My Weekend Getaway at Hotel Jen Tanglin

Is your work or school life getting too hectic for you?
Are you constantly looking ahead to the next deadline and forget to leave time to breathe. The constant busyness can be a bit exhausting and sometimes all we need is a break from all these stressful and scheduled days. It's time you should reward yourself for your hard work and give yourself some time off. Weekend getaways are one of the best ways to get a break from all of that. I love weekend getaway because I can be in a completely different environment and it gives our brain a distraction and helps us detach from the academic world. There are many ways to do it, you can spend it partying with friends, relaxing by the beach or even a hotel staycation with your friends or loved ones, just remember to schedule in time for a weekend getaway. Not too sure which hotel to check out?

Here is one of my recomendation!
I'm sure you heard or saw picture of this beautiful hotel- Hotel Jen Tanglin (Formally Traders Hotel Singapore) that was reopened in Dec 2015. Yes, Hotel Jen has undergone this extensive $SGD45 million makeover to transition from Traders Hotel Singapore. The fresh and contemporary hotel, designed to attract the same highly valued business and leisure traveller, now reflects a modern functional design concept that removes many of the common pain points of today’s travellers – whether individuals, families or groups.

The newly renovated property, pioneers innovations in design and product for the 9 other Hotel Jen properties under Shangri-La International Hotel Management across Asia Pacific.

Clifford Weiner, General Manager of Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore said: “I love the energy at the new hotel. Our hotel offers a lot of value for travellers who appreciate the ingenious details done well¬– stylish and comfy rooms, enthusiastic and upbeat staff, convenience and accessibility, all delivered fuss free. We hope to give guests an authentic Singapore experience and deliver it with an inspired zest!”

Key highlights that reflect the needs of today’s modern traveller include:

New contemporary guest rooms
None of the 565 rooms are the same – with four contemporary locally curated wallpaper designs highlighting a Singapore theme (bicycle, orchid, goldfish and shop house). Each room includes thoughtful touches such as: free WiFi, USB charger outlets, high pressure walk-in showers, and king-sized “floating” beds with 300-thread count linen. Executive suites also include a pull-out sofa bed, a small pantry, a microwave and a SMEG fridge. The 18 Storey hotel also boasts a large, chic and vibrantly designed Club Lounge located on the 17th floor with open views of the nearby residential neighbourhood full of lush greenery,offering a wide variety of healthy breakfast items and a range of local and international cocktails and canapes in the evening becoming fast the most popular area of the hotel.

A fresh take on all-day dining 
Authentic South-East Asian cuisine will be showcased in J65, a new restaurant with a local farmer’s market look and feel. The chic lobby also houses Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go – a café and snack bar offering Singapore’s finest artisan products including locally roasted coffee and many open lounging areas to meet the growing social needs of the next generation traveller.

The heart of Singapore
 A unique feature of Hotel Jen Tanglin is the Heart Map. Team members and guests alike are encouraged to share their favourite tips and recommendations on the hand-drawn map. It’s a fun and interactive way to discover the city and a way to insure all team members who act as ambassadors for the hotel. Without a traditional ‘concierge’ in place - every guest is assured that everyone working at the hotel is ‘in the know’. Clifford Weiner General Manager of Hotel Jen Singapore said: Our team are local lifestyle experts catering to today’s most adventurous international traveller, on hand to recommend cultural spots, local cuisines and new places to explore off the beaten track. We want to create an experience that allows guests to feel that Hotel Jen Singapore is their place in the city’’.

A Sense of Community
 Entrepreneurship is actively encouraged and the story of local creativity and products are part of the hotel’s brand identity. Thus, appointing and supporting local talent is integral to their vision. The Hotel Jen team goes to great lengths to curate and nurture a group of Singapore artisans to contribute to the fabric of hotel. This year with the support of small and local business, Hotel Jen Tanglin aims to become a creative event space for local brands to showcase their products from F&B to fashion and art.

Guests can look forward to locally 
Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is conveniently located just a stone's throw from the renowned Orchard Road shopping district and the serene Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO world heritage site. Guests are connected to Tanglin Mall, with a variety of high quality shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets easily within reach. Camden Medical Centre and Gleneagles Hospital is just a 3-minute walk away. A free shuttle service is provided to Orchard Road, as well as weekday morning shuttle services to the Central Business District.

Complimentary fruits infused water for hotel guests.

Phone running out of batts and you forgot to bring your charger?
Fear not, they have mobile charging point for you!!!

This was the Club Deluxe Room (25 sqm) which I stayed in for a night.
I got the bicycle wallpaper design room. The room are designed with future travellers' requirements in mind. The rooms offer all the features of a Deluxe Room plus Club Lounge benefits. And yes there are WIFI in the room!

Club Benefits 
* 24 hours Club Lounge accessibility with room keys 
* Exclusive check in and out at the Club Lounge on 17th floor 
* Extended weekday buffet breakfast in the Club Lounge (6.30 am to 11 am) 
* "Jenerous" weekend brunch in the Club Lounge (6.30 am to 12 noon) 
* Mid-afternoon culinary treats 
* After Five Happy Hour (5pm to 7.30 pm) 
* Special priced menu items available all day at discounted prices 
* Complimentary 2 hour use of of meeting room (subject to availability) 
* Complimentary 1 suit pressing upon arrival 

The room is spacious, cool and comfortable. 

Super comfy king-sized bed!

 Sit here with a cup of coffee and watch the world go by...

Working desk

Mini Fridge with complimentary fruits and water

Hairdryer and tolietires

There is also a safe deposit box to store your valuables, 

The lights can be conveniently control by the side of the bed.
 There is also a IDD telephone with voice mail and  24-hour in-room Order-In for whenever you're feeling peckish.

A thoughtful bathroom with spacious walk-in shower

Just in case you are looking out for the iron and ironing board, they are located here!

Yes this is the the newly refurbished Club Lounge!
Definitely stylish and comfortable place that is suitable for work in the day and relaxation at night. It is located on level 17, the Club Lounge offers a stunning and unblocked view of the estate’s surroundings. 

- Extended weekday breakfasts from 6.30am until 11am 
- "Jenerous" weekend brunches from 6.30am until 12noon 
- Mid-afternoon culinary treats Cocktail hour from 5pm until 7.30pm 
- Open from 6am until 10pm. Accessible on a 24-hour basis with a room key 
- Exclusive check-in, reception and concierge 
- Pressing of one piece of clothing per stay, just in case you've got somewhere special to go
- Business centre facilities

Love the seating facing the windows!

Come here to read your daily news and magazines.

Anytime you are hungry, pop in to the lounge and enjoy some coffee and snacks!

Having the mid-afternoon culinary treats at the club lounge!

There are also a computer in the lounge in case you need to check important mails.

I really enjoyed Hotel Jen's club benefit!!!
Don't miss out their Cocktail hour that happening between 5pm until 7.30pm .

You can eat and catch the sunset!!!

View of Hotel Jen Tanglin from the swimming pool!

The sensational outdoor pool, which is surrounded by a lush garden. 
Take a dip or do an easy lap in the 30-metre-long swimming pool or just relax in the outdoor whirlpool. Enjoy the fresh air, lush greenery and comfortable deck chairs and let the breeze soothe away your stress.

How about having a cocktail by the pool to cool down on a hot weather?

The 24-hour gym is creatively set up for all needs with functional state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, including machines and comprehensive sets of free weights. Enjoy many exercise options to optimise your results and minimise wasted time. Nothing is more important than having a healthy body, great mind and happy soul.

Ah Hoi Kitchen
Ah Hoi's Kitchen, the authentic local 'shabby chic' dining institution, has anchored itself as a 'must visit' restaurant over the last decades. Serving real fiery Singapore Chilli Crab, aromatic Black Pepper Crab, Live Seafood, smoky Char Kway Teow and many other classics, the restaurant bases its dishes on the true flavours of Singapore Straits cuisine and offers an enjoyable setting that reminds one of the street food and 'zhi char' restaurants of yesterday.

For all reservations or enquiries, please call (65) 6831 4373 or email

Yes I'm sure many of you have seen this iconic instagram worthy spot where the bicycle are hanged up on the wall like this. So all you have to do is take a photo like me.

Then you rotate the photo! Does it seem like I am flying? Have fun taking photo at Hotel Jen!
Don't forget to hashtag the commonly used hashtag #ThatJenFeeling and #HotelJenTanglin.

Some facts about Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore:
565 guest rooms –  with a choice of 6 room types- ranging from a 26m² Superior Room to the 75 m² Premier Suite with prices starting at SGD$250 per night
25-minute drive from Changi International Airport, and is accessible via taxi, bus, subway (MRT) and hotel limousine
24-hour gym and health club with 30 metre long outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam and treatments rooms and pool bar
Connected to Tanglin Mall, with a variety of high quality shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets easily within reach. Camden Medical Centre and Gleneagles Hospital is just a 3-minute walk away. 
A free shuttle service is provided to Orchard Road, as well as weekday morning shuttle services to the Central Business District.

Book  your weekend getaway now!!!
Make your staycation bookings through the website:
Or through phone reservations: + 65 6831 4333

Address: 1A Cuscaden Road 249716


It's Hotel Jen's birthday! Come and celebrate with Kampong Spirit at their hawker-style party on 31st March 2016! There'll be mouth-watering food, local games and of course, cake! Read more here.



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