In conjunction with World Tourism Day, Hotel Jen opened its door to hospitality and tourism students from the Maldives

Hotel Jen welcomed several groups of hospitality and tourism students from Ahmadhiyya, Kalaafaanu School and Maldives National University for a private tour of the hotel, both front and back of the house, in conjunction with World Tourism Day from September 27 till mid-October 2015. The students had a valuable interaction session with the hotel’s senior management staff.

Selvarathinam Thangavel, Hotel Jen’s training manager, welcomed the visiting students and the lecturers and, introduced them to the hotel’s senior management staff, who ran a series of valuable informative sessions introducing respective areas of responsibility and what a day at work inside Hotel Jen is all about.

Mr Thangavel briefed the students on Hotel Jen’s pride in and commitment to giving back to the local community in various ways; such as through CSR activities and, Awareness and, youth projects, including internship programmes, which serve as vital exposure and “hands-on- experience” that boosts chances when seeking employment.

The Maldives’ core economy is tourism hospitality and the opportunity to excel here is limitless for those who not only dare to dream, but also put in the effort.

Mr Thangavel added a note of appreciation and thanks to the lecturers of Ahmadhiyya School, Kalaafaanu School and Maldives National University for organising the trip and, giving Hotel Jen the opportunity to share its knowledge.

Appointed staff from the Human resource Department, under the guidance of Mr. Thangavel, led the visiting students on a personal tour of the hotel, from the lobby, to the outlets, guestrooms, spa and then to all areas not seen by guests, such as the kitchens, linen rooms, workshops, staff areas, offices, and so on.

The tour ended with a stop at Hotel Jen’s magnificent rooftop Restaurant, Azur and the highest dining outlet in the Maldives. The visiting students and lecturers were taken aback by the amazing feel of the restaurant and terrace overlooking the infinity pool and the million-dollar view, as always with everyone else the students had a ball of a time with selfies.

The students and lecturers were treated to some tasty refreshment with Jen’s hospitality at Lime Restaurant, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant.

The school’s lecturers showed their remarkable appreciation by expressing how much the students enjoyed the trip and how it opened their eyes to not only what Hotel Jen is all about on the inside, but also what it takes to keep it going as the leading hotel in Malé, at the mention of which all the students cheered.

Maldives Traders Hotel Rebrands To Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Rebranding today as Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives, former Traders Hotel, Malé, Maldives, marks as the seventh Traders property to adopt the new Jen brand by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. Catering to a new ‘Jeneration’ of independently minded business and leisure travelers, the brand is launching quickly and on track for ten Hotel Jens opening in major cities in Asia Pacific by April 2015.

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. Hotel Jen takes care of guests with efficiency and care, while also giving them informed access to the best a particular destination has to offer.

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives
Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives

Mr. Greg Dogan, president and CEO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, said: “The opening of Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives is a milestone in our ongoing plans to launch Hotel Jen across the region.”

“True to the new brand, the Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives team are embracing the changing demands of today’s more independently minded travelers. They appreciate important things done well; demand quality, comfort and value, together with honest, authentic service; and want privacy and efficiency without unnecessary fuss or intrusion.”

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives is building on its existing culture and the staff’s local knowledge to deliver the new brand to guests. Embracing the concept of ‘staying with a friend’, guests will notice extra touches from a home-cooking inspired restaurant menu to offering simple pleasures of caring to individual taste preferences or styles.

Ms. Vathsala Subramaniam, general manager of Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives, said: “The rebrand to Hotel Jen will set new standards for guest experiences, which shows in the changing demands of today’s customers, both the new and ‘millennial’ mind-set and the increasingly socially enabled ‘young-at-heart’ existing customer. It is a revolution and all about changing our approach, starting at the very heart of our hotel – our staffs. Hotel Jen will still bring guests the same level of quality as before but now with a more intuitive service attitude and relaxed, friendly style. “

The informed and friendly service style will allow guests to discover the best of where they are through unique recommendations, from souvenir shops to finding the best local Maldivian hangouts to the best of local cuisines. The Hotel Jen team will be a guest’s own personal local lifestyle guide, making them truly feel like they are staying with a friend.

Cutting-edge technology includes fast free WiFi everywhere, all the time, convenient mobile charging stations throughout the hotel and access to over 2,500 online publications through a PressReader app, are a few of the many features. In addition, simple pleasures such as a laundry wash and fold service at one price for unlimited items in a laundry bag and free coffee and snack-box-to-go options after breakfast allow guests to get on with the things they care most about – life, travel and discovery. 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 roll-out, Traders hotels in Beijing, Shenyang and Johor Bahru will be rebranded in March and April 2015, bringing an intuitive service and relaxed, friendly style to the existing collection of mid-range hotels.

Hotel Jen development projects are under consideration in key gateway cities in Asia Pacific, with plans to expand globally in the future.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives
Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

117 guestrooms with a choice of four room-type, ranging from 24m2 Deluxe Room to 80m2 Deluxe Suite with a rooftop restaurant and swimming pool offering stunning view of the Indian Ocean.

Located in Malé’s Green Zone nestled amidst the bustling government and corporate center; a mere seven-minute speedboat ride from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and a minute’s walk from the Malé jetty.

Rebranding offer: Make a room reservation at #HotelJenMaleMaldives and from US$299++ per night for stays from January 15th 2015 – February 15th 2015 and you will receive: complimentary return speedboat transfers from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, one in-room snack box, breakfast for two at Lime Restaurant, afternoon non-alcohol cocktail for two at Azur Rooftop Restaurant (available from 12:00noon to 3.00pm), free WiFi for the duration of the stay and a late check until 4.00pm (subject to availability).

Telephone: +960 330 0888
Email: [email protected]
Address: Ameer Ahmed Magu, Malé, Republic of Maldives 20096

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

About Hotel Jen’s Chinese name


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.