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First Overseas Expansion for Mitsui Garden Hotels
MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
Pre-Opening on August 18, 2020 (Tuesday)
-Reservations open from July 13, 2020-
Sophisticated Japanese-style Relaxation in Bustling Taipei
Taiwanese Character × Japanese Quality

July 13, 2020
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, July 13, 2020-Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, and Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd. announced today that a pre-opening of MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao (No. 30, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan; 297 guestrooms) will take place on August 18, 2020 (Tuesday). The hotel is the first overseas hotel in the Mitsui Garden Hotels series and is currently under development in Taipei City, Taiwan. The impact of COVID-10 has curtailed the number of overseas travelers visiting from outside of Taiwan; but the hotel aims to attract guests mainly from inside Taiwan.

Mitsui Garden Hotels’ philosophy is to create “hotels to remember.” To provide the same experience to guests in Taiwan, the new hotel is designed with the concept of “Taiwanese Character × Japanese Quality,” incorporating the appeal of Taiwan and expertise cultivated by the company in Japan in various place throughout the facility.

The exterior of the hotel reflects the work of Taiwanese designers and artists, while the interior design and artworks overflow with an energy that evokes a new sense of the appeal of Taiwan. Moreover, there are also elements of sophisticated Japanese guestroom design by Mitsui Garden Hotels and a large public bath and high-quality hospitality provide a relaxing space that caters to guests visiting from Japan and offers Taiwanese guests sense that they have visited Japan.

< Features of MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao >

  1. The hotel is located in front of Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station on the Taipei Metro (“MRT”), within an approx. 3 km radio of Taipei’s major sightseeing spots in an optimal location for both tourism and business.
  2. Under the concept of “Taiwan Character × Japan Quality,” the hotel provides a new relaxing space created from the appeal of Taiwan and the knowhow of Mitsui Garden Hotels
  3. A large public bath, rare in Taiwan, and an open lounge providing light meals and drinks at any time for a relaxing stay
  4. Taiwanese cuisine, western food, and comforting Japanese meals are all available at the JAPOLI breakfast buffet designed by a Japanese chef

Exterior view

Guest room (Junior Suite)

■Features of MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao

1. The hotel is located in front of Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, within an approx. 3 km radio of Taipei’s major sightseeing spots in an optimal location for both tourism and business.

The hotel is favorably situated in the heart of Taipei City, within an approx. 3 km radius of Taipei’s main sightseeing spots, such as the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and Yongkang Street, an area popular with Japanese tourists with a large number of tasteful tearooms, miscellaneous goods stores, and cafes.
The hotel will be highly accessible to public transport, being only one minute on foot from the MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station, a transfer station for two MRT lines (Bannan Line and Zhonghe Line) that is only two stations from Taipei Main Station. The hotel will be approximately 15 minutes by car from Taipei Songshan Airport. Smooth access from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is also available with the opening of a new MRT line. Mitsui Fudosan expects the hotel to serve a wide range of guests, including business travelers, customers from Asia, and customers from other parts of Taiwan, in addition to sightseeing and leisure travelers from Japan.

2. Under the concept of “Taiwan Character × Japan Quality,” the hotel provides a new relaxing space created from the appeal of Taiwan and the knowhow of Mitsui Garden Hotels

Guests at the hotel will experience the appeal of Taiwan, with distinctive Taiwanese elements incorporated throughout the hotel. Taiwanese designers and artists have designed the exterior, while the interior design and artworks also greet important guests with a characteristic Taiwanese style, enhancing the enjoyment of their journeys.

(1) Design Concept “Taiwanese Nature”

Taiwan is home to several mountains that exceed 3,000 meters in height, and its wide variation in altitudes has given rise to a rich natural environment. With mountain tops among the clouds, giant stones, great trees, green moss, and wisteria, the endless variation in the scenery impresses visitors with a sense of the vitality and beauty of nature. To give full expression to Taiwan’s richly natural character, the hotel exterior and interior fittings, and the artworks inside the hotel have been created under the design concept of “Taiwan Nature.” This concept imparts wellness and energy to all people who visit the great city of Taipei, promising them a memorable stay in Taiwan.

(2) Front Lobby (1F) Elevator Hall (2F-17F)

A 4.5 m high ceiling creates an expansive, spacious lobby with a floor laid in a stone material often used in traditional Taiwanese houses and a natural stone counter finished in bare rock reminiscent of Taiwan’s mountains. The antechamber to the elevator hall features an impressive image that evokes the nature of Taiwan, created by a Taiwanese artist, which creates a sensation of the country’s abundant natural environment.
The elevator halls on each floor display 16 original artworks commissioned for the hotel from a Taiwanese artist. Each floor has works of a different nature, so that guests can enjoy a different mood on each floor when they stay.


Elevator hall

Artworks displayed on each floor

(3) Guest Rooms (2F–17F)

The guest rooms are designed with the concept of “Taiwan Nature” to provide relaxing spaces that serve as an oasis within the city. Although the hotel is in Taiwan, the rooms are based on Japanese Mitsui Garden Hotel standards aimed at realizing comfortable space design. The guest room ceilings averaging 3.2 m in height and the large aperture glass windows (*not featured in certain rooms), give each room an overwhelming sense of open space, with windows overlooking lush green districts and Taipei by night. Glass enclosed bathroom areas and interior mirrors give an even wider feel to the rooms. A three-partition style bathroom area is designed for comfort and ease of use with separate shower/bathroom, wash basin, and toilet areas. The rooms are fully equipped with heaters, a rarity in Taipei, to provide a comfortable stay during the winter season in Taipei, which can frequently become cold during rain.


Guest room (Moderate Twin)

Guest room (Superior King)

(4) Concept Rooms (13F)

The hotel features three exclusive concept rooms based on themes that symbolize Taiwan, to give guests an experience of “Taiwan Character.”
The three special concept rooms are the “Retro,” room, which takes its name from a popular spot with overseas guests, famous for its beautiful, ethereal scenery; the “Sweets” room, with motifs featuring colorful fruit from the south of the country, an essential element of Taiwanese fine cuisine; and the “Nostalgic” room, which recreates the traditional townscapes of Taiwan’s “good-old days.”
Each room is custom made to provide guests with an opportunity to get to know Taiwan more deeply. They are designed to be fully enjoyed by guests as a once-in-a-lifetime accommodation experience filled with the rich character of Taiwan.


Computer-generated image of the “Retro” room

Computer-generated image of the “Sweets” room

Computer-generated image of the “Nostalgic” room

■Guest room composition:

Room name Size Bed size (mm) Number of beds Guest capacity Guest rooms
Moderate Corner Queen21.9sup21,600123
Moderate Balcony Queen21.0sup21,600128
Moderate Queen22.7sup21,600121
Accessible Queen25.1sup21,600123
Superior King25.8sup21,8001228
Deluxe King28.2sup21,800121
Moderate Twin25.1sup21,20022109
Superior Twin28.2sup21,2002233
Deluxe Twin30.0sup21,2002244
Deluxe Corner Twin35.3sup21,2002210
Junior Suite60.4sup21,200221
Triple30.0sup21,1003330
Concept room “Retro”28.1sup21,200221
Concept room “Sweets”30.9sup21,200221
Concept room “Nostalgic”21.9sup21,600121
  Total 297

*All rooms a non-smoking. A smoking space is provided outside the hotel for smoking.

Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00

3. A large public bath, rare in Taiwan, and an open lounge providing light meals and drinks at any time for a relaxing stay

(1) Lounge (2F)

A spacious lounge is provided on the second floor. The windows look out over verdant trees lining the street, while the large windows admit the warm southern light in a space designed to bring nature and people together. A mini bar offers drinks and snacks any time, enabling guests to slow down and relax.
The use of dividers enables the lounge to be used as a conference room to meet the needs of guests who are staying on business.


Lounge overall

Use as a conference room

Lounge art (Bookshelf)

(2) Large Public Bath (17F)

On the top floor, the hotel offers a large public bath, a rarity for a hotel in Taipei. Away from the noise of the city, guests can relax in this space and sooth away their fatigue. The space is finished in relaxing muted colors, with high-grade, thick, gold mosaic floor tiles creating a sense of luxury. The space outside of the large public bath features an open-air courtyard designed around the motif of Taiwan’s mountains. Guests can spend some relaxing moments soaking in the bath while fully appreciating the beauty of nature. The women’s large public bath has a special reclining bath, and the view from the women’s bathroom of the streets of Taipei city and the night views of Taipei 101 will make for an unforgettable trip.

Opening hours: 6:00–10:00 / 15:00–24:00

*The operation of the large public bath is subject to change in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to the official hotel website for the latest information.
https://www.gardenhotels.co.jp/taipei-zhongxiao/

4. Taiwanese cuisine, western food, and comforting Japanese meals are all available at the JAPOLI breakfast buffet designed by a Japanese chef

For the hotel restaurant, the Japanese style casual Italian style restaurant JAPOLI will open an outlet in the hotel. JAPOLI operates three restaurants in Taiwan, and pursues flavors loved by both Taiwanese and Japanese guests.
For breakfast, the hotel will provide a menu to satisfy the tastes of both Japanese and Taiwanese guests and bring them reassurance during their stay. The menu is directed by Kenji Inamura, and advisor with 20 years of involvement in menu development for numerous leading restaurants in the Taiwan region. JAPOLI’s specialty western dishes always use organic vegetables, meat, and fish produced locally in Taiwan, are complemented by Japanese dishes that will reassure diners and make them feel unconsciously at home, while original Taiwanese cuisine is made to order using Taiwanese ingredients and provided buffet style. The hotel also plans to provide a special menu that fuses Taiwanese and Italian style cuisine.
For lunch and dinner, the restaurant is also open to the general public as well as staying guests. With over 30 choices in pizza, pasta, and risotto, the menu also offers a rich variety of starters and select main course dishes. A selection of over 30 affordable international wines is also available. Furthermore, the restaurant can also be used as a bar in the evenings. Japanese draft beers and standard cocktails are available, as well as fresh fruit cocktails made using Taiwanese tropical fruits, sangria, and a wide range of wines from all over the world.

*The operation of the restaurant JAPOLI is subject to change in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please refer to the official hotel website for the latest information.
https://www.gardenhotels.co.jp/taipei-zhongxiao/eng/

Company Profile

Name TAIWAN KINGS KNOW INC.
Representative Kazuki Yamada
Establishment July 2015
Business Food service
Locations JAPOLI Zhongxiao Fuxing Restaurant, JAPOLI MITSUI OUTLET PARK Linkou Restaurant, JAPOLI Taichung Sogo Restaurant, JAPOLI Xinsheng Restaurant (MHG Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao 1F)
Opening hours Breakfast 06:30 to 10:30 (Last order 10:00)
Lunch – Dinner 11:00 to 22:30 (Last order 21:30)
Bar 17:00 to 22:30 (Last order 21:30)
Number of seats 120 (Indoor: 100/Terrace: 20)
*During breakfast hours, seating is limited to 96 seats (Indoor:76 / Terrace: 20)
Phone +886-2-8772-3777

Restaurant JAPOLI

Restaurant JAPOLI

Bar JAPOLI

■Facility

Name MGH Mitsui Garden Hotel Taipei Zhongxiao
Address No. 30, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
Access One-minute walk from MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station
(Bannan Line, Zhonghe-Xinlu Line)
Two-minutes’ walk from Taipei Station, four minutes’ walk from Shi Zhengfu Station, 15 minutes by car from Taipei Songshan Airport
Site area Approx. 1,470 m2 (approx. 15,823 ft2)
Total Floor Area Above Ground Approx. 14,000 m2 (approx. 15,069 ft2)
Structure Reinforced concrete/17 floors above ground, 5 below
Adjoining facilities Restaurant (1F), lounge (2F), large public bath (17F)
Guest rooms 297 rooms
Official website https://www.gardenhotels.co.jp/taipei-zhongxiao/
Tel +886-2-2781-1131

*As of July 13, 2020, flights between Japan and Taiwan are restricted due to COVID-19. When traveling from Japan, please check the latest information and consider carefully whether or not to travel.

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