|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.
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|
|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: