Perfect Weekend Relaxation at Hotel Jen Manila

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What constitutes a perfect weekend? Well, for me it’s spending time in a comfortable and relaxing place with my kids and I did just that at Hotel Jen Manila. It was an early Mother’s Day celebration in a 4 star hotel in a cozy premiere suite on the 18th floor. Located on Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City, Philippines it’s a mere 20 minutes away from the airports and 30 minutes to the Makati Business District.

My kids and I were so psyched to be spending a weekend away. They were looking forward to the fast and free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pool while I could not wait to get an hour long massage.

Hotel Jen offers plenty in the way of amenities:

Fast and free WiFi everywhere | Outdoor swimming pool | 24-hour fully-equipped fitness centre | Global and local dining options | 24-hour in-room Order-In | Massage treatments | Exclusive Club Lounge benefits | Free shuttle service to Mall of Asia

Reception and Lobby

Hotel Room

Premier Suite

The Premiere Suite is a sizeable 72sqm having a separate living area, guest bathroom and main bathroom and a walk in closet. Being billeted on the 18th floor we had panoramic views of Manila Bay and the cityscape.

We also had free access to the Club Lounge and its perks like a buffet breakfast and cocktails.

We were provided an ultra comfy king-sized bed and extra bed. Kianna, Jael and I took the king sized bed while Bastian settled into the separate bed.

Cleanliness is key in any hotel stay. I have to say Hotel Jen Manila is impeccable when it comes to a clean room, bed and sheets and bathroom. The carpet was vacuumed, surfaces dusted and a neutral air.

Other amenities include:

iPod dock | CD / DVD entertainment system | 37-inch interactive cable television | Satellite/cable television | International direct dialling service | Full-size executive writing desk | Voice mail | Computer data port | 220 VAC universal outlet | Electronic safe to protect anything precious | 24-hour in-room Order-In for whenever you’re feeling peckish | Tea station | Complimentary freshly brewed coffee via coffee machines, which are available in all Suites | Refrigerator | Mini bar | Free mineral water | Smart en-suite bathroom with bathtub | Hairdryer

For some the bathroom is not an essential part of a staycation. For me it is. This bathroom was clean all around, had toiletries and sufficient towels. There’s a bidet, beauty mirror and shower outside of the bathtub.

Hotel Room Amenities

Since we were expecting a night of movies and TV I brought along some popcorn. The hotel service was kind enough to accept our request to have the popcorn popped. We did have the popcorn but conked out before we could settle on a marathon. The bed was just too comfortable not to fall asleep in! The personalized pillows were a nice touch.

Kianna and I had a funny moment as we tried to figure out the coffee machine. We were so inept we had to call the hotel service. In the end Kianna got her coffee and we both had a great laugh.

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Swimming Pool

Paseo del Sol on the third floor houses two swimming pools. The main swimming pool having levels of 4, 5, and 7 feet and the kiddie pool at just 2 feet. Two lifeguards were stationed by the pools. Guests were served slices of watermelon.

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Lobby, Club Lounge, Gym & Play Zone

The Club Lounge is on the 19th floor, Gym on the 3rd floor and the Play Zone on the ground floor next to the main entrance.

Guests can stay at the Club Lounge where they can take in the sights, have some cocktails and lounge around. The gym is open 24-hours but you must be in proper gym attire. Kids can play at the Play Zone that’s open during brunch on Sundays. There’s face painting, balloon making, toys and movies.

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Breakfast Buffet

We had the option of having breakfast at the Club Lounge or Latitude and we chose the Club Lounge for the view and proximity since we were just on the 18th floor. One of the challenges of our stay was trying to control our eating. Between lunch at Kitsho, a well prepared dinner by Chef Sonny, a breakfast buffet and brunch at Latitude there was truly a smorgasbord of food. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning with all the breakfast food on display.

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Mother’s Day Celebration

The first part of my Mother’s Day celebration was an hour long Fitness massage (Php600) by Karen. It was a soothing massage and I couldn’t help but fall asleep halfway through.

We had dinner in a specially decorated Paseo del Sol specially prepared by Chef Sonny. Dining al fresco despite it being summer was relaxing and breezy. We had our fill of spare ribs, chicken, seafood and more.

After dinner we came back to the room and I found a touching gesture! Hotel Jen Manila prepared a sweet surprise for Mother’s Day.

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As our family slowly adapts to a new dynamic these memories and experiences further bond us together. A weekend getaway in a hotel like Hotel Jen Manila will give you just the break you need.

Read about our Kitsho Japanese Restauarnt and Sake Bar dining experience.

Read about our brunch experience at Latitude here.

Get in touch with Hotel Jen Manila:

Phone: +63 2 795 8888
Address: 3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines
Check-in: 2pm | Check-out: 12pm

#LeaveBoringBehind #HotelJenManila #JensetterMoms

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Ayala Malls Launches “PLAY” Time Summer Activities!

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What can we do to keep our kids pre-occupied this summer? Well, we search for summer activities that are both worthwhile and in my case inexpensive. Ayala Malls have great activities throughout the summer and this time around with the launch of “PLAY” we can expect a summer of musical live shows, rugby, a game fest and more.

Kianna and I attended the launch at Glorietta where we got a peek of what to expect. I don’t have as much time as I’d like to spend with my kids so events like these are ways to spend time with them. This time around Kianna and I had a day together. The funny thing is we had actually had an argument the day before. As a person one of my challenges is my pride, as a mother though I try and put that aside. I was happy that at the end of the day Kianna and I were more than okay.

To get to the main event floor we had to go through a fun inflatable maze. This is so popular right now and it was fun to do even if it was on land. The place was decorated like a child’s dream. With colorful installations and fun table top decorations.

Sam Oh hosted the event and we learned a little more about what to expect with “PLAY” time.

Shopkins Shoppies

First up is Shopkins Shoppies Live. They will be having 30-minute live interactive musical shows at the following malls:

Market! Market!- April 28-30 (1pm, 3pm, 5pm) | TriNoma- May 5-7 (2pm, 4pm, 6pm) | Alabang Town Center- May 12-14 (11:30am, 3pm, 6pm) | Solenad- May 19-21 (11am, 3pm, 6pm) | Harbor Point- May 26-28 (11am, 3pm, 6pm)

Ultimate Summer Squad

Barkadas have a chance to perfect the ultimate #SquadGoals with several fun challenges in a game-show inspired playground. There will be giant inflatables, Minute to Win it games, wild card activities and exciting obstacles. Winning gives you a chance at an ultimate summer getaway.

  • First place- 3D/2N stay in Casa Kalaw, El Nido Palawan with airfare for four
  • Second place- 3D/2N stay at Balay Cogon, Sicogon with airfare
  • Third place- overnight stay at Seda Hotel Nuvali and a full day pass at Republic Wake Park Nuvali

Market! Market!- May 6-7 | Circuit Makati- May 13-14 | Vertis North- May 20-21 | Solenad- May 27-28 | MarQuee- June 3

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BillboardPH Music Trip

Music fanatics can get to go on a musical journey with Playsound: The BillboardPH Music Trip where you can explore digital exhibits, interactive music charts and games, special live shows, videos, and more.

TriNoma- May 13-14 | Glorietta- May 20-21 | Alabang Town Center- May 27-28

Rugby Clinics

Rugby is the latest sport to be re-included into the Summer Olympics and is one of the sports activities by Ayala Malls. The national rugby team, Philippine Volcanoes was also in attendance at the launch. Kids will have a chance to build their confidence, stamina and camaraderie at the following clinics:

Glorietta, Solenad, Legazpi- May 7 | The 30th- May 14 | Alabang Town Center- May 21 | Market! Market! and Abreeza- May 28 | TriNoma and MarQuee- June 4 | Ayala Center Cebu (June 11) | UP Town Center and Harbor Point- June 18 | Circuit Makati- June 25

Pinoy Game Fest

Of course, gamers are also included in the summer “PLAY” activities. Hosted by Globe, the Pinoy Game Fest will bring together 15,000 gamers for free time battling in the virtual world.

TriNoma- Apr 28-30

Catch these installations at all Ayala Malls and take some ultimate summer selfies and groufies that are Instagram worthy!

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Nouvelle Salon Sparty Packages for Bridal Showers and Intimate Parties

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My favorite salon also offers Sparty packages! Their salon is quaint, cute and relaxing. Everything you would need for a bridal shower or a birthday celebration. They’ve got salon sparty packages that would fit pax of 4 and six groups. A salon sparty is the best way to catch up with girlfriends yet taking time to pamper yourself.

The best thing about this salon is they allow you to bring in food and decor so you can make it an even more intimate event. Some suggestions for a salon sparty bridal shower or birthday:

  • Request mood music whether it’s upbeat or soothing and relaxing
  • Favors can be from the salon. Nouvelle Salon has a nice gift box of lotion and soaps.
  • Have a theme. Nouvelle Salon has a perfect French theme and Eiffel Towers, berets and wine would make perfect decor ideas.

Interiors of Nouvelle Salon for your next salon sparty:


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For booking & info:
☎️ Lagro Branch 7090315 📱 09205537427
☎️ Visayas Ave. branch 3732040 📱 09472780036

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