The 450-room Hotel Jen Beijing opened its doors to guests this week as the city’s new destination for work, play and travel. Conveniently located in the centre of Beijing’s CBD, the hotel features a vibrant co-working hub, the only gastropub with its own brewery in the Guomao area, and an expansive, industrial-chic gym catering to fitness enthusiasts.
This debut is an important milestone for Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd., as it marks its 98th hotel globally and second Hotel Jen branded property in mainland China.
Designed by Stickman Tribe Dubai, Hotel Jen Beijing features an urban environment with a playful twist and is poised to become a vibrant space for style-savvy locals and adventurous travellers to mingle and be inspired. From the centrepiece tree sculpture and suspended porcelain leaves in the lobby to the copper beer vats laser-cut with Chinese zodiac signs in the gastropub, eye-catching works of art can be found in every corner of the hotel. Guests can continue to explore this exciting visual landscape with each guestroom floor showcasing a unique theme such as the visual arts, nature, architecture styles or personas from around the world.
“We want to create a new hospitality experience where this hotel will be a modern-day playground for business and leisure travellers and the local residents of Beijing,” said Clifford Weiner, general manager of Hotel Jen Beijing. “We want to inspire our guests to leave everyday routines behind by providing them with alternative, energising ways to work smarter, play harder and travel better.”
The 450 contemporary rooms and suites feature a soothing neutral palette with pops of colour and modern work spaces featuring multiple USB charging bays and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity. The rooms start at 40 square metres and feature floor-to-ceiling windows which bathe them in natural light. All have views of the city, with around 100 rooms and 40 suites overlooking the Rem Koolhaas-designed CCTV Headquarters.
The Jen 75 corner rooms offer some of the best views of the city and CCTV building. Both Jen 75 and Jen 75 Skyline rooms start at 75 square metres and offer more space for guests and entertaining. With a kitchenette and breakfast bar, the open concept allows for seamless movement from living room to bedroom and caters to short or extended stays.
Open 24/7, Prototype goes against the grain of the traditional staid business centre, presenting a vibrant co-working space complete with a cafe, individual pods and private rooms. The hotel has 13 meeting rooms and a multi-function space for up to 250 people designed to stimulate lively discussions, new collaborations and increased productivity.
Sweat it out
The 3500-square-metre Trainyard Gym health club is open round the clock for guests who wish to get their adrenaline pumping and reach new fitness heights. Facilities include a 25-metre heated indoor pool with city views, a boxing ring, a Mixed Martial Arts area, and fitness studios where classes will be led by certified instructors. The gym’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide unrivalled views of the city and a stylish industrial interior with vibrant graffiti artwork across two floors.
Professional massages, Jacuzzis and saunas are available for those looking to ease some tight muscles after a workout. A juice bar, fully loaded with energy drinks and brain-fuel snacks, will be there for those looking to replenish their energy.
Eat and party like a local
San Wu Tang, an all-day-dining restaurant overlooking Beijing’s skyline, provides guests with a unique South-East Asian dining experience while staying true to the local flavours. San Wu Tang provides a farm-to-table experience, where fresh vegetables harvested from the hotel’s hydroponic area are served. Guests can enjoy the culinary action as the house chef prepares their orders at the show kitchen. Beersmith is the only gastropub in the Guomao area, brewing a refreshing selection of seasonable beers in cool copper vats.
Hotel Jen Beijing is located on the first 22 floors of China World, Tower B, next to a new mall featuring a range of exciting restaurants as well as young, upcoming designers. The hotel is Shangri-La’s third hotel located in the landmark 17-hectare China World Trade Centre and is the group’s fifth hotel in Beijing.
Hotel Jen Beijing is offering a limited-period package starting from RMB 1199 net per night from now to 31 August 2017. The offer includes:
- One night’s stay in a Jen 40 room
- Breakfast buffet at San Wu Tang for one person
- Unlimited access to Trainyard Gym, including the swimming pool and group classes
- Super-fast Wi-Fi throughout the hotel