An opulent gem in Taipei
301 Rooms / 45 Suites
Located on tree-lined Dunhua North Road in the heart of the city, the exquisitely designed Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is a short distance away from shopping, business, entertainment, as well as many key attractions like Taipei Arena and the Taipei World Trade Center. With a prime location, spacious rooms, a large spa, and a bevy of dining options, it’s a good choice for both business and leisure travelers. It’s also a hit with big-name musicians and actors such as Jay Chou, Jun Ji-hyun, and Jacky Cheung. Mandarin Oriental is known is for opulence, and this recently opened hotel does not disappoint.
As you enter the lobby, you’re greeted by a massive 50,000-piece crystal chandelier that took Czech artist Tafana Dvorakova nine months to complete. The hotel’s architecture and interiors are influenced by European design and classic Oriental flourishes — marble floors, chandeliers, cathedral ceilings, and arched doorways are accented by 1,700 art pieces and antiques created by world-renowned artists such as Jae-Hyo Lee and Wei Zhu. With restaurants designed by Tony Chi and guest rooms embellished with exquisite peony-patterned leather wall paneling hand-crafted by Helen Amy Murray, you will be surrounded by dramatic elegance throughout your stay. The spa, which spans two floors, is a lavish facility marked by serenity-inducing design with large marble-clad treatment rooms, crystal steam showers and a plush, dimly lit lounge.
The Taipei hotel’s 303 rooms and suites are the most spacious in the city, featuring luxurious marble bathrooms, walk-in closets and separate powder rooms with one-of-a-kind wallpaper designed by Elli Popp. For the best views, ask for a high-level room facing Taipei 101 — the tallest green building in the world and the city’s most recognizable landmark. (Tip: These rooms sell out quickly for New Year’s Eve.) For discreet laundry service, place your clothing in the hallway-accessible valet boxes and press the laundry button; iPod-equipped housekeeping staff will retrieve it from outside. All rooms feature deluxe amenities such as premium local teas from Cha Cha Thé, locally produced dried pineapple and green mango snacks in the minibar, and lush bath products by Diptyque. Suites include heated marble floors and Acqua di Parma bath amenities. For club floor guests, The Oriental Club offers complimentary garment pressing, meeting space, and a beautiful outdoor courtyard with breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktail service.
There’s a plethora of stylish restaurants from which to choose. Located adjacent to the lobby, The Jade Lounge is home to the most popular afternoon tea in Taipei— be sure to book a table at least a month in advance. Or try the dim sum at the elegantly designed Chinese restaurant Ya Ge. The contemporary and modern Café Un Deux Trois is a three meal restaurant, which features a wide range of International cuisine with a relaxed and friendly ambiance. And don’t miss authentic Italian dishes and open kitchen at Bencotto, where the best seats for parties and events are at the chef’s table. Finally, for the perfect sweet souvenir, stop by The Mandarin Cake Shop for a tantalizing selection of pastries, breads, pralines, and chocolates created by a team of professional talented chefs.