Marriott International Debuts in Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN—Marriott International, Inc. has made its debut into Taiwan with the opening of the Taipei Marriott Hotel. The property is the first five-star international hotel in the Dazhi area of Taipei, the capital’s new commercial hub. The largest integrated destination complex in Taiwan, the hotel offers 320 guestrooms, a modern convention center, a high-end shopping mall and luxury apartments.

The Taipei Marriott Hotel is 10 minutes from Songshan International Airport and five minutes from Neihu Technology Park. The MRT Jiannan Rd. station, Mt. Jiannan Trail and Miramar Shopping Center are also nearby, and it’s the closest five-star hotel to the National Palace Museum

“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,” said Henry Lee, COO for Marriott International, Greater China. “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 hotel features the largest hotel ballroom in Taipei, according to Marriott, and a rooftop garden and chapel. 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 aluminium sculpture named “Butterflies,” created by Spanish artist Manolo Valdes, sits in the center of the landscape.

The property offers guestrooms and suites ranging in size from 430 to 860 sq. ft., as well as a 2,370-sq.-ft. Presidential Suite. The contemporary design includes a neutral color palette of ivory, cream and gray, accentuated by views of Taipei through floor-to-ceiling windows. Other guestroom features include a window-side plush chaise; double vanities and rain showers in the bathroom; high-speed Internet access; and a work area.

The Taipei Marriott Hotel offers five distinct restaurants: The Lobby Lounge offers all-day bites and drinks along with free WiFi; the Garden Kitchen offers all-day dining with Asian-inspired Western fare; Japanese Teppanyaki, Chinese and Western cuisine are offered at live cooking stations at Mark’s Teppanyaki on Level 2; Marriott’s signature The Dining Place Chinese restaurant on Level 3; and INGE’s bar and grill on the 20th floor offers gourmet cuisine and an open-air terrace lounge.

According to the company, the Taipei Marriott Hotel offers the largest state-of-the-art convention center in Taipei, with 32,300 sq. ft. of pillar-less, flexible space that can be transformed into up to 13 meeting spaces, as well as a 13,600-sq.-ft. Grand Ballroom,  the largest in Taiwan. The Heavenly Ballroom, located on the top floor of the conference center, offers access to a rooftop garden and charming chapel.

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 views of the Miramar Park Ferris Wheel.