Shangri La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei has been the tallest hotel in this enchanting city since 1994. This hotel had undergone a recent facelift to offer guests a refreshing contemporary style that retains the distinct elegance of Shangri La. As usual, you will be greeted by their warm doormen when you arrive at the grand entrance of the hotel. Entering the lobby, you will see artworks and installations inspired by classical Sung Dynasty pieces that blend seamlessly into its modern décor.
Horizon Premier Room
The spacious guestrooms are decorated with a harmonious blend of Western and Asian influences, with Chinese and Sung Dynasty paintings and ornaments in its interior design. The stylish and luxurious guestrooms are equipped with state of the art technology and devices that offers you a relaxed and comfortable environment in your own private space. The guestrooms offer expansive views of either the charming city skyline or the surrounding mountains. You’d be able to unwind in the deluxe soaking tub with a view of Taipei before retiring for the night. All marble bathrooms come with a flat-screen TV and a separate shower.
Ibuki by Takagu Kazuo
Shangri La Taipei is home to seven exceptional restaurants where guests will be pampered for choices. On the 6th floor, you can enjoy all-day dining at Café at Far Eastern with either their buffet and ala carte menu. On the same floor, Shang Palace boasts mesmerising Cantonese cuisine and Li Bai offers a cosy place for a drink. Ibuki by Takagi Kazuo on the 7th floor offers exquisite Kyoto cuisine with a Michelin-starred approach that is highly recommended. On the 39th floor, you can enjoy Shanghainese cuisine with the dazzling view of Taipei at Shanghai Pavilion, and Marco Polo Restaurant on 38th floor is an award winning Italian restaurant in this hotel. Guests can also enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails with breathtaking view at the Marco Polo Lounge on the same floor.
Marco Polo Lounge
Guests can wash away the stress of travel with a wide array of specialised treatments at the Qi Shiseido Salon and Spa or boost their energy with the Health Club facilities. The Salon and Spa uses products from Japan’s leading cosmetics brand Shiseido to pamper its guests. The Health Club features a fully equipped gym with onsite trainers, aerobic room with classes, massage services, sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi. There are also two outdoor pools in this hotel located on the 7th and 43rd floor. Guests should definitely take a dip in the heated pool on 43rd floor where a panoramic view of the city with the iconic Taipei 101 Tower is offered.
Heated Pool on 43rd floor
This award winning hotel is strategically located in heart of Taipei, Da’An district. There is a mall connected to this hotel where guests can enjoy convenient access to shopping, dining and entertainment, all under one roof. There are two train stations located nearby – Liuzhangli MRT and Xinyi Anhe MRT. The hotel is within close proximity to the famous Tong Hua Night Market, Xinyi Shopping area and East District Shopping area (DongQu). Not only that, you will be pleased to know that the hotel is also near several popular gay joints such as Abrazo Bistro, Fairy Taipei, Beau Taipei and Playhouse Taiwan.
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