177, TaiChungGang (Taichung Kang) Rd,
(04) 2255-6688, 2252-2688
fax (04) 2252-2522
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Stunning interior decor, well-equipped guest rooms and a range of private-style facilities are already helping put this new 101-room hotel near the top of the heap in Taichung. Using the same design team as Taipei's well-known Les Suites business hotel, Hung's Mansion impresses immediately with plenty of polished granite, swanky modern decor, soaring ceilings (from the lobby to individual rooms) and a wide, tasteful variety of artwork. There are also business and fitness centers, free wireless Internet and two large conference rooms. On the 11th floor is Taichung's largest and, arguably, nicest presidential suite--the 140-ping (401 sq. m.) Skyline Suite which resembles a private residence, complete with rooftop garden and big living, dining and bath rooms. Next door is the slightly smaller but also impressive Gardenview Suite. Discounts of up to 50% on all rooms are being offered through the end of the year. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee
A. Rooms start from the 15-ping (45 sq. meter) Classic Single (NT$6,500 list rate) which comes with king-sized bed, sofa and desk, free Internet hook-up, 42-inch TV and DVD player, RO-filter drinkable tap water system, and other amenities. The Chief Studio (pictured) offers all this and more, from L'Occitane soap/shampoo to wood floors.
B. Complimentary continental-style buffet breakfasts are served in a spacious, attractive first-floor lounge area, which becomes a private lounge bar for guests at night and offers free teatimes to guests all day.