Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a global leader in luxury hospitality, and Yuan Lih Construction Co., Ltd., the developer that is part of Taipei-based Yuan Lih Group, announce 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 101 is one of the top tourist attractions in the city and is home to high-end shopping, art galleries, and offices as well as the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation and other major banks and organisations. This ideal location ensures the new Hotel is perfectly situated for business and leisure travel alike.
“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.,” says Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “This project will be a destination of choice in Taipei for both locals and travellers, combining thoughtful design, world-class restaurants and bars, and of course personalised service by incredible Four Seasons people.”
The Hotel will offer the very best in events, wellness, and leisure with myriad amenities throughout the 31-storey building. The design of the tower will maximise natural light by creating spacious environments with soaring ceilings and expansive windows, providing incredible cityscape and mountain views. Construction of the new Hotel is already underway, and is anticipated to be complete in a few years’ time.
“At Yuan Lih Construction Co., Ltd., we are focused on creating projects that maximise land value while creating exceptional architectural landmarks, and we look forward to achieving these goals again with a new state-of-the-art building in Taipei,” says Mr. Lin Ming-Hsiung, President of Yuan Lih Construction Co., Ltd. “We are proud to be opening a top international landmark hotel for Taiwan and are very pleased to do so in partnership with Four Seasons – one of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands.”
The Hotel will feature approximately 260 light-filled rooms with both city and mountain views. Dining venues at the Hotel 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 on the horizon. The floor-to-ceiling design allows guests to look out across the cityscape, as well as up at the incredible presence of Taipei 101.
RSHP, an award-winning international architecture firm, has been selected to design Four Seasons Hotel Taipei. With a vast portfolio of projects in office space, residential, transport, culture, and leisure, and a focus on sustainable, innovative design, RSHP will bring their expertise to the new building, creating an exceptional environment for all who visit to enjoy. From an efficient structure to supporting biodiversity with local vegetation species, the building design targets Taiwan Green Building Rating Gold and a minimum LEED silver.
“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. “With a focus on guest experience and wellbeing, the team has carefully orchestrated the interactions between the Hotel and its surroundings. Every journey and every space will have its own moment.”
The 180 metre (591 foot) tall Hotel 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 that will benefit from the same high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass panels on offer throughout the building. Ground level lush garden space will also be available for meetings and events.
Whether enjoying the welcoming environment of the Hotel, hosting a meeting or event, or sitting down for a meal, Four Seasons Hotel Taipei will be a destination of choice for international travellers and local guests alike.
Four Seasons Hotel Taipei will be located approximately a one-hour drive from Taoyuan International Airport, or a 20-minute drive from Songshan Airport, which serves many domestic travellers as well as selected international routes.