As daylight breaks in the city of Taipei, the symbolic 101 skyscraper gleams over the metropolis majestically in the bright blue sky. Literally right across the street, the Grand Hyatt Taipei sits quietly as its humble neighbor.
Recently relaunched in 2016, this hotel underwent an extensive $100 million USD renovation for its international & business clients that stays in the Xinyi District area.
Getting out of our Uber, the change is immediately felt entering its opulent lobby. Very fitting to its name, this Hyatt is indeed quite grand.
The check-in reception is to the left side of the lobby. Impressively, the staffs already has our room ready even though we decided to arrive in the morning.
Sticking to its hotel theme, the bedroom exudes an oriental contemporary design throughout the room.
As you open the shades, you get an immediate view of Taipei 101. Holy cow, the 101 is literally in your face!
I personally love the bathroom. Everything is illuminated & decorated with marble.
If your room is on their private club floors, make sure to check out their lounge, which opens as early as 6:30am.
As you get out of the top floor, multiple staffs will be waiting for you to check-in. After you enter, everything in the lounge is complimentary.
Unlike most places, this hotel provides an exceptional breakfast spread. They even have cooks on stand-by to prepare a fresh traditional Taiwanese food.
Get ready for a food-gasm collage of yum.
For guests without the club benefit, another option is to head downstairs to their Cha Lounge for some Afternoon Tea. Though it’s slightly on the pricier side, you get to enjoy some tea & delights while listening to some exquisite piano music.
Do you enjoy listening to piano Disney medleys? Or appreciate anime music like Totoro? Or even a remix of Mozart transitioning to a classic piece like Pachelbel’s Canon in D?
If your answer is yes, then you’ll really like this pianist. Everyone, meet Annie! She is featured in numerous hotels in Taipei & loves to travel around the world too.
For more, welcome to follow her on Instagram: @londonsweet0502 ❤
Overall, this is a fantastic hotel. For those looking for luxury & value on a weekday night, the Grand Hyatt is a great new option to stay in the city.
Though the rooms are not jaw-dropping, their private club lounge is phenomenal. From 6:30am to close, all the complimentary amenities will enhance your stay to a more comfortable experience.
Of course, W Taipei & Taipei 101 across the street is a nice bonus as well. And that’s a good thing – because the weekend is almost here 😉