Le Méridien Hotels brand debuts in Taiwan

TAIPEI Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s culture-focused Le Méridien brand is making its debut in Taiwan with the opening of the 160-key Le Méridien Taipei.

“Le Méridien brand offers style, originality and a passion for culture, with a focus on contemporary art and cuisine in more than 100 hotels around the world. The progressive city of Taipei is known to be one that embraces culture and creativity, with its vibrant arts scene, rich cultural institutions and position as an international business epicenter,” says Eva Ziegler, global brand leader for Le Méridien. “Taipei is definitely a great fit with Le Méridien brand and its clientele.”

Sophisticated and original in style, Le Méridien Taipei’s design approach is understated and timeless, featuring more than 700 original artworks created exclusively for the hotel by contemporary artists from around the world, imbuing the space with a sense of culture and art where travelers can begin exploring the charms of contemporary Taipei.

The hotel has unveiled “Inner Waves 01,” an artwork created for Le Méridien by artist Hisham Bharoocha. The artwork across the hotel’s entrance is a signature element of Le Méridien brand’s arrival experience, designed “to reset the guest’s mind upon arrival, leaving the outside world behind and open its mind for the world of Le Méridien.”

Le Méridien brand has also transformed the mundane event of riding an elevator into an “elevated experience” through the use of sound. Henri Scars Struck uses a mix of natural sounds and beats with music to create a 24-hour soundscape that is played in the elevators.

Located in Taipei’s cosmopolitan Xinyi District, the chic and minimalistic Le Méridien Taipei offers 1,700 sq. m of contemporary meeting and function space.

“We are excited about the debut of Le Méridien in Taipei,” says General Manager Daven Tai. “Through our extensive and curated contemporary art events and innovative cuisine, Le Méridien Taipei will soon be the creative hub for Taipei, bringing a rich cultural experience to Taipei and inspiring our guests and local community to discover a new perspective.”

Le Méridien Taipei offers a range of innovative dining options. My Humble House features traditional Cantonese cuisine in a casual and sophisticated setting, while international and local flavors abound at Latest Recipe. At ChocoArt, guests will discover the pleasures of chocolate in surprising new ways with its impressive array of chocolates, baked goods, coffee and even chocolate-infused body lotions and candles.

“I believe cuisine is a great way to express arts, culture and creativity,” Tai says. “Through our exemplary offerings, we strive to provide our guests a unique and more innovative hotel and dining experience.”