Monday 19 May 2008

Hotel Jen – A Return to Simplicity: An affordable, contemporary interpretation of traditional hospitality

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Hotel Jen is now open in Hong Kong. Taking its name from the Chinese character which symbolises the Confucian ideal of love and goodwill towards people, Hotel Jen aims to bring the gracious traditions of Asian hospitality into the modern hotel context. In so doing, Hotel Jen aims to appeal to a growing class of entrepreneurs and travellers from around the world.

Hotel Jen's approach is to provide travellers with the essentials of a quality hotel room without the expensive extras. A clean and functional room, a comfortable bed and a great shower are at the heart of the Hotel Jen experience. The chic, modern design showcases clean lines and functional creativity, and the guest rooms are highlighted with natural colours and light wood finishes.

"Hotel Jen brings an affordable, contemporary interpretation of traditional hospitality to Hong Kong. We created the rooms to be comfortable, functional, and clean to give good value to our guests – the essence of what we feel travellers today are really looking for in accommodation. A return to simplicity," said general manager Gordon Aeria.

Hotel Jen is located in the Western District, just down the hill from Hong Kong University. The Western District still preserves the flavor of old Hong Kong, yet is just 10 minutes from Hong Kong's Central business district, the Airport Express and the city's hottest nightlife centres of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong.

The 280 room independent hotel offers standard rooms, Jen Rooms and Jen Suites, all fully equipped with LCD TV, cable TV, iPod/MP3 connector, wired and, in the case of Jen Rooms and Suites, wireless broadband, personal voicemail service, in-room safe, hairdryers, and more. The signature Jen Rooms have sleek wooden flooring and an innovative bathroom design that maximizes space while maintaining privacy. The Jen Rooms are located on the top floors of the hotel and offer either harbour or mountain views.

The spacious Jen Suites offer affordable luxury with sensational harbour views. The one-bedroom suites feature living/dining room, fully equipped kitchenette, separate dressing area, his and her sinks, separate shower stall and a deep soaking bath with harbour views. The 50 square metre rooms are perfect for a luxury getaway or for longer stays. Jen Rooms and Jen Suites include daily continental breakfast and exclusive use of the Sky Lounge.

Food and beverage offerings include Jen Café, Sky Lounge and Lobby Bar.

Jen Café is an all-day restaurant and lounge serving a menu of international and Asian fare. Long share tables create an informal ambience, encouraging guests to interact, and open kitchens enhance the space with warmth and activity.

The Lobby Bar, located in the lobby level of the hotel, serves beverages, light and ready-to-go snacks. On the top floor with sweeping harbour views, Sky Lounge provides an exclusive retreat for Jen Room and Jen Suite guests during the day that includes a nightly 6-8pm complimentary wine and cocktail hour. Thereafter it is open to the public, and offers a place to relax and unwind with wine, cocktails and snacks into the evening.

Recreational facilities include a 16-metre outdoor rooftop swimming pool overlooking the harbour, and 24-hour gym equipped with the latest fitness machines.

The 96-square-metre Function Room is ideal for private meetings and small events, including banquets for up to 50 guests. It is complete with a selection of the latest audio/visual facilities for meetings.

For the convenience of guests, Hotel Jen operates a regular shuttle bus throughout the day to Macau Ferry (Sheung Wan MTR), Central Star Ferry, Airport Express Hong Kong Station (ifc mall) and Admiralty MTR (Pacific Place).

Hotel Jen also offers a 'Best Rate Guarantee' that the rates available from its own website: or WORLDHOTELS: are the best available anywhere on the Internet.

Hotel Jen is located at 508 Queen's Road West, Western District, Hong Kong. For reservations or more information, please call (852) 2974 1234 or, or go to


Issued on behalf of Hotel Jen by Grebstad Hicks Communications.

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