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A Closer Look into Taipei’s Hippest Spot – W Taipei

Before W Hotels & Resorts came into the picture, Taipei’s hospitality scene was rather bland. The same monotonous record was kept on replay. New tracks come in now and again. Yes, some were upbeat, but nothing about them were out of the ordinary.

Since it opened its doors in early 2011, W Taipei has been dancing to a different beat. Its fun luxury concept revolves around a colorful and youthful take on design hospitality, after all. Walking into the property almost feels like walking into a hip and happening club that somehow effortlessly looks like a granite-and-wood mansion at the same time. Add the fact that W Taipei’s mixologists are unparalleled at their craft, and you’ll never wonder how and why the hotel has quickly turned into the place to see and be seen.


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The immaculate bath at W Taipei’s WOW Suite
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The famous W Hotels room key that you can connect to the W Hotels App for easy room access

The use of bold, unusual colors alongside contemporary pieces may have appeared a bit eclectic to some, but W Taipei’s aesthetics surely has encouraged local hospitality brands to up the ante. We would even go so far as to say that the brand has catalyzed the reinvention of the city’s hospitality industry.

From the outside looking in, W Taipei comes off as a brand that is caught up with appearances – with its catchy product names and ultra-attractive talents. But sometimes, good looks hide a good heart. Besides enabling the city’s thirst for all things design- and fashion-related, W Taipei has also been known for supporting the causes of the city’s LGBT and women empowerment groups. In a world where marketing all comes down to empty words and empty promises, a brand that actively involves itself with a city’s culture as it takes a stand on relevant issues is as personable as brands can get.


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The pool area at W Taipei
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Night time at W Taipei’s Spectacular Room

W Taipei would seem to have already accomplished a lot, if you are keeping tabs on how it is enlivening Taipei’s art and design landscape, and earning various accolades from awarding bodies worldwide along the way. We saw no signs of slowing down. It seems as though W Taipei has just started – started to play their part in a city that keeps on pushing the boundaries and testing its limits.


Photos via William @ The Passport out

William @ Passport Out

William is the Editor-in-Chief of The Passport Out.

30 Comments
  1. lapresqueparisienne

    July 22, 2017 2:14 am

    That bath is just so dreamy 💕💕💕

  2. claricegoldy

    July 22, 2017 2:25 am

    I thought that was a pool, not q bathroom! 🙈

  3. mynamesdawn

    July 22, 2017 2:26 am

    my future bathroom gonna be like this 😂

  4. misstaolin

    July 22, 2017 2:26 am

    Wow that’s a bathroom! Amazing 😍😍😍

  5. depechesmode

    July 22, 2017 2:27 am

    The most stunning bathroom!! Cannot be beat is right 🙌🏼🙌🏼

  6. Dean

    July 22, 2017 11:31 am

    Hoping to visit this summer – is it as special as it looks?

  7. marc_arcusa

    July 22, 2017 11:32 am

    Omg this hotel looks amazing

  8. ali_marinello

    July 22, 2017 11:32 am

    This is great, but not really attainable for the average traveler. Got to be loaded to stay here 🤔

  9. Carm

    July 22, 2017 11:36 am

    what kind of Camera do you use? pictures are so warmyy very nice👍.

  10. madeline

    July 22, 2017 12:57 pm

    oh I’ve seen this before! Looks so awesome

  11. Yoona Lee

    July 24, 2017 1:38 pm

    This space is EVERYTHING 😍😍

  12. Vivienne

    July 24, 2017 1:39 pm

    Ahh the view is amazing! 💙

  13. Margaret LK Smith

    July 24, 2017 1:40 pm

    Gorgeous room!! Wish my house was so tidy, some how with kids….not a chance 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  14. lassyamor

    July 24, 2017 1:41 pm

    Looove that “view from sofa” situation ♥️
    NEED TO VISIT!

  15. Caitlin M.

    July 24, 2017 1:49 pm

    how much per night…?

  16. alexisamano

    July 24, 2017 2:10 pm

    Love that place!! Such a nice place to chill💕
    I love W taipei. I was there a few months back.

  17. Alexander Pritzker

    July 24, 2017 2:20 pm

    gorgeous place

  18. ju.hu.lia

    July 24, 2017 2:21 pm

    Omg, I love that the outside windows of the hotel have views of the 101. 😀😍 So beautiful.

  19. wing_vi

    July 24, 2017 2:23 pm

    Now that’s an awesome article. Very well written and beautiful images to match.

  20. erinjoyseibert

    July 24, 2017 2:25 pm

    Ooooh wow. That is an amazing space. If ever I come to Taipei soon, I would definitely stay here. Thanks for the recommendation! Cheers!

  21. J Marie

    July 25, 2017 9:50 am

    Beautiful photos! What amazing eye for details!

  22. Wesley

    July 26, 2017 9:20 pm

    Solid view to start your day 😎

  23. Dean C

    July 26, 2017 9:20 pm

    one day, ill visit asia. One day!

  24. carolinedrouin

    July 26, 2017 10:07 pm

    Oh my goodness!!😍I love your page! Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures!

  25. missjennykim

    July 26, 2017 10:08 pm

    totally doing this soon ☺️

  26. jaso.nn

    July 26, 2017 10:11 pm

    Do you guys take your own photos or who does?

  27. al brenner

    July 26, 2017 10:13 pm

    Awesome!!! I Would like to go there!

  28. Dawn Chiang

    July 26, 2017 10:42 pm

    What a fantastic pic ! Congratulations for this great work and keep going on it ! Friendly, 👍🏾

  29. phutrid

    July 26, 2017 10:43 pm

    what camera/SLR do u use? Pliz answer 🙏

  30. langelapiazza

    July 26, 2017 10:43 pm

    I imagine you feel so little and so full of life !!! Wanna meet you guys ! Come to Italy

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