I haven’t stayed at Hotel Jen, but I have heard a lot of good news about it. It’s the lifestyle brand of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, which has launched Next Jen Meetings – an exciting meetings model delivering distinctive themes with practical amenities, optional extras, Golden Circle Event Planner Rewards, as well as credit to redeem against a future event.Created to reflect the Hotel Jen experience and promise of a sense of adventure and intuitive service, NextJen Meetings take meetings beyond a traditional conference layout with themed offerings – ‘Jenuine’ and High-Energy. The ‘Jenuine’ concept boldly uses a full-sized table tennis table or sofa seating to assemble participants for ice-breaker or meeting sessions, while the High-Energy package inspires interaction with bean-bag seating or swing chairs, and a video game station to spur creative thinking. Delegates may also request for a customary meeting setup under the Business theme.
In addition, event organisers can earn Golden Circle points on all materialised conferences and events through the Golden Circle Event Planner Rewards programme. With the highest level of rewards in any meeting and event loyalty programme, planners can earn up to 40,000 Golden Circle points on an event booking – the equivalent of 40 complimentary room nights.
It is also the only programme that allows members to earn double points for subsequent meetings or events booked in the same calendar year, as well as to redeem points for future events and meetings. To join Golden Circle, please visit http://www.goldencircle.shangri-La.com.
Aimed at making NextJen Meetings the most rewarding suite of value offerings, the ‘Jenuine’, High-Energy and Business concepts include brain-food menus for lunch – served buffet or picnic style by the pool or garden – and two breakout sessions with refreshments and snacks. Standard for each theme are an organiser pack and cable kit, mobile charging station, audio-visual equipment, quirky amenities, farewell drinks and a 10 per cent credit for use towards a future meeting.
A menu of add-ons, such as art workshops, Chinese tea tasting and wellness activities, may be arranged as part of a complementary approach to experiential meetings at Hotel Jen.
“Having asked clients to share great and mediocre meeting experiences, we put their valuable insights to use,” said Marisa Aranha, vice president of sales and marketing. “Apart from location and price, respondents mentioned customer service and meals were a priority – we have addressed all these components and added our extra touches.”