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Kimpton opens Da An Hotel in Taipei

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San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is the original boutique hotel company, which pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States in 1981.

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Kimpton Da An Hotel brings a new luxury hotel offering to modern Taipei, Taiwan.

With its unique location in the heart of the Da’an District and an elevated, sophisticated design, the hotel is a urban sanctuary for the laid-back luxury traveller.

Kimpton Da An is ideally located in the heart of Taipei city, allowing guests easy access to local cafes, boutiques and galleries, while providing a welcoming environment decorated with artwork from local artisans.

The hotel features 129 rooms and has been designed by Neri & Hu, the winner of MASION & OBJET Asia in 2015, a prestigious design accolade. Once guests enter the hotel, the lush greenery and sophisticated water installation, coupled with custom lighting, immediately offers guests a sense of calm.

Kimpton Da An will enjoy Kimpton’s signature perks such as in-room yoga mats and a Morning Kick-Starter, as well as tea and coffee served in the lobby living room to energize guests.

Guests can also take part in wellness morning yoga on the rooftop, free fitness and wellness classes or explore the city with complimentary bicycles. Guests can also meet fellow travellers at Kimpton’s daily social hour in the hotel’s lobby lounge. Kimpton Da An is a pet-friendly hotel, welcoming pets at no extra charge.

Home to The Tavernist restaurant, its culinary experience provides diners with contemporary dishes coupled with local touches and innovative cooking methods. The Tavernist embraces Taiwan’s organic movement and works closely with local farmers and food producers.

The restaurant is led by Chef James Sharman, who has travelled to countless countries with his team and has sought inspiration from local cuisine around the world. To him, The Tavernist offers a place where guests can discover something new while feeling at home.

Jolyon Bulley, CEO of IHG Greater China, commented, “As the world’s largest operator of lifestyle hotels, the luxury lifestyle hotel segment is a key IHG focus. We are delighted to bring the Kimpton brand to Taiwan, one of the most renowned destinations in Asia. Today’s opening marks another milestone for the brand, as it pushes the boundaries to bring design-led hotels and heartfelt, human service to more guests around the world.”

IHG currently has 6 hotels operating under 4 brands in the Taiwan market including, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express, with another 6 hotels in the pipeline.

In the next few years, Kimpton is slated to open new hotels in Shanghai, Beijing, Sanya, Tokyo and Bali. Kimpton was recently named the fifth best company to work for on the 2019 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the company’s 10th year on the  highly-coveted list.

In February 2019, IHG acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, adding 16 hotels (1,347 rooms) to its system and 18 hotels to its development pipeline.

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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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