Mandarin Oriental, Taipei: An abode of impeccable luxury

With its large-size rooms & suites, stylish design and high-quality restaurants coupled with luxurious hospitality, Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has set a new benchmark of luxurious hospitality in the capital of Taiwan.

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is superb luxury hotel! During my recent trip to Taiwan, I had opportunity to stay at this hotel and experience its magnificent hospitality and luxury. Suites, rooms, suave restaurants, spa and overall hospitality, everything was so majestic! It was an amazing and memorable experience for me to stay in this hotel. The hotel has become the city’s most luxurious hotel, bringing an exciting era of the best in luxury hospitality to the city.

Speaking about the USP of the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, its General Manager Paul Jones said, “Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is located in Taipei’s most established business district. Taipei Arena, the city’s premier entertainment venue for concerts, art activities and events is within short walking distance. The hotel is just five minutes by car from Songshan International Airport and 40 minutes to Taoyuan International Airport, making this the perfect base for both business and leisure travellers to enjoy Taipei’s many attractions.”

“The most unique feature of Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is the remarkable architecture. The design of the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei has been created with iconic architecture reflecting European styles, and has become one of the city’s prestigious landmarks. Many visitors stand outside and admire the building and photograph it, whether it is to capture the beautiful façade, the central courtyard or the landscaping,” said Jones.

The hotel’s interior décor is elegantly furnished. Many sculptures and paintings adorn the interior of the hotel. The hotel has stunning art collection. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei’s interiors include exquisite accommodations which add a new dimension to luxury accommodation in Taipei. They combine elements of contemporary luxury with classic style whilst offering the city’s most spacious accommodations. “Most importantly, it is the people that make the biggest difference. Taiwanese hospitality is very genuine, warm and helpful. By combining this with Mandarin Oriental’s Legendary Service, it makes for very engaging service experiences,” said Jones.

The hotel has 256 well-appointed rooms and 47 stylish suites including the luxurious Mandarin and Presidential Suites. The rooms and suites have been designed with classic inspiration and contemporary touches. All the rooms and suites are equipped with latest technology, luxurious marble bathrooms and walk-in closets. The hotel boasts of having most spacious rooms and suites in the city, ranging from 55 square meters. Rooms and suites are elegantly decorated. The hotel’s rooms and suites are among the best in Taiwan.

Two magnificent Presidential Suites including a Mandarin Suite, each at almost 400 sq. m with a private spa and gymnasium, offer the ultimate in luxury, comfort and indulgence. All suite guests can also enjoy the prestigious Oriental Club. Friendly and caring staff will never give you chance to complain about anything and are always ready to serve you.

Wide range of dining options at the hotel includes French, Italian and Cantonese cuisines, and Jade Lounge. The restaurants and bars at Mandarin Oriental, Taipei showcase innovative concepts and superlative cuisine in stylish and sophisticated settings. The contemporary French brasseries, Café Un Deus Trois offers classic brasserie fare along with other international favorites. Ya Ge, the fine dining Cantonese restaurant provides a beautiful setting to enjoy excellent cuisine.

The Italian restaurant Bencotto serves authentic, heart-warming cuisine from a team of Italian chefs in a lively atmospheric with a large open kitchen. Guests can also enjoy the fine patisserie, cakes and pralines created by the world Chocolate master, the Frank Haasnoot.

The stylish M. O. Bar serves an extensive range of the cocktails and champagnes in a setting decorated by arts. Located adjacent to the lobby, the Jade Lounge is the place to visit for Mandarin’s renowned afternoon tea. The Jade Lounge offers a wide selection of Artisan teas, coffees and beverages.

The restaurant staff at the hotel is extraordinarily caring for their guests. They are highly prompt in welcoming the guests at the restaurants whether they are for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Spa at M.O., Taipei offers holistic signature treatments including a comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage programs. The spa offers a true urban escape with its elegant design, serene atmosphere and excellent facilities. A retreat for complete rejuvenation, the spa follows a personalized approach to treatment, and offers a host of bespoke treatments and therapies, where the guests get a holistic rejuvenating experience.

Spread over two floors, the spacious spa offers 12 tranquil treatment rooms including four couple- suites and two VIP suites. The spa offers a range of specialized beauty and body treatments for the best spa experience. The Spa has won three major international awards including ‘Best Luxury Hotel Spa’ at the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2015.

The hotel also has a high-tech fitness centre, a yoga studio and a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool at the hotel.

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei offers ultimate venue for meetings, events and weddings along with its excellent service and state-of-the-art technology. The hotel offers a versatile range of event spaces including the Grand ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1200 guests and the Mandarin Ballroom for up to 550 guests. A contemporary and café-like breakout area for refreshments and breaks is centrally located amidst the various rooms.

The spectacular Grand Salon on the eighth floor is a prestigious and exclusive venue for wedding ceremonies, fashion events and product launches. The Grand Salon has stunningly luxurious setting with a balcony overlooking the roof garden and a stately 21-metre high domed roof.

Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and China are key source markets for the hotel, says Jones, adding, “Europe and the US are also important, which in the past have been market for business visits but we increasingly see a growing trend of discerning leisure travellers coming to explore the delights of Taipei and Taiwan.” For a long time, Taiwan has been particularly well known in the Asia region as one of the most exciting world food destinations to visit, but it has so much more to offer beyond gourmet delights; rich culture, stunning landscapes, extensive hot spring experiences and of course the renowned warmth and friendliness of the Taiwanese.

Taipei is a vibrant city renowned for its traditional heritage and modern thinking. MO Taipei provides the perfect choice for guests to experience the excitement of this attractive destination.

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