The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a YTL classic hotel. Living it up to it's name, this 5 star hotel does look majestic with it's colonial heritage design. It was built in 1932, being one of the iconic and fancy hotel back then to the rich and famous.
By the 1970s, however, the hotel had lost its lustre, giving way to newer, bigger and more luxurious hotels. Saved from demolition by the government, she was gazetted as a heritage building under the Antiquities Act. At the end of 1983, the last guests checked out and the hotel became home to the National Art Gallery from 1984 until 1998, until it relocated to its current premises.
YTL Hotels was then entrusted with the restoration of this national treasure, a project the Company undertook with much pride.
The Drawing Room is an elegant private room, so colonial English, apparently designed for Afternoon Tea. I was so grateful to be treated to such a tradition, hence feeling a little out of place in this grandeur. As English as it may be, the menu though was a mixture of traditional and modern.
|Our excited selfie while waiting for Shia Lynn! Photo: Ai Jou|
|Our coffee table with the classic setting|
|Me with the host, Ai Jou|
|Healthy Chamomile Tea for the labour in us! And loving the cute honey jar!|
|Sweets and savouries on a quaint tray! Photo: Ai Jou|
|Ai Jou and Shia Lynn|
|Ai Jou, when was this taken?!!!|
|Photo: Ai Jou|
|And then it started raining... I just loved the window latch!|
|The Orchid Conservatory was really magnificent!|
|One of the rooms at The Smoke House - reminded me of Sherlock Holmes|
|Our last selfie of the day!|
I am so lost for words while blogging this hence I've kept it short, mostly filled with photos. I just felt so lucky to have known these ladies, so blessed to be treated to this wonderful hi-tea and so grateful to experience such English Afternoon Tea.
Aside from us catching up over tea, I've also learnt something new - SARK's Creative Dream Game. Though I'm still a blur, I just hoped I did it right :-p Both Ai Jou and Shia Lynn are positive influences for me so I do hope to gain more self-confidence in my future endeavour moving forward. FYI, Shia Lynn is the founder and owner of this handmade creative business:
Thank you, Ai Jou, I truly appreciate it. Hugs and kisses!