Around the year 2000, our Parents were toying with business ideas in the hopes of rejuvenating their birthplace or in Bahasa, ‘kampung‘; The idea of opening a hotel was among their topmost consideration but unfortunately, was not helped with the gloomy business outlook after the recent Asian Economic Crisis of 1997. Ipoh seemed like it was doomed to remain in it’s past glory, disappearing into the annals of Malaysian history. Fast forward a couple of years, Lost World of Tambun began construction, and was provided our Parents a glimmer of hope, asin it’s wake, gave rise to smaller pioneers of specialty home-stays in the city.
Reinvigorated, our Parents started afresh, though their friends discouraged – they had no experience in the Hospitality Sector let alone building a quality Boutique Hotel. Even bigger established hotels in the city, at that time, were not renovating after years of operations. Our Parents persevered and with help from their BFF : Lifeshop Atelier, forged ahead creating a quirky concept including recruiting a youthful Hotel Team, in Ipoh. Hence, M Boutique Ipoh was born in October 2013. As of today, the M Boutique Family of Hotels & Residences is still growing; on our life’s journey – which began with that single first step.
The M Boutique Family is a multiverse of personalities with one common trait; we are The Young and/or Young at Heart. We aspire to change the mindset of the Malaysian Hotel industry by showcasing talents and capabilities of today’s youth, despite their age. Being operated by the youth of today, we have come to accept both positives and negatives of everything associated with being ‘youthful‘. As such, we like to think that we are progressive hoteliers, and will continue to swim against the current, remaining positive with our rebellious flair. We promise to be continually unpretentious and as honest as possible in all that we do. “Pinky promise!”.
Our business culture; “Let’s us be a young upstart, full of youthful enthusiasm. In creating an attitude, let 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”.
“Driven by a youthful exuberance, we are committed to cultivating talent, 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”. We aim to be a trendsetter in the Malaysian Hotel Sector. This is the DNA of the M Boutique Family.
Since our inception, we have been imitated, copied and plagiarized by many in Malaysia (if not abroad too!). We’re not complaining, but 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 hotel, we have amassed a wealth of experience in planning, building, setting up, managing and operating hotels in Malaysia both big and small.
We consistently keep up with the latest management ideas and digital marketing practices; as the youthful ones just can’t sit still. Should you be interested in an open collaboration, do feel free to download our project brochure here!