I’m Staying With Jen (Hotel)
“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”~Mark Black
This 4-star hotel has it’s own special way of pulling back their curtains. One weekend, Jen and I were able to witness Hotel Jen’s unique personality.
Hotel Jen has been alluring us since last year especially my travel buddy: Jen, since it bears her nick name. She’s declaring then she’s wanting to visit just to have a photo with that personalized pillow that says: “I’m staying with Jen.” Ahahaha!
Said pillow has been around some parts of the Asia Pacific (under Shangri-la Hotels & Resorts Management) and her excitement is overwhelming me. =) It is located along Roxas Boulevard, just across The Cultural Center of the Philippines,
and Star City. Our window is overlooking that giant “chubibo!” (Ferris wheel).
Manila bay with its’ beautiful sunset (and sunrise) is just a short walk away from us. However, we were too busy sleeping, we missed them both (sunrise and sunset). Like we went there just to rest, watch some movies, read and enjoy the placidness of our room with 2 comfy beds which allowed us to elude the city’s bustle. I was planning to unplug for that particular weekend but the speed of their internet is too fast so I enjoyed browsing and uploading photos as well. =)
Come dinner time, after scrutinizing choices of where we could eat at the lobby,
we opted to just go out and proceeded to this Seafood market which popularly known here in our country as “Dampa”. It took us less than 20 minutes to get there. The method of dining at Dampa is you choose first your seafood from the fresh market, everything are still in the water and the vendor will recommend restaurants where it is best to prepare and cook it. The charge will be separate.
You might want to look around and not settle right away on the first stall you bump into, who knows there’s a better price somewhere else. =)
What we had are shrimps, scallops, and lobsters. The last item is for Jen’s heart’s content. You’ll get crazy when she craves.
We partnered them with broccoli and Yang chow rice. We went back to the hotel after an hour with happy tummies.
Oh, there’s more. We later found out that our breakfast will not be sent to our room the following morning since what comes with our package is a Breakfast buffet. Hmmmn. Happy tummies again. =) I think this is the best part of the stay, we just enjoyed eating together without the need of going to the market, prepare our meal’s ingredients, cook them before we can eat, like everything here is free-flowing and just in front of us. Foodies!
Hotel Jen is in the following countries:
Hotel Jen Beijing
Hotel Jen Shenyang
Hotel Jen Hong Kong
Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor, Malaysia
Hotel Jen Penang
Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives
Hotel Jen Manila
There are 2 Hotel Jen in Singapore and they’re putting up one in Kota Kinabalu by year 2020.
Jen wanted to know how did they end-up with the hotel’s name. So I had to research for it. The website says that it is the brainchild of a virtual persona: Jen, that she owns a hotel, and all-time lover of life, travel and discovery.
It’s just great to know that some of our “Where to next” destination(s) were included in their list of locations. Jen is excited again. I was telling her can we try other hotels and she played deaf even on my second query. Hmmmn.
Hotel Jen isn’t too luxurious since it is just a 4- star hotel but as long as the people are friendly, the amenities are clean, everything is working, we are safe, all that we need is there, it is already truly an R&R for the two of us, and she is already checking her calendar for our next staycation.
We missed doing this a lot. The last one we had I think was a few years ago. =) I know we’re going to do it more often.
It is so gratifying to always have something to look forward to right? =) Because we deserve a break every once in a while and #seizethestay …
Hotel Jen is previously Traders Hotel also under Shangri-la Resorts and Hotels Management.
To book your stay, you can call them at: 02-795-8888