|Jena and Jeno.|
Hotel Jen has become the first international hotel brand to use Savioke's Relay robots in Asia. The two robots, named Jeno and Jena, will join the teams at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway and Tanglin Singapore respectively. The duo will deliver amenities and local favourites from the in-room dining menu to guests when an order for them is placed.
Stationed at the hotel lobby 24x7, both Jeno and Jena sport bright uniforms in shades of brand colours - turquoise and pink respectively, affixed with the signature bicycle that evokes a sense of travel. Inspired by the concept of a butler, Toby Tan (@tobyato) from Band of Doodlers designed a jacket and tie for Jeno, and a scarf for Jena.
The pair are almost 1m tall and can move unmanned around the hotel at a safe speed of 2.5 kmh, half that of the average human walking speed. They can ride the lifts by themselves, make phone calls to rooms upon arrival, and are equipped with sensitive sensors so that they can to avoid obstacles in their paths.
|Source: Hotel Jen. Jeno makes a delivery. The top of the robot automatically opens to show its contents at the right time, and will close by itself after the guest has rated its performance.|
Guests can expect Jeno or Jena to deliver amenities within 15 minutes of the request. They will also make deliveries from a supper menu featuring local flavours, from midnight to 6 am.
"We will always retain the human touch," added Sekercioglu. "The technology will add to the guest experience."
Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel, helping travellers to leave 'boring' behind through spontaneous experiences, unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers 10 outlets, in Singapore; Hong Kong; Beijing and Shenyang, China; Manila in the Philippines; Penang and Johor in Malaysia; Brisbane, Australia; and Malé, Maldives. Hotel Jen is slated to open in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in 2019.
Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post about Hotel Jen Tanglin's festive offerings