Singaporean lawyer-turned-hotelier Loh Lik Peng, is known for his collection of vintage chairs, and anti-stereotypical Hotel 1929, but he has outdid himself with the opening of the New Majestic Hotel - his second hotel.The New Majestic Hotel has announced it will be closing its doors on 1 June 2017 to make way for new developments.
New Majestic Hotel (Closed)
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I was lucky and fortunate enough to win a staycation from Juice Magazine recently, and it was originally supposed to be at the well-known Wanderlust Hotel. However, due to a slight maintenance issue, their management graciously relocated us to their sister hotel, New Majestic Hotel.
I was offered the Attic Suite on the top floor, and upon entering, I had no regrets relocating from Wanderlust to New Majestic. The room was spacious and homey, designed in a minimalistic way,which is what I truly enjoy. Two classy bathtubs stood in the open concept living space, next to separate toilet and shower area. The little accent pieces scattered around the room such as a barber's chair, and an old studio light made the minimalistic room slightly more rustic, and brought in a much appreciated old world feel.
The walls were covered in various art sketches, inspired by various nursery rhymes. There were sheep above the loft bed, and various instagram worthy corners in the room.
On top of all of that glamour, everything in the mini-fridge was complimentary and that included soft drinks, oreos, juices and mineral water. Other little touches were the Kiehls body soap, lotion and shampoo in the shower, as well as a Nespresso coffee machine on the study table.
Best part? Power outlets were everywhere. It is an absolute dream to find that every nook and cranny has a power outlet for your beloved phone. No more extension plugs!
Basically, my sister and I spent most of the evening lounging around in the bathtub and watching movies on the Smart TV (which I might add is on a 360 degree rotating platform). Yes, we watched movies from the bathtub instead of the couch.
Unfortunately, we didn't get to go swimming in the hotel pool since it rained, and of course who goes to the gym on a staycation? It wasn't so bad just staying in the room and relaxing which was our intention anyhow.
We also had a complimentary breakfast at the New Majestic Restaurant the next morning. I do wish they would have more variety, and the food was just so-so. Service wise, they were quick with the paperwork, and polite in answering any of our enquiries.
Do take note though, they charge for any additional guests that you bring into your room, so I'm not sure if large parties are an option for this place. If you're looking for a great place to just relax, and escape in a home away from home, then it's the best place for you.
I'm in the mood to sink into their soft downy loft bed right about now. Will probably be back there soon!
I researched on hotels to host my birthday party and i came across the minimalistic room at the new majestic hotel. It was the prefect room. The design was simple with cream as the main color and the room even had a cool mini runway. The wardrobe was hidden and it was extremely spacious. Although they did not allow parties, they made all my guest sign in their guestbook. I'm thankful they didn't chase my guest away because the maximum number of guest allowed is 5.
The unique thing about this hotel is that each room is designed by designers. The minimalist room which is a suite was designed by wykidd song. There are 5 other suits with all different theme like a hot pink room called the pussy palour designed by Daniel Boey.
The only bad point is their location as it was a 10-15minutes walk and some of my guests had a hard time finding the hotel. I paid $315 per night which is slightly pricey but because of their unique design it was worth the price.
Indeed, from the exterior of the hotel that is less than grand, it is difficult to expect much from the hotel itself. I was taken aback when I entered one of its seemingly small rooms for a party when I saw that it was actually a loft-inspired design! The bottom level comprises of a small living room area complete with a TV and sofa, and two bathtubs in the middle of it all. They were just there, placed side by side next to each other. Okay, cute. The concept of this hotel is understandably targeted at couples due to the open bathing area. The upper level contains a small bed. In-room décor adopted was quirky and modern. For a boutique hotel, New Majestic Hotel has definitely upped the ante.