Hotel Jen Penang unveils new lookBy Staff Reporter
06 Nov 2017
Hotel Jen Penang, a 17-storey landmark in the heart of George Town, has unveiled its new look following a USD14 million renovation.
The three-phase renovation, which took 15 months to complete, included the lobby, club lounge, all-day dining restaurant Café Jen and all 443 rooms and suites, as well as the introduction of two new room categories—the Family Room (32sqm) and Apartment (60sqm), which includes a kitchenette for longer stays.
“We’re excited to introduce the new and chic Hotel Jen Penang to our guests and the local community,” says Hotel Jen Penang general manager, Ody Odayappan. “We were able to successfully enhance the hotel’s personality and modernise guest experiences.”
New design elements reflect the multicultural capital with colourful Peranakan accents set against dark woods.
Refreshed rooms offer views of historical George Town while showcasing one of Penang’s three heritage features on customised wallpaper.
Meanwhile, the completely redesigned Café Jen serves up Asian and Italian cuisine. Its decor is minimal with wooden tables and shelves of potted plants.
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 modern cafes. A free daily shuttle service operates from the hotel to Batu Ferringhi Beach and selected industrial zones on Penang island and on the mainland.