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Where to Stay in Taipei: The W Taipei Taipei  Taiwan
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An Oasis in Taipei City Taipei  Taiwan
A Glamorous Stay in Downtown Taipei Taipei  Taiwan
Cool Down in Style at WET Bar & Rooftop Pool  Taipei  Taiwan
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Where to Stay in Taipei: The W Taipei Taipei  Taiwan
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W Taipei  Taipei  Taiwan
W Taipei  Taipei  Taiwan
Taipei After Hours Taipei  Taiwan
An Oasis in Taipei City Taipei  Taiwan
A Glamorous Stay in Downtown Taipei Taipei  Taiwan
Cool Down in Style at WET Bar & Rooftop Pool  Taipei  Taiwan
W Hotel Taipei  Taipei  Taiwan
W Hotel Taipei  Taipei  Taiwan
W Hotel Taipei  Taipei  Taiwan
W Hotel Taipei  Taipei  Taiwan
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Where to Stay in Taipei: The W Taipei
The W Taipei showcases the city’s geography and cutting-edge technology. The lobby’s light installation reacts to human motion, and guest rooms feature dramatic skyline views. The W is also home to some of Taipei’s hottest nightspots, including the Bar at Yen on the top floor.

From $314. 886/(0) 2-7703-8888. This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.

W Taipei
Like an ambassador to the cosmopolitan crowd constantly rushing through their doors, The W Taipei puts Taipei City’s most glamorous face forward. From its sleek, neon-lit exterior to the soaring ceilings of WOOBAR, the W is an urban oasis that provides a luxurious escape from the bustle of a flourishing Asian city. Located in Taipei’s fast-growing Xinyi district, the W is a haven where funky, oversized sculptures, ultra-modern lounge furniture, and rooms with dramatic views are the norm. The W is a stellar example of Asian contemporary design—their hip aesthetic has been tailored to celebrate Taiwan’s traditional culture while incorporating a uniquely Taipei take, giving the hotel’s design elements a playful twist. Home to some of Taipei’s hottest watering holes, the W’s bars serve cocktails made with locally sourced oolong tea, and the staff gives recommendations for night-market noodle stalls as readily as ones for posh cafes. While the W Taipei Insider, a clued-in concierge, connects savvy guests to Taipei’s hottest events, happenings, and entertainment throughout the city. Whether experienced from the W Taipei’s rooftop pool, private spa rooms, or 31st floor restaurant YEN, a sudden glimpse of the Taipei skyline and iconic skyscraper Taipei 101 reminds visitors just which city it is that they love.

An Oasis in Taipei City
I recently had the pleasure of staying at the stunning W Hotel Taipei while I was visiting Taiwan. The hotel is perfectly located in the Xinyi District – just a few blocks away from the iconic Taipei 101 Tower. The hotel’s pool area, located on the 10th floor, is an oasis above the bustling city. It’s the perfect spot to sunbathe and swim, as well as enjoy the chic crowd that gathers during the day and night for wonderful oolong tea-inspired cocktails.

Taipei After Hours
Like most W Hotels, the hotel IS the scene. Recently while staying at the chic W Taipei, I had the chance to mix and mingle with the locals at the hotel’s Wet Bar. Beautifully landscaped pool by day, and vibrant, fun scene at night. The neon colors-lighted furniture glows up the night, and provides the setting with a club-like atmosphere. With gorgeous views of Taipei’s skyline, guests and locals chill out listening to locals DJ’s, eat yummy fare and quench their thirst with unique signature drinks, such as the Oolong Fizz or the Great Tea Mojito. The Wet Bar is a must when visiting Taipei.

Cool Down in Style at WET Bar & Rooftop Pool
Taipei’s summers are famous for being muggy and mean: a few hours out and about in the city is sure to leave you desperate for a respite from the heat.

Thankfully, W Taipei’s rooftop pool offers refreshment and relief in style. The beautifully landscaped pool area includes a selection of lounge furniture and cabanas. A typical sunny Taipei weekend will see every poolside spot filled with an alluring mix of sun worshippers.

Out of the water, guests can soak up the sunshine on the adjoining WET BAR terrace with a drink and snack in hand. On select days, a DJ arrives on the scene to oversee a lively pool party that tends to go on long after the sun’s gone down.


A Glamorous Stay in Downtown Taipei
Located in the trendy Xinyi District, the W Taipei stands as a symbol of cosmopolitan glamour and the youthful exuberance of the city. It’s an intoxicating combination that makes it irresistible to travellers and Taipei residents alike, which is why I always find myself having a mojito under the soaring ceilings of the hotel’s WOOBAR every chance I get.

Entering the W Taipei is akin to entering a world with its own lingo and set of rules. Oversized sculptures, ultra-modern furniture, and dramatic skyline views are the norm. Every window runs floor-to-ceiling, and even the spa rooms have flawless and unobstructed views of Taipei 101.

The W provides hip glamour all year round. In summer, it’s bikinis and pitchers of sangria with friends while lounging by the rooftop pool. In the winter, I love getting dressed up for afternoon tea at YEN Bar. Regardless of season, I celebrate my loved ones’ birthdays with a free-flowing Prosecco brunch at The Kitchen Table.


W Hotel Taipei
The W Hotel Taipei is New Taiwan all the way, from its sleek, big-box exterior to its elegantly appointed—dare we say almostfuturistic—boutique rooms with names like "Wonderful Room" and "Fantastic Suite," to the pool on the 10th floor complete with a bar serving drinks and tapas (because what's a 10th-floor bar without tapas?). Though there’s little in the way of Old World charm in this hotel (or in this neighborhood, for that matter), some folks say that guests who take the table in the northwest corner of the W’s rooftop bar and squint out the window catch occasional glimpses of the Generalissimo’s ghost hovering over the roof of the stately Grand Hotel across the river.

10 Zhongxiao East Road Section 5, Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
+886 2 7703 8888