Hotel Jen Malé Maldives partnered up with UNDP for Promoting Disability Inclusive Forum.

Malé, Maldives, 23 June 2017: Hotel Jen Malé Maldives partnered with United Nations Development Program UNDP Maldives in their “Promoting disability inclusive forum” which was a part of the Housing Development Corporation project on smart cities.

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The disability inclusive forum commenced on 23 June 2018 to discuss this in depth.

The forum was chaired by Her Excellency Ms.Zenysha Shaeed Zaki, Minister of Gender and Family and senior officials of the ministry, Ooredoo Maldives, Housing development corporations and participants from different NGO of Maldives including (Maldives Association of Physical Disables, Blind and Visually Impaired Society of Maldives, Maldives Deaf Association, Care Society, Maldives Autism Association, Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association and Advocating the Rights of Children).

The aim of the PDID forum was to review and improve the infrastructure development, especially in highlight challenges being experienced by persons with disabilities in exercising their rights as equal citizens and raise awareness on enabling mechanism and opportunity that reduce these challenges and enable persons with disabilities to participate as an equal citizen in mainstream society.

Hotel Jen Male Maldives as the host partner for this event highlighted on their People with Disability program which is a brand CSR initiative under the “Embrace” program. Ms Nina Mohamed Marketing & Communications Manager talked about the job opportunities available at the hotel for PWDs and that hotel Jen has been actively participating in giving back to the community through its CSR “Embrace” project throughout the years.

It is the global commitment of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to employ PWDs at each property. Hotel Jen Male Maldives aims to continue providing employment opportunities to locals with PWDs.

About Hotel Jen

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the love for life and travel, helping curious travellers to leave boring behind through spontaneous experiences, unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives.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 nine vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across the Asia Pacific, including Singapore; Hong Kong; Shenyang, China; Manila; Penang and Johor in Malaysia; and Malé, Maldives. A number of Hotel Jen properties are in the pipeline including in Beijing and Malaysia. For more information, visit www.hoteljen.com or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives named “Leading Business Hotel” at MTA 2016 for the fourth consecutive year

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives celebrates with great pleasure its win of the “Leading Business Hotel” award at the MATATO Maldives travel Awards held at Olhuveli Beach Resort and Spa on November 20, 2016.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards is regarded as the most prestigious and comprehensive awards programme for the Maldives’ travel and tourism industry. It covers a series of countdown shows and, a full day travel conference with international travel institutions, entrepreneurs and executives from all over the tourism industry, all under one roof to celebrate and discuss opportunities, challenges and innovative ways to further the Maldives’ travel industry. The main event is a gala award night which follows the conference.

The hotel would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the staff for their continued contributions and loyal support to Hotel Jen, Malé, Maldives and its followers who helped clinch this prestigious accolade by voting in the MATATO Travel Awards 2016.

As a leading business hotel, in Male the capital city of the Maldives, the hotel will continue to build and maintain integrity and set benchmarks in service delivery within a highly competitive industry. Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives would like to intrigue guests by letting them experience the best during their stay in a “leading business hotel”, thus making the hotel their first preference for their future stays.

As such, the hotel’s focus has been on strengthening the training and development of its associates to promote world-class levels of productivity, develop leadership and skills and capabilities in view of creating a pipeline of talent to ensure the highest standards of excellence which are consistent with Jen’s unique brand of style and service delivery.

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives comprises 117 rooms, ranging from Deluxe Room, Deluxe Ocean View Rooms and Executive Rooms. The hotel is ideally situated amidst the bustling government, business and shopping precinct with easy access to the city’s main commercial centre, as well as to the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport via a seven-minute speedboat ride. Hotel Jen Malé Maldives is the ultimate destination for business or pleasure and an ideal place to relax and revive before an onward journey to the Maldives’ exotic islands.

The hotel’s highlights includes an open-air rooftop restaurant boasting the highest dining peak in the Maldives, with unparalleled vistas of the city alongside an infinity pool that offers a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean; The Lime, an all-day dining restaurant on the first floor that is renowned for its international cuisine, including, delightful flavours of Indian, Chinese, Malaysian and Sri Lankan dinner buffets; and the recently opened Jen’s Kitchen, a Grab & Go concept restaurant on the lobby level which soon became one of the most popular eateries in the city. In addition, Hotel Jen houses two meeting rooms, a ballroom that offers the perfect setting for prestigious social events and large conferences, a 24-hours gym and the famous Aristo Spa, where guests can indulge in a massage to wind down the day.

“I am very excited, happy and so proud of my team. A big thanks to our guests and all who recognise the commitment and quality of service we deliver everyday” said Rahim Flynn, the hotel’s general manager. This is the fourth consecutive year that this Shangri-La property has accepted the “Leading Business Hotel” award at the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards.

Children’s Day Celebration at Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives held a Children’s Day mixed cartoon theme in the hotel’s ballroom.

In keeping with Hotel Jen’s focus of supporting causes related to children, the hotel invited children from the Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association of Maldives and their parents and the teachers and caretakers of Children’s Home (Kudakudhinge Hiyaa) to Children’s Day event.

Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives has been steadfastly hosting this joyful event to mark International Children’s Day for the past four years.

The hotel prepared games, prizes and refreshments for the children and their parents, who participated in various activities and had a lot of fun at the party, which offered all kinds of recreational facilities suitable for kids aged 1to15 years old. The ballroom was transformed in-to a fun, colourful party station featuring children’s games, painting activities, a cartoon handicraft area, musical chairs, a colouring station and many more. A theatre like area was especially set up to air cartoons on an LCD projector for the kids.

Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The hotel’s pastry chef and pastry team created a big Minion cake for the children to celebrate their special day. The party was concluded with cake cutting ceremony by the children themselves.

Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The staff and the parents of Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association of Maldives and Children’s Home helped makes this event such a success.

“We are always striving for innovation and providing distinctive experiences for guests of different ages at Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives. Every kid is an angel and we hope they can have a great time here at Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives on Children’s Day “said Mr. Rahim Flynn, the hotel’s general manager.

Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Childrens Day Celebration, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship, Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives continuously finds ways to offer support to underprivileged communities. Hosting this event has been both a privilege and a humbling experience for everyone at the hotel. It has been most gratifying for the colleagues to see the smiles light up the children’s faces as they looked forward to enjoying the hotel’s fun annual Children’s Day Party. Children’s Day is one such occasion where the young ones can cherish a memorable day of fantasy.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives organizes free medical day in conjunction with World Heart Day for the staffs

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives by Shangri-la the popular hotel among tourists and businessmen in the heart of the capital city Malé, recently organized a Health Awareness Campaign in conjunction with World Heart Day 2016 for its employees as part of its initiative on corporate social responsible programs. In Partnership with IGMH Hospital Cardiac Dr. Ayesha Zara Naseem gave a highly comprehensive presentation on the importance of healthy living, diet and exercise to the employees who attended the seminar.

The campaign tackled about the causes of unhealthy routine which is mainly due to hectic work schedules and fast paced life, health is often neglected. Hence, Dr. Ayesha reminded that the best approach and easy method to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to plan out strategies which include a balanced diet, healthy eating habits and doing physical activities.

Dr. Ayesha also emphasized that a balanced diet includes maintaining low intake of salt and trans fats found in fast food and to include an aerobic routine or walking schedule daily to boost heart and physiological functions as well as to help reduce stress levels. Some of the significant benefits of having a healthy lifestyle include decrease risk of diabetics, blood pressure, heart disease, cholesterol and certain cancers.

Mr. Zafer Agacan General Manager of Hotel Jen Malé Maldives said: “As the success of an organization is directly related to the health and welfare of its employees, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives conducts a series of programs every year to educate and promote health. In our present day lifestyle, health is a factor that if often overlooked. However, as Dr. Ayesha pointed out, if corrective measures are actively implemented, such as healthy living, intake of a wholesome diet and inclusion of an active and regular exercise regimen, one can definitely maintain good health of body and mind.

The seminar brought together hotel management and staff across all departments who are reminded with the old passage ‘Health is Wealth’ which means a healthy body means a healthy lifestyle.

The seminar also included health checkup for the employees of Hotel Jen Malé Maldives which was provided for them free and which witnessed an enthusiastic response from the staffs and encouraging them to do regular check up to stay healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Ayesha and Hotel Jen Malé Maldives indicated the need to implement the recommendations of such awareness camps and seminars underlines the importance of regular check-ups to detect problems that can be easily remedied and to make sure that the staff’s health is perfectly monitored.

Hotel staffs expressed their appreciation for the initiative of this day’s organization that confirms the commitment to their health and enhance communication and affiliation means.

Shangri-La and its properties are well knowns for the part in corporate social responsibility and raising awareness and contributing and conducting initiative awareness programs every year for their guest’s staffs and the society.

Hotel Jen Launches New Reward program in Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives, Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go has introduced the Coffee Reward Card from 01st of September 2016. Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager Ms. Nina Mohamed at Hotel Jen Malé Maldives said “Today, more and more consumers want to be rewarded for their loyalty, At Hotel Jen, we pride ourselves on offering our regular customers the very best service and introducing the Coffee reward card free loyalty program is a start in one of the many great programs we have planned to commence during the year 2016-2017”.

Mr. Mohamed Mauroof F&B Manager at Hotel Jen Malé Maldives said “We’re now confident that the coffee reward card will also offer our customers to enjoy it here more at Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go and it’s a great way for us to thank our Loyal customers”.

The Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go coffee reward card will be available from Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go counter and you can get stamped for every coffee that you purchase from the outlet and on the seventh coffee you get it free on the house. And is only valid at Jen’s Kitchen On- the -Go. So on your next visit to Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go don’t forget to ask for your Coffee reward card.

About Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go

Hotel Jen’s newest café, ‘Jen’s Kitchen-On-The-Go’ was opened during the year 2015 Ramadan with a soft opening and the grand opening was on 6th August 2015. The ‘grab and go’ themed cafe’ is located in the lobby of the hotel, facing the main road Ameer Ahmed Magu, and comes with a takeaway corner, making it easier for customers who are in a hurry. Located in the hub of the corporate part of town surrounded by government offices, banks, and schools, the café is situated in the perfect spot to take a breather, and collect yourself in the midst of a hectic day. The interior of the café is cozy and casual, decorated in soft neutral tones. The smoking area is conveniently located outside whilst the inside of Café’ and Hotel lobby area has a dedicated seating for its customers. Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go is a Restaurant chain operated by Hotel Jen and currently has its outlets in Maldives and Singapore.

Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives donates carpets to Ministry of Islamic Affairs.

Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives current remodelling of the rooms and ballroom will benefit the Ministry of Islamic affairs with twenty-four rolls of usable carpet, that has been donated to Ministry of Islamic Affair today. With the help of Ministry of Islamic Affairs, these carpets will be used in the numerous mosques located in Male’ city and the islands thus helping to make the mosque facilities warmer and more inviting for Muslim worshipper in this auspicious month of Ramadan where during this time, mosques get the most number of people visiting to use it for their daily prayer hence these carpets will provide an added comfort.

Hotel Jen Carpet donation 1Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives receives so much support from the community that we are delighted to give back in such an impactful way said Mr. Salim Abdoolcader ,Director of Operation at Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives.” “We believe good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others, therefore Hotel Jen, striving to be a model corporate citizen is proud to contribute to the local community in ways that give purpose and meaning”.

Hotel Jen carpet donation 3Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives has always been committed to giving back to the community through material, time and monetary donations to make innovative social contributions, leveraging on its expertise and management resources as well as the broad range of knowledge and experience possessed by its colleagues to make a broader and more profound contribution. Organisations like Kuda Kudinge Hiyaa, Cancer Society, beautiful eyes Down syndrome association and Disability center in Guraidoo have benefitted from Hotel Jen within the past years.

“We are so thankful for Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives generosity” said the Islamic Ministries Executive Mohamed Rasheed Ibrahim “the carpets we received will augment the mosque aesthetic tremendously and are able to make a more comfortable praying space for the people of the Maldives”.

The management and the Staffs of Hotel Jen are passionate about societal concerns and giving back to the community. Hotel Jen assures that we will continue to support by helping the community.

Blood Donation Campaign at Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

In conjunction with World Thalassemia Day Hotel Jen Malé Maldives and ADK Hospital Championed a blood donation campaign which was open to the Public.

World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The campaign was held in Hotel Jen Malé Maldives Ballroom which was equipped with all technical requirements to render the process with a success by both ADK and Hotel Jen Malé Maldives under the guidance of professional Doctors and medical team.

Both the Hotel Jen Malé Maldives and ADK management and staffs fully supported the cause by participating and donating blood which was open from 9.00 am till 4.30pm.

World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

This is Hotel Jen’s second Blood donation campaign, the strong response of staffs from last year campaign resulted in the establishment of the blood donation campaign as a new corporate social responsibility initiative and the management has decided to conduct annual blood donation campaigns.

Despite the rain the turnout from the staffs and public was huge making it a success. The blood donated will be kept in ADK blood bank and this will be served to Thalassemia Majors and dozens of surgeries and serious incidents which require immediate blood transfer to treat those in need.

World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The Hotel Jen Malé Maldives General Manager Ms. Vathsala Subramaniam commented: “This initiative translates the humanitarian, social role and duty of the hotel and the public its contribution to local community by extending a helping hand to those in need and hospitals that need the support of the community to donate blood units.”

Blood donation has been become a meaningful activity all over the World. As a community focused Hotel, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives always looks for ways to contribute to the community, and there’s no better way than being able to make a difference to something as vital as blood donation said Ms. Vathsala Subramaniam, General Manager of Hotel Jen Malé Maldives.

World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Thalassemia Day 2016, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Shangri-la and its properties are one of them who raise awareness and contribute in conducting initiative awareness programs every year in conjunction with such days marked Worldwide and Locally.

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, free WiFi everywhere, always.

For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the Hotel Jen website at www.hoteljen.com

World Earth Day Expo at Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives in conjunction with World Earth Day 2016 hosted an Art Exhibition in keeping with its history of endorsement and engagement with issues of the environment, support for the arts and community involvement where community outreach and participation is a key part of our practice. The exhibition was guest curated by Ms. M.Uma, who is an aspiring and emerging marine coral painter from India.

World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The exhibition took place in Lime Restaurant of Hotel Jen on 22nd April 2016 from 8.00am till 11.00pm. Hotel Jen Malé Maldives has been always supportive and encourages its associates to participate in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities with the broad goal, simply, of contributing to the well-being of the local communities and society besides maximizing our positive impact on the social and environmental systems in which we operate. And to raise awareness on the environmental problems we are facing today.

Ms. M.Uma’s is also a PADI certified open water Scuba Diver with a great passion for Marine life, Her canvas paintings are inspired by her observation of these spectacular and intricate life forms during her dive and is a culmination of her creative output over the past years that has cemented her reputation as a well-known leading artist of underwater life forms in the Maldives.

World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

She has conducted several Art Exhibitions in the Maldives over the past years in Shangri-la, Maldives in 2012 in conjunction with World Earth day and 2013 in Jumeirah Maldives also in 2013 and 2014 an Art Exhibition in conjunction with Environment day was held at Taj Vivanta, Maldives which depicted her passion for Marine coral and underwater life.

World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The Art was playfully arranged throughout the Lime Restaurant at Hotel Jen Malé Maldives, as a fully integrated part of the Lime restaurant buffet area, where these works can be discovered by the guests through a series of chance encounters.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives also had a special Earth day buffet at a special price for locals, expatriates and Hotel in house guests starting from morning breakfast with a spread of the widest selections of local delights such as Mas huni and Roti, to breadbasket with pastries and a cheese platter to cuisines such as Asian, Western and a salad bar and live stations. A Special Set Lunch which consisted of the semi buffet salad bar paired with the all-time favorite Thali meal that offered a choice of either Indian or Maldivian flavors were featured for Lunch and as for dinner it was an International buffet in which live action stations were prominently featured in the buffet with an incredible spread that definitely has something for everyone.

World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The exhibition on Marine corals was presented to educate people and actively engage the audience on local environmental issues as well as create awareness and ignite conversation on marine environment fragility.

The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This day was created by American Senator, Gaylord Nelson, to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. On that day, people made promises to help the environment and make positive changes in their community.

World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
World Earth Day Expo, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Since then many countries, inspired by the collective effort, have since started marking the World Earth day and Shangri-La and its properties are one of them who raise awareness and contribute in conducting initiative awareness program every year with interesting happenings & activities for their guests and staffs.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drill in the Maldives

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drill in the Maldives in collaboration with Maldives National Defense Force Fire and Rescue department and Maldives Police Services.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drill in the Maldives in collaboration with Maldives National Defense Force Fire and Rescue department and Maldives Police Services.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillMalé, Maldives March 2016: A member of the Shangri-La Hotel group, Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives prides itself in embracing safety and security at top priority at all times. And in ensuring this is always at its best, frequent drills are carried out by hotel Chief Security and Fire Life Safety Manager, Christopher Rodrigoe with hotel management team to ensure hotel staff are well-trained in handling emergencies and all safety and security related equipment are in excellent condition.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillHotel Jen and Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) with their Fire & rescue department jointly undertook a full evacuation drill at the hotel.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillOn 19th March at 9.00am, Hotel Jen’s fire alarm went off ringing persistently and hotel’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) went into prompt action. Situation escalated and an evacuation was called out in the hotel’s public address (PA) system. Hotel fire wardens quickly stepped in and took over the evacuation process on hotel guests and staff who were led out of hotel emergency exits to the designated assembly point at Dharumavantha School effectively.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillWhilst evacuation is in progress, fire trucks with sirens arrived and members of the MNDF Fire & Rescue department took over the situation at the hotel. The hotel vicinity was abuzz with activity as passersby started gathering curiously watching what was going on.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillA “guest” was found trapped on the 6th floor of hotel and MNDF personnel quickly actioned a rescue operation! Within minutes the city’s tallest fire-elevator (30m) was deployed and the “guest” was safely lifted from the balcony and brought down to safety whereby medical personnel took over and quickly rushed the “guest” to the hospital in the standby ambulance.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillWhilst at the assembly point, hotel Crisis Management Team was taking charge by roll-calling and ascertaining everyone from the hotel has been accounted for and no one was left behind. A quick assessment was carried to ensure those “injured” and “traumatized” were given appropriate assistance.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillThe total evacuation drill took approximately one and half hour.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives carries out a great Fire evacuation drillHotel Chief Security and Fire Life Safety Manager, Christopher Rodrigoe thanked Colonial Abdulla Zuhury commanding officer of Fire Department and Captain Nadheem Mohamed for their support in executing and evaluation this drill and also the media for their participation today. Christopher hoped with media involvement, the awareness and importance of safety drills and the role of MNDF in ensuring safety and security of the capital city can be shared to all.

A total of 40 MNDF personnel, 45 hotel staff & 5 hotel guests took part in this evacuation exercise.

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 travelers.

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, free WiFi everywhere, always.

About Hotel Jen’s Chinese name

今旅

Today – Travel

Jen is a lover of life, fun, adventure and discovery, and wanted a Chinese name to reflect that. ‘Jin’ (today) is about the importance of living every day to its fullest, in the moment, and Lü (travel) represents the idea that life is about exploring new cultures, experiences and ways of being you.

Together, the characters inspire others to ‘travel today’, so why not be a little spontaneous? Jen can’t wait to host you.

Review — Jen’s Kitchen: hotel food for everyone at affordable prices

Review — Hotel Jen officially opened Jen’s Kitchen On-The-Go On Thursday with live music, mascots, dancing waiters and free tastings.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Jen’s Kitchen caters to those wanting a quick break for lunch or morning and afternoon tea, on the premise or as a take away. The hotel is in a prime position in Malé amidst government and other offices buildings.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Since its soft opening during the holy month of Ramazan, Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go has also proven popular as a the go-to place for take-away and pre-ordered assortments of cakes or savory treats for office parties, staff meetings or tea breaks.

Hotel Jen’s General Manager Vathsala Subramaniam says the idea is to offer hotel food to everyone at affordable, all-inclusive café prices.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Jen’s Kitchen On-The-Go, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Jen’s Kitchen serves premium brands such as the Dilmah t-Series teas and Illy coffee. Ms Vathsala Subramaniam says the coffee brand was chosen following a blind tasting done earlier in the year with the general public.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Jen’s Kitchen On-The-Go, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

The food is prepared freshly every day and sandwiches are prepared on the spot. The baked yoghurt cake is very popular, as are the ice creams and the JFC chicken wings, says James Francis, Executive Chef at Hotel Jen. “JFC, as in Jen Fried Chicken,” he says. Got it. Nice one!

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Jen’s Kitchen On-The-Go, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go, formerly the hotel’s chic lobby café Panini, is his brainchild. The Malaysian-born chef arrived in Malé just in time for the rebranding of the former Traders Hotel to Hotel Jen Malé Maldives in January of this year.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

New offerings will be added to the menu on a regular basis, he says. That’s something to look forward to. We will certainly be back!

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Jen’s Kitchen On-The-Go opening, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives