Shangri-La Group’s JEN Manila closes

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The 308-room JEN Manila Hotel along Roxas Boulevard, part of the Shangri-La Group’s midscale chain of hotels, is closing from September 1 as part of the city’s ‘redevelopment plans’. owner.

In a statement on Monday, New Riviera Hotel Development Corp., which owns the hotel building in Pasay, said the hotel would continue to honor reservations made until the end of August this year.

The property, located near the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas complex and across the cultural hub of the Philippines, operated as Traders Hotel and then under the JEN Manila by Shangri-La brand since 1995.

JEN Manila said every effort was being made to support all affected staff through this transition, including providing a “fair compensation package and extending health insurance coverage” until as of December 31 of this year.

“We would like to thank all our guests, partners, colleagues for their unwavering support over the past 27 years, especially during the difficult years of the pandemic,” he said.

“We look forward to extending our brand of Asian hospitality to guests at our four other Shangri-La properties in the Philippines,” the group said.

Shangri-La currently operates luxury hotels in BGC, Cebu, Ortigas and Boracay. The Makati property was also closed in 2021 amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, but the group said that would only be “temporary”.

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