JEN Hotel: a vibrant oasis of wellness and respite in Shenzhen’s innovation hub

Shenzhen, China

The JEN Shenzhen Qianhai Hotel is a restorative retreat in the rapidly developing innovation hub of Shenzhen. Designed as a social center for the larger development, the 100-meter Shangri-La boutique hotel acts as a “living room” for the larger Qianhai Bay development. Highlighting this special role within the development, the façade has a rich and vibrant character experienced from both the interior and exterior, featuring folded glass panels, transparent wood screens, and warm stone-texture terracotta for the podium and stone texture aluminum for the tower. 

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Upon crossing the hotel’s entrance, visitors will find themselves surrounded by wood, stone, and plants in the lobby that promote a sense of calm amid the surrounding bustling metropolis. 

Wellness-centric design

With a focus on supporting well-being, the tower's podium serves as a multifaceted wellness hub, featuring a state-of-the-art gym and health club. A 900-square-meter banquet hall, flanked by meeting rooms accommodates both business and social gatherings. The space is enriched with an array of amenities, including retail shops, diverse dining options, a brewery, a lush rooftop garden, and the convenience of both indoor and outdoor pools. The design intentionally weaves together these diverse functions, promoting user interaction and ensuring adaptability to a variety of programming needs. 

A balance of social space and tower efficiency 

The proportions of the individual rooms favor extensive views and natural daylight. In response to the shifting needs and desires of a modern client group, the hotel conserves space in the individual rooms in exchange for a variety of special features focused toward social gatherings with ample opportunities for impromptu happenings. The tower’s façade employs a similar approach and material palette as the podium to further the sense of warmth and welcome. Double-height exterior modules create a sense of variety and emphasize the verticality of the tower. 

More About the Project

Project Team

Principal Collaborators

  • AOR / LDI: Zhubo
  • Structural Engineer: Zhubo
  • Facade Engineer: ARUP
  • MEP Engineer: WSP
  • Interior Designer: Asylum

Project Information

  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Client: Kerry Properties, Hotel Jen
  • Size: 595,800 sq. ft. / 55,350 sq. m.
  • Completion: 2022
  • Certification: China Green Building Two Star Rating
  • Firm Role: Design Architect
  • Photos and Video by CreatAR