Mandarin Oriental Taipei
Words & photos by Josie Wu
Translated by Angela Cheng
158, DunHua N. Rd, Songshan Dist, Taipei
Tel: (02) 2715-6888
After taking eight years to build, luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental Taipei finally opened on DunHua North Road, boasting 256 guest rooms and 47 suites. The standard room starts from 56 square meters and the Presidential Suite is up to 377 square meters in size, which is reportedly the largest guest room space of any tourist hotel in Taiwan.
There are three planned restaurants including: French Brasserie, classic French cuisine COCO and Asian delicacies; Cantonese restaurant YA GE at 3rd floor offering private dining rooms and customized services; Italian restaurant Bencotto to be led by Michelin-starred Italian chef Mario Cittadini. Besides restaurants, Mandarin Cake Shop at the hotel courtyard sells western desserts, cakes and handmade chocolate desserts prepared by world chocolate master Frank Haasnoot; M.O. Bar offers a variety of cocktails and champagne; The Jade Lounge at the hotel lobby serves exquisite afternoon tea.
The award-wining aromatherapy concept and treatments area at the hotel covers a spacious two floors of 3,500 square meters, making it the biggest SPA aromatherapy center in Taiwan and among the world's Mandarin Orental Hotel Group. The Grand Ballroom covers 960 square meters and is seven meters high without pillars accommodating 78 tables. The Mandarin Ballroom is four meters high and 496 square meters, which can accommodate 35 tables. Wedding tables starting from NT$38,800 and The Grand Salon on the 8th floor has a unique church with a 21-meter-high arched dome only featured in Taipei, making it a popular top choice for weddings, fashion shows and product presentations.