Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts debuted its third Traders hotel in Malaysia with the opening of the 283-room Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia. The hotel’s four-story towers and landscaped walkways fronts the Puteri Harbour and completes the Little Red Cube that houses the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, outdoor restaurants on the promenade of a marina and retail outlets.
The development, set in the state of Johor (Malay for “jewel”) on the southern tip of the Malaysia peninsula, is a 20-minute car ride from downtown Singapore via “The Causeway” and within hours on the North-South highway from Kuala Lumpur. It is also accessible by air or sea from Malaysia’s other regions and Indonesia via the Senai International Airport and a passenger ferry terminal respectively, which are near the hotel.
Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia’s guestrooms and suites range from 355 square feet to 1033 square feet, and are outfitted with a bathroom, 40-inch television and a mini-bar, among other features. On offer are: a private lounge with breakfast, refreshments and evening cocktails; personalized check-in and check-out; meeting areas and a Club concierge.
Other conveniences include free Internet access throughout the hotel, a rooftop infinity pool, a health club that provides massage services, a landscaped rooftop garden and a business center, in addition to basement parking spaces and a complimentary shuttle service to LEGOLAND Malaysia.
For functionality, the 5,543-square-foot Iskandar Ballroom and its reception area accommodates up to 600 guests, while smaller groups can gather in five other meeting halls with bird’s-eye views of the hotel areas.
Contemporary offerings by executive chef Alan Wong are served at the all-day Harbour Café restaurant, rooftop SkyBar, the Lobby Lounge and On-the-Go, a takeaway outlet. Room service is catered for 24 hours a day.
Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia is owned and developed by Destination Resorts and Hotels (DRH) and managed by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited. DRH’s current key investment portfolio comprises of Desaru Coast, the region’s first integrated luxury destination located at Johor’s Desaru coastline, Little Red Cube and Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour, and LEGOLAND Hotel Malaysia in Nusajaya, along with Teluk Datai, Langkawi, a luxury eco-tourism destination including The Datai Langkawi.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 80 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a room inventory of over 32,000.