Hotel Jen shows guests how to “Leave Boring Behind”

Hong Kong - Evening cruise on a junk

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Hotel Jen unveils a series of destination-centric “Leave Boring Behind” offers to help adventurous travellers seize the day, meet the locals and explore the city when they stay at one of the 10 Hotel Jen properties in Asia Pacific.

“Hotel Jen was launched by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts two years ago to cater to today’s independent travellers who are passionate about discovering new places, cultures and experiences,” said Marisa Aranha, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hotel Jen. “The brand was inspired by a virtual persona, Jen, who is a professional hotelier with a love for travel and life. We regard our guests as ‘friends of Jen’ and want to help them explore hidden gems and rediscover the magic of travel.”

Available now until 30 September 2016, the “Leave Boring Behind” packages include a specially chosen activity that will enable curious jetsetters to delve deeper into a destination. Prices start from US$80++ and include late check-out, accommodation and daily buffet breakfast for two people. Members of the Shangri-La Golden Circle loyalty programme will earn double award points when they book this package.

The destination activities available through the “Leave Boring Behind” packages include:

  • Malaysia – Cruise amongst mangroves, catch crabs or harvest mussels in a kampung (small village) in Johor or hop onto a trishaw for an all-you-can-eat durian feast in Penang.
  • Manila, Philippines – Ride handcrafted bamboo bicycles on a guided tour of Intramuros, Manila’s historic centre and old walled city.
  • Singapore – Sample local specialities and sight-see from the comfort of a GOURMETbus or get refreshed in the thrilling slides and pools at Adventure Cove Waterpark.
  • Maldives – Visit Vilimalé City, including the fish market and old mosque, for a glimpse of everyday life in the Malé capital.
  • Brisbane, Australia – Spot majestic humpback whales from a catamaran as they breach and play in Moreton Bay in winter.
  • Greater China – Explore Beijing and its historic hutongs on foot, enjoy traditional North Korean cuisine and cultural performances in Shenyang or be dazzled by the evening lights of Hong Kong on board a classic junk.

To encourage travellers to move away from tourist traps and generic activities, an international community of “Jensetters” who are creative resident experts will share their insider knowledge on the cities where Hotel Jen is present. Published on Instagram, these eclectic insights will revolve around native rituals, after-hours activities, food and art.

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Singapore - Local flavours on board GOURMETBus (credit - GOURMETBus)

Penang, Malaysia - Trishaw ride (credit - Hotel Jen Penang)

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