Press Release

Press Release

Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia to Open in Johor, Malaysia

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 1 June 2013.  The hotel's four storey towers and landscaped walkways are fronted by Puteri Harbour and completes the Little Red Cube that houses the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, alfresco 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 centre, 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 centre 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. 

As an opening promotion, Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia is offering an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room at MYR380, which is subject to prevailing tax and service charge and includes breakfast buffet for two people.   Reservations can be made at telephone number (+607) 560 8888 or via e-mail

Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia's stylish guestrooms and suites range from 33 to 96 square metres, 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 travellers are cared for, and provides use of a private lounge with breakfast, refreshments and evening cocktails; personalised 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 centre in addition to basement parking spaces, and a complimentary shuttle service to LEGOLAND® Malaysia.

For functionality, the 515-square-metre 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

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000. Traders hotels cater to today’s savvy and passionate traveller 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 centres in Asia and the Middle East, Traders Hotels are the practical choice for business and leisure travellers.

Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Changzhou and Kuala Lumpur. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at