Following a three-year makeover that saw its 853 rooms and public spaces completely overhauled, the 25-year-old Grand Hyatt Taipei relaunched in April as essentially a brand-new hotel. Centrally located in the Xinyi district and adjacent to Taipei 101 (once the world’s tallest building), the property now boasts au courant guest quarters with muted tones and remarbled bathrooms, as well as a new restaurant, Yun Jin, serving a range of regional Chinese dishes (try the braised pork belly with fermented wine sauce). And while the hotel’s enormous lobby remains as grand as ever, it now exudes a slightly less formal ambience, with low-slung reception desks and a shop selling treats from the new in-house bakery and confectioner. —David Tse
For more information, visit Grand Hyatt Taipei.
This article originally appeared in the June/July print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Taiwan Ease”)