An ultra-luxe retreat will soon rise just across the avenue from Taipei’s landmark supertall skyscraper.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced a new partnership with the locally based Yuan Lih Group to debut a brand-new property in the Taiwanese capital sometime in 2025. Located in the Xinyi district, Four Seasons Hotel Taipei will occupy a high-rise building directly opposite the iconic Taipei 101 — home to outdoor and indoor observation decks, the Taiwan Stock Exchange, and an upscale shopping mall.
Acclaimed global architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, which is currently working on the ambitious new Terminal 3 at Taoyuan International Airport, has been chosen to design the hotel. The studio hopes to attain a Taiwan Green Building gold rating and a minimum LEED silver certification for the project.
The ultramodern design of the 31-story tower will maximize natural light, with high ceilings and expansive windows in the approximately 260 guest rooms framing views of Taipei’s cityscape and the surrounding mountains. Renderings released by Four Seasons show a glass shaft for elevators running up on side of the structure. Construction is already underway, and the project is anticipated to be complete in a few years’ time.
Dining and drinking venues will include three eateries — among them a high-end Chinese restaurant — as well as a destination bar, lobby lounge, and pool bar. Some of these are set to be housed within double- and triple-height spaces at the building’s crown, benefiting from floor-to-ceiling glass paneling on the north and south elevations. The 180-meter-tall hotel will also feature an executive club lounge plus wellness facilities comprising a spa and fitness center with an outdoor pool. In addition, event spaces at the property range from two ballrooms to a ground-level garden area for outdoor gatherings.
Four Seasons Hotel Taipei will be located about an hour’s drive from Taoyuan International Airport, or a 20-minute drive from Songshan Airport, which links Taipei with domestic destinations and a handful of international gateways such as Tokyo–Haneda and Seoul–Gimpo.