Wednesday, December 27, 2017

STYLISH HOTELS - TAIPEI

By Eva Fydrych

citizenM 
Unique Design & Modern Technology

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)



It's time for some travel and design news from Taiwan!

During my recent stay in Taipei, I had a chance to spend one night at the hip new hotel, citizenM Taipei North Gate  first citizenM in Asia. It was a refreshing break from staying at regular chain hotels where all the rooms usually look the same and there is not much that can surprise you.

citizenM, on the other hand, is full of surprises. From the charming Nice shoes greeting which you can spot once you walk into the lobby to the unexpected design elements and art pieces spread throughout the hotel, there is always something that will catch your attention. Bright colours, cool music, modern interiors, latest technology  it doesn't get much better than this.




Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo courtesy of citizenM

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



New Type of Travellers

citizenM is based on a simple concept: it aims to offer affordable luxury to the new generation of modern travellers, the mobile citizens of the world who cross continents in search of shopping, art or business purposes. They know exactly what they want and what they don't want from a hotel experience. 


"The first of its kind, citizenM is a truly transformational hotel because it offers the modern traveller the things they actually want for free, like free wi-fi and movies, super comfy XL sized beds, jet lag killing rain style showers, super speedy self-service check in, a canteen and bar serving food and drinks 24hrs and luxurious living room style lobbies. And none of the things they don’t want like trouser presses, bellboys, pillow chocolates and terrible towel swans." - citizenM




Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine




The hotel atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. Comfortable lounge featuring the latest collections of iconic Vitra furniture (made in Switzerland) and trendy bar where you can relax after the long day are definitely one of the best features of citizenM.

Friendly and attentive staff is always eager to answer any questions and make sure that every guest leaves the hotel willing to come back. 




Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



Welcome to the Future

What's special about 267 guest rooms at citizenM hotel? Everything in the room (lights, blinds, TV, temperature, alarm clock etc.) is controlled by an iPad. You can adjust the mood lights, close the curtains or choose a movie you want to watch without leaving your bed. How convenient!


"Tablet mood pad: the touch-screen tablet lets you control your room, including the television, window blinds, temperature, ambient coloured lighting, wake-up alarm themes and more. Forgot your laptop? No worries; browse, surf, Facebook and tweet on the mood pad instead." - citizenM



Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



Dining In Style

Taipei is a perfect place for all food lovers and it's very easy to find affordable and delicious food everywhere. However, if you feel like staying at the hotel, citizenM offers interesting dining options as well.


"At the heart of citizenM Taipei is our 24 hour, self-service canteenM. The place for you to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a sneaky midnight snack. Our baristas are trained to make you the best coffee and magically turn into mixologists at night to shake you the perfect cocktail. Eat and drink what you want, when you want." - citizen M


Extensive cocktails menu features drinks designed especially for citizenM Taipei such as citizen insomnianorth gate fizz or one night in taipei. Highly recommended!




Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine



What We Like

  • unique design with fun, unexpected elements
  • inspiring artwork
  • complimentary WiFi and movies
  • colourful ambient lighting
  • citizenAM and PM shampoo/shower gel
  • wall-to-wall window
  • friendly staff
  • convenient location, close to Taipei Main Station (台北車站)
  • iPad-controlled room
  • river view from the 20th floor
  • comfortable lounge and trendy bar area
  • excellent breakfast
  • noodle bar
  • super fast check-in and check-out





Location

Ximending is a grid of outdoor shopping in Taipei that attracts the younger population of the city. The area is full of funky shops, beauty salons, restaurants, and street food stalls. citizenM Taipei North Gate is conveniently located within a walking distance of North Gate, National Taiwan Museum, Snake Alley (Huaxi Street Night Market), and Taipei Botanical Garden. Taipei Main Station is on the other side of the street!

The hotel is easy to reach by public transport as it's between both Ximen MRT Station (Blue line) and Taipei Main Station (Blue and Red line). Beimen MRT Station (Green line) is the nearest station (use Exit No. 2).



Photo courtesy of Google Maps




No. 3 Section 1 Zhonghua Rd.
Zhongzheng District
Taipei, Taiwan

Phone: +886(0)7010161061


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*Special thank you to citizenM Taipei for hosting Fashion Studio Magazine in November 2017.


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