The impression of the Grand Hotel to everyone is the 14-floor palace-style building. Seldom people know that the Kylin Hall established in 1963 is also an important place to receive heads of state and dignitaries. After a six-month renovation, the rooms inside the fifty-year-old Kylin Hall show their new look with a touch of four seasons. Welcome to this secluded place far from the crowd.
Before the 14-floor palace-style building was established, the Grand Hotel only had the guest rooms in Golden Dragon Hall and Green Phoenix Hall to receive national and foreign guests. Due to the increasing demand of guest rooms, the 3-floor Kylin Hall thus had been designed by the architect Yang Cho-Cheng in September 1961. It had been built by Ret-Ser Engineering Agency of Veterans Affairs Council and the construction finished in April 1963. In addition to the standard guest rooms, plenty of suite rooms were designed to receive distinguished guests, including the first-generation presidential suite (now it becomes the state banquet room) of the Grand Hotel for receiving the heads of state and important government dignitaries. It has been more than 50 years since the Kylin Hall’s opening. In the presidential suite on the 2nd floor, the former president Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang have received the Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen, the President of South Korea Park Chung Hee and his wife and other honorable guests. Although currently the room has been changed to be the state banquet room, some furniture used by President Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang are remained in the room. Precious photos showing numerous Chinese and foreign guests are also displayed in this room.
The rooms of Kylin Hall have been fully renovated both externally and internally. The overall design style keeps Grand Hotel’s unique features of Chinese palace architecture. The national-treasure professional painting master Hsu Nan-Er led a team of 10 persons to repaint the crossbeams, joint brackets, handrails and round columns by hand. Their delicate skills and complicated methods subtly reproduce the elegance of the past. The interior design is specially designed for the Kylin Hall by a professional team. The view from the rooms of Kylin Hall is above the mountains nearby, and overlook Da Zhi district and Keelung River in distance. The team took the flowers of four seasons – peach flower, lotus, chrysanthemum and plum flower – as the design theme to decorate the guest rooms of Kylin Hall.
Themed Interior Design Shows Elegant Style
“Peach flowers become red as fire in spring; the pond is full of lotus in summer; chrysanthemums shine in golden color in fall; plum flowers blossom in the snow”. The 65 themed designed guest rooms show an elegant style and make the Kylin Hall which is situated between secluded trails a unique leisure resort area. In addition, there are 5 accessible rooms, providing a safe, convenient and comfortable accommodation for disabled travelers.
The themed carpet and wall design are the first thing coming into the sight while entering the guest rooms of Kylin Hall. The color selection, the pattern matching and the carved design on the wall behind the head of bed are all decorated with enjoyable peach flowers, lotus, chrysanthemum and plum flowers. The pattern behind the head of bed extends to the ceiling, giving a connection of space and vision. With the view outside the window, it feels like living in the mountains. It is particularly relaxing and comfortable to live in these rooms.
Two executive suites are especially arranged and take the Taiwan treasure, orchid, as the theme. From the living room, bed room to bathroom, the simple design combining Chinese and western styles is magnificent and elegant. The desk in the room faces a large French window. No matter reading or working in front of the desk, our guest can enjoy the beautiful scene of Keelung River, Taipei 101, Songshan Airport, DaJia Riverside Park, and Da Zhi Bridge. The combination of new renovation techniques and the original traditional furniture creates a new Chinese charm for guest rooms in Kylin Hall.
Accessible Rooms and More Thoughtful Services
To meet the standard of international five-star hotel, we especially design 5 accessible rooms in the secluded Kylin Hall. Disabled guests can enjoy the Grand Hotel’s thoughtful and considerate services. The accessible rooms not only change the circulation of bathroom, but also reduce the threshold of the entrance to provide easy access. In the shower room, a special-made chair and handrail are also installed for guests’ safe use. In addition, safety bells are equipped in accessible rooms from the bedroom to the bathroom, so that guests can stay at ease and their family can feel assured.
A beautiful and secluded place in city
Tranquil and leisurely accommodation
There are three floors of rooms in the Kylin Hall, including 65 rooms. This building is near the Yuan Shan Mountain, providing a serene and secluded atmosphere for accommodation. From the side facing the Keelung River, our guests can overlook the Da Zhi Cable-stayed Bridge, Taipei 101, Songshan Airport and other Taipei city view. In the specially designed themed rooms, the theme totem responds to the outside view. Staying here and far away from the hustle and bustle, you can enjoy a moment of leisure. It is the best choice for vacation or long-term business trip.