Rewind to the year 2000 or thereabouts, our Parents were toying with ideas to give back to their birthplace or more affectionately known as kampung; and somehow opening a hotel was amongst their topmost consideration. For sometime, they wanted to breathe new life into their beloved Ipoh City despite discouragement from their close friends and family members. This was not helped with the gloomy business outlook then; as after all the tin had been harvested, Ipoh seemed like it was only doomed to remain in the annals of Malaysian history, and sadly they decided to shelve the idea. Fast forward a couple of years later, a glimmer of hope appeared as Lost World of Tambun began construction, and in it’s wake, gave rise to specialty home-stays in the city.
As such, our Parents were reinvigorated and started afresh, yet discouraged by their close circle simply because they had no prior experience in the Hospitality Sector let alone building a Boutique Hotel of quality. Moreover, big established hotels in the city were not even renovating after a decade of operations; which speaks volumes about Ipoh Hotel businesses then. Through their insistence and with consent from our BFF : Lifeshop Atelier, they forged ahead in unison, in assembling perhaps some of the most quirky interiors unseen in Ipoh including recruiting, perhaps, some of the most rebellious hotel personalities known in Malaysia. Through loads of blood, sweat and tears, M Boutique Ipoh was born in October 2013. We, the M Boutique Family is still continuing on our life’s journey to date.
The M Boutique Family is a multifaceted, complex concoction of a multiverse of personalities, yet we have one strong common trait; we are Young and/or Young at Heart. We aspire to change the mindset of the Malaysian Hotel industry by showcasing the talents and capabilities of today’s youth – in consistently providing a good level of service or even exceeding it, despite their age. Being operated by the youth of today, we know that we have to be as honest as possible with ourselves, and have come to accept both positives and negatives of being young. We are progressive hotel thinkers, and will continue to swim against the current, consistently remaining positive with our rebellious flair. We promise to be continually unpretentious and as honest as possible in all that we do. “Pinky promise!”.
We are guided by our business culture of M Boutique that defines our very being; “Let’s us be a young upstart, full of youthful enthusiasm. In creating an attitude, let’s us exude confidence from being the best that we can be. We will not be grand because we can never be, so let us be unpretentious but sure of ourselves because we are a hotel that will give you more than what you expect”.
While we are driven by a youthful exuberance, we are committed to cultivating talent, being a trendsetter for the hospitality sector, filled with original ideas in providing our services with an unpretentious flair that can only come from being confident and totally at ease with our competence. This is the DNA of the M Boutique Family.
Since our inception, we have been imitated, copied and plagiarised by many in Malaysia (if not abroad too!). We’re not complaining, as we had achieved our goal of being the trendsetter for the hospitality sector in Malaysia. We will be bold to say that we played a big part in escalating the Boutique Hotel movement in Malaysia, setting the benchmark for others to follow. Through our life’s journey of opening hotel after thematic hotel, we have amassed a wealth of experience in planning, building, setting up, running and operating hotels in Malaysia from small to big hotels.
We are also known to be updated with the latest management and digital marketing practices; as the youthful ones just can’t sit still. Collectively, our skills are consistently evolving on a daily basis as we keep abreast with the latest practices worldwide. Should you be interested in an open collaboration, do feel free to download our project brochure here!