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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Le Méridien continues its expansion in Asia Pacific, today announcing
Le Méridien Taipei (top right photo) marks the brand’s first hotel in Taiwan and will open in early 2011 in Hsinyi, Taipei’s bustling central business district.
Le Méridien Xiamen, China (photo at left) will open in 2009 in Xianyue Hill, one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), both hotels will offer a European flair, and sophisticated, environment designed to appeal to the creative guest.
"We are thrilled to announce what will be two stunning Le Méridien hotels in Taipei and Xiamen, two of Asia Pacific’s most exhilarating destinations,” said Miguel Ko, (middle right photo) President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific.
“A thriving center for international business, Taipei boasts a vibrant arts scene and a rich variety of cultural institutions, while Xiamen is the cultural and academic heart of Fujian Province. Both cities are a great fit with Le Méridien brand, which is committed to providing guests with an interactive and culturally enriching experience.”
“Le Méridien is delighted to invite guests to embark on a voyage of discovery in these two compelling cities in Asia Pacific, where we will provide a curated experience enhanced by an atmosphere of European refinement,” said Eva Ziegler, (middle left photo) Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien.
“Popular among progressive, forward-thinking international travelers, Le Méridien shares with its guests a passion for style, art, architecture, design, cuisine and fashion.”
Starwood Hotels & Resorts is partnering with My Humble House Hospitality Management Consulting Co., Ltd to introduce Le Méridien brand to the vibrant city of Taipei.
Le Méridien Taipei will offer an ideal location in Hsinyi, Taipei’s most modern, cosmopolitan district. The hotel will be close to the Taipei Convention Hall, the Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei City Hall and Taipei 101, (top photo) currently the world’s tallest building.