MAGAZINE, April 2006.
FRESHFIELDS RESORT & CONFERENCE
298, ChengGong (ChengKung) West Road,
Wuri Xiang (township), Taichung County
(04) 2382-9888, 0800-822999 (toll-free); fax (04) 2382-6888
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Taichung's first five-star resort provides
an exquisite, convenient escape only 20 minute's drive from
downtown. Perched on Dadu Mountain south of the Wang Gao Liao
Lookout Point, this 155-room hot springs resort provides panoramic
views of the entire city, enjoyed from the enormous ceiling-to-floor
lobby windows, or personal hot springs tubs in most rooms.
Freshfields' two connected five and 10-floor wings are built
into a hillside and surrounded by attractive landscaping and
smaller buildings containing spa facilities. Amenities include
men's/women's sauna, gym, outdoor hot springs area and "kids'
club" activities. The 100-seat Seasons Western semi-buffet,
open-kitchen restaurant and 150-seat Asian Fusion Chinese-Japanese
restaurant both face onto a grass lawn with outdoor seating
and a view. Banquet facilities also hold up to 500. Big, attractive
rooms start from the Superior King (NT$3,800)--the only type
not equipped with hot springs tubs--and continue with the
Freshfields King (NT$6,800), Double (NT$7,300) and a variety
of suites up to the NT$50,000 Presidential Suite. Opening
discounts as low as NT$3,299 for two are now available, as
are cheaper two-hour daytime room packages. Future plans include
a wedding chapel, outdoor swimming pool and individual villas.
Conference/convention packages are also offered in cooperation
with the large, adjacent Nan Shan training center. --By Douglas
Habecker, translated by Ann Li