By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, March 21 (CNA) The first Kimpton hotel in Asia opened Thursday in Taipei, in line
with a market trend where many global chain hotels are choosing to invest in Taiwan as a luxury destination.
Kimpton Da An, which is under the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), sits in the Da’an district and features 129 rooms with five unique designs as an urban retreat away from the bustling streets, the hotel said.
“Over the years, we see lifestyle hotels become increasingly trending globally,” said Jolyon Bulley, CEO of IHG Greater China. “We are very excited to build our presence in the luxury market in Taiwan as we introduce the Kimpton brand.”
IHC currently has seven hotels in Taiwan under such brands as Indigo, Holiday Inn and Regent, and is planning to introduce its most well-known hotel, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, to Taichung, said Wang Lin (王藺), IHG’s chief marketing officer for Greater China. [FULL STORY]