Artyzen Hospitality Group’s fun, lifestyle-focused Citizen M brand has made its way to Asia, following the opening of the Citizen M Taipei North Gate yesterday near the city’s Ximending area.
The new Taipei hotel is the nascent brand’s 11th so far – Citizen M launched in 2008. Artyzen has also announced plans to bring the brand to Malaysia in the second quarter of 2018.
All of the hotel’s 267 rooms come in just a single category, and all feature an “XL size” bed as well as in-room tablets that enable control of the room’s systems, from lighting and temperature to the television and alarms.
Meanwhile the hotel’s main public spaces are designed to also offer a more laid-back feel. The lobby (marketed as Living Room) has an oak spiral staircase and funky artworks, while self check-in services are available using dedicated kiosks. Art fans can also check out the property’s vibrant anime and pop culture graffiti artwork at the main entrance, developed by a local artist.
“Taipei is a very exciting city for us to launch the first Citizen M in Asia,” said Artyzen’s vice president of marketing, distribution and brands, Allan Yip. “North Gate is a central and vibrant location full of good food, retail and culture, a perfect playground for the modern traveller and citizen of the world.”
Other facilities include Canteen M, a 24-hour bar and dining space on the first floor with views of the city. A large open kitchen with seating and tables is situated behind, and guests can also find coffees, pastries, sushi and other light snacks.
Access to the hotel includes Taipei Main Station and the Airport Express terminal, which are within walking distance. Taoyuan International Airport is 35 minutes away using the express.
Along with Malaysia, Citizen M is also set to open in Shanghai next summer.