The historical seaside city of Malacca, holds many cultures and influences and with it many unique and beautiful heritage buildings were created over the years.
YTL Hotels decided to take over the famous Majestic Hotel and launched its first Classic Hotel in the city of Malacca. Present to officiate the opening was Yang DiPertuan Negeri Melaka, T.Y.T Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil Bin Yaakob and Y.A.B Datuk Seri Hj. Mohd. Ali Bin Mohd.Rustam.
At the grand opening of The Majestic Malacca, the grandson of the first Hotel Manager of Majestic Hotel was first to give a speech and recounted his memories of the old Majestic Hotel. Mr. Lim Fang Biau thanked YTL Hotels for preserving the heritage of such a unique building and for giving it new life.
The Majestic Malacca, was completed in 1929 as a private mansion of a prominent businessman, the mansion was then sold and converted into a hotel in 1953. The hotel closed down in 2000 and restoration works on the Majestic Malacca took place in 2006.
Like the other YTL Hotels and Resorts, this 54-room hotel on the river front is set to be placed amongst the world’s best, providing quality, service and absolute authenticity. With influences from the Portuguese, Dutch, British and Peranakan and with an architectural style that mirror’s Malacca’s multi-faceted colonial past, The Majestic Malacca offers you a truly unique experience.
The hotel underwent a 30 million makeover and its design integrates old with new. It is refurbished with teak wood fittings and leather furniture while the original Portuguese porcelain flooring and the European roof tiles have been preserved. Authentic artwork and antiques can be found throughout the building and the rooms come with four-poster beds and a vintage four-legged pedestal bathtub.
Dato’ Mark Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Hotels and Properties introduced YTL’s first Classic Hotel saying “These exclusive properties harness the heritage of historical locations. Here we combine authentic reflections of the past with contemporary luxury services. In essence, the YTL Classic Hotels integrate the past and present, bringing new life into areas of historical significance.”
The culinary journey at The Majestic Malacca is also an adventurous combination of Portuguese, Dutch, English, and Baba-Nyonya cultures combined into an exciting menu.
The hotel also houses a Spa Village, like all the other YTL Hotels and Resorts. What is unique about Spa Village Melaka is that it is the only spa in the world, to base its therapies on the healing heritage of the Peranakan – a unique combination of Chinese and Malay influences.
The spa village not only takes pride in its treatments and therapies but also reflects a rich culture in the spa’s intricate traditional wood carving integrated with finely detailed porcelain wall tiles and traditional Chinese day beds.
In the city of rich culture and heritage with influences from Dutch, Portuguese, British Chinese, Indian and Malay, Malacca is truly a unique destination which one should savor in a truly authentic and luxurious manner.
Source : YTL
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