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Shangri-Las Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei Completes Phase One of Major Renovation

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Shangri-Las Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei recently completed the first phase of a NT$ 1.5 billion (approximately US$ 50 million) upgrade of its 420 guestrooms, lobby and driveway, as well as two food and beverage outlets.

The initial stage of the project included the complete refurbishment of 240 rooms and suites and the launch of a new room type.

Providing authentic services and up to date facilities is the hotels long-term commitment to our guests. Over the past years, we have completed a series of upgrading projects, including all restaurants, bars and lounge, ballrooms and most function rooms. The rooms and ground floor upgrades are part of our overall plan to offer guests the ultimate luxurious and comfortable home away from home, said the hotels general manager, Marcel N.A. Holman. It is with much pleasure, that we proudly present the first phase of newly renovated rooms and suites featuring the hotels famous Sung Dynasty theme and timeless elegance, as well as a contemporary residential atmosphere with modern technology.

The 240 guestrooms and corridors from floors 9 to 23 saw their first major refurbishment with clean, modernized designs that decorated and furnished the space with soft-toned, harmonious colors. Every room features city views of Taipei or the surrounding mountains and the ceiling height of over three meters creates additional spaciousness.

All rooms and suites have been equipped with the latest technology and facilities, such as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions with an HDMI device for connecting with personal laptops and many more.

The upgraded room types include the Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Executive Room, Plaza Suite and a new category, Premier Room.

Deluxe Rooms are sophisticatedly designed and have a size of 40 square meters. The spacious room has an adjustable 40-inch LCD flat screen television. In the marble bathroom, guests can find a 17-inch LCD flat screen, a bathtub and a separate glass-enclosed shower. Brightly lit with natural daylight, the Executive Rooms feature a spacious sitting area with a coach and coffee table, as well as one set of window-side rotatable sofa chairs that allows guests to enjoy the in-room private views. The doors open to a foyer that provides additional privacy. The room size is 57 square meters.

The new room type, the Premier Room, features a walk-through large closet that connects the room and bathroom, which would perfectly suit long-staying guests or family travelers. With three windows in the room itself and one large window in the bathroom, it offers a panoramic view of the city with Taipei 101 or the surrounding mountains. In addition to a sitting area and the set of window-side sofa chairs and coffee table, the room also comes with an ottoman sofa to provide guests added comfort. The room size is 58 square meters.

The Plaza Suite is a one bedroom suite containing a separate, bright living room and dining area, as well as a separate restroom. The living area is equipped with Bose surround sound stereo and a Blu-ray disc player, while the mini bar offers a personal Nespresso coffee machine. In the extensive marble bathroom with a bathtub and a separate shower cubicle are two sinks and automatic motion-sensor washlet. Through exclusive Horizon Club privileges, Plaza Suite guests are offered personalized services and access to the private Horizon lounge on the 36th floor, where they can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks throughout the day, as well as canaps and cocktails in the evenings.

The remaining 180 guestrooms, including the Presidential Suite on the 37th floor, as well as the Horizon Club Lounge, the lobby and driveway, Lobby Court and The Cake Shop on the ground floor, are now undergoing refurbishment with an estimated completion time of January 2015.

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