Friday, February 15, 2013

Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur - A Tour with Hotel Manager, Wayne Lee

The main lobby at Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur

Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur is where history and heritage meet head-on with modernity and luxury. Located on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Hotel Majestic sits opposite the equally historical and moorish Kuala Lumpur railway station.

The 1930's Hotel Majestic was one of the great landmarks of Kuala Lumpur in its time. The Majestic Wing (pictured), which comprises the hotel of old, has been fully restored, and includes the Suites with Butler service, The Colonial Cafe, The Bar and The Tea Lounge

Since 1998, after a long and illustrious lifespan, YTL Hotels have been working on the full restoration of Hotel Majestic, bringing it back to its former glory and establishing it as a listed Leading Hotel of the World, making a 5-star rating entirely inadequate.

Welcome to Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur

Title Page of: "The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur - A Second Renaissance"

We entered Hotel Majestic through the original Majestic Wing and were greeted by one of the hotel guards, dressed in traditional garb from bygone years, looking absolutely fantastic. (A picture with a guard will be shown at the end of the post).

Beautiful foyer and stairs at the Majestic Wing old entrance at Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur

The swimming pool located at the Majestic Wing

Walking along the corridors, gasping in awe at the wonder of Hotel Majestic!

I honestly wasn't prepared for the majesty of this stunning hotel. It took me back and I soon realised that we were in some place quite special. I hope these photos will do it justice and that you'll feel that sense of awe as well!

The Tea Lounge in the Majestic Wing at Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur

It was like walking through a palace. This isn't just another hotel - it's a grand palace! Luxury can be smelt in every corner. 

We met our good friend and the Hotel Manager, Wayne Lee in the reception of the new building, known as the Tower Wing.

The main lobby of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Wayne took us for a buffet lunch, accompanied by Anna, who hails from Albanian and Greek origins and who deals with the VIP guests at the hotel. The food was plentiful and of the highest quality, and there was just about anything you could wish for.

The Dining Room

Watching our classic Italian pizza being made

Our pizza cooking in the oven

Seating arrangement in the dining room at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Lauren and Leah's favourite part of the buffet lunch was obviously the dessert, with home-made ice-cream and a pot of jelly beans!

Following the lunch, Wayne took us on a much-anticipated tour of The Majestic Hotel, starting with exclusive access to a variety of rooms in the new Tower Wing:

The rooms of the Tower Wing

Bathtub with TV

One of the features of rooms in the Tower Wing is completely transparent bathrooms like this! Fidelia is posing beside the bathtub while Lauren is having a seat on the toilet bowl! It is sure to be an unforgettable experience at The Majestic Hotel!

Fresh orchids are in every room, replaced monthly

Lauren trying out an inviting bed. Leah meanwhile, goes straight to the phone!

Wayne and Anna pose for a photo in one of the splendid rooms at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The room rates start from RM600 and go up to between RM10,000 - RM12,000 per night. To browse more of the rooms and see prices and features, and even book your stay here, you can visit The Majestic Hotel on the internet right here:

I hope you're keeping up . . . this was a hotel tour like we'd never had before! Moving on . . .

The Swimming Pool and Rooftop Garden

The swimming pool on the 4th floor of The Majestic Hotel, Tower Wing

Just around the corner from the swimming pool is a lovely rooftop garden complete with shelter and flowers:

The Rooftop Garden at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Flower at the Rooftop Garden , Tower Wing, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Tower Wing of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur boasts 15 floors of quality rooms and function rooms

It was a typically burning hot Malaysian afternoon, and I was left behind to snap away while the rest of the company made a quiet but hasty retreat back to the shade by the pool and then inside to the air-conditioning of the hotel.

The Petronas Twin Towers are visible from the 4th floor swimming pool deck

As Wayne led the tour inside again, it was a relief to escape the searing heat and be able to rest my eyes once more.

We then ventured on to the Ballroom, which is entirely pillar-less, can seat up to 1,200 people, and is just . . . H U G E!

The next part of the tour was one of my favourites. We gained privileged access to a private orchid room in the Majestic Wing. This room remains locked and can only be rented out for an afternoon for RM2,000!

As you'll see in the photos, it is full of orchids and colour and is a very pleasant place to sit and enjoy the afternoon:

The Orchid Room

The locked doors of the orchid room

Taking a few moments to absorb the peace of the orchid room

I thought that this orchid room was absolutely terrific, a wonderful addition to the hotel, and we continued to be amazed at every turn of the tour of The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. 

The final part of the tour took us back to where we started, and indeed where Hotel Majestic began in the 1930's - the fully restored Majestic Wing.

View of the atrium in the Majestic Wing

Full butler service is available for the rooms in the Majestic Wing.

A classic bathroom in a room in the Majestic Wing

Leah sits on a cushion-filled sofa in a room in the Majestic Wing

Piano by The Bar and The Tea Lounge in the Majestic Wing of Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur

It was a privilege to be guided around The Majestic Hotel by Wayne Lee, the Hotel Manager. He's a top man. I've known him since we first met while he was the Hotel Manager at Vistana Hotel in Kuantan. This wonderful hotel which is full of history and nostalgia has an equally apt man in charge today.

I highly recommend you to save up your ringgits and spend a night at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. I'm looking forward to our stay there the next time we go to KL!

We took a couple of lovely photos, firstly with the hotel guard, and secondly with Wayne, to finish the tour:


  1. Majestic indeed!!

    Lovely images!!

  2. I know I've told you that I don't like travelling and I don't find hotels comfortable but... Wow! Except to say that I just googled the price and it is equivalent to a starting price of £125 per night. Hmmm, maybe not, but it is unbelievably amazing.

  3. Yes, these pictures are truly gorgeous, full of beauty, I love the first, a wonderful place.

  4. wow amazingly beautiful hotel. looks cozy and inviting and those orchids are absolutely gorgeous.

  5. Bellísimo hotel Y como siempre tus reportajes excelentes.
    Un abrazo Duncan!

  6. Beautiful hotel - I really love the orchid room, we don't have anything like that here in Vegas (probably too dry). But I would put up our Venetian as comparable, we stayed there a few nights, and love to walk the canal.
    The lobby floor is also lovely.

  7. Nice hotel, a bit pricey I'd say. Thanks Duncan.

  8. WOW, it really deserves its 'majestic' moniker! That first lobby photo is amazing!

  9. The orchid room is my favourite room in all of KL. :-)

  10. This is the best looking hotel so far that I've ever seen. It is absolutely stunning. I don't mind paying a lot more for the comfort of this majestic hotel! The next time we come to KL, I hope we have saved enough to stay here for two nights! :D I love the lunch buffet! The food was great and most of all, I got to eat my crabs! Yummy! Lovely post my dear stunning husband! xoxo

  11. Whew, that place is impressive! Great pictures.

  12. What a beautiful looking place. I would love to visit this city one day.

  13. What a beautiful hotel. That orchid room looks divine. If I find myself back in KL I would love to stay there.

  14. Spectacular! What an amazingly beautiful hotel. I just took a mini vacation through your photographs Duncan! I'm already relaxed:)

  15. Nor too shabby, Duncan :-). What a wonderful place to holiday. I hope you weekend is off to a good start. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  16. The lobby composition on top is fantastic! The amount of beautiful orchids reminds me so much of Thailand.

  17. A perfectly named hotel Duncan and you've shown it so beautifully. Very elegant would be hard not to enjoy yourself.

  18. Thanks for coming over to view this splendid hotel. Hope you enjoyed the virtual tour :)

  19. I like your header :)

    its my faviurite hotel since young, we call it Monkey Hotel as theres alot of monkey jumping at our room window. ehhehehhe.... i like the colonial feel, lucky you get to stay there. green with envy :)

    by the way, voted for you in mitbca :)

  20. I want to stay there!!!!!!!!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

  21. 600 Malaysian Ringgit equals
    193.89 US Dollar

  22. I LOVE the orchid room! I'm an absolute orchid fan, so I'd lose days in there.

    The rest of the hotel looks wonderful too. So tranquil.


  23. Awesome article, very well prepared!
    This place is a dream!Wonderful pictures!

  24. Good job Duncan ! You brought us to a really nice place =D

  25. I like this place very much ! a lot of food and the rooms seem comfortable !

  26. this hotel is amazing and I love the photographs. They help me to see the hotel very clearly.


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