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Jun 06

The Taipei International Convention Center was established in 1989. This 6 story building is where the 15th National Congress of Kuomintang was held, one of the biggest events that it has staged. The Taipei International Convention Center also hosts a number of business events, presentations and more.

The Taipei International Convention Center is located in the Xinyi District, which is often referred to as the government district of Taipei, as this is where many government offices are located, including the Mayor’s office. This is also a great place for tourists to visit, so if you do plan on seeing the Taipei International Convention Center, maybe if you have business there, then you should also checkout everything else that this district has to offer, not least of which is the Taipei 101. This iconic building is loved by the locals and visited by the majority of the tourists that pass through Taipei. It used to be the biggest building in the world and is currently the second biggest, beaten only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

If you’re visiting the Taipei International Convention Center, then checkout the hotels below, both of which can provide a great base for your holiday to this city and to the Xinyi District in particular.

W Taipei

The W Taipei is an immaculately designed hotel — a five-star paradise that is sure to make your holiday complete. The W is a well-known brand that operates the best luxury hotels around the world. The W Taipei is one of their best, with 405 rooms that all include the signature W bed, which promises to be one of the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep in. All of the rooms at the W Taipei also include state-of-the-art entertainment facilities, along with a Munchie Box, both of which ensure you can have a night-in watching a film or listening to some music after a night of sightseeing and exploring.

  • Airport Shuttle? Yes
  • Free WiFi? Yes
  • Pool? Yes
  • Fitness Center? Yes
  • Restaurants? Yes
  • Near Public Transport? Yes

As well as all of the amenities listed above, and the many little extras that all of the rooms include, the W Taipei is also well suited for business guests. There is close to 3,000 square meters of event space, including a business center, meeting rooms and more. This is the ideal place to stage a presentation or a huge banquet, and to catch up with some of your work. There are computers, fax machines, photocopiers and more, everything that you would find in your office, all within the confines of this beautiful, luxury hotel.

If you’re feeling peckish then head for the YEN restaurant, a fine dining experience that is famous across Taipei, and one that you have easy access to as a guest of the W Taipei. This restaurant is run by a Michelin-star chef, with an International menu that fuses an array of tastes. There are some local ingredients and dishes, all of which have been given a modern, Western twist, creating an experience that you have to try at least once during your stay in the hotel.

Add in the WET bar, FIT gym and the AWAY spa, and you have an experience that you will not forget in a hurry and one that will ensure you never want to leave the hotel.

Home Hotel

The Home Hotel is a four-star hotel that is located just around the corner from the Taipei 101, which should definitely be on your itinerary for your visit to this great city. The Home Hotel is also just a short walk from Taipei City Hall Station, which will take you anywhere else you want to go in the city, from the relaxing hot springs of the Beitou District, to the excitement of the Shilin District. If Shilin and the Shilin Night Market is out of reach, then you can head for the Tonghua Night Market instead, which is just a fifteen minute walk away.

  • Airport Shuttle? Yes
  • Free WiFi? Yes
  • Pool? No
  • Fitness Center? No
  • Restaurants? No
  • Near Public Transport? Yes

The Home Hotel is a warm and ambient hotel, with wood panels, soft lighting and warm furnishings. This is the perfect home from home, and you shouldn’t have an issue calming down and drifting off on a nighttime, after a long day of sightseeing. All of the rooms also include a television that comes with cable channels, and they also have a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

If you didn’t get your fill of shopping out in the Xinyi District, or in any of the surrounding districts for that matter, then head for the hotel’s gift shop. Here you can purchase souvenirs for your trip, along with gifts to take back for family and friends.

written by Grameister777