Friday, September 22, 2017

HOTEL JEN MANILA: WHERE YOU CAN LEAVE BORING BEHIND


          Without a doubt, the Philippines is still a third world country, but you'd never know it from the wide range of internationally renowned luxury hotels scattered around the metropolis. One such hotel often gets lost in the shuffle of the high profiles names is Hotel Jen. Being part of the Shangri-la group, one of the biggest names in hospitality world wide, it's clear to see why Hotel Jen can easily be overshadowed by its higher profile sister companies, but when you cut to the heart of it, when it comes to service and accomodations, Hotel Jen Manila can actually stand side by side with the best in the country today!





            Though it is seen more as a business hotel, Hotel Jen makes an effort to make their guests leave boring behind, with small nuances like an Instagram stand at the lobby where you can stop for a quick photo opportunity. 

THE EXECUTIVE SUITE


           We walked into the Executive Suite, and immediately saw a personalized welcome message on the television!




        However, we were stunned by the sheer size of the living room, which had a delightful "Homey" feel to it. The Living room was furnished with a comfortable couch, and chair for easy viewing, and a work desk by the picture window. 

         The living room was so big, if this had been our room with the bed being pulled out from the sofa , we would have been happy campers.  


             But then we might have missed out on the incredibly huge Masters bedroom! Yet another couch is located by the picture window, making it a relaxing spot to read or watch TV. 

           But of course, I couldn't resist that inviting king sized bed.. As I came a little closer to it, I saw Hotel Jen had a little surprise for me set up!



My kind friends at Hotel Jen personalized my bed set up! 



"Let's take a picture, Daddy!", she said!
I Guess I didn't have a choice!


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            Here's a quick 60 Tour of Hotel Jen's Executive Suite! 

THE CLUB LOUNGE


      When going for a staycation, I always recommend that you pay a little extra for access Club Lounge. 


        This rings especially true when staying at Hotel Jen, because their Club Lounge, perched high on the 19th floor, is absolutely spectacular, and offers a breathtaking view of Manila Bay.   


         We picked a spot by the window and enjoyed the complimentary afternoon drinks and snacks that were available (There's food practically all day!!!), and spent a few hours of family time together, mesmerized by the splendor of the beautiful city that is Manila. 


      After awhile, Rina and Rain headed back to the room, while I stayed to watch the sunset as I worked on my blog backlog. Not a bad workstation for the day, huh?


            It was honestly hard to get any work done with this beautiful view in front of me though..


          As darkness fell unto our majestic capital, the fountains of the Cultural Center of the Philippines came to life, and was a playful visual spectacle. 

FACILITIES

SWIMMING POOL
      


     Rain was ecstatic to find out that Hotel Jen has a swimming pool as well! 


Not only does it have a swimming pool, but a kiddie sized pool as well, which was perfect for a morning of fun with her friend, Sky!

FITNESS CENTER


          Health conscious guests need not worry about their physical fitness, as Hotel Jen has a gym equipped with the essential exercise equipment to get their blood flow going.  


            Weight Machines are also available in case you want to go into more rigorous lifting. The only thing I was interested in lifting was a spoon to my mouth. 

DINING AT HOTEL JEN

     There are several dining options at Hotel Jen Manila to choose from, and I was fortunate to get to try three of their dining options, starting with The Club Lounge

THE CLUB LOUNGE DINING

       After the 2-4 Unlimited Afternoon snacks which consists of fingers sandwiches and other light canapes, The Club Lounge provides a delightful Merienda Cena that could very well make you forget about your other dinner plans.

MERIENDA CENA


           You can start off your Merienda Cena with the classic combination of Wine and Cheese. 




         Standout dishes were the Fish Fillet in Lemon Sauce, and the Pork Belly in Pepper Cream Sauce. 


               The selection of desserts were also delicious, ranging from Strawberry Sponge cakes to Cookies and Cream Cheese cakes!

CLUB LOUNGE BREAKFAST

             In the morning, from around 6am to about 10:30, The Club Lounge serves a hearty breakfast! 



Go crazy with Danish Pastries, French Toast, Waffles, Pancakes and Breads.






            I'm happy the had the breakfast essentials.. Bacon, Hashbrowns, and Sausages!



              If you want to start your morning with something light, then you can go for the modest selection of cereals and yogurt, as well as make your own morning salad.

KITSHO


         Located at the Ground floor of Hotel Jen Manila is Kitsho, one of the finest Japanese restaurants in the country.


         With Chef Masahiro Mizumoto at the helm of the kitchen, Kitsho is famous for his mouth-watering, authentic Japanese dishes.



        There are a four rooms that can be blocked off and used for intimate events. 


     There is also a Teppanyaki table, where you can watch the Chefs slicing and dicing the different cuts of premium meats and seafood.


ALA CARTE BUFFET



        Kitsho has an "Ala Carte Buffet" set up, where you are given a list of items on their menu to choose from, and you may order to your hearts desire. There is, however, a spread of Sashimi and Sushi laid out for you, so fanatics can help themselves to the freshly sliced fish.




     I started my meal with a few pieces of plump gyozas, and one of the most flavorful plates of Yakisoba i've ever had.




     Sukiyaki is one of my favorite Japanese Dishes, and I was happy to discover that Kitsho's version is excellent. And the unique thing about it, is that it's prepared table side!



       Especially with Rain around, it is a mortal sin to have a Japanese dinner without her favorite "Crispy Shrimp", aka Ebi Tempura. The prawns were plump and were deep fried to a beautiful crisp, and my little girl could have easily annihilated the entire plate by herself.  



       Of course, I couldn't resist some of my favorites from the Japanese Cuisine, such as Pork Tonkatsu, and Chicken Teriyaki, both of which were incredibly delicious. 


             For dessert, we were given the palate cleansing trio of Ice Creams, namely Green Tea, Wasabi, and Black Sesame. 

KITSHO'S ALA CARTE BUFFET MENU


Take a look at the vast number of items you can choose from!


LATITUDE


          For dinner, me and my food blogger friends gathered at Latitude, Hotel Jen's flagship Cafe, for their Saturday Barbecue Night! 

        Some of the highlights of the evening were:
      

The Baked Mussels 



The Herb Roasted Chicken



The Lengua Estofado 




The Roasted Leg of Lamb was spectacular!



              Latitude's buffet is perhaps one of the most affordable you'll find in a hotel today, and has a special theme every day.


      We had so much fun dining at Hotel Jen, so we want to give you a chance to #LeaveBoringBehind, and get a chance to try some of their food establishments as well!

      So its, you guessed it... GIVEAWAY TIME!!! 




UP FOR GRABS:

  One (1) Winner of P1,000 GC for Windows Bay The Bay
                   One (1) Winner of P1,000 GC for Hotel Jen's Lobby Lounge
                   One (1) Winner of P1,000 GC for Coffee.com 
                   Three (3) Winner Dinner for Two (2) GC at Latitude

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GOOD LUCK!! 


THE WINNERS ARE..

Kim K
 One (1) Winner of P1,000 GC for Windows Bay The Bay

CJ P
                   One (1) Winner of P1,000 GC for Hotel Jen's Lobby Lounge

Liza V.
                   One (1) Winner of P1,000 GC for Coffee.com 

Rakee R.
Jaime B.
Chaikka B.
                   Three (3) Winner Dinner for Two (2) GC at Latitude


Please email me at pickiesteater@gmail.com
 for details on how to claim your prize!



Hotel Jen Manila 
3001 Roxas Blvd, 
Pasay City, Manila
Metro Manila

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  6. Their executive room looks really spacious! Thanks to your swimming pool photos, I got an updated picture of what their pool looks like, and I'm glad it looks cleaner and nicer compared to the ones I saw on Google. It really seems like a great place to bring my family! ^_^ Thanks for the post and more power to your blog!
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  11. Never try to dine in any hotel here, because of no budget. And I want to surprise my husband for this, for his unconditional love and sacrifices. And the place look clean and fantastic too, I definitely take pictures of this place if ever win! Name: Monalisa Co Bio Email: carcom28@yahoo.com Ig: carcom28

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  26. Hope I can take my girl to hotel Jen for relaxation after the stressful semester..
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  32. My husband and I are suki of CCP for theatre plays, musicals and Indie films and it's such a shame that we haven't tried Hotel Jen which is just a few stones throw away. Would love to try Latitude!

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