Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Yuan Lih Construction Co., Ltd., the developer that is part of Taipei-based Yuan Lih Group, announced plans for a new luxury hotel in the heart of Taiwan’s capital.
Four Seasons Hotel Taipei will be located in the Xinyi District, directly opposite to Taipei 101, one of the most iconic skyscrapers in Asia and one of the tallest towers in the world.
“Taipei has long been a target destination for Four Seasons as we look to expand our presence in Asia’s most important cities. We are tremendously excited to announce our upcoming hotel in Taipei together with our partners at Yuan Lih Construction Co., Ltd.,” said Bart Carnahan, president, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
The design of the 31-storey tower, the construction of which has begun, will maximize natural light through soaring ceilings and expansive windows.
The hotel will feature approximately 260 guestrooms with both city and mountain views. Dining venues will include a high-end Chinese restaurant, destination bar, specialty restaurant, all-day restaurant, pool bar and lobby lounge.
Surrounded by expansive glass panelling on both sides of the tower, the highest floors will offer wraparound views of the city and mountain ranges. The floor-to-ceiling design allows guests to look out across the cityscape as well as up at Taipei 101.
The property will also feature an executive club lounge, fitness centre with an outdoor pool, and spa. In addition, the property will offer extensive meeting and event spaces, including a grand ballroom and a junior ballroom, all with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Ground level garden space will also be available for meetings and events.
RSHP, an award-winning international architectural firm, has been selected to design Four Seasons Hotel Taipei.
“We are excited to collaborate with Yuan Lih and Four Seasons on this exceptional project. Through three significant outward facing spatial gestures across its elevation, the hotel will embrace the immediate public realm at street level, the rapidly growing Xinyi district at mid-level and Taipei’s iconic mountain setting at its peak, together creating a landmark building that is very much of its place,” says Ivan Harbour, senior design partner, RSHP.