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.

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.