The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel chosen for:

The Place

Connected to its surroundings, this hotel is woven into the fabric of its locale

Colonial Charm in Kuala Lumpur


BUILT IN 1932 DURING MALAYA’S BOOM YEARS LEADING TO WORLD WAR II, THE ORIGINAL HOTEL MAJESTIC EXUDED BRITISH CLASS, DOWN TO THE CUSTOM FURNITURE IMPORTED FROM ENGLAND. FAVORED BY THE COLONIAL ELITE, IT WAS THE PLACE FOR GLAMOROUS SOCIAL EVENTS, GOVERNMENT RECEPTIONS, AND THE RESIDENCE FOR PROMINENT INTERNATIONAL VISITORS. DESIGNATED A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, THE GRAND BUILDING BECAME THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY IN MALAYSIA IN 1984. AFTER A 2012 RESTORATION THAT BROUGHT BACK THE HOTEL’S EARLY SPLENDOR, THE MAJESTIC ONCE AGAIN WELCOMES TRAVELERS – THIS TIME, THOSE SEEKING LUXURY STEEPED IN HISTORY.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is set opposite the striking old Moorish-style railway station, in the area known as the historical mile of city centre. This prime position provides easy access to some of the city’s top attractions, like the National Museum, National Mosque, Lake Gardens, and Bird and Butterfly Park.

The 300-room hotel is comprised of two distinct wings: The original Majestic Wing, which echoes the art deco and neoclassical nuances of the building, and the new 15-story Tower Wing, which features a melding of contemporary and classic design. The wings are connected by a glass-enclosed walkway – a modern addition to the otherwise old-world aesthetic.

The Colonial Cafe recreates the atmosphere of the halcyon days of the planters of Malaya and offers authentic classical cuisine from the colonial era; the afternoon tea service at the Tea Lounge – named one of the top luxury tea spots in the city by Forbes; and under the gold leaf dome of the bar, where the Stengah, Gin Pahit, and Sling are the specialties of the house. International influences abound at the restaurant Contango, where chefs prepare American, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Malay favorites from an open kitchen – with an extensive 2,000-bottle wine cellar to pair. Reflected in the tropical Orchid Conservatory, with its seasonal range of Phalaenopsis orchids and thousands of large-petaled blooms displayed within a glass atrium where guests can enjoy afternoon tea, intimate lunches or celebratory dinners up to 20 persons in this gorgeous setting.

5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin 50000 Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia