Hotel Jen Malé Maldives joins N-Range’s Malé City cleanup challenge

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives has partnered up with local NGO N-Range for Malé city cleaning challenge campaign. This challenge will continue for the entire 2017 in which the private and public sector companies nominated by N-Range will clean the allocated assigned area within the capital city of Malé.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives joins N-Range’s Malé City cleanup challenge

Thirty colleagues from Hotel Jen Malé Maldives joined the cleanup day that started from Ameer Ahmed Magu one main roads of Malé city approximately 3 km starting from the Republican Square, Hotel Jen Malé Maldives aims to show visitors that Malé city readily welcomes tourists and to raise the people’s awareness.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives joins N-Range’s Malé City cleanup challenge

“We are honored to be a part of such a challenge, the Malé City cleanup challenge is a fantastic initiative supported by the government and local sectors that will help the tourism industry” said the General Manager Rahim Flynn, Shangri-La properties are well known for doing their part in corporate social responsibility, raising awareness, contributing and conducting initiative awareness programme every year with interesting events for society, guests and staffs.

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives joins N-Range’s Malé City cleanup challengeThe fun-filled clean-up program lasted for almost three hours during which the volunteers collected 15 big polythene bags of trash and debris from the allocated locations. By beautifying the surroundings, the participants learned the value of hard work, giving back to their communities and sprucing up the city for all to enjoy.

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for life and travel, helping curious travellers to leave boring behind through spontaneous experiences, Page 2 of 2 unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers nine vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across 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 conducted a play date and enjoyed a tea party with Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association children

Play dates with kids are so much fun. Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives colleagues recently hosted a play date with a tea party for the Down syndrome association Beautiful eyes of Maldives children. This visit was in conjunction with the Down syndrome awareness month.

Mr. Ansam Ahmed the founder of Beautiful Eyes Down Syndrome Association welcomed the colleagues of Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives. He briefed the hotel team about their roles in the community and shared the success and challenges they face running such an NGO.

The play date concluded with drawing, colouring, and painting sessions with the assistance of the Hotel Jen colleagues. The kids were also served fresh pastries and drinks for their enjoyment and to add more fun.

Hotel Jen General Manager Mr. Timothy Sainsbury said that “the colleagues of Hotel Jen are passionate about societal concerns and Down syndrome being one of the associations where we have continued to help for the past years makes me proud”. He also added that the Hotel assures that we will continue to support by helping Beautiful eyes Down syndrome association in future.

Ansam Ahmed from Beautiful eyes Down syndrome association of the Maldives said that Hotel Jen has been very supportive to the association in every way, and that the Down syndrome association of Maldives is strengthened to continue their activities due to the support of Hotel Jen.

After the fun playdate the children received individual gifts that made for an even more memorable experience. It was a joyous afternoon with the children and teachers at the Down syndrome association.

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.

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.

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.

Start Chinese New Year Celebrations at Hotel Jen

Chinese food is trending in Maldives, thanks to the booming Chinese market as well as locals who are slowly acquiring the taste. Lime restaurant at Hotel Jen in capital Malé dedicates Monday nights to Chinese food with their weekly Chinese buffet that is gaining popularity. The Hotel’s Chinese Sous Chef Morris Lee and Pastry Chef Damien Lien cook their hearts out to produce savory Chinese delights that are bound to leave you wanting more.

Jen has great news for foodies eager to try a range of Chinese cuisines prepared by these talented chefs. It is kicking off a culinary feast at Lime restaurant on 7th February to celebrate the traditional “reunion dinner” of the Chinese New Year festivities.

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives

The Chinese New Year celebration is only complete with the traditional delights and auspicious symbolism. The tradition is usually the significant “reunion dinner” on the eve of Chinese New Year with family and on the first day, the celebratory new year meals start and continue for 15 days.

Hotel Jen will celebrate the “reunion dinner” on 7th February 2016 with equal pomp and the celebratory meals on 8th and 9th February 2016.

Chef Morris and his culinary team will present authentic and nostalgic flavors as well as signature creations and healthy options. The buffet will feature healthy appetizers from salmon to duck, sinful friend temptations of crispy prawn ball, sesame chicken stick, wanton and more. The buffet will also feature a variety of main dishes including healthy fresh “Yong Tau Foo”, a variety of boiled, stuffed vegetables, spiced-fried prawn, fish, Chinese beef steak and many more. It will also carry a special action station of Chef’s choice daily. It can either be famous “steamboat-satay” which is a combination of seafood, meat and vegetables skewers or a noodle station, etc.

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives

Desserts by Chef Lee will feature a combination of Chinese and Western. The Chinese variety includes Nine Treasure Cake, Green Tea with Red Bean, Pineapple Tart and many more.

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives

The buffet will be loaded with variety for guests to enjoy over the 3-day festive celebrations. Buffet dinner will be from 7.30 to 10.30pm on all 3 days and Chef Morris offers lunch treats with set menus on 8th and 9th February from noon to 3pm.

Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives