Staying at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, is a four star hotel which is perfectly situated within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). It is managed by the Shangri-La group and owned by Malaysia’s global oil and gas giant company, Petronas.

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

It offers direct access to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is near to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC Shopping Mall and local tourist attractions, which are all surrounded by restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes. Perfect for travelers concerned with business, conventions, shopping or entertainment in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Hotel entrance
Hotel entrance
Ground floor lobby
Ground floor lobby

I love it that they have superb, strong FREE Wi-Fi connections throughout the entire hotel and in the rooms. I get uncomfortable when I am not connected to the Internet and staying at Traders was just perfect.

I stayed at a corner room in a mid-level floor. Check out the view from my room window:

View of Petronas Towers from my room window
View of Petronas Twin Towers from my room window
Skyscrapers
Skyscrapers
More skyscrapers and new constructions
More skyscrapers and new constructions

Nice? Many of the other rooms in Traders offer similar views. Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is one of the only hotel in the vicinity with such a spectacular city view of KLCC.

Here’s a photo walk-through of the room I stayed in:

My corner room
My corner room
View from the opposite angle
View from the opposite angle
Welcome fruits and chocolates
Welcome fruits and chocolates
Workstation
Workstation
The cosy bed
The cosy bed
Side sofa
Side sofa
Inside the wardrobe
Inside the wardrobe
Enter the bathroom
Enter the bathroom
Bathtub
Bathtub

Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has a famous SkyBar.

Perched on the 33rd floor, the SkyBar is a perennial favourite of KL’s party folks. The SkyBar has won many awards, including being named “Best Malaysian Bar” by the 2007 Malaysia Tatler Society, as well as “Best Bar in Malaysia” and “Best Hotel Bar” by the readers of Expatriate Lifestyle’s Best of Malaysia Awards for four consecutive years.

When I told some of my Singaporean friends that I was staying at Traders Hotel for this trip, the first thing they told me was that I have to visit the SkyBar!

SkyBar has seating for 280 and standing room for 320. Enquiries for private events for up to 150 people are welcome. It is open from 10:00am to 1:00am, Sunday to Thursday, and from 10:00am to 3:00am, Friday, Saturday and the evening before public holidays. For further information and reservations, please telephone the hotel on (60 3) 2332 9911 or send an e-mail to [email protected]

View of the SkyBar in the day:

Enter the SkyBar
Enter the SkyBar
View from the lower floor of the SkyBar
View from the lower floor of the SkyBar
View from the upper floor of the SkyBar
View from the upper floor of the SkyBar
Enjoying a quiet read at the SkyBar, by a magnificent view of KLCC
Enjoying a quiet read at the SkyBar, by a magnificent view of KLCC
Swimming, suntanning
Swimming, suntanning
Sauna room on the upper floor of the SkyBar
Sauna room on the upper floor of the SkyBar
Temperature in the Steam room
Temperature in the Steam room
Spa and massage
Spa and massage
Skybar by night
Skybar by night

There are 571 rooms and suites that feature complete 24-hour business services. The hotel offers private meeting rooms and offices. Serviced Offices within the hotel are also available for rental on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis.

As business travelers constitute a fair share of the guest mix at the hotel, there are all the necessary business facilities catering to the needs of this group of travelers:

Business Centre
Business Centre
Meeting area
Meeting area
Work area
Work area
Treadmills in the gym
Treadmills in the gym
Heavy lifting
Heavy lifting
Yoga room with a view to kill
Yoga room with a view to kill

If you are staying in one of the rooms on the executive floors on the upper floors, you will have complementary access to the Traders Club Lounge. The lounge is located on level 32 and is open from 6.30am to 11pm daily.

Check-in and check-out can be done on the club floor and there is free breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails as well as free beverages throughout the day.

Reception
Reception
Traders Club Lounge
Traders Club Lounge
Spectacular view
Spectacular view

For dining, there is the all-day Gobo Chit-Chat which features a selection of international cuisines and Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill. I had buffet lunch at Gobo Chit-Chat and quite enjoyed the wide selection of cuisines:

Gobo Chit-Chat
Gobo Chit-Chat
Fresh sushi and sashimi
Fresh sushi and sashimi
Sushi and sashimi counter
Sushi and sashimi counter
Freshly grilled satay
Freshly grilled satay
Lamb roast
Lamb roast
Dim sum
Dim sum
Sweet delights for the chocolate fondue
Sweet delights for the chocolate fondue
Dessert section
Dessert section
Fresh seafood
Fresh seafood
Assorted cheeses
Assorted cheeses
Vegetables, pies, etc
Vegetables, pies, etc
Gobo Upstairs
Gobo Upstairs
Bar counter
Bar counter
Open grill at Gobo Upstairs
Open grill at Gobo Upstairs

For more information and booking details, please visit the official Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur website.

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