Sunday, December 2, 2012

Old Meets New: The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur & Contango

Hubby and I are both huge fans of the YTL Hotels & Resorts, from the gorgeous beach resorts Pangkor Laut Resort and Tanjong Jara Resort, to the serene Cameron Highland Resorts. They also operate Gaya Island Resort and The Majestic Malacca which we have yet to visit. We were very excited to visit the brand new Majestic Hotel in KL!

The Bar in the Majestic Wing

The gold-leafed domed ceiling is an original feature of the historic hotel


1st December marks the opening of another classic hotel by YTL, The Majestic Kuala Lumpur which has been restored to its former glory and some. The Majestic KL is also the only hotel in KL to be included in "The Leading Hotels of the World" (LHW) luxury hotel collection, putting it in the company of some of the best hotels in the world including The Ritz London, The Pierre in New York City and Hotel le Bristol in Paris.


Colonial Cafe in the Majestic wing, offering traditional colonial fare created by Hainanese chefs



The elegant Tea Lounge in the Majestic wing, where one can enjoy English Afternoon Tea with a Malaysian twist (definitely coming back for this!)


In addition to the restoration of the iconic heritage Hotel Majestic building, a brand new 15-storey contemporary wing has been added alongside the original hotel featuring a grand ballroom and many more rooms, as well as Contango, a luxuriously designed contemporary restaurant featuring open kitchens with a wide variety of cuisine. Contango also features a wine cellar that holds 2000 bottles including a vertical collection of the famous Opus One wines created through a collaboration between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Guests were also treated to an amazing performance by celebrated band, The Mills Brothers at the roof top garden after the meal.

We love the elegant decor of the rooms as well as the restaurants. A very beautiful hotel in KL :)

The Orchid Room


Gorgeous Christmas tree at hotel lobby


The Grand Ballroom which can seat 1250 guests

The Premier Suite in the new Tower Wing - decadently furnished (we love the decor here)

Deluxe Room 

Lovely bathrooms too


So lovely that Hubby wanted to take a photo here! ;)

Contango Restaurant

Fresh sashimi!

The Mills Brothers with Elmer Hopper puts on a great show


Thanks to Tracy Khee of YTL for the kind invitation to visit your brand new hotel in KL! And many congratulations on the re-opening of this beautiful iconic hotel.

Location: The Majestic KL, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Website: http://www.majestickl.com/

GPS Coordinates: 3.139059, 101.692617

26 comments:

  1. The interior looks very similar to Cameron Highlands Resort... love it!

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    1. Yeah YTL Hotels always does a great job with their interior design! A really gorgeous place!

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  2. YTL? Oooo...only for the rich & famous. Looks kinda new and modern in your pics though. Saw in somebody's blog earlier - more along the same lines as E&O Penang or Raffles Singapore.

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    1. It's the first classic hotel in KL. I like how they restored the old building... love the gold leafed domed ceiling in the Majestic Wing.

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  3. ah Tracy still with YTL it has been ages ... those were the days when I'm working with YTL

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  4. The hotel looks so beautiful, how nice if we can stay one night there! hehehe. :P

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    1. Hehe I also hope I get to stay here someday. And then have afternoon tea. YUM!

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  5. Wow, so glamorous, Yen! Must be very expensive to stay there!

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    1. Not sure about the rates yet, but will check them out when it's published.

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  6. ooooo, hubby's always a dapper dude! he could give us all classes on how to look suave (i'll sign up and attend!). the perfect look for this occasion, for a great hotel! :D

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    1. Haha thanks! He sure made an effort to look his best :) I do love it whenever he puts on his kilt :)

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  7. What a spectacular looking hotel! I love a good bathroom with a nice bathtub and am always happy when one of those appears :)

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    1. I especially love how they restored an iconic and historic building in KL into such a beautiful hotel while keeping its wonderful charms.

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  8. The rooms looks gorgeous, as does the orchid room - so many pretty colours :) The ballroom looks pretty spiffy as well... no pillars!

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    1. Someone actually proposed to his gf at the Orchid Room yesterday while we were there. It's pretty romantic. :)

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  9. gorgeous place.. good times indeed!

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  10. Everything including you and your hubby look so grand and gorgeous!

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  11. wow, luxury, pretty and cute!

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  12. lovely hotel....particular love the poster bed and the bathtub... :)

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  13. Love the room and especially the bathroom. hehe...
    You look nice in that dress ;-)

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  14. Mr and Mrs Baby Sumo sure scrub up nicely! Looks like you had a wonderful evening. I have to go just to snap a picture of that Christmas tree!! Gorgeous.

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  15. WOW, What a beautiful hotel.I think this is the best example of a luxurious hotel.very pretty and magnificent.
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  16. I'm glad that YTL restored our family's legacy, but sad that they got the history wrong.

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