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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Thomas O’Malley

Taking up 22 floors of a downtown skyscraper, Jen targets China’s hip young lifestyle set with all-white, tech-forward rooms, an incredible gym over two floors, and even a microbrewery.

North-facing rooms frame floor-to-ceiling views of Beijing’s most iconic modern building, the twin-legged CCTV Tower.

A co-working cafe and free business facilities makes it a great choice for travellers who like to mix work with sightseeing.

Conveniently, Jen connects below ground to the subway, with Tiananmen Square and the central sights just five stops away.

Surrounding area

On a relatively quiet street in Beijing’s high-rise business district, Jen is low on local colour but big on convenience, with mall shopping, bars and restaurants all connected to the hotel itself.

Under the gaze of skyscrapers, including Beijing’s tallest at 528m, the surrounding streets are orderly and well-kept, if a touch corporate.

A standout venue worth making a beeline for is Migas Mercado, a Spanish-run restaurant and bar with live DJs and an outdoor terrace offering stunning skyline views.

The luxurious China World Mall sprawls around the hotel, and includes some first-rate drinking and dining destinations.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Poly Art Museum

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