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Wednesday 9 April 2014

A hotel revolution that will delight guests

Ever checked into a hotel late in the evening after a big night out and then cursed the fact you have to check-out at 10am?

Ever arrived at your hotel hot and sweaty only to be told you cannot check-in and enjoy a refreshing shower until 3pm? 

Well, one Malaysian hotel is addressing those issues with the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur announcing its newest innovation: The Majestic 24, which means you pay for 24 hours of hotel room and actually get to use it for 24 hours. 

The new scheme, initially to operate until the end of September, casts aside the traditional hotel practice of a standard check-in and check-out time. Now guests enjoy a full 24-hour stay at no extra cost.

The Majestic 24 plans means guests will now be in control to determine their own check-in and check-out time without worrying about old-fashioned deadlines. It's perfect for anyone wanting to catch a few hours of sleep before catching a plane at an ungodly hour. 

"“As our hotel receives guests from all over the world, we feel that this will allow our guests some flexibility, particularly weary business travellers who may only stay for one or two nights," said Majestic general manager Jeffrey Mong. "This should ease them of the worry of having to check-out at a specific time or pay an additional charge for a late check-out." 
Guests booking a room through the website (, email ( or over the phone can now state their preferred check-in time and can choose to check-out at the same time on the day of their departure.

The Majestic 24 is open to all guests and is applicable for stays on any day of the week and to all room packages, including the business stopover package that includes breakfast, complimentary wi-fi, laundry and a two-way transfer to Kuala Lumpur International Airport via the KLIA Express Train.

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur opened its doors in December 2012 and includes a restored iconic building that was constructed in 1932 and was once the grand Hotel Majestic, a KL legend. 

The new hotel has 300 rooms and suites and is the only Kuala Lumpur’ member of The Leading Hotels of The World group. It owned and managed by YTL Hotels. 

# Please note I have not stayed at the Majestic Hotel and am not recommending it. I simply applaud its initiative.  

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. +603 2785 8000.

# Since posting this I have been advised that the Hotel U in Chiang Mai and the Novotel at Bangkok Airport also have similar, if less publicised, policies. Let's hope it is a trend. 

1 comment:

  1. The Novotel at Suvarnabhumi Airport BKK also has this 24 hour arrangement, for a while now.