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Le Méridien Taipei: a space for creativity

In Taiwan’s sophisticated Xinyi District, the Le Méridien Taipei provides an inspiring home for curious travellers

Le Meridien Taipei
Comfort comes first at Le Méridien Taipei  

Le Méridien brand’s first hotel in Taiwan ushers in a new dimension of timeless chic and is a gathering place for creative guests, with an emphasis on the arts, an inspiring atmosphere, and innovative cuisine. Going beyond the notion that a hotel should purely be a functional space for sleeping, Le Méridien Taipei offers guests unforgettable experiences that stimulate creativity and appeal to all five senses.

Located in Xinyi District, one of the most desirable addresses in Taiwan, Le Méridien Taipei is a refined starting point for exploring this intriguing city. A financial hub and premier shopping destination, the Xinyi District suits guests visiting for business and pleasure alike. Just a few steps from the hotel are some of Taiwan’s most recognised landmarks, including Taipei 101, the second-tallest building in the world, the Taipei World Trade Centre, and an array of boutiques and department stores.

Discover nearby cultural attractions, the impressive National Palace Museum, Yang-Ming Mountain National Park and Longshan Temple. Taoyuan International Airport is located just 30 minutes from the city.

Le Méridien’s arrival experience
Proprietary customer research shows the first 10 minutes after entering a hotel defines the guests’ entire experience and establishes their mindset. Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts has been recognised for its signature brand initiative, the Arrival Experience, receiving the award for Best Innovative Concept in Full Service Hotels at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in Paris. The Arrival Experience was introduced in 2008 as part of the re-launch of Le Méridien brand and ensures the first 10 minutes after arriving at the hotel is memorable and unique.

As part of Le Méridien Taipei’s Arrival Experience, Li Hui’s Giraffe – Be My Guest is showcased in the hotel lobby. Created exclusively for Le Méridien Taipei, the work of art depicts a stainless steel giraffe lowering its head and resting. Hui’s use of the heavy-duty metal coupled with the sculpture’s placement symbolises the conflict between industrial civilisation and the environment. As guests approach the hotel, Hui’s contemporary creation offers a visually and mentally stimulating experience.

Another unique component of Le Méridien Taipei’s Arrival Experience is the Le Méridien Unlock Art programme, which includes an artist-designed key card collection that offers access to more than the guest’s hotel room. Le Méridien Taipei’s keycard has been created by LM100 member Yan Lei, and is intended to become a collector’s item that also grants guests complimentary access to a local cultural institution – the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei.

Timeless chic for creative minds
Sophisticated and original in style, Le Méridien Taipei’s design approach is understated and timeless, featuring over 700 original artworks created exclusively for the hotel by
contemporary artists from around the world, including Taiwan, China, Japan, Belgium, the UK and Germany. This modern space is imbued with a sense of culture and art.

The hotel’s spatial design uses elegant black and white patterns to present an unconventional modern style. Emphasis is placed on clean design layout to offer a serene, welcoming atmosphere. The rooms were designed with the same openness in mind, with clean, uncluttered lines and soothing, unobtrusive colour palettes.

This modern space is imbued with a sense of culture and art

Le Méridien Taipei is committed to bringing a rich cultural experience to Taipei, inspiring guests to gain a new perspective on the region. Creative people gather to converse, debate and exchange in Le Méridien’s innovative hotel lobby – Le Méridien Hub.

This art café concept satisfies the target customer, ‘the creative minds’, by offering an inspiring environment and a new perspective through art and culture, and by transforming Le Méridien hotels into creative hubs. Le Méridien lobbies worldwide offer an environment of curated contemporary art in which guests can socialise, debate and exchange over coffee. Le Méridien’s coffee house atmosphere is enhanced by its collaboration with the renowned Italian coffee brand illycaffè. Le Méridien believes sharing coffee can lead to inspiration.

Innovative cuisine
Le Méridien Taipei offers a range of innovative dining options, certain to impress the most discerning guests. The hotel surpasses the traditional five-star dining experience through its partnerships with three-star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and globally acclaimed mixologist Ernesto Lechthaler.

My Humble House features traditional Cantonese cuisine in a casual but sophisticated setting, while international and local flavours abound at Latest Recipe. The famous Signature Breakfasts and Eye Openers created by Jean-Georges are also featured at Latest Recipe for an enchanting start to each guest’s day. At ChocoArt, guests will discover the pleasures of chocolate in surprising new ways.

While taking a break from exploring the dynamic Xinyi District, guests and locals have ample venues to socialise in, such as lobby bar Latitude 25. On the fifth floor, the chic lounge bar Quube is one of the few in Taipei with generous outdoor seating. Quube boasts a commanding view of the inspiring skyline. Brunch is offered on weekends, in addition to elegant high tea, a sumptuous à la carte menu, and cocktails that are available daily. At Le Méridien Taipei, cuisine is a great way to express arts, culture and creativity.

Rooms and events
Designed with the curious traveller in mind, the 160 luxurious rooms start at 38sq m. Facilities include: 42-inch flatscreen TV, Nespresso machine, media hub, in-room safe, DVD player, hi-fi stereo, high-speed internet, luxury bathroom, separate shower space, sumptuous sitting and work areas, the Le Méridien signature bed, state-of-the-art technology, elegant bathrooms with rainforest shower and separate bath tub.

Bathrooms utilise sliding doors so they become part of the wall; the minimalistic designer fixtures create a sense of freedom and space in each room. The concept can be summed up in one sentence: Le Meridien Taipei is a living, breathing urban hospitality space where mind, body and soul find inspiration and relaxation.

Le Méridien Taipei takes the stress out of planning for business-minded guests. Its facilities and staff have seen it named Business Destinations’ Best Business Hotel, Taiwan, 2013. Work can be done efficiently with the hotel’s state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and professional business centre. With over 1,620sq m of contemporary meeting and function space, Le Méridien Taipei serves as an ideal venue for business gatherings, weddings, creative meetings and private events.

One ballroom is divisible into three sections and two VIP private rooms are located on the third floor; six function rooms and a coffee bar are on the second floor. In addition, wireless internet is available on the banqueting floors. The talented creative event staff accommodates every need, making it almost effortless to host an inspiring and
successful event.

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