15 Interesting Facts About Hotel Jen

June 29, 2015 3 comments
Hotel Jen. You would have seen a number of them popping up on our little island. But there is more to it than just a new hotel chain. I had the opportunity to stay here for a night, thanks to bff Cheryl Tay, who took many of my beautiful pictures below. Here are some facts which may interest you about this new hotel with a girl’s name.

1. Hotel Jen is a brand under the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts group.

Shangri La has always been synonymous with luxury travel. The same kind of comfort, more fuss-free, friendlier, Hotel Jen is the fun alternative for the independent traveller.
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay
Big rooms, with all you need for a comfortable stay.
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay
Floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can enjoy an unobstructed view of Orchard Road.
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay
Beds that you will want to roll around in all day.
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay
For a nominal fee, you get to enjoy club lounge access which gives you exclusive check-in and check-out, all-day munchies, complimentary evening cocktail daily, as well as a special breakfast buffet which ends slightly later than the usual timing. This was perfect for me as I love staying up late, which usually means I often have trouble waking up for hotel breakfasts. So if I miss the breakfast, I’d still find food to eat here.
Here you will also find newspapers, magazines, PressReader access to over 2500 newspapers and magazines if the ones in the lounge are not enough for you, and internet surfing desks.
The Club Lounge is on the 19th floor, so a great view is guaranteed while you relax here.

2. Hotel Jen will take over all Traders’ identities.

If you have noticed that Traders Hotels are disappearing, you are not entirely wrong. All Shangri La Traders Hotels are now revamped and transformed into, you got it, Hotel Jen.

3. Hotel Jen is named after a virtual persona – Jen.

Hi! I’m Jen!  (Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay)
You wish. Lol. Okay I’m kidding.
Jen is this professional hotelier who’s friendly, accommodating, loves life, travel and the adventure of discovering new places. She understands that both business and leisure travellers are getting more independent, and she caters to them by being fresh, friendly, and fuss-free.  ^.^
 

4. She introduces you to local culture.

Even to the locals. 
Remember these? We used to eat them when we were a child, and many of us would just bite the coloured parts off (because that’s the sugary part!) and put the biscuits away!
Bet you didn’t know this either! Jen also has a travel blog which can help you with exploring our city!
 

5. There are 2 Hotel Jens in Singapore.

Hotel Jen OrchardGateway is the first Hotel Jen in Singapore. Hotel Jen Tanglin is the second.

6. Linked with an MRT station and 3 malls.

Interconnected with 3 shopping malls in the heart of the Orchard shopping district – Orchard Gateway, Orchard 313 and Orchard Central, and linked to Somerset MRT station that can bring you anywhere in Singapore, you can be sure of a weather-proof experience. We all know how hot and humid our weather gets one minute, and then crazy stormy the next, right?
 

7. All guests are positioned as “Jen’s friends”

And all messages to guests are signed off by Jen herself.  
How’s that for a personal, friendly touch? =D
 

8. She provides free Wifi, everywhere in the hotel, all the time. 

This is a GODSEND! I could never understand why many hotels in Singapore, especially the big chains and 4-star-and-beyond ones, cannot provide Internet access for free. Our hotels are so much pricier than those of other Southeast Asian countries already, why make us pay another $20-$30 per day just for internet???
 
Hotel Jen, you got this one right. BINGO!

9. She knows we need our smartphones.

And she knows they die at the most inopportune times. Or that some of us dimwits and scatterbrains will forget to bring our phone chargers when we travel. That’s why Hotel Jen provides guests with complimentary phone charging stations throughout the hotel.

10. You only need to pay for one laundry bag of laundry.

You know how most hotels charge your laundry, should you need to wash them, at stated prices per item? Hotel Jen charges your laundry by the bag. You can choose to just wash 2 socks, or stuff your entire family’s laundry into that bag, and it will be the same price.

11. You get to work out to an amazing view

You get 24-hour access to the gym, which is great for anyone who loves doing their workouts when everyone else is sleeping.
And check this out, you get to workout under the stars!
This is definitely something new to me – spinning under the stars.
You also get to swim here with this view…
Me likey!!!
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay

12. Jen promises to take care of your stay.

To up the personal friend touch, should Jen be unable to accomodate you when you already have a guaranteed reservation, she promises to rearrange accommodation free of charge, provide you with a complimentary long distance call, and provide transport to and from the alternative hotel.
 

13. She takes care of your children too, without making you pay a bomb.

Up to 2 children get to stay with you for free in the same room, and if they are below 6 years old, they enjoy free buffet dining in All Day Dining and Pool Cafes when dining with a registered paying adult guest. 
More than 2 children or if you have children between the ages of 6-12, you get 50% off the price of their buffet. Not a registered guest? Your children dines for 50% off too!

Of course they have stuff like meat and amazing desserts, but fresh seafood is always a huge draw! (For me at least!) =D

14. Ladies’ Night every Friday from 6-9pm!

Unlimited bubbly, house wines, and ciders for the girls for just S$25. Now you know where else to head to on Friday night, ladies!

 

15. If you are Jen, you get special treatment for 2015!

Yes you heard me right. Anyone named Jen/Jenna/Jenny/Jennifer/any derivative of Jen will get something special this year when staying at Hotel Jen!
For the month of July, Jens drink free, while 5 cocktails/mocktails for her friends will go at just USD3(or equivalent) per drink! Jens also get Free massage by the pool in August, and free lunch for Jen’s family in October! More details here!
Picture Credit: Cheryl Tay
Anyone needs a staycation? <3
Hotel Jen OrchardGateway is located at:
Orchard Gateway
277 Orchard Road, 238858, Singapore
Tel: +65 6708 8888
Fax: +65 6831 4332

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3 comments

Stephen Lim July 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

Looks like a really nice hotel in a super convenient location.

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Tom August 17, 2015 at 6:36 am

Great post! Check out our staycation at Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore here!

Happy Travels Everyone!

Tom,
2bearbear.com

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Silver Ang April 6, 2016 at 2:18 pm

It really is! =D

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