Grand Opening of Le Méridien Taipei

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts has officially opened the doors of their newest hotel, Le Méridien Taipei. Located in the most cosmopolitan district of Taipei – Xinyi District – and steps away from local cultural offerings, Le Méridien’s first hotel in Taiwan ushers in a new dimension of timeless chic and will be the gathering place for the creative guests, with an emphasis on the arts, an inspiring atmosphere, and innovative cuisine. Chic and minimalistic, the 160-room Le Méridien Taipei goes beyond the traditional five-star hotel experience and invites guests and local community to discover more than just a new destination – to experience a new perspective with a focus on contemporary art and cuisine. Le Méridien Taipei introduces the signature arrival experience programme for Le Méridien brand in Taiwan, a comprehensive contemporary art program “light and shadow; two inspiring new restaurant concepts : “Humble House” and “Latest Recipe”, an innovative coffee and chocolate café “ChocoArt”, the chic lobby lounge bar “Latitude 25” and destination Bar “Quube”.

    In addition, Le Meridien Taipei offers 1,700 square meters of contemporary meeting and function space which makes it a perfect destination for creative workshops or board meetings.

    The Arrival Experience at Le Meridien Taipei

    In conjunction with its opening today, Le Méridien Taipei has unveiled a signature arrival experience for its guests. The hotel unveiled “Inner Waves 01”, an artwork created for Le Meridien by artist Hisham Bharoocha. The artwork on the entrance is a signature element of Le Méridien brand’s arrival experience, designed to reset the guest’s mind upon arrival, leaving the outside world behind and open its mind for the world of Le Méridien.

    Once through the hotel doors, guests will be enveloped by Le Méridien brand’s signature scent, sound and use of light. Eddie Roshi + Fabrice Penot, LM 100 members and founder of Le Labo, the innovative perfume house with stores in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Tokyo, have created a signature scent for Le Méridien hotels. The exclusive custom scent, called LM01, has been designed based on a construction inspired by Meridian lines and shall evoke memories with the guests and create a sense of home.

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    Daniel Fountain / 13.12.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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