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Historic Liu Men Hotel Opens in Melaka
14 July 2020 | Written by Chris Alexander

TAUZIA have officially opened the Liu Men Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia. With its grand opening, the property becomes the first outside of Indonesia to operate under TAUZIA’s Preference brand. With a combination of historical location, classic décor and restoration projects, the hotel provides guests with colonial chic and a cocktail of Eastern and Western influences. 

Located on Jalan Tokong in the historical heart of Melaka, Liu Men Hotel is a restored heritage property surrounded by shophouses, temples and mosques; testament to the history and multicultural legacy of the destination. With the famous Jonker Street only 5 minutes’ walk away, guests can also experience the vibrant modern buzz of Malaysia’s markets, where there are plenty of restaurants, textile workshops, handicrafts and stalls to enjoy and explore. Other nearby attractions reached on foot – or by vintage becak rickshaw – include Jalan Tokong, a range of temples and Mamee Jonker House. 

The hotel décor maintains a classic ambiance, thanks to a range of original fittings and restored structures. The main building originally functioned as a row of shophouses, but has since evolved into a grand private house and now a regal hotel. A range of artefacts and features continue to hint at this backstory – guests will notice various examples of 1930s colonial art deco and local Peranakan culture. 

The hotel has a total of 30 rooms in six categories, all of which are lined in classical corridors overlooking a traditional three-storey courtyard at the heart of the property. This area features a glass conservatory and dining space, where visitors can enjoy their meals in natural light and with a combination of antiques and leafy foliage all around. The overall impression is of dining in the garden of a classic colonial mansion. Liu Men provides an a la carte menu that combines western and Asian fare for lunch and dinner, along with light bites, buffets and afternoon teas.   

Situated in the heart of Melaka’s heritage site, Liu Men Hotel is a boutique property that offers a photogenic and historically rich background for travellers in Malaysia with a taste for culture, style and the colonial charm of the region. 

First established in 2001, TAUZIA Hotels is a portfolio of more than 120 properties in operation and various stages of development across multiple high-profile brands, namely Preference, Vertu, HARRIS, FOX, YELLO and POP! Preference is TUAZIA’s up-scale, discreet luxury label with a unique array of hotels selected for their authentic charm, originality and dedication to exemplary service. These properties are typically characterised by historic locations; intimate surroundings; refined, unorthodox design; and décor that provides a distinctive backdrop for unforgettable getaways.