Hello everyone! We have officially resumed our weekly travel blog program. Bears need vacations too you know… 😉
Taipei has a wealth of luxury hotel options especially in the Xinyi District (信義區) area. I mean just look at Grand Hyatt Taipei, a multi-million renovated hotel that is just steps away from the 101 skyscraper. And of course… let’s not forget W Taipei, which all you guys know is one of my favorite Starwood hotels to stay in the world.
Today we will talk about another Starwood hotel (that is commonly overlooked) in this busy city: Le Méridien Taipei
The place has a boutique aura to it. With its white marble decor, this intimate lobby feels extremely welcoming and luxurious.
For SPG Gold/Platinum members, you are escorted up to the top floor lounge for a private check-in.
As the receptionist escorts us to our room, he enthusiastically starts his tour.
“We have you in the Corner Suite. It’s a high demand suite because of the views. Very fortunate, it’s one of my personal favorites for this hotel”
The receptionist slides the side curtain open. Ah I see what the fuss is about… the 101 view.
On the table, we are greeted with ChocoArt pineapple cakes, assorted fruits, and of course Nespresso (a must-have in my opinion for all hotels).
Behind the living room is a standard king-sized bedroom.
The bathroom on the other hand…. is insanely gorgeous. Following the theme from the lobby, this spacious bathroom is designed with white marble from head to toe.
For all Platinum members, you get to enjoy complimentary breakfast in their restaurant.
Nevertheless, with heavy jet lag and feeling a little bit under the weather, we opted to have in-room dining instead.
Though it is not their normal policy, the hotel kindly understands our situation & alternatively decided to grant us a very generous offer for complimentary room service.
Feeling like a kid in a candy store, we went a little #nomnom crazy. After all, breakfast… is the most important meal of the day? 🙂
One last advantage of in-room dining… no dress code 😉
Overall, this hotel is perfect for those that want luxury and just don’t want to be disturbed. Contrary to its sister W Taipei, this place is serene, peaceful, and private.
And that’s a very good thing if you’re in that state of mind.
People always ask if I rather stay here or the W, my answer is always… why not both 😉
Because if W Taipei is your wild Saturday night,
Then Le Méridien is your cure for the Sunday morning-after.