M Roof Hotel & Residences | The Beginning of M Roof Hotel & Residences
Origins of M Roof Hotel & Residences, from an empty lot in Ipoh Garden to a Hotel & Serviced Residences. The first business hotel by M Boutique.
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Facade Design

From Bungalow to Hotel

Once upon a romantic evening many moons ago, our parents decided to build 2 Hotels in Ipoh, which has now come to be known as M Boutique Ipoh and M Roof Hotel & Residences respectively. Our parents began their journey by starting both M Boutique Ipoh and M Roof Hotel & Residences simultaneously but M Roof just happened to be a choosy and fussy child, and as such in October 2013, M Boutique Ipoh opened it’s doors. At the time of writing, M Boutique Ipoh has gown up to 4 years of Age, while M Roof is still in it’s infancy. As such we thought that it would be a good time to share some of the progress of our home with you, in chronicling the birth of our first business class hotel, M Roof Hotel & Residences, from the drawing board to actual inception. We would like to give a huge shout out to Mr. Alvin Chow, from Prodigy Design, the Interior Designer of this home.

The orignal spot where we are currently occupying was a bungalow which has been sitting here for a couple of years, in disuse; and as such our parents thought that this would be a good time to try and bring up the name of Ipoh {which if you are familiar with M Botuique, all our properties promote Ipoh and Perak as a whole}. While the foundation laying of M Roof Hotel & Residences began in early 2013, there was a lot of changes to the plans for M Roof, first from Apartments, to Service Suites and ultimately a Hotel with Serviced Apartments. The whole team struggled with the rampant changes but soldiered on despite the skeptics. After numerous cups of white coffee and meals in Ipoh, and wanting to be different from the Boutique feel of both M Boutique Ipoh and Station 18, the team decided to to opt for a neo modernist design, while keeping in the flair of M Boutique, in being minimal yet practical {we do know that M Boutique can be more artistic at times, so we do beg to differ *ahem* in certain aspects…..}.

In late December 2016, the Hotel Team came on board to complete the project, and through sheer willpower, managed to open the hotel in Soft Opening mode on 24 January 2017. The journey does not end here, as M Roof Hotel & Residences continues on it’s journey to full completion by July 2017. Here’s keeping our fingers crossed and thanks to all our friends who have taken the good with the bad during our Soft Opening phases! As always, we will try to continually improve, no matter how sMall, based on all your invaluable feedback that we have amassed over these couple on months!

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