Hotel Jen Penang, a 17-storey landmark in the heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town, has unveiled a new look, following a US$14 million renovation. The hotel’s prominence in Penang dates back over 30 years, and elements of Peranakan culture were mixed into the hotel’s design to create a sense of place.
The three-phase transformation, which took 15 months to complete, included the lobby, Club Lounge, Café Jen, the all-day dining restaurant, and 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).
New rooms with contemporary features
Each new room and suite, ranging from 28 square metres to 78 square metres, offers a view of George Town while showcasing one of Penang’s three heritage features on customised wallpaper: the trishaw, Peranakan tiles and traditional shop-house louvered shutters. Guests can enjoy a working area, universal sockets, USB charging outlets, and a walk-in shower or bath tub.
Additional features include:
- A pull-out sofa bed in the Family Room, Apartments and Suites
- A modern kitchenette with a washing machine and refrigerator in each Apartment
- A Nespresso coffee machine in each Apartment, Executive Suite and Specialty Suite
With large picture windows throughout, the Club Lounge of Hotel Jen Penang has views of the neighbourhood. Alcoves and bar-style seating make up the different sections of the 16th floor space.
A fresh take on all-day dining
The redesigned Café Jen offers diners authentic Asian cuisines and international flavours, mainly inspired by Italian cuisine.
The Lobby Lounge houses a ready-to-go snack bar offering local specialties with a twist.
“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.”
Guests can enjoy fast and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, as well as mobile charging stations to stay connected.
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 scheduled shuttle service operates from the hotel to Batu Ferringhi Beach and selected industrial zones on Penang island and on the mainland.
Hotel Jen Penang has a 24-hour Health Club with a sauna and steam room. Also available is an outdoor swimming pool for children and adults, and massage treatments that can be conducted in-room.