W Hotels Worldwide has opened its first property in Taiwan, the 31-story, 405-room W Taipei which is located in the central business district of Xinyi.
This is the 39th W hotel to be opened globally and the opening coincided with the opening of W London — Leicester Square, which will be the W brand's 40th hotel.
According to Eva Ziegler, the global brand leader for W Hotels Worldwide and Le Meridien, W Taipei marks an important step in the global expansion of the W brand, in particular in mainland China and the Taiwan region. And Qian Jin — the senior vice president of operations, Greater China, for Starwood Hotels and Resorts — commented that W Taipei is the ultimate urban getaway in the middle of one of Asia's hippest and most cosmopolitan cities. He added that without a doubt, W Taipei would be 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 forward looking design and innovative style.
W Taipei features an assortment of signature restaurants and lounges. The Kitchen Table offers a broad menu of tandoor dishes, wood-fired pizzas, salads, succulent seafood, and grill dishes. Outside on the Wet pool sky deck there is al fresco dining with an urban barbecue overlooking Taipei's Technicolor city lights. On the 31st floor, the W brand's Cantonese restaurant, Yen, features a bar and serves dim sum, fresh seafood, signature soups, and desserts and it hasfive private dining rooms.
Guestrooms feature an interior balcony/play pad, the signature W Bed with its 350-thread count linens; a modern work station with a leather ergonomic chair; 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 Taipei's signature W Zodiac Animal.
W Taipei boasts more than 2,833 square meters of meeting and event space and the Mega Room at W Taipei is said to be the largest pillar-less ballroom in the city, with over 1,039 square meters of space. W Taipei also features W's signature "Whatever/Whenever" service philosophy of offering guests whatever they want, whenever they want it: as long as it's legal.