WESTGATE Hotel in Taipei takes center stage in the bustling Ximending; a hub of entertainment in Taiwan’s capital. Stage left is filled with excitement, theaters, movie houses and clubs, stage right is buzzing with street markets and performances, karaoke rooms and world-class restaurants.
WESTGATE Hotel in the Spotlight
My stay at WESTGATE Hotel was the final cherry on top of my time in Taipei. The hotel is set against the backdrop of neon lights, music, busy roads and thousands of feet walking the streets in search of a bite to eat, a thing to buy and a place to relax.
The streets are busy.
But as soon as you go through the large wooden doors of WESTGATE Hotel the stage curtain opens up and you enter a milieu of elegance and excellence. Perfection meets style in a setting that gently pulls you away from the crowds, the busy streets and the cramped spaces. The staff welcomes you onto the scene of serenity; they take the stage with friendly smiles and informative dialogues. Families gather in the restaurant for a tea time snack, regulars check in for the umpteenth time and newcomers look up and gawk at the decorations hovering above their heads.
WESTGATE Hotel: Lights, Camera, Action!
There is rising action from the ground floor’s impressive lobby to the rest of the hotel; a series of features follows the initial impressions; a laundry room, a fully equipped gym and a business room leads to the climax. The elevator door opens up; a modern unique art display is stage left and the rooms are around the corner, stage right.
A touch of art and soft lightning welcome you into the room. You get a front row seat to well-designed sophistication. Fresh linen and clean towels smell like home, the WiFi connects automatically and you sink into the comfortable cloud-like arms of the bed. You realise that it feels like a local production, you realise that you feel at home.
WESTGATE Hotel: The Production
The amenities inside the rooms are perfect for the business- as well as the leisure traveller. In the ample space of the room visitors can find a television, a DVD player, a fast internet connection, a working space, magazines, a mini-bar, an Oliva shower set and air-conditioning.
The hotel also boast a unique dining experience. The Unwind Bar & Restaurant serves a variety of local and Western delicacies, refreshments and snacks which visitors can indulge in while enjoying a street-side-view of Ximending.
WESTGATE Hotel is the one stop travel helper with its 24-hour front desk and helpful staff. The other features guests can enjoy are an airport shuttle, the exchange of foreign currency, concierge, laundry, dry cleaning and postal services.
WESTGATE Hotel: Take a Bow!
The theme is obvious. The audience will come back. The message is clear: WESTGATE Hotel in Taipei is centrally located, one-of-a-kind and a master of excellence and comfort.
Applause! Encore! Encore!
Take a bow WESTGATE Hotel, take a bow!
WESTGATE Hotel is located in Zhonghua Road in Wanhua District in Taipei. For more information, visit www.westgatehotel.com.tw.
Don’t miss the Going Somewhere Slowly mini-guide to Ximending if you are visiting Taipei and looking for a few things to do in the city.
Disclaimer: A special thanks to WESTGATE Hotel for hosting me in Taipei. All opinions are my own.