Sometimes the resurrection of a hotel can herald a second renaissance
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur reopened its doors in December 2012 and includes the iconic Hotel Majestic building, documented as a national heritage site under the Antiquities Act. Built in the 1930s, the original hotel became one of the great landmarks of Kuala Lumpur in its time. The hotel was the place for glamorous social events, government receptions and residence for prominent international visitors. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is positioned to share the glamour, heritage and success of its predecessor. Set on 3.2 acres on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, this key location is the historical mile of Kuala Lumpur, opposite the old Moorish style railway station, another famous landmark in the city.
The hotel features 300 luxurious rooms and suites. The Majestic Wing, the fully restored original five-storey Majestic Hotel, houses the Suites with full Butler Service, Colonial Café, The Bar and The Tea Lounge. A new 15-storey Tower Wing complementing the art deco style houses the reception, Deluxe Rooms and Suites, Contango Restaurant, 17 meetings rooms, a pillar-less ballroom, a gymnasium and a swimming pool.
The Majestic Ballroom contains the largest LED wall in any ballroom in Malaysia and seats an impressive 1,200 people while being among the only ballrooms that offer a unique ambience of natural daylight. The state-of-the-art pillar-less architecture as well as the spacious pre-function area allow for flexibility to host any event, ranging from exhibitions to cocktail receptions. Equipped with some of the best audio visual facilities, The Majestic Ballroom also serves as an ideal venue for indoor concerts. The hotel’s seventeen immaculately designed function rooms allow flexibility when organising conferences, meetings and seminars.
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 47 luxurious suites exude old world elegance and impart a sense of history. Despite the vintage charm, the suites also feature tastefully modern furnishings, a perfect mix of past and present. The Tower Wing features 253 guestrooms and suites, and complements the original building in the art deco style with use of dark marble and polished chrome. The difference is subtle yet distinct, with a more contemporary and sophisticated feel in the design and furnishings, including plush carpeting and elegant four-poster beds. Room categories in the Tower Wing include Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Grand Suites and Premier Suites.
The Majestic Hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World’s family of iconic and legendary hotels. The affiliation verifies that the hotel meets a demanding set of quality standards which serve as a benchmark for the luxury hospitality industry, putting it in the company of some of the best hotels in the world. This includes The Ritz London, The Pierre in New York City, Hotel le Bristol in Paris and Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy.