A hidden gem with a touch of class, Ames Hotel Melaka stands out in many ways.
Text by Jan Yong Photography by Jan Yong and courtesy of Ames Hotel Melaka
At first sight, Ames Hotel Melaka gives the impression of another modern luxury hotel in the same likeness as those American branded hotel chains which are essentially alike everywhere in the world. I didn’t set my expectations too high but was hoping to be pleasantly surprised if it stands out from the rest.
And happily for me (and the hotel), there are several aspects that make the boutique business hotel one-of-a-kind. In no particular order of ranking, the sleek rooftop Moonbar is the kind of dining and hangout place you would want to return over and over again.
Next, the service standard reminds you of a five-star international resort at a top holiday destination. Impeccable.
The room itself, which exudes a luxurious feel makes you want to stay in longer. I especially like the glass window that looks out from the bathroom to the bedroom. It gives the room a sense of spaciousness and completely transforms the ambiance into one of elegant luxury.
A nice touch is the custom-made wingback swivel lounge chair; once settled in on the chair, you would be hard put to get up. Your senses will easily shift to a relaxed mood especially with a comfortable bed beckoning you in the background.
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And finally, the ballroom is regal and one can only imagine how perfect a setting it would be for a black-tie dinner event.
This is exactly what Ames Hotel aims to do.
“The theme of the hotel is modern trendy with lifestyle components, blending comfort and luxury with our 5-star services,”statesJeanMarc Lafosse, the founder and CEO of Alorie Hospitality which manages the accommodation.
It’s not just touches of luxury rolled out in small doses, one gets a whole lot of them everywhere. From the lobby which makes a grand entrance statement to the artistic interior, it’s not short on superlatives. Most of all, the staff deserve a pat on the back for their very efficient and warm service.
This hidden gem is nestled among many tourist attractions in Ayer Keroh town in Melaka, and is located about 12kms from the historic core. A member of the LSL Hotel Group which is part of the hospitality arm of Sheng Tai International Sdn Bhd, Ames Hotel Melaka is fast gaining a reputation as one of the top hotels in Melaka.