Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. and Concorde Arch (M) Sdn. Bhd. today announced the development of the first Hotel Jen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Opening in 2019, Hotel Jen Kuala Lumpur is the second Hotel Jen project under development in Malaysia, following the signing of Hotel Jen Kota Kinabalu in Borneo in September 2015.
The announcement was made at a signing ceremony held in Hong Kong today to finalise a management agreement between Concorde Arch (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Hotel Jen.
Concorde Arch (M) Sdn initially acquired the land for building the corporate office; however, the opportunity of venturing towards hospitality became apparent with the advent of millennial travellers seeking more curated lifestyle and leisure accommodation inspired by this growing target market.
The proximity of the location to numerous landmarks in Kuala Lumpur enhances the feasibility of this proposition. Judy Ng, director of Concorde Arch (M) Sdn. Bhd., said, “We are excited to be in partnership with Shangri-La International Hotel Management. This will add a new direction to our hospitality business for the group.”
Hotel Jen Kuala Lumpur is strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the intersection of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan P Ramlee, just 800 metres from the city’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers and 300 metres from the KL Tower.
The hotel will cater to both business and leisure travellers, being in close proximity to the central business district and Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), as well as having easy access to some of South East Asia’s largest shopping malls, street markets and a wide range of restaurants and entertainment.
Greg Dogan, president and CEO of Shangri-La, said: “The announcement of Hotel Jen Kuala Lumpur reinforces our interest and expansion in Malaysia, in the country’s capital city, where we will now increase the group’s presence with our third hotel and newest brand Hotel Jen”.
Fresh, friendly and fuss-free. That’s the genre of Hotel Jen, the new brand launched a year ago to cater to a new “Jeneration” of independently minded business and leisure travellers. The brand launched quickly with the first ten Hotel Jen properties opening in major cities in Asia Pacific in under one year, followed by two new developments soon after Hotel Jen’s first anniversary. Shangri-La is targeting fast-track growth of the Hotel Jen brand in key cities in Asia.
The Hotel Jen experience delivers what matters most to guests. They appreciate important things done well; demand quality, comfort and value, together with honest, authentic service; and want privacy and efficiency without unnecessary fuss or intrusion. This is why every Hotel Jen reflects the values she personally holds dear, such as Simple Pleasures, Easy Efficiency, A Sense of Adventure and those InJenious Ideas giving you That Jen Feeling, where guests instantly feel at ease, respected, valued and inspired.
Lothar Nessmann, chief operations officer of the Hotel Jen brand, said: “The opening of Hotel Jen Kuala Lumpur will strengthen the brand’s footprint in yet another key city in Asia, where the richness and diversity of business, leisure and culture in Malaysia aligns with Hotel Jen’s brand persona of being a ‘lover of life, travel and discovery’” .
Hotel Jen Kuala Lumpur
• 150m and 36 stories tall
• Hotel comprises 200 rooms
• Jen’s Kitchen, all-day-dining restaurant and lounge
• Rooftop Sky Bar with an infinity-edge lap pool
• Meeting rooms customised for all occasions
• Club Lounge with privileges, including express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast, complimentary evening beverages and tasty local snacks and late check-out