The renowned bijou Jesselton Classic Hotel is widely recognized as a modern living heritage from a bygone classic era and conservator of a proud legacy in keeping with a prominent business address. Its legacy begins in 1954, when a consortium of Hong Kong resident businessmen encouraged by Major-General Sir (Herbert) Ralph Hone MC, KCMG, KBE who was then the Governor of British North Borneo, opened the colonial capital town of Jesselton, its first international standards hotel, built on its present location at 69 Gaya Street Kota Kinabalu Malaysia (which was then named Bond Street and Jesselton town’s financial centre).The bijou Jesselton Classic Hotel property was acquired in the year 2004 by JWPK Holdings and as its new owner renovated extensively and brought a treasured heritage and legacy to its present highly acclaimed fame as a contemporary bijou classic hotel. The bijou Jesselton Classic Hotel stands out today as a well respected prominent city-centre address for the businessman frequenting Kota-Kinabalu, Malaysia and is the preferred bijou classic hotel for the more discerning visitor to Kota Kinabalu who knows the reputation of Jesselton Classic Hotel for its well up kept contemporary hotel facilities and having a European touch with an unbeatable “old-world” hospitality service record.