FIRST HOTEL JEN DEBUTS IN SINGAPORE

15 September 2015

SINGAPORE: 15 September, 2014 – Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, the first of a new ‘Jenre’ of fresh, friendly and mid-range hotels by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd, opened its doors to the public in Singapore today. The opening is the first in a major initiative to launch the Hotel Jen brand in nine key gateway cities across Asia Pacific.

Mr. Greg Dogan, President and CEO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, who was in Singapore for the official opening ceremony, said: “Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore marks a significant milestone in our journey to redefine the hotel experience for today’s new generation of travellers. Singapore is one of Asia’s leading travel and tourism destinations and a hub-market for the region, making it a prime location in which to showcase our new ‘Jen’ concept for the very first time.”

Centrally located along Singapore’s principal shopping belt, Orchard Road, and in close proximity to the CBD, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore is well positioned for guests to discover distinctive local experiences, inspired by the virtual persona Jen, a professional hotelier who loves life, travel and the adventure of discovering new places.

Lothar Nessmann, Chief Operations Officer of Hotel Jen, commenting on today’s opening and the new brand, said: “We are thrilled to open the doors to our first Hotel Jen here at Orchardgateway. Catering to the changing demands of our existing customers and the more independent travellers, the Jen brand offers travellers greater flexibility to blend the boundaries between business and leisure. An authentic ‘informed and friendly’ service style will allow our guests to discover Singapore’s unique local culture without unnecessary fuss.”

Located directly above orchardgateway mall – Singapore's newest shopping mall – Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore is interconnected with four shopping malls providing a seamless, weather-proof shopping experience and direct access to Somerset MRT station offering effortless connectivity to all parts of Singapore.

Staying with Jen captures the joy of travel and spirit of adventure, celebrates culture and smooths out frustrations. Jen’s dream is for every stay to start with anticipation and end on a high.

Hérve Duboscq, General Manager of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, added: “It’s a real honour to be opening the doors to the first ever Hotel Jen today. We have guests arriving already and it’s just so exciting to see our virtual persona Jen become a reality, as her values of simple pleasures, easy efficiency and a sense of adventure come to life through the hotel and our fantastic team working here.”

The Hotel Jen brand delivers what matters to guests. Quality, comfort and value are paired with honest, authentic service; all underpinned by the important things done well without unnecessary fuss or intrusion. Designed to meet the needs of these independent business and leisure travellers whether individuals, families or groups, key highlights of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore include:

Simple pleasures: cutting-edge technology throughout the hotel includes fast WiFi, fun and colourful mobile charging stations throughout the hotel, laundry wash and fold service at one price for unlimited items in the laundry bag, iMac stations for today’s tech-savvy travellers and a PressReader app with access to 4,000 online publications, replacing the traditional morning newspaper. The rooftop pool and BayWatch@Jen bar boast panoramic views of Singapore’s dramatic skyline, including Marina Bay and the CBD. Playing to its location on Orchard Road, floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests dramatic backdrops to their choice of Superior (27m2), Superior Cityview (27m2), Deluxe (from 32m2), Club (27m2), Club Deluxe (from 32m2),  or Panorama Club (55m2) rooms. The Club Lounge is located on level 19, providing efficient service with exclusive check-in and check-out, daily breakfast and evening cocktails.


Easy efficiency: in-room and restaurant dining options featuring fresh local products selected for flavour, fusion and fun. ‘Makan@Jen’ is an all-day restaurant offering a blend of local specialities and international classics, while an ‘OnTheGo’ deli counter with coffee and snack-box-to-go options after breakfast allows guests to get on with the things they care about – life, travel and discovery.

A sense of adventure: the Hotel Jen team is a group of local lifestyle experts catering to today’s adventurous traveller, on-hand to recommend cultural spots, local cuisines and new places to explore off-the-beaten-track. Guests can also find local tips on Jen’s Singapore travel blog.

The launch of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore is the first opening of this major initiative to re-brand many of Shangri-La’s existing Traders Hotels across the region. In the first phase of the Hotel Jen roll-out, the Traders hotels in Singapore, Hong Kong, Brisbane, Penang, Johor Bahru, Manila, Maldives, Beijing and Shenyang have all been rebranded to Hotel Jen since April 2015. Future Hotel Jen development projects are under discussion in key gateway cities in South East Asia.

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore is open to guests and taking bookings through the website: www.hoteljen.com/en/singapore/orchardgateway or though phone reservations + 65 6831 4333.


Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore

499 guestrooms with a choice of six room-types, ranging from 27m2 Superior Room to 55 m2 Panorama Club Room.
The brand new Club levels, situated on levels 18 and 20 level of the hotel, feature 28 Club Rooms, 7 Club Deluxe King Rooms and 3 Club Deluxe Twin Rooms.
The Club Lounge, located on level 19 of the hotel, serves daily breakfast and evening cocktails.
25-minutes from Singapore Changi Airport, 35-minutes by MRT.
Direct access to the orchardgateway shopping mall, leading straight on to Orchard Road.

Contact Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore at:
­ T: +65 6708 8888
­ F: +65 6702 7338
­ E: hjog@hoteljen.com
­ A:  277 Orchard Road #10-01, Singapore 238858
 

Catering to urban adventurers, the Hotel Jen brand delivers quality, comfort and value with a playful twist and friendly service. Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel, helping curious travellers to leave boring behind through spontaneous experiences, unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers 10 vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across Asia Pacific, including Singapore; Hong Kong; Beijing and Shenyang, China; Manila; Penang and Johor in Malaysia; Brisbane, Australia; and Malé, Maldives. Hotel Jen is slated to open in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in 2018. For more information, visit www.hoteljen.com or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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