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    • Grand Hyatt Taipei

      SongShou Rd., No. 2

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Classic Luxury

      Sleek hotel with a swanky club level, great restaurants, and killer views of Taipei 101

    • Le Méridien Taipei

      SongRen Rd., No. 38

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Chic & Design

      Elegant property with modern art installations, a sleek pool, and stylish eats.

    • Les Suites Taipei Da-An

      Da’An Rd., Sec. 1, No. 135

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Classic Luxury

      Small, quiet hotel with local character and an impressive spread of business amenities.

    • Regent Taipei

      ZhongShan North Rd., Sec. 2, No. 41

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Classic Luxury

      A mind-boggling array of amenities makes up for the outdated décor at this elegant property.

    • San Want Hotel

      ZhongXiao E. Rd., Sec. 4, No.172

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Charming Finds

      Surprisingly serene city center hotel with a clutch of posh restaurants.

    • Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel

      Tun Hwa S. Rd., Sec. 2, No. 20

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Classic Luxury

      Ultra posh 43-story tower offering some of the finest views in the city and a hot rooftop pool.

    • Sheraton Taipei Hotel

      ZhongXiao E. Rd., Sec. 1, No.12

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Classic Luxury

      Calm, elegant business-oriented property with a wide spread of amenities.

    • The Landis Taipei Hotel

      MinChuan E. Rd., Sec. 2, No. 41

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Classic Luxury

      Elegant business-centric hotel with a sophisticated French-Asian vibe.

    • The Sherwood

      MinSheng E. Rd., Sec. 3, No. 111

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Classic Luxury

      Polished local hotel popular with the business set.

    • Villa 32

      ZhongShan Rd., No. 32

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Charming Finds

      This tiny, exclusive spa hotel offers five posh suites with private hot springs.

    • W Taipei

      ZhongXiao E. Rd., Sec. 5, No. 10

      Taipei

      Hotel

      Chic & Design

      The cool crowd packs in at this hip hotel in the heart of the entertainment district.

    You wake up in a neutral hotel room with contemporary décor that tastefully suggests "East meets West." All the latest tech toys are at your fingertips, and the wireless connection is blazing fast. After grazing the sizable breakfast buffet, you head to the incredibly well-equipped business center where the gracious staff greet you in flawless English and attend to your every need.

    But where are you?

    Welcome to Taipei's hotel landscape! The fact that Taipei hotels often sacrifice sense of place for modern sensibilities and a get-down-to business attitude is a testament to the city's stature as a hub of international commerce. Flooded by the business set (particularly from Japan), Taipei hotels are superbly equipped to accommodate them with courteous, multilingual staff, high-tech amenities (a nod to the thriving tech sector here), and fab business center facilities. So how do you choose one hotel from another within the sea of neutral color schemes and minimalist room aesthetic (in both décor and character)? Luckily, our favorite Taipei properties are just as fit for touristing as for deal-making, and each one has at least one design element or amenity (if not a multitude of them) that helps it stand out from the beige pack and gives it oomph.

    The W Taipei offers a rare exception to the neutral room color scheme, as rooms feature bright flashes of color and arty curiosities like zodiac-inspired sculptures (also check out the cutting-edge art installations around every corner). The real calling card here, though, is the smoking-hot scene. Drawing a chic crowd from the pulsing XinYi District (also a great place for a shop with opportunities like the Mitsukoshi store and the mall at Taipei 101), the sexy rooftop pool is arguably the hippest spot in town.

    But don't let the neutral room tones at our other picks deceive you−there's nothing "vanilla" about these properties. Art installations throughout the sleek Le Méridien Taipei (another Starwood property), as well as artful eats (with Jean-Georges Vongerichten touches) in the stylish restaurants, up the flair factor. Being situated steps from the Mitsukoshi department store complex (yes, complex!) and just across the street from the posh Bellavita shopping complex (think Bottega Veneta, Frette, La Perla) is a boon as well.

    While these international chains manage more local character than most, the San Want Hotel offers an even more refined sense of place. The hotel busts through the beige with its chic Asian look and tasteful private collection of artwork. It's also well situated for a little self-adornment, located as it is right on the ZhongXiao East Road shopping avenue and in walking distance to all three SOGO department store locations.

    If you need a break from the beige at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, just look out the window. The rooms all offer killer views of either the lush green mountains or the adjacent Taipei 101 skyscraper. And the higher you go, the better it gets: top-floor residential suites favored by long-stay business travelers come with swanky club-level amenities to boot. But if a wide rainbow of amenities is the best antidote to generic neutral, then the Regent Taipei will color you pampered: there are seven restaurants, a full-service spa, a swish health club, a rooftop pool, and the private top-level TaiPan club (rooms on this level come with 24-hour butler service!). Undoubtedly, the "pot of gold" at the end of this rainbow is the onsite shopping arcade in the lower levels, with brands like Chanel, Christian Dior, and Hermès. There are also Mikimoto and Pomellato boutiques in the lobby, and Missoni and Yves Saint Laurent can be found across the street.

    If all that international commerce has you craving a serene escape, though, then head to Villa 32 in BeiTou, famed for its volcanic hot springs, for something totally different. One of the poshest hotels in Taiwan, the property features five unique suites with private hot springs amid lush gardens. We can't lie: the suites, which boast either Japanese or European décor, make liberal use of calming neutrals. But when you look out from your mountainous perch at the picturesque valley below, there'll be no question about exactly where you are.

    Photo of Le Meridien Taipei courtesy of Le Meridien Taipei