The Hotel Jen Penang, a 17-storey landmark in
the heart George Town an UNESCO World Heritage Site, has completed
a US$14 million renovation.
The hotel’s prominence in the multicultural
capital of Penang dates back over 30 years and in staying true to
its roots, elements of the colourful Peranakan culture were
whimsically mixed into the hotel’s design to sport playful details
and create a sense of place.
The three-phase transformation of the hotel,
which took 15 months to complete, included the lobby, Club Lounge,
Café Jen – the all-day dining restaurant, all 443 rooms and
suites, as well as the introduction of two new room categories –
the Family Room (32 square metres) and Apartment (60 square metres).
Each room and suite, ranging from 28 square metres to 78 square metres, offers a view
of historical George Town while showcasing one of Penang’s three
heritage features on customised wallpaper – the trishaw, colourful
Peranakan tiles and traditional shop-house louvered shutters.
Complemented with light wood floors and a colour palette of warm
tones, rooms feature a working area,
universal sockets, USB charging outlets, and a walk-in shower or
With large picture windows throughout, the
stylish Club Lounge
of Hotel Jen Penang has encompassing views of the neighbourhood.
Exclusive to guests staying in a Club Floor room, the interior is
predominantly dressed with dark wood panels and pops of yellow,
green and blue. Cosy alcoves and bar-style seating for relaxing or
having breakfast or evening canapes and drinks make up the
different sections of the 16th floor space.
The hotel's F&B outlets have also been
completely revamped and the property now features complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
as well as mobile charging stations in key areas to help guests
remain fully charged.
“We’re excited to introduce the new and chic Hotel Jen
Penang to our guests and the local community,” said Hotel Jen
Penang’s General Manager, Ody Odayappan. “We were able to
successfully enhance the hotel’s personality, modernise guest
experiences and keep to our brand promise to #LeaveBoringBehind.”
Located on Magazine Road, Hotel Jen Penang is a
20-minute drive from the Penang International Airport and a short
walk to the main public transport terminal, shopping malls, local
hawker centres and narrow lanes dotted with quirky street art and
A free daily scheduled shuttle service operates from
the hotel to Batu Ferringhi Beach and selected industrial zones on
Penang island and on the mainland.
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