August 16, 2017

W Taipei

W Hotel Taipei

W Taipei (台北 W 飯店) is a luxury and design-led lifestyle hotel located in the Xinyi District of Taipei. More than just a hotel, W Taipei offers luxury lifestyle experiences through its modern rooms, stylish lounges and bars, innovative cuisines, attentive service, and exceptional amenities. W Hotels is a distinctive luxury hotel brand of the Marriott International group.

W Hotel Taipei

W Taipei is centrally located in the upscale neighborhood of the Xinyi central business district, surrounded by modern skyscrapers, high-end shopping malls, fashion boutiques, and dining outlets. Since it opened in 2011, W Taipei remained to be the place to see and be seen in the city and is the hotel of choice by the jet setting young professionals working for multinational companies.

W Hotel Taipei

Arrive in style as you step into the building's Welcome Lobby. Be wowed by the state-of-the-art design installation mounted on the wall featuring hundreds of interactive software-controlled OLEDs. Take the lift to the 10th floor and walk straight to the Living Room where stylish and comfortable lounges and day beds await your arrival.

W Hotel Taipei
Living Room | W Taipei

Taipei is a modern city amidst nature and this setting is interpreted in the interior of the hotel through cutting-edge design with local influences. The Welcome Desk, for instance, has a clearly ultra-modern look but infused with elements of nature in its design such as the red floral carpet and the check-in counters stripped timber saplings.

W Hotel Taipei
Welcome Desk | W Taipei

The official check-in time at W Taipei is at 3:00pm. If you wish to check-in earlier, you can notify the hotel via reservations.taipei@whotels.com prior to your arrival and they will try their best to get a room ready for your arrival. In my case, I was able to check-in when I arrived at 11:30am. This is however subject to room availability. In case early check-in is not possible, you can have your luggage stored with the concierge while you hang-out at the Living Room.

Elite Member Benefit: Late Check-out

Marriott Bonvoy Elite Members who are flying out of Taipei in a late afternoon flight can take advantage of their Late Check-out benefit. Make sure to request for your late check-out upon checking-in. At the moment, this benefit is only guaranteed for Platinum Elite members and above.

Membership Status Late Check-out Benefit
Gold Elite until 2:00pm, subject to room availability
Platinum Elite and above until 4:00pm, guaranteed

Please be reminded that Late Check-out requires prior request and should be acknowledged by the hotel. Also, electronic keycards expire at 12:00 noon on the date of check-out, so make sure to drop by the front desk to reactivate your keycards before noontime.




W Hotel Taipei

W Taipei has a total of 405 uber chic and spacious guestrooms and suites which are divided into eight categories:

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
View
Wonderful Room ► 43 King or Twin City View
Fabulous Room 46 King or Twin City View
Spectacular Room 43 King Taipei 101 View
Cool Corner Room 58 King City View
Marvelous Suite 95 King or Twin City View
Fantastic Suite 70 King Taipei 101 View
WOW Suite 116 King Taipei 101 View
Extreme WOW Suite 365 King Taipei 101 View


Elite Members Benefit: Enhanced Room Upgrade

One of the highlights of being a loyal Marriott Bonvoy Elite Member is the benefit of having a complimentary room upgrade every time you stay in a W Hotel. As per Marriott Bonvoy terms & conditions, an upgrade is subject to room availability, but here at W Taipei, they always try their best to provide Marriott Bonvoy Elite Members with an enhanced stay experience.

Membership Status Room Upgrade Benefit
Gold Elite Upgrade to enhanced rooms - Gold Elite Members may be upgraded to enhanced rooms including rooms with desirable views, rooms on high floors, corner rooms, and rooms with special amenities. As per Marriott Bonvoy terms & conditions, suite upgrades are excluded for Gold Elite Members. 
Platinum Elite
and above
Upgrade to enhanced rooms, including suites - Platinum Elite Members and above may be upgraded to a suite, or rooms with desirable views, rooms on high floors, corner rooms, and rooms with special amenities. Platinum Elite Members who booked a suite may also be upgraded to a higher suite category. The Extreme WOW Suite is excluded in the room upgrade benefit according to W Taipei.


Please note that Marriott Bonvoy Elite Members who booked multiple rooms on the same stay period are only entitled to an enhanced room upgrade for the Elite Member's personal room.




► FEATURED GUESTROOM: WONDERFUL ROOM



The Wonderful Room is the lead-in guestroom category of W Taipei. With an average floor area of 43 square meters, the Wonderful Room at W Taipei is one of the most spacious among the entry-level guestrooms of Taipei's international luxury hotel brands.



Here are some of the highlights of the Wonderful Room:
  • 43 square meters of luxury
  • panoramic view of the city
  • indoor terrace with chill lounger
  • 42” LG flat screen LCD television with Bose 2.1 Sound System
  • Mixologist laboratory with glass rack
  • Read more ►




► DINING OUTLETS AT W TAIPEI



The progressive and adventurous spirit of New York is reinterpreted here at W Taipei through the dining concepts that guests can enjoy during their stay:

Restaurant Dining Experience
The Kitchen Table ► the all-day dining restaurant of W Taipei serving local and international cuisines, open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
YEN ► the premier Cantonese restaurant of W Taipei serving nouvelle Chinese cuisine, open daily for lunch and dinner
YEN Bar serves afternoon tea and Cantonese-inspired tapas best paired with tea cocktails, located on the 31st floor with a spectacular view of Taipei 101
WOOBAR a chic lobby lounge serving casual drinks and innovative cocktails, features nightly DJ performances
WET Deck a stylish bar lounge located next to the open-air swimming pool, end the day with refreshing smoothies and cocktails paired with light snacks and barbecues


Marriott Bonvoy members, both checked-in and non-stay guests, enjoy the following benefits when dining at W Taipei:

  • Participating Restaurants and Bars
    • The Kitchen Table
    • YEN
    • YEN Bar
    • WOOBAR
    • WET Bar
  • Discount - applicable to all dishes and drinks from the a la carte menu
    • 10% Discount for Members and Silver Elite Members
    • 15% Discount for Gold Elite Members
    • 20% Discount for Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite Members
  • Points Earning - 10 points for every US$1 eligible spend
    • minimum spend of US$10 (excluding taxes, fees and tips)
    • Elite Bonus Points are awarded to members who are checked-in at W Taipei

See complete Terms & Conditions.




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: THE KITCHEN TABLE



The Kitchen Table is the all-day dining buffet restaurant of W Taipei. Located on the 10th floor of the hotel, the restaurant serves international cuisine through its interactive open kitchens. Read more ►




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: YEN CHINESE RESTAURANT



YEN Chinese Restaurant is the signature Cantonese restaurant of W Taipei. The restaurant serves nouvelle cuisine chinoise (new Chinese cuisine) which is a fusion of classical Chinese cooking techniques, innovative ingredients and stylish food presentation. Read more ►




► BREAKFAST VENUES AT W TAIPEI




  • Breakfast Buffet at The Kitchen Table - Guests who booked a breakfast-inclusive room package can enjoy the extensive breakfast buffet spread at The Kitchen Table. Choices include pastries, viennoiseries, fresh fruits and salads, Western and Asian hot dishes, omelets, dim sum, soup and noodles, fresh and chilled juices, coffee and tea. Read more ►
  • In-room Breakfast - Guests who prefer to have their breakfast at the comfort and privacy of their room may order their choice of breakfast from the in-room breakfast menu. Choices include Continental, American and Asian set breakfasts, as well as individual breakfast items

Elite Member Benefit: Breakfast in Restaurant as Welcome Gift

Another rewarding benefit of being a Marriott Bonvoy Elite Member is receiving daily complimentary breakfast buffet for up two persons (member plus one registered guest staying with the member) during your stay.

Membership Status Breakfast at Restaurant as Welcome Gift
Gold Elite Gold Elite Members are currently not qualified for this benefit.  
Platinum Elite
and above
Platinum Elite Members and above staying at W Taipei can enjoy daily Breakfast Buffet at The Kitchen Table for up to two persons (member plus one registered guest staying with the member).




► FITNESS & WELLNESS FACILITIES AT W TAIPEI

Fit Gym | W Taipei

Whether you're fixing a jet lag in the evening or starting the day right in the morning, the Fit Gym welcomes you 24 hours a day with its extensive collection of the latest cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, and free weights. The gym also features a steam room and a dry sauna.

AWAY Spa | W Taipei

Pamper yourself during a weekend staycation or end your business trip with a relaxing massage at the AWAY Spa.  They have a wide range of massage, body treatments and facials that will suit every requirement. For the ultimate indulgence, try out one of their spa packages.

Swimming Pool at W Hotel Taipei
WET | W Taipei

W Taipei also features WET, an outdoor heated swimming pool where guests can escape the summer heat, bathe under the sun, or get wet and wild in the evening while enjoying an ice-cold beer or a glass of sexy cocktails from WET Bar.






Staying at W Taipei was indeed a unique experience. You feel the individual character of the hotel through its design, food, and amenities, and at the same time, you are assured of a consistently high level of attentive service which can only be delivered by a global brand such as W Hotel.




► W TAIPEI: LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION



International travelers will most likely arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). W Taipei is located some 51km away from the airport. The hotel is located in Taipei's Xinyi District and is directly connected with the Taipei City Hall Bus Station and the Taipei City Hall MRT Station.

Airport Transfer
  • Guests can take the Airport Shuttle Bus from the airport that goes straight to Taipei City Hall Bus Station. From the Airport Arrival area, head to the Airport Shuttle Bus ticketing office and look for CitiAir Bus ticket booth. Purchase your ticket bound for Taipei City Hall Bus Station. W Taipei is connected to Taipei City Hall Bus Station via the Uni-President Hankyu Department Store.
  • An alternative way to get to the hotel from the airport is by taking the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT). From the airport, take the Taoyuan International Airport MRT (Express Train Service) and alight at the Taipei Main Station. From there, transfer to the Taipei Metro and take the Blue Line (BL12) and alight at the Taipei City Hall MRT Station (BL18). Take Exit 2 and go straight into the Uni-President Hankyu Department Store. Take the mall's escalator from B2 to the ground floor. Walk through the perfume section and just follow the signage going to W Taipei.

Moving Around
  • The best way to move around the city is by taking the Taipei Metro, especially for longer distances. For shorter distances, taking a Taxi may be a more efficient alternative. When traveling as a group of 2-3 persons, taking a taxi will be more convenient.


Raohe Street Night Market | Taipei, Taiwan

From W Taipei, the most accessible night markets are the Raohe Street Night Market and the Linjiang Street Night Market. From the hotel, you can just take a taxi (NT$100-NT$120 per way) to get to the night market. If you don't speak Chinese, you can have one of the concierge tell the driver where to bring you. Don't forget to grab a Chinese business card from the hotel so you can hand it to the taxi driver going back to the hotel.





W Taipei
10 Zhongxiao East Road, Sec. 5, Xinyi District
Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China)
Contact: +886 2 7703 8888
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Disclaimer: This article was last updated on October 24, 2019

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