Taipei’s Boutique Art Hotel – Hotel Éclat


Taipei’s Elegant New Boutique Art Hotel

Discreetly located in a quiet part of Taipei’s most fashionable district, Da-An(大安區), is Hotel Éclat(怡亨酒店), an eclectic, elegant new boutique art hotel. The French word “Éclat” literally means “glorious accomplishment and honour”, and this aptly describes this stylish, avant-garde new hotel with lavish furnishings, priceless artworks, eclectic contemporary design and among the most opulent guest room amenities of any hotel anywhere.

A member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World(SLH), the 60-room hotel is owned and conceived by sophisticated Hong Kong entrepreneur George Wong, who created and owns the legendary luxury apartment complex Hong Kong Parkview. The hotel is designed by Charles Robertson of LKF designers Limited, whose work includes stylish projects such as the ultra cool Le Meridien Cyberport Hotel in Hong Kong, Starworld Hotel & Casino in Macau and Four Seasons Shanghai.

Scented with bamboo and lotus fragrance, the elegant Éclat Lounge sets the tone and features two original Salvador Dali sculptures worth over several million US$ each, lavish velvet sofas and drapes and vast glass hanging light sculptures in various shades of purple by noted Czech glass artist Jitka Skuhravá, Lasvit. So the afternoon tea at The Éclat Lounge has already become a “must do” for those in the know in Taipei.

All 60 guest rooms are luxuriously equipped with state-of-the-art luxury amenities including 42-inch LCD televisions and internet TV keyboards, Bang & Olufsen CD and audio systems, Nespresso coffee machines, Montblanc desk sets and pens, Philippe Starck desk chairs, Riedel glassware and Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries featuring not the usual three but seven different amenities. A unique glass wall divides the walk in rainforest shower from the living area and can be frosted or defrosted at the touch of a switch, and every room features an original work by Chinese contemporary artist Tang Yuen Hei.

The signature Éclat Suite – already the choice of celebrities visiting Taipei – includes a lighted marble dining table, Swarovski chandeliers, Murano glass sculptures and a Hasten bed from Sweden favoured by royalty and costing a cool US$48,000.

Hotel Éclat’s location could not be better. The hotel is in the heart of the fashionable Da-An district just minutes from the world famous landmark tower Taipei 101, the Tun Hua South Rd luxury shopping district, Taipei’s famous 24-hour Eslite bookstore, and cool nightspots such as the Anhe Road bar street and Taipei’s most chic night club Room 18, which Hotel Éclat’s guests can enjoy complimentary entrance to.

GM Roger RAF Marten, a veteran hotelier, working professionally with his exclusive team raising standards of excellence and making Hotel Éclat the most stylish boutique hotel in Taipei.

For further information, please visit www.eclathotels.com/taipei