5 October 2015

Singapore, 5 October 2015 - Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, the first Hotel Jen property to open globally in September 2014 under the new brand by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd, is proud to win the silver medal in the inaugural HRD Employer of Choice 2015.

A silver medal recipient with a culmination of some 100 to 500 online votes from our colleagues of different levels and positions, we shone in the spotlight as we received both Top-Performer in the Career Progression and Health and Wellbeing categories.

“It has definitely been a momentous year for us, especially as this September coincides with the celebration of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore’s 1st anniversary,” said Mr Hervé Duboscq, general manager of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore.

“We are proud and privileged to have received these medals – a solid testament from our colleagues who believed in the management of the company that cares about their career progression and work-life balance,” Mr Duboscq added.

It is only natural for a person to feel tense and anticipation of what it is going to be during the first day of their work and orientation. To put the new colleagues at ease and to break the ice, executive committee and senior managers get to know them by engaging them in interactive games.

Implementation of flexible working hours (flexi-time) for our heart-of-house colleagues has tremendously helped them achieve work-life balance in their own way. We organise activities regularly to bond and get to know each other from the different departments better, as well as encourage body wellness and healthy living, such as Zumba classes, yoga classes, kayaking and many more interesting activities.

Colleagues are given empowerment to make decisions in an appropriate manner in accordance with the situations. Jen’s Culture is reinforced by having creative activities during our refresher training programme for colleagues. This is supported with Jen’s Way of Being, setting goals for everyone and allowing them to strive to achieve personal goals and objectives and setting the right direction for career progression.

As we gear for the next phase of growth, these awards will serve as an inspiration to continually drive our fellow colleagues to constantly deliver the good standards to our guests to let them experience ‘That Jen Feeling’.

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 or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.