Taipei Chosen for citizenMs First Hotel in Asia Pacific

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Artyzen Hospitality Group, through Artyzen citizenM Asia Limited, has been awarded the contract by an entity controlled by Alpha Asia Macro Trends Fund II to operate and manage citizenMs first hotel in Asia Pacific.

The Fund is managed by Alpha Investment Partners, the property fund management arm of Singapore developer, Keppel Land.

Scheduled to open around the fourth quarter of 2016, the hotel marks the debut of the citizenM brand in Asia Pacific.

The circa 260-room citizenM hotel will be located in Ximending, the colourful retail and entertainment hub that is known as the Harajuku and Shibuya of Taipei.

The hotel is easily accessible by public transport and is close to the citys popular pedestrian mall as well as the Taipei railway station.

Ms Christina Tan, Managing Director of Alpha, said, We are happy to work with like-minded partners such as Artyzen Hospitality Group, who shares in our vision to provide innovative products and services to meet customers needs, and achieving excellent returns for investors and shareholders. citizenMs hotels have been very well received in other regions and we are excited to partner Artyzen Hospitality Group to bring the brand to Asia Pacific.

Launched in Amsterdam in 2008, citizenM now operates 7 hotels in cities that include London, Paris and New York. A further 6 hotels are currently being developed, bringing the global room count to almost 3,000 keys.

Establishing our presence across Asias gateway cities tops our list of priorities and as we celebrate the signing of the first citizenM hotel in Taipei, we are also setting our sights on keys cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok. citizenM has proven successful in established markets and we are confident of its success in Asia, said Robbert van der Maas, President, Artyzen Hospitality Group.

The name citizenM derives from Mobile Citizens and some of the brands signatures include a stylishly designed living room instead of a lobby where guests can check-in and check-out independently at touch-screen terminals, but assistance is also available around the clock from citizenMs multi-lingual ambassadors.

On-site food and beverage offerings are available at canteenM, a 24-hour hotel bar, along with modern contemporary design rooms with a touch-screen MoodPad to control the  lighting, temperature, window shades, alarm and television.

All rooms have king-sized beds, rain showers and international plug systems.

Artyzen, Taiwan, Taipei, citizenM

Subscribe to our Travel Industry News RSS Feed Travel Industry News RSS Feed from To do that in Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder, select Add a New RSS Feed, enter the URL of our RSS Feed which is: and click Add. The feed can also be used to add the headlines to your website or channel via a customisable applet. Have questions? Please read our Travel News FAQ. Thank you.

Copyright © 1997-2023