Palaise de Chine, latest in the slew of hospitality developments revitalising Taipei’s hotel scene, is staging its grand opening on May 23, 2010. Last year, its mother company L’Hotels de Chine launched Chateau de Chine.
Part of a mixed-use complex, the Art Noveau-styled property is also near Taiwan Railway linking Taipei to Kaoshiung, Hualian, Taitung and various parts of the country. Of its 286 guestrooms, 97 are Single Rooms, 175 are Double Rooms, 12 are suites, and there is one Vice Presidential Suite and one Presidential Suite. All boast Wi-Fi internet access, queen or twin beds, mini bars and flat-screen TVs with cable programming.
For networking events, a grand ballroom can take up to 468 people theatre style while boardrooms of different sizes, when opened up, fit between 40 people theatre style.
To set itself apart from the competition, which includes branded chains Le Meridien and W set to open within the year, Palais de Chine is focusing on attracting travellers drawn to unique dining experiences. General manager Achim V Hake told Business Traveller that they were defining themselves as a “gourmet hotel, offering superb dining extravanza in our two authentic dining outlets”. The F&B outlets are La Rotisserie, the hotel’s signature grill restaurant, Le Palais for Cantonese food, a French-themed tea house and Moroccan lounge bar.
Margie T Logarta