24 August, 2011
Travel

Hotel Éclat, Taipei

24 August, 2011

High luxury and modern art go hand-in-hand at Hotel Éclat in Taipei. Quirky, fun and with a fantastic location in the trendy Da-An district of the city, it’s a cool hotel for business and leisure travellers looking for a luxurious place to stay in the capital.

Labelholics will love the 62 rooms, which are decked out with flatscreen TVs, Bang & Olufsen audio systems, Nespresso machines, Riedel glassware, Montblanc stationary, Salvatore Ferragamo bathroom goodies and a complimentary minibar.

Unlike the energetically-styled restaurant and lobby, the bedrooms are super relaxing and calm, with all the high-tech goodies you’d expect… and more. Bathrooms (with mega rainforest showers, of course) are glass-walled affairs, but flick the magic switch and the glass frosts up – perfect for those who like a bit of privacy.

The hotel’s restaurant, Ming Yuen, was styled by Thomas Schoos and is possibly one of the most interesting hotel restaurants we’ve seen. A stylish jumble of mismatched chairs and tables, grand chandeliers, animal print rugs and supersized sculptures, it’s a distilled version of the hotel’s design philosophy: stylish, off-the-wall wackiness.

It’s shameless to namedrop, we know, but with the likes of Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol among the artists represented, there’s a reason to shout. The jellyfish-like chandelier in the lobby and amazing pieces make this a lively hotel with equal amounts of energy and luxury.

There are just a handful of twin bedrooms, making this the perfect escape for couples or solo travellers who want a stylish base from which to explore the city.

Hotel Éclat is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Premier rooms from TWD 13,000 (HKD 3,500) per room per night.

www.eclathotels.com

Offering 24/7 lifestyle assistance in over 60 cities around the world, Quintessentially is the world’s leading luxury lifestyle group and concierge service. With a truly global network, Quintessentially creates unique experiences and provides personalised solutions to practical problems anytime, anywhere.

For more information on how to become a Quintessentially Member or to book this hotel, please visit www.quintessentially.com, call +852 2540 8595 or contact [email protected].

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