Date: December 2018
Location: Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Name: Rosewood Taipei – opening 2024
No. of Keys: 191 plus 27 suites
Owner: Fubon Hospitality Management, an affiliate of Fubon Financial Holding, who have appointed Rosewood to manage the new hotel. They have their own brand – Folio Hotel, a more budget/mid-market offering, which opened a hotel in Daan District in Taipei in 2016..
Located in Xinyi District, a cosmopolitan district of Taipei, the Rosewood Taipei sits at the intersection of new and old neighbourhoods, with sites such as Taipei 101 and Si Si Nan Cun cultural heritage village, all at the property’s doorstep.
Fubon have a 50 year lease on the land.
Rosewood Taipei is surrounded by Taipei’s iconic green hillsides and modern skyline. The hotel will offer five distinct restaurant & bars; other amenities include Rosewood’s residential-style meeting and function facilities.
The property will also feature Sense, A Rosewood Spa, offering guests a sanctuary of relaxation with four treatment rooms, an indoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre which will draw inspiration from the nature and artistry of Taipei.
“Taipei, with its distinct charm, combines the beauty of Chinese culture with a fusion of foreign influences, to create the perfect destination to bring to life Rosewood’s signature A Sense of Place philosophy,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group.
“The hotel’s location is perfect for both business and leisure travellers, in the heart of the city’s financial centre with the neighbourhood alive with the youthful energy of Taipei.”
“We are delighted to partner with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to develop the first Rosewood hotel in Taiwan,” says a spokesperson for Fubon Hospitality Management. Their chairman is Alex Lee.
Rosewood Taipei is an important addition to Rosewood’s growing Asian footprint, which also includes Rosewood Hong Kong, Rosewood Bangkok, Rosewood Yangon and Rosewood Guangzhou all set to open in 2019.
It is also an important milestone in Rosewood’s carefully considered global expansion which includes the recently announced Rosewood Shanghai, Rosewood Shenzhen, Rosewood Hermana Mayor, Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua, Rosewood Munich, Rosewood Venice and Rosewood Vienna.
THPT Comment: Rosewood appear to be ready to sell their PentaHotels division in Europe – presumably to give them more room to expand the Rosewood parent.
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