Capella Hotel opens in Taipei this winter
By: Hill Choi Lee
January 31, 2024
Capella Hotels and Resorts announces the opening of Capella Taipei in the winter of 2024, becoming an 86-key urban sanctuary in the heart of Taipei’s vibrant Dunhua North Road, minutes from the 101 area
Capella Taipei finds its perch close to Songshan International Airport and near Xingtian Temple, a revered site known for its immaculate and traditional ambience. The hotel’s proximity to vibrant art districts like Taze-Neihu, Songshan Culture Park, and Huashan 1914 Park. It is positioned as the epicentre of local art collections, celebrating Taipei’s status as a centre of modern art and culture.
Its decision to find a foothold in Taiwan comes from its vision to entwine luxury with a destination that offers historical and cultural experiences that go beyond a mainstream city trip.
“We’re thrilled to unveil a new chapter of bespoke luxury in Taipei, a city that harmoniously blends cultural vibrancy with a burgeoning luxury market,” says Cristiano Rinaldi, president of Capella Hotel Group. “Capella Taipei is not just a hotel; it’s an invitation to immerse in a culture rich in heritage and to create memories that resonate beyond a stay.”
Capella Taipei is also uniquely located near Taipei Arena, a hub of pop music and performances, adding a modern vibrancy to the area. This proximity aligns with Taipei’s leading position in Chinese music, offering guests an immersive cultural experience.
Designed as an urban retreat, Capella Taipei provides a serene escape within the city. Surrounded by lush greenery, the property – designed in consultation with the Mori Building Group from Tokyo, Japan – offers stunning views of the city and surrounding mountains, setting it apart from other hotels in Taipei.
The property is conceptualised by André Fu Studio in the image of a “modern mansion”. It is a personal reflection of the designer’s view of the city. A modern city that juxtaposes between a world of vibrancy and poetic locality. Fu’s vision incorporates concepts of contemporary comforts, lifestyle entertainment and well-being while also capturing the feeling of a retreat, all within an urban location.
The designer adds, “It is a re-telling of my personal journey discovering Taipei. Flanneuring around local neighbourhoods and wandering into the lush tree-lined DunHua North Road where the hotel fondly resides, I was absorbed with the poetic environment – It captures the feeling of an escape nestled within European boulevards, a soulful atmosphere that evokes an antithesis to the urbanity one might typically perceive Taipei.”
Capella Taipei is an interfusion of the hotel’s vision to combine tradition, discovery, individuality, and a twist of the unexpected. It serves as a present-day narrative of the capital city that it lives in, and what modern travellers are seeking for.