Marriott Makes Landmark Debut with Taipei Marriott Hotel; Scheduled to Open July 2015

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    Marriott International is pleased to announce the expansion of its global portfolio with the anticipated July opening of the Taipei Marriott Hotel, the first Marriott Hotel in Taiwan. The largest integrated destinational complex in Taipei, the Taipei Marriott Hotel offers a wide range of travel and leisure experiences for locals and visitors alike, including a five-star 320-room luxury hotel, modern convention centre, high-end shopping mall and luxury apartments. Moreover, with a lush, green landscape that envelopes much of the hotel’s property, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is a serene and tranquil oasis of luxury within the bustling city.The contemporary Taipei Marriott Hotel offers 320 well-appointed guest rooms and suites as well as four distinct restaurants and a lounge with a stylish, sophisticated design that reflects the local culture and tradition while also showcasing technology and creativity. With a prime location on the north bank of the Keelung River, the Taipei Marriott Hotel offers un-obscured panoramic views of Taipei City from each guest room.

    Perfect for business and leisure travellers, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is conveniently located in the booming Dazhi District, the capital’s new commercial hub, just 10 minutes from Songshan International Airport and five minutes from the Neihu Technology Park. In addition, the MRT Jiannan Rd. station, the beautiful Mt. Jiannan Trail and the Miramar Shopping Centre are short walks from the hotel. Finally, the Taipei Marriott also enjoys the distinction of being the closest five-star hotel to the National Palace Museum, a favourite cultural attraction.

    A Modern, Green Oasis in the Heart of Taipei City
    Taipei Marriott Hotel features a striking, contemporary design that is softened by a lush, green landscape. Modern glass structural walls are offset with earth tone palates and natural materials, creating expansive areas that capture the sunlight. At the heart of the hotel is the ground floor lobby, where tall, arched doorways with brass linings create a dynamic, yet inviting atmosphere and modern and traditional elements are skilfully fused.

    One of the most striking elements of the Taipei Marriott Hotel is the pervasive use of lush greenery, part of Marriott’s “Green Hotel Development” initiative. Indigenous shrubbery and flowering plants are found throughout the hotel grounds and, like a botanical garden, are interspersed with pieces of art and sitting areas. In the centre of the landscape is “Butterflies,” a monumental aluminium sculpture by Spainaird Manolo Valdes, which is inspired by the nearby butterfly biosphere reserve on Mt. Jiannan. The sculpture is the artist’s tribute to Taiwan, known as “The Butterfly Kingdom,” and serves as a tribute to nature and the arts.

    Inspirational Meetings & Special Events
    The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers the largest state-of-the-art convention center in Taipei, with 3,000 square meters of pillarless, flexible space that can be transformed into up to 12 meeting spaces, as well as an elegant 1,260 square-meter Grand Ballroom – the largest at a Taiwan hotel. From large conferences to intimate board meetings, Taipei Marriott is the ideal locale, offering the latest audio-visual innovations and access to gourmet catering and expert event planning. For the most memorable weddings in Taipei, the Garden Villa located on the top floor of the conference center offers direct access to a beautiful rooftop garden and a charming chapel.

    Destination Dining
    Taipei Marriott Hotel offers five distinct restaurants and lounges with an international selection of cuisine to please the most sophisticated palates from around the world. The Lobby Lounge offers all-day bites and drinks along with free WiFi – the perfect place to hang out and work or socialize with friends and colleagues. Also on the Lobby level, and surrounded by a beautiful garden, the Garden Kitchen offers all-day dining with Asian-inspired Western fare served semi-buffet style, offering guests the choice of a variety of light dishes or made-to-order entrées. On Level 2, Mac’s Teppan skilfully showcases Japanese Teppanyaki, Chinese and Western cuisine at live cooking stations.

    The spirit of Taiwanese hospitality is highlighted in the Marriott’s signature Chinese restaurant, The Dining Place, on Level 3. In an elegant setting, guests are treated to a delicious variety of Cantonese and Sichuan dishes. Private dining rooms are available for special occasions.

    On the 20th floor, Oxy Bar & Grill serves up gourmet grilled cuisine accompanied by the stunning view of Taipei City. Oxy’s open air terrace lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful sunset while sipping cocktails. Inge, on the 21st floor, is Taipei’s top whiskey bar, offering more than 200 varieties of private collection whiskeys and spectacular city views. Inge is the perfect place to bring business associates and friends for a relaxing drink.

    Relax & Rejuvenate
    Stay sharp and fit at the Taipei Marriott Hotel’s SPA, located on the 19th floor. Relax with a menu of luxurious personalized spa treatments, or re-energize after a long day of work at the state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center, including a rooftop swimming pool.

    Daniel Fountain / 21.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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