The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur (GPS: 3.13924, 101.69206) is a 5-star hotel on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin in Kuala Lumpur. It is one of the hotels within the Autograph Collection of Marriott International. One of the most luxurious hotels in the city, it occupies a choice location right across from the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Originally known as Hotel Majestic (the original signage is still visible in front of the old wing), it first opened in 1932. The hotel was designed by the Dutch architectural firm of Keys and Dowdeswell for the Trustees of the Estate of Loke Wan Tho, youngest son of Loke Yew. In the early days, it was the largest and grandest hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It was also one of the first hotels in the country to fit a television set in the guestrooms.
By the 1970s, the original Hotel Majestic was losing out to other bigger and grander hotels. Gazetted as a heritage building, it was turned into the National Art Gallery, which occupied it from 1984 until 1998, when YTL Hotels took over the property, and began a faithful restoration, to return it to its original opulence and splendour. In order to usher the hotel into the present age, YTL Hotels preserves the original building - now known as the Majestic Wing - and added a 15-storey Tower Wing, increasing the room capacity of the hotel from the original 47 guest rooms to 300.
After a period of meticulous restoration, the all-new Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur finally opened its doors to the public in December, 2012. On 1 January, 2017, it enters another exciting new chapter as being the first hotel in Malaysia to be added to Marriott International's prestigious Autograph Collection, a collection of historic properties offering modern luxuries and stylish amenities.
Food & Beverage Outlets at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The main f&b outlet at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the contemporary Contango. This restaurant features an open kitchen interactive concept with several food stations set across the dining hall, which can accommodate some 250 diners. Hotel guests partake of their breakfast here. This is complimented by The Colonial Cafe, The Bar and The Tea Lounge. Guests may also enjoy tea at the famous Orchid Conversatory as well as at the Drawing Room.
Guest Rooms at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers a wide range of guest rooms and suites within its two wings. At the Majestic Wing is the Straits Room, Colonial Suite, Governor Suite and Majestic Suite. Within the Tower Wing is the Deluxe Room, Junior Suite, Grand Suite and Premier Suite.
Facilities at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur includes wall-mounted television sets, complimentary wifi, dual vanities, and separate shower and bathtub. Located at adjacent buildings are The Majestic Spa, where guests may enjoy traditional massages, and The Smoke House, which features a bar, a barber and grooming room, cigar room, a screening room and a private dining area. On the 4th floor is the simming pool and the gymnasium. There is also a Roof Garden, which is a lanai where various events can be held.