This high-end business hotel caters to expense account travelers who require plenty of R&R.
Located near Taipei's main train station, the 688-room Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel is a mainstay with high-ranking government dignitaries and other diplomatic types. It's also a hot spot for power lunches between Taiwan's business elite and government ministers, due to its proximity to various seats of powers. As for those who stay at the hotel, they can expect contemporary guest rooms and suites done in dark, soothing colors with tasteful Chinese accents. Plasma-screen TVs, mini-bars and safes are standard, and signature accommodations, such as the Premier Rooms, feature personalized touches like antique furnishings.
The hotel's recreational offerings are commendable: a fitness center, rooftop pool, squash court, saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis and an aerobics studio. An "art promenade" is filled with exquisite objects d'art, and the business center features full multilingual secretarial services. As for house dining, The Dragon serves haute Cantonese cuisine, The Guest House specializes in Szechwan and Yang Zhou delicacies, Antoine Room is one of the city's top French restaurants, and Kitchen 12 offers an international buffet in a casual, show kitchen setting. Pizza, sushi, Thai food and wine can also be enjoyed on-site.