New Hotel Openings For Iskandar Malaysia

Visitors to the southern Malaysian gateway of Johor now have added choice for accommodation with the opening of 2 new properties from international chains Renaissance Hotels and Traders Hotel. Both properties are part of the up-and-coming Iskandar Malaysia project, a special economic zone envisaged to capitalize on synergies with Singapore and boost the development of Malaysia.

 

Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel

The Tunku Temenggong Johor, Y.A.M Tunku Idris Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, officiated the opening of Marriott International’s new Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel. Situated in the Permas Jaya district, the 17-floor hotel is a short drive from the city centre of Johor Bahru, the port and industrial area of Pasir Gudang, as well as the border with Singapore.

 

Artfully balanced, the 345 guestrooms and suites offer contemporary styling and amenities to accommodate business and leisure guests. Among the facilities are luxury King-sized and twin beds, spacious bathroom with toiletries from Tokyo Milk, 42-inch LCD television, high-speed internet access, workdesk, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities.

 

Restaurants and bars at the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel include the all-day dining Cafe BLD serving international cuisine with a local touch, the Wan Li restaurant focusing on authentic Cantonese cuisine and The Chocolate Cake Company featuring the hotel’s own freshly baked cakes, breads and pastries. Completing the quartet is the R-Bar, a sophisticated lobby bar offering the brand’s exclusive RLife LIVE entertainment.

 

7 flexible meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology and natural light are available to business travellers and meeting planners, while an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center cater for leisure and relaxation. Beyond the property, the hotel’s guest services team can arrange for local sightseeing, golfing and other activities around the vicinity.

 

With the opening of the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, the brand now boasts 3 properties across Malaysia together with the Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel and the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur in the capital.

 

For more information, visit www.marriott.com.

 

Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour

Located in the Nusajaya district of Iskandar Malaysia, the 283-room Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour is strategically positioned on the waterfront near Senai International Airport, the ferry terminal and the causeway to Singapore. Targeting holidaymakers, the hotel is near world-class theme parks including Legoland Malaysia and the indoor Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park featuring the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Little Big Club and the interactive LAT’s Place.

 

The stylish guestrooms and suites range from 33 to 96 square metres, outfitted with luxurious bedding, a spacious bathroom, 40-inch flatscreen television, complimentary high-speed internet access, direct-dial telephone, ergonomic workdesk, in-room safe, mini-bar and coffee-/tea-making facilities.  Guests staying on the Traders Club floor also enjoy the use of a private lounge with breakfast, refreshments and evening cocktails, personalised check-in and check-out, meeting areas and the services of the Club concierge.

 

Executive Chef Alan Wong and his culinary team present contemporary favorites at the all-day Harbour Café restaurant. Guests hoping to maximize their time at the various attractions nearby will relish the light meals for takeaway at On-the-Go, while the Lobby Lounge is suited for comfortable lounging over aromatic coffees and freshly-made pastries. During the day, SkyBar operates as a sun-kissed poolside venue, transforming into a chill-out lounge and grill by night.

 

The hotel’s 515-square meter Iskandar Ballroom and its reception area accommodates up to 600 guests, with 5 other meeting rooms catering to smaller groups. Recreation facilities include a rooftop infinity pool and landscaped garden, together with a health club featuring a fully-equipped gymnasium, steam bath and massage treatment rooms.

 

Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour becomes the third Malaysian property for the brand, which also operates the Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Traders Hotel Penang. Shangri-La is further growing the Traders Hotels brand, with a second property under development in Singapore and a 238-room hotel to debut the brand in Doha, Qatar.

 

For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.

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