Borneo's first Hotel Jen has been announced by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd and Pacific Sanctuary Holdings Sdn Bhd. The brand new Hotel Jen Kota Kinabalu (with an estimated 440 rooms) is slated to open in 2018 and it will be strategically located in PacifiCity - an integrated shopping, entertainment and lifestyle hub - which is located along the the scenic coastal highway of Kota Kinabalu.
The new Hotel Jen Kota Kinabalu will continue to feature the fresh, friendly and fuss-free genre that is evident across all Hotel Jen properties since its launch slightly over a year ago. I have personally stayed in two different Hotel Jen properties:
Hotel Jen Kota Kinabalu will be located ontop of the premier shopping, entertainment and lifestyle destination, PacifiCity. It will connect hotel guests to world-class shopping while offering expansive views of the South China Sea, coastal wetlands as well as the majestic Mount Kinabalu. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding area and local culture, Hotel Jen Kota Kinabalu will be comprised of two iconic towers and it will also have resort-standard facilities that are share with the PacifiCity Club - there is also going to be a 75-metre resort-style pool here!
While relay robots have been introduced to the hospitality industry as early as last year, Hotel Jen by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is the first international hotel brand to use them in Asia. Both the Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore as well as Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore have just introduced Jeno and Jena at their respective properties who will be responsible from delivering simple things like in-room amenities to in-room dining orders when they are being placed.
I visited Beijing in China for the first time last month where I flew down from SIN to PEK on Singapore Airlines in Business Class (check out my trip report on SQ802 HERE!). As one of the first passengers to disembark from the plane, I was able to clear immigration fairly quickly and got out of the airport in approximately 30 to 45 minutes. I then met with a representative from Hotel Jen Beijing (which has only quite recently opened) in the public area of the Beijing Capital International Airport before hopping onto a vehicle that took me directly to this newly-built property that is directly connected to the China World Complex.
Do your part for the Daintree Rainforest when you indulge in a weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) Green Staycation at the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore between now and 30 October 2016. Priced from S$250++ a night, The Green Staycation promotes conscious living for guests to recharge and rejuvenate over the weekends.
Eat Through The Week is the latest promotion at J65 (located within the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore). This dining promotion will showcase a series of dining options from Monday to Sunday and the featured dishes will change on a daily basis to allow diners to look forward to a different dining experience each night (while still remaining affordable).
Want to sample the best of Singapore's hawker cuisine in one convenient location? Come July and August 2016, savour the best of hawker cuisine at the Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore's Makan@Jen for dinner. With live cooking stations set up on the beautiful terrace of this stunning property, diners will be able to enjoy freshly cooked local dishes like Hokkien Mee, Oyster Omelette, Chicken Satay, Roti Prata and desserts like Nonya Kueh and Bubur Cha Cha with Durian.
With the introduction of two unique spa (and room) packages, guests at the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore will be able to indulge in a series of spa packages that is in collaboration with Essence Vale Spa. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the spa, they are located within Changi Airport T3, Conrad Centennial Singapore and the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore - do take note that this Lavendar Spa Staycation and Marathon are both available at the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore property only.
Support local start-ups at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore's Jen's Kitchen On-the-go this weekend (1-2 July 2016) as the hotel hosts A Superlife Affair - a partnership with Superlife Co. that aims to feature the most healthy and natural products made by local companies and talents.
Stay two nights at the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore and get a choice of either a one-night complimentary stay at Hotel Jen Penang or a S$50 Nett F&B credit (for use at Hotel Jen Tanglin) as well as two tickets to the hop-on-and-hop-off bus! Opt for Jen's Local Experience (room rates start from just S$200++ per night) and enjoy complimentary breakfast and a 4PM late check-out where available (perfect for weekend staycations!).
When I checked out the brand new Club Rooms and Club Lounge at the Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore last year, I fell in love with the property - it is tastefully done, affordable and the location is pretty decent (especially when you consider how much you are paying). Check out the beautiful new restaurants and Executive Suite of this wallet-friendly property now!
Whether you enjoy spending time with your family (extended family included) this Lunar New Year long weekend or not, head down to Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore and watch the Hong Kong-based Parent's Parents in action. The quirky band of creators will be dedicating two works of art to the hotel - one by the Swimming Pool and one by J65 (Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore's new all-day dining venue!). In fact, what better way to appreciate art than in the comfort on your very own room - conveniently, the hotel is also running some really attractive Chinese New Year room packages!