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.
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