dressed with a story woven by the barman, followed with colonial cuisine in the Colonial Café are memorable indulgences.

YTL Hotels are currently offering an unbeatable package from seaside to city. When you stay at Pangkor Laut Resort, Tanjong Jara Resort or Gaya Island Resort for three to five nights from now until November 2013, you will be treated with one and two complimentary nights respectively at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Details on these value packages can be found here.

Reason to visit: a believable transportation back to the majesty and elegance of colonial times, a chance to feel like the privileged for the duration of your stay
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, YTL, best hotel, Colonial hotel, 5 star
The Majestic Spa

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
www.majestickl.com
+6 03 2785 8000




13 comments:

  1. The Raffles or the E & O of KL, very nice!

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  2. Ooo, I'd like to drop by that gentleman's barber someday. It might be an interesting experience (though I don't think I'd risk one of those knife's-edge, throat-grazing shaves that I've seen in old movies, heheh) :D

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    1. Yes, I have to say I'd be a bit nervous with the throat grazing razor too.

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  3. What a place! Disappear into the colonial charm of the empire...

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    1. Yes, a stark contrast to the high rise modernity that has overtaken the city.

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  4. OMG, the pool is gorgeous! I wanna take a dip in there now!!

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    1. They have done a lovely job with the pool.

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  5. Looks like a really gorgeous hotel! Need to go stay there this year ;)

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  6. I've read a lot about the orchid rooms that only does advance booking if you want to dine there!

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