Traders Hotel Singapore Rebrands to Hotel Jen Singapore; Global First by Shangri-La
25 September 2014
Singapore Rebrands to Hotel Jen
Singapore; Global First by Shangri-La
25 September 2014
Updated: 17 November 2015
Rebranding today as Hotel Jen Singapore, the Traders Hotel Cuscaden Road is the first Traders property to rebrand globally. Following the recent launch of Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore, this brings the number of Hotel Jen room keys in Singapore to over 1,000, catering to a new 'Jeneration' of independently minded business and leisure travellers.
Mr. Greg Dogan,
president and CEO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, said: "Today's rebrand of
Traders Hotel Singapore to Hotel Jen Singapore is the next significant
milestone in our plans to launch Hotel Jen across the region, starting in
Singapore. What is so unique to this hotel is its staff, whose unparalleled
local knowledge is reflective of the property's 19 year heritage. True to the
new brand, the Hotel
Jen Singapore team are embracing the changing demands of today's more independently minded travellers; who seek simple pleasures, easy efficiencies and the opportunity to indulge their sense of adventure."
The Hotel Jen brand is inspired by the virtual persona Jen, a professional hotelier who loves life, travel and the adventure of discovering new places.
Mr. Clifford Weiner, general manager of Hotel Jen Singapore,
added: "The rebrand to Hotel Jen is really about changing our approach from the
inside out. I firmly believe that to adapt to the changing needs of today's
'millennially minded' traveller, we need to evolve with them, starting at the
very heart of our hotel – our staff. Our established team of loyal staff have
spent the past few months embracing the
Jen values: fun, friendly and without hassle. They are what underpin this whole rebrand for us. Hotel Jen Singapore will still bring guests the same level of quality as before but now with a more intuitive service attitude and relaxed, friendly style."
As part of Hotel Jen Singapore's aim to make the hotel as great a place to work as it is to stay, a graduate from a local art college has been brought in to design an inspiring workplace by adding colour and quirky quotes in the 'heart of house', the back of house work area for all staff. The physical renovation of Hotel Jen Singapore will start in November 2014, as part of a carefully planned three-phase approach scheduled to finish in Q1 2016. All Hotel Jen Singapore staff will retain their positions during the renovation process and the hotel will remain open. The renovation will focus on enhancing the guest experience at every touch point, designed with today's evolving traveller-requirements in mind. Rooms will feature modern, interchangeable, apartment-style furnishings that optimise the space – such as a bay window sofa with moveable table which can be used for work or relaxation. All rooms will be equipped with smart technology including interactive TVs with multi-device enabled streaming and in-room checkout.
Ahead of any physical updates, Hotel Jen Singapore is building on its existing heritage and the staff's local knowledge to deliver the new brand to guests. Embracing the concept of 'staying with a friend', guests will notice the extra touches from a home-cooking inspired restaurant menu inviting guests to request their own version of a dish, to handwritten notes from the staff.
An informed and friendly service style will allow guests to discover the best of where they are through unique recommendations, from new boutiques to finding the best local chili crab. The Hotel Jen team will be a guest's own personal local lifestyle guides, making them truly feel like they are staying with a friend.
Technology is also key to catering to the highly social, young-at-heart traveller. WiFi everywhere, all the time, and convenient mobile charging stations throughout the hotel. In addition, laundry wash and fold service at one price for unlimited items in the laundry bag, a PressReader app with access to 2,500 online publications, replacing the traditional morning newspaper, and coffee and snack-box-to-go options after breakfast are just a few of the many features on offer at Hotel Jen Singapore. Guest comfort and safety are an absolute priority and there will be no compromise on existing, high-quality standards.
In the next phase of the Hotel Jen rollout, Traders hotels in Hong Kong, Brisbane, Penang, Johor Bahru, Manila, Maldives, Beijing and Shenyang will be rebranded from October 2014 to March 2015, bringing an intuitive service and relaxed, friendly style to the existing collection of midrange hotels. Traders Hotel Hong Kong will rebrand to Hotel Jen Hong Kong on 6 October 2014 for three Hotel Jens launched in three weeks. Hotel Jen development projects are under consideration in key gateway cities in Asia Pacific, with plans to expand globally in the future.
Hotel Jen Singapore
546 guestrooms with a choice of seven room-types, ranging from
a 25m2 Superior Room to the 75m2 Deluxe Suite.
Directly connected to Tanglin Mall, with lots of shops, restaurants, a supermarket and food court
Within walking distance of Singapore’s famous Orchard Rd and serene Botanic Gardens
Rebranding offer: Make a room reservation at Hotel Jen Singapore, and from SGD230++, receive: a buffet breakfast in Cafebiz; a half-day guided City Tour; 20% discount at Ah Hoi's Kitchen; one bag of laundry per stay – wash and fold; WiFi everywhere, anytime; local phone calls; access to 2,500+ publications through PressReader; late check out until 4pm, subject to availability.*
T: +65 6831 4333
A: 1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716
*Subject to terms and conditions
Notes to editors:
About Hotel Jen
Hotel Jen is a diverse collection of hotels in the best locations across Asia Pacific, with a unique brand of style and service delivery designed to appeal to a 'New Jeneration' of travellers.
The brand is the brainchild of virtual persona Jen, a professional hotelier and all-time lover of life, travel and discovery.
To guests, Hotel Jen delivers quality, comfort, convenience and value with a twist. Jen cares about what really matters to guests – the important things done well; comfortable rooms and honest authentic service; respect, privacy and efficiency served without fuss or intrusion; cultural insights; interesting experiences; and fast WiFi everywhere, always.
For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the Hotel Jen website at www.hoteljen.com/tanglin.
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore
+65 6831 4320
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.