The DNA: The W Taipei hotel exudes ‘fun’ from the moment you enter the disco-lit lift that whisks you to the lobby on the 10th floor. While the hotel is unmistakably ‘W’ with its uber-trendy staff, nightclubby vibes and thumping soundtrack, it’s a tad bit more mature than its counterparts across the region. Instead of gimmicks, there’s a focus on understated luxury that shows itself through a great collection of conceptual art (by Hirotoshi Sawada, among others), sleek interior design and personable service.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 405 rooms & suites (43-365m2) (463-3,927 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2014 • architecture & interior design: G.A. Design ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible