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.
By Afar Magazine, AFAR Staff
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