If Manhattan is to New York, then Xinyi is to Taipei. Located in the buzzing central business of Xinyi, W Taipei is an electrifying sanctuary of serenity and energy in the heart of a bustling neighborhood. Nature + City together in one place? Yes it’s totally possible in Taipei. Here in this district, you’ll be able to experience the natural beauty of Cising Mountain and Yangmingshan National Park while enjoying the vibrant modern cityscape at the same time.Upon entering the building, an interactive light installation welcomes the guests- changing shapes, looks, and feels, in sync with its surroundings. Created by rAndom International, a “W Hotels Designer of the Future”, this art piece consists of several hundred unique OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) that allows guests to engage with the light itself in an intuitive manner.This is the elevator area where guests can take the lift to the reception area. Notice the purple artwork there? It’s called the “Purple Target.” It’s a canvas filled with high grade thumbtacks! Amazing, isn’t it? W Taipei presents a collection of design installations throughout the hotel that offers guests an all-sensory immersion into art. Staying in this hotel is like staying in a contemporary art museum!Time to check-in.So excited to see my room!For this trip, I stayed in W Taipei’s Wonderful Room.I always appreciate personalized welcome notes 🙂 The room has an indoor terrace with a play pad where one can chill and enjoy the cityscape…with Taipei 101 as the view!My room also came in with a mini bar.Guests get to enjoy various snacks and drinks in case they get hungry at any point of the day.Love how the hotel was able to maximize the 46- sq.meter room and designed it in such a way that made the room feel not cluttered at all.My favorite item in this two-way open closet is this ladder-like towel rack. Sleek!Time to spend the rest of the day zzz-ing…I normally sleep in and skip breakfast during travels but for this trip, I made sure to wake up early to have a hearty meal as I know The Kitchen Table offers one of the best buffets in town. And it did not disappoint. My favorite section would be the fruit juice maker- just pick any fruit/s and they’ll mix and serve the drink to you!Just to remind you, the food I took photos of are breakfast food. Yes, W ensures their guests have the most filling meal.Icecream for breakfast? Why not?Ready to start my day strong!Love how they designed the interior of the dining place in bright yellow and refreshing white colors. Perfect way to welcome a good day!After breakfast, I decided to go around the hotel to check out the other amenities. This is W Hotel’s signature Woo Bar where DJs control the state-of-the-art sound and lights while people get to enjoy good drinks.Just outside the bar and the restaurant is the WET Pool skydeck. And at the edge of the pool is this art piece- a striking metal bubble sculpture that resembles silver droplets of water.For the fitness enthusiasts, worry not as W has a whole facility just for you!They even offer different classes in this studio with Taipei 101 as the view!For my last day in Taiwan, I decided to have lunch in W’s YEN Restaurant. Situated in the hotel’s top floor, Yen is W’s signature Cantonese restaurant and the first W-inspired Chinese restaurant in the whole world.Steamed abalone siew mai + Roast fortune suckling pig + Formosa mushroom dumplings + Four treasure soy what bran for appetizer.Seaweed soup with fresh crab meat Third’s course- Steamed cod fish, cordyceps, black fungus in bamboo basketMy favorite from the meal- Wok fried beef tenderloin, okra, wild mushrooms with chill sauce. The meat was SO tender I wanted to ask for more, haha!Yen’s dimsum trioYen’s sweet soup of the day for dessertCustard bun with egg yolk (that looks like a mushroom HAHA)…and fruits to cap off the good meal.On top of the good food, dining in a place with beautiful interior design added to my happiness.After lunch, I lounged a bit in Yen Bar.Spent a slow, peaceful, and lovely afternoon with this beautiful scenery as my view. Good service + Topnotch amenities + Cool Design = One memorable stay. I’ll definitely be back.