Starwood Opens W Taipei

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 14 February 2011

Starwood today opens the doors of its 39 and 40th W hotels. The opening of W Taipei, the groups 39th, today coincides with the opening of W London - Leicester Square, which will be the W brands 40th hotel globally.

The 405-room W Taipei, which is located in the buzzing central business district of Xinyi, has been designed by renowned architects G.A. Design International Ltd. of London and is encased in glass. Rising 31 floors, W Taipei offers panoramic vista of the iconic 101 Tower, one of the worlds tallest buildings. 

 Guests at W Taipei can choose from 405 guestrooms and suites. Overlooking the Yangmingshan mountain range that surrounds Taipei, guestrooms feature an interior balcony/play pad, as well as warm-colored stones, burnished wood and lush, electrified floral carpeting contrasted with modern, subtle lighting inspired by Chinese lantern boxes.

All guestrooms boast the signature ultra-comfortable W Bed with its 350-thread count linens; a sleek, modern white work station with a leather ergonomic chair; state-of-the-art in-room technology including high-speed wired and wireless internet access; flat-screen, 42-inch LCD televisions; Bose 2.1 sound systems; charging MP3 player docks; IP phone with voicemail; and a W Taipeis signature W Zodiac Animal a whimsical touch to the room.

W Taipei also features an eclectic assortment of signature restaurants and lounges. The Kitchen Table tantalizes with a broad menu of spicy and aromatic tandoor dishes, wood-fired pizzas, stylish salads, succulent seafood and grill dishes. Outside on the WET pool sky deck, al fresco dining means an urban barbecue overlooking Taipeis Technicolor city lights. On the 31st floor, the W brands Cantonese restaurant, Yen, features a sleek bar for sipping as well as delicate dim sum, fresh seafood, signature soups, delicious desserts - and five private dining rooms for more intimate affairs. As the consulting chef of Yen, creative Chef Jereme Leung brings his innovative style of cooking and unique approach to contemporary Chinese cuisine.

The W Taipei offers more than 2,833 square meters (more than 30,000 square feet) of meeting and event space. The Mega Room at W Taipei is one of the largest pillar-less ballrooms in the city, with over 1,039 square meters (more than 11,000 square feet) of space for everything from annual meetings and state dinners to gala wedding banquets and high-wattage fashion shows.

To celebrate its opening the W Taipei has launched an opening offer which includes: accommodation in a Spectacular Room or Fantastic Suite; al fresco breakfast at The Kitchen Table; signature welcome cocktail at Yen Bar; an in-room welcome amenity designed by celebrity chef Jereme Leung; VIP insider access to the Xinyi districts nightclubs; and a complimentary W Zodiac Animal a whimsical touch to every W guestroom.

The Spectacular package is available 14 February through 31 August 2011, and starts from US$250 per night (TW$7,800) for a Spectacular Room and US$445 per night (TW$13,800) for a Fantastic Suite.

The promotion is subject to availability and does not include a 10% service charge and 5% tax. Terms and conditions apply.

See also: Starwood to Open 6 W Hotels in 2011

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