Guests riding on handcrafted bamboo bicycles in Intramuros. Credit: Bambike Tours
THOSE making a booking at one of any 10 Hotel Jen properties in the Asia-Pacific from now till end-September can get a city activity as part of the deal.
Part of the brand’s Leave Boring Behind campaign, the packages include late check-out, accommodation, daily buffet breakfast for two people and a special activity that highlights the destination the hotel resides in.
In Malaysia, guests get to go on a mangrove cruise, catch crabs in a kampung, or take part in a durian feast, while in Manila, they can ride on handcrafted bamboo bicycles for a guided tour through the city’s historic centre and old walled city.
In Singapore, guests can go on a food tour from the comfort of a special ‘Gourmet Bus’, while thrill-seekers can also head to the Adventure Cove Waterpark.
Those heading to the Maldives can visit Vilimalé City for a glimpse of local everyday life, while those staying at Hotel Jen Brisbane get to spot for humpback whales from a catamaran in Moreton Bay.
In China, a foot tour to explore Beijing is available, while in Shenyang, guests can enjoy traditional North Korean cuisine and cultural performances. Those staying at Hotel Jen Hong Kong get to go on a boat ride on a classic Chinese junk.
Commenting on the initiative, Marisa Aranha, vice president of sales and marketing at Hotel Jen, said: “Hotel Jen was launched by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts two years ago to cater to today’s independent travellers who are passionate about discovering new places, cultures and experiences.
“We regard our guests as ‘friends of Jen’ and want to help them explore hidden gems and re-discover the magic of travel.”