Arrival/Check-In: I arrived at Traders Hotel on a Friday evening after a full day of meetings in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel, recognizable from all angles of the city, is quite grand. The location is perfect for business travelers, convenient to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the Petronas Twin Towers and Merdeka Square. Suria KLCC shopping mall and other shopping districts and tourist attractions lie within walking distance. Check-in took about 10 minutes; it was a busy time to check in, especially on a Friday night. Otherwise, I’m sure it would have been faster. The front desk attendants were helpful and walked me through all the amenities and options available for dining — a warm welcome indeed. Guest Quarters: As I walked into my room, I was immediately blown away by the view of the Twin Towers literally staring right at me. The KLCC Park surrounding the towers also made for a beautiful view. I felt grateful in this moment. As night came on, the towers lit up like diamonds, and they were truly mesmerizing. To the left of the entry, a large closet offered plenty of space and a roomy safe. To the right, the up-to-date bathroom featured a separate bath and shower. Straight ahead were the executive writing desk and flat-screen TV, followed by the bed and sitting area. I was glad Traders Hotel made U.S. and major international news channels available. Guestrooms also feature free WiFi. My room was incredibly comfortable and modernized. Exhausted after my first week in Southeast Asia, all I wanted to do was rest. I melted into the comfy king-sized bed right away and enjoyed a great night’s sleep. Services/Amenities: The property includes two chic restaurants. Breakfasts at the all-day buffet Gobo Chit Chat were delicious and featured international cuisine. Other amenities include a rooftop infinity pool with a poolside bar, a fitness center and a spa with a sauna and steam bath. Business guests appreciate the meeting rooms, business center, complimentary local area shuttle, laundry and valet service and limo services with WiFi. After checking in on Friday, I stopped at SkyBar for a drink and an even cooler view of the infinity pool overlooking the city. What a trendy vibe! On Saturday morning I indulged in a 60-minute Freedom massage at theSPA, located on the rooftop and offering views of KL’s urban skyline. The spa attendants were incredibly thorough and made sure I was comfortable and relaxed. The massage was heavenly — exactly what I needed after bouncing around the world and sleeping in different beds each night. Each day I also hit the state-of-the-art, 24-hour gym overlooking the city and KLCC Park. I was impressed with the health center; it had everything a fitness junkie like me needs on a business trip — free towels, water and fruit included. The Experience: I enjoyed a wonderful weekend stay at Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. This luxury 4-star hotel has everything a business and leisure traveler can ask for. Traders Hotel definitely knows how to cater to the luxury business traveler. I would absolutely stay at this property again.
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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur by Shangri-La
Kuala Lumpur City Centre 50088 Malaysia tel 60 3 2332 9888 shangri-la.com
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