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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Set to Open the 283-room Traders Hotel,
Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia

May 31, 2013
- Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will debut its third Traders hotel in Malaysia with the opening of the 283-room Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia on June 1, 2013.  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 scenic 20-minute car ride from downtown Singapore via “The Causeway” and within hours on the North-South highway from Kuala Lumpur.  It is also easily 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.

Holidaymakers can arrive geared for golf, a fishing adventure, water sport activities or a boat cruise.  Alternatively, they can find family entertainment at LEGOLAND® Malaysia, the indoor Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park featuring the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and the Little Big Club - home to characters such as Thomas and Friends, Barney and Bob the Builder - as well as at interactive and family-themed LAT’s Place.  For an informative or cultural stay, visitors can tour Kota Iskandar, Johor state’s new administrative center, to watch parliament debates at the State Legislative Assembly Hall – infused with distinctive Moorish-Andalusian elements in its architecture – and admire the surrounding waterscapes and lush gardens.

“With the state administration center and two theme parks practically at the hotel’s doorstep, we’re set to be the new business and leisure hub in Johor,” said Sigi Bierbaumer, general manager of Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia.

Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia’s stylish guestrooms and suites range from 33 to 96 square meters (355 to 1033 square feet), and are outfitted with a spacious bathroom, 40-inch television and a mini-bar, among other practical features.  A stay on the Traders Club floor ensures the needs of savvy travelers are cared for, and provides use of 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 515-square-meter (5543 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 and his brigade 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 is a strategic owner and developer of world class premier destinations of Malaysia’s luxury leisure and tourism sector.  Its 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 award-winning The Datai Langkawi.  For more information on DRH and its developments, please visit www.drh.com.my.

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.  Traders hotels cater to today’s savvy and passionate traveler with brilliant simplicity and warm sincerity. They provide a friendly yet professional environment designed to complement guests at work, rest or play. Based in major business centers in Asia and the Middle East, Traders Hotels are the practical choice for business and leisure travelers.

Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Changzhou, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Male, Manila, Penang, Shenyang, Singapore, Yangon and Brisbane, with a scheduled opening in Doha, Qatar. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.tradershotels.com.
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Contact:

Judy Reeves
Director of Public Relations, The Americas
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Tel: (212) 382 3155
E-mail: judy.reeves@shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shangrila
Twitter: @ShangriLaHotels

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