Located in the buzzing central business district of Xinyi – which is for Taipei what Manhattan is to New York City – W Taipei is an electrifying sanctuary of serenity and energy in the heart of this bustling neighbourhood, reflecting the surrounding natural beauty of Cising Mountain and Yangmingshan National Park, juxtaposed alongside Taipei’s vibrant, modern cityscape.
W Taipei is a haven of playful luxury, where serenity meets energy and is the venue of choice for discerning and style-conscious trendsetters who want to be wowed by the finer things in life – particularly those inspired by W brand’s unique mix of contemporary cool design, modern comfort, and innovative style. Without a doubt, it is the place to see and be seen in the Taiwanese capital.
Designed by renowned architects G.A. Design International Ltd. of London and encased in radiant glass that elevates to 31 stories tall, W Taipei is the only hotel in the city with a panoramic vista of the uber-hip and vibrant Xinyi district and the iconic 101 Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings stretching more than 500 meters into the sky.
In the W Living Room, guests find a carpet of electric red flowers in front of Welcome Desks that have been constructed of vertical stacks of “stripped” timber saplings. Large circular day beds spread their way into the Living Room where a kinetic series of timber louvers form a stepped canopy, folding down to enclose the second story meeting areas. Guests can relax in the tall slatted timber “cocoon” chairs which offer privacy.
W Taipei’s 405 guest rooms and suites have been designed as private sanctuaries inspired by nature with spectacular urban views. Warm-coloured stones, burnished wood and lush electrified floral carpeting contrast with modern, subtle lighting inspired by Chinese lantern boxes. Each guest room features an interior balcony/play pad, a great place to relax in the serenity of the room amidst cosmopolitan Taipei, the signature ultra-comfortable W Bed with its 350-thread count linens and a sleek, modern white work station with a leather ergonomic chair. An oversized vacation-style islander tub takes command in the bathroom, set against chartreuse-coloured subway-inspired wall tile and a wooden partition.
If you’re looking to rest and relaxation visit the hotel’s AWAY Spa and book the couples room featuring a calming rainforest shower and Jacuzzi. Choose from a luxurious list of facials, massages and beauty treatments to renew any part of your body from head to toe.
Looking to stay fit while on holiday? Arrive workout ready and strap on your running shoes at the hotel’s FIT gym which boasts state-of-the-art equipment for cardio, strength training and yoga.
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The WET pool skydeck features modern, clean lines surrounded by a boardwalk deck, open style fire place lush foliage and live green walls. At the edge of the pool, a striking metal bubble sculpture levitates evoking suspended, silver droplets of water, while a flock of multi-patterned ceramic butterflies flutter skyward.
The Kitchen Table restaurant has been inspired by a light, airy garden cottage with a contemporary twist, where the interior as bright as a sun-filled morning mixed with bold acid yellows and refreshing white. The mesmerizing sculptural ceiling evokes a vine covered trellis, while the simple cast concrete counters bring back memories of garden benches. It is here in the breezy marche style open kitchen where hotel guests gather each morning for an epic buffet brunch featuring steaming dim sum, epic pastry selection, yogurt and fresh fruit station, cold pressed juice counter and decadent house made gelato.
The hotel’s poolside space WOOBAR, features a rich, natural Tunisian stone flooring with innovative oversized circular white leather ottomans spreading out across the space. WOOBAR is flanked at one end by a high-tech fireplace and at the other with a DJ island where world-class DJs control a state-of-the-art sound and light system guaranteed to delight the most discerning club aficionado. Highlights from the cocktail list include Don Julio spiked Woo-Garita, Jasmine tea infused Belvedere Detox Martini and lychee forward Guifei Orgasm.
High atop W Taipei on the 31st floor you’ll find YEN, the hotel’s signature Cantonese restaurant and the first W-inspired Chinese restaurant in the world. The restaurant is chic as all can be featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the pulsating Xinyi district and the ubiquitous neon current that unifies the city, extending to the natural mountain ranges that surround Taipei. YEN showcases bold, original art pieces that incorporate traditional Chinese culinary tools of the trade. One oversized wall installation features hundreds of metal serving spoons arranged into geometric circles.
The seating area is arranged in cloud formations of sweeping sofas surrounded by 5 meter high screens of stretched bungee rope. The unusual screens mimic Chinese bird cages and echo in the clusters of “wire” lanterns that hang over the stepped groups of highly polished steel tables.