Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is pleased to announce its debut into Taiwan with the opening of the Taipei Marriott Hotel. Combining Marriott Hotel's design and innovation with local Taiwanese warmth and hospitality, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is the first five-star international hotel in the dynamic Dazhi area of Taipei, the capital's new commercial hub. The largest integrated destination complex in Taiwan, the Taipei Marriott offers 320 luxury hotel rooms, a modern convention center, a high-end shopping mall and luxury apartments.
Perfect for business and leisure travelers, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is only 10 minutes from Songshan International Airport and five minutes from Neihu Technology Park by car. The MRT Jiannan Rd. station, beautiful Mt. Jiannan Trail and Miramar Shopping Center are also short walks away. The Taipei Marriott Hotel is the closest five-star hotel to the National Palace Museum, a favorite cultural attraction for both locals and visitors.
“We are delighted to open our doors and welcome guests to Taiwan's first Marriott branded hotel,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International, Greater China. “Our close proximity to important landmarks, gorgeous settings and modern facilities make the Taipei Marriott Hotel the ideal choice for business travelers and vacationers who want a high end experience and easy access to commerce, culture and recreation. Local elements of Taiwan's charm have been incorporated as a part of the first Marriott hotel in Taiwan while at the same time highlighting the quintessential brand characteristics that have made Marriott a worldwide success.”
The Taipei Marriott Hotel is a stylish new landmark destination and brings never-before-seen features and experiences that are sure to delight guests, including the largest hotel ballroom in Taipei and a rooftop garden and chapel. Its lush green landscape surroundings offer an oasis to travelers who seek escape after a long day in bustling Taipei. As a part of Marriott's “Green Hotel Development” initiative, indigenous shrubbery and flowering plants can be found throughout the grounds interspersed with pieces of art and sitting areas. Inspired by the nearby butterfly biosphere reserve on Mt. Jiannan, an aluminum sculpture named “Butterflies” and created by Spanish artist Manolo Valdes, sits in the center of the landscape to serve as a tribute to nature and the arts.
The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers spacious and thoughtfully-appointed guestrooms and suites which range in size from 430 to 860 square feet, as well as the lavish 2,370-square-foot Presidential Suite. The contemporary design includes a soothing neutral color palette of ivory, cream and gray, accentuated by gorgeous and unobstructed views of Taipei through floor-to-ceiling windows. The window-side plush chaise in each room invites guest to relax, while the bath experience offers an added touch of luxury with double vanities and rain showers as well as other deluxe amenities. Each guestroom also features high-speed Internet access and a spacious work area.
The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers five distinct restaurants with an international selection of cuisines that will entertain the most sophisticated palates. The Lobby Lounge offers all-day bites and drinks along with free WiFi, and is the perfect place to hang out, work or socialize with friends and colleagues. Surrounded by a beautiful garden, the Garden Kitchen offers all-day dining with Asian-inspired Western fare served semi-buffet style, offering guests the choice of a variety of light dishes or made-to-order entrees. On Level 2, guests can enjoy Japanese Teppanyaki, Chinese and Western cuisine at live cooking stations at Mark's Teppanyaki. Marriott's signature The Dining Place Chinese restaurant on Level 3 is an elegant setting where guests are treated to a delicious variety of Cantonese and Sichuan dishes. For more intimate or special occasions, INGE's bar and grill on the 20th floor offers gourmet cuisine accompanied by stunning views from the open-air terrace lounge.
The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers the largest state-of-the-art convention center in Taipei, with 32,300 square feet of pillar-less, flexible space that can be transformed into up to 13 meeting spaces, as well as an elegant 13,600 square-foot Grand Ballroom – the largest in Taiwan. From large conferences to intimate board meetings, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is the ideal locale, offering the latest audio-visual innovations, access to gourmet catering and expert event planning. For the most memorable weddings in Taipei, the Heavenly Ballroom, located on the top floor of the conference center, offers direct access to a beautiful rooftop garden and charming chapel.
To complete the experience, a fully-equipped health-club on the 19th floor offers a 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a rooftop swimming pool with wonderful views of the Miramar Park Ferris Wheel. A luxury spa offers a menu of signature facials, body treatments and a variety of indulgent experiences for both women and men.