Le Meridien is poised to debut in Taipei on December 1, 2010, the first internationally branded hotel to do so in nearly a decade. Its arrival enhances the Starwood portfolio, which already boasts Sheraton and Westin properties there and awaits a W in early 2011.
The 160-room hotel is located close to the landmark Taipei 101 in the Xinyi District and also easily accessible to the Taoyuan International Airport and Songshan International Airport. Amenties consist of an executive floor, internet-equipped guestrooms – complimentary for Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum members – and 1,620sqm of meeting space that can be compartmentalised into smaller meeting rooms.
Following the chain's strong art orientation, Le Meridien Taipei will encourage guests to explore the city's cultural attractions. Keycards, as in other properties, are artistically designed and double as passes to the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Taipei and My Humble House Art gallery, with similar activities planned in the future.
A restaurant, two lounges, an indoor swimming pool and a gym with a personal trainer round up the menu of services.
In the past two years, Taiwan's capital has experienced a slew of new accommodation but more of boutique and locally owned products.
For more information, visit www.lemeridien-taipei.com