SRS-WORLDHOTELS’ Deluxe Collection member, the Evergreen Laurel Hotel Taipei, has been voted ‘Best Business Hotel in Taiwan’ in a national survey. This luxury boutique hotel in Taipei was awarded the accolade in a readers’ poll by TravelCom Magazine.Opened in 2001 in a quiet backwater of the capital’s busy financial district, the Evergreen Laurel has established itself as a firm favourite with business travellers seeking spacious accommodation with quality and style.
The Evergreen offers 39 luxury suites and 61 luxury rooms - including four non-smoking floors.—with elegant Italian furnishing and exclusive soundproofing, in a design that is modelled on the luxury private yacht of the Chairman of the Evergreen Group which owns the hotel. It is just 15 minutes from Sungshan Domestic Airport, 20 minutes from Taipei World Trade Centre and only takes 35 minutes from Chiang Kai Shek International Airport.
Room facilities include computerised security, exclusive personalized service button, wide-screen plasma TV, free broadband Internet access and free movie channels. Bathrooms feature ultrasound massage tub and relaxation-inducing personal bath oils and bath salts.
TravelCom Magazine is a travel & leisure publication for sophisticated travellers which hosts the annual ‘Paragon Awards’ to promote and to improve the quality of Taiwan’s travel industry. Votes are from a questionnaire survey of thousands of Taiwanese travellers and industry specialists conducted by National Chengchi University.
Ranked behind the Evergreen Laurel in Taiwan’s ‘Best Business Hotel’ category was its sister property, the Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Taichung). In third place was The Landis Taipei Hotel.
“It is a great honour to have won the award,” said Evergreen Laurel spokeswoman, Grace Chen. “For a young hotel like us it is an important milestone.”
Celebrating the honour, the new ‘Spring Promotion Rate’ starting at NTD 4,730 is for one or two guests in a superior Room.
The offer includes tax, service charge, one buffet breakfast and 500 frequent flyer miles from any of the nine SRS-WORLDHOTELS airline partners.
The promotional rate for a Superior Suite is NT 6,270 NTD, again for one or two guests. The offer is valid June 30.
“The accolade is richly deserved. The Evergreen Laurel has made great efforts to establish itself as the favoured deluxe boutique hotel for business travellers in Taipei,” said Roland Jegge, Vice-President Asia-Pacific for SRS-WORLDHOTELS, one of the world’s leading global sales, marketing and distribution consortia for independent hotels and small hotel groups.
“The location is central, yet peaceful, and since opening they have earned plaudits for providing superb accommodation and unrivalled standards of service. The new ‘Spring Promotion’ is also extremely competitive for this time of the year.”