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2014-07-25
The Fifty-year-old Kylin Hall Shows its Innovations Following the Four Seasons Newly renovated Kylin Rooms become a secluded place far from the crowd

                                  

 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.

 

 


Privacy policy

Dear friends, welcome to the website of the Grand Hotel. To ensure your Internet safety and privacy when using our e-services, we have made a number of related policies as written in the following notice. Please read it carefully, as you will also get to know how the Grand Hotel collects, references and protects your personal information.

  • Applicability

    When a user uses the Grand Hotel’s e-services, the policies on the collection, referencing and protection of individual client information are applicable.

  • The collection and use of client information

    This website will not collect any of your personal information if you only browse the site or download files.

    When you use the hotel’s e-services, such as writing an email to the hotel team or making reservations online, you will be required to give some of your personal information, such as your name and email address.

    The website will then record the time when you use the services, as well as the pages your visit. Such information will only be used to conduct surveys on the website’s traffic and customer behavior within the company. This is done to improve our service quality only. We do not go into details of your other personal information.

  • Internet safety policies

    We use an intrusion detection system to monitor Internet traffic, make sure no uploads or change of information are made without authorization, and stop hackers from wrecking havoc on the hotel website.

    A fire wall system is also set up to avoid malicious intrusions or information thefts. We make sure the website is not destroyed by hackers and the rights of users are protected.

    We use anti-virus software to kills bugs on a regular basis. We do our best to provide a safe, clean e-network for our guests.

    We also patch computer programs regularly, as advised by our operating system providers.

  • E-mailing policies

    We will only email you hotel-related materials or send a reply to your account when you allow us to do so, such as when you register at our website, or when you undertake online application procedures. We always clearly state the hotel name in the emails, and we also offer a quick link to terminate subscriptions or access related information in the letters.

  • Information sharing

    The Grand Hotel will never sell, exchange or lease any of your personal information to other individuals, groups or private enterprises.

  • Privacy protection

    If you have any questions about our privacy protection policies, please email us to let us know.

Internet safety policies

All of the hotel staff is obliged to promote the following policies, so as to ensure the safety of the Grand Hotel’s information system, Internet network and related facilities.

  • Management goals
    •  Make sure the information system is in steady operations.
    •  Keep hackers and viruses from intruding or destroying the network.
    •  Prevent bad intent on and illegal use of the information system from happening.
    •  Avoid human error or accidents.
    •  Make sure the hotel’s physical surroundings are safe.
  • Information and software exchange management

    Such management includes receiving and delivering of information and software, setting up technical standards and operation process, establishing rules for identifying senders and recepients, settling on the responsibilities to take when information is lost, ensuring the ownership of such information and the intellectual property right of the software, making sure the information is kept safe, as well as taking measures to protect confidential or sensitive materials.

  • The planning and management of Internet safety
    •  A network operation and monitoring standard is established to ensure safe data transmission and Internet connections. This can also prevent unauthorized access from taking place.
    •  Examinations on Internet safety are conducted on a regular basis.
    •  A fire wall system is introduced to monitor the transmission of and access to data among nodes within and outside the hotel’s network.
    •  Experts on Internet safety are invited to detect network loopholes for the hotel.
    •  New safety measures will always be announced upon implementation.
    •  Sensitive information should be encrypted when transmitted via public Internet as such, or use VPN connections with the corresponding institutions.
  • Firewall management
    •  A firewall system is installed to ensure safe data transmission and data access among nodes within and outside of the hotel’s network.
    •  A military zone and de-military zone are established in the hotel’s fire wall system, so as to protect users according to the services they use. E-services based within the hotel’s network are located in the military zone, while ultra-network services like the World Wide Web and eBAS are set in the de-military zone.
    •  Users from outside the network have to apply in advance to use services provided in the military zone.
    •  The fire wall is installed according to the Internet safety regulations of the Grand Hotel.
    •  The firewall should be monitored by an expert team, and records should be examined at any time if needed.
    •  The administrator should use a terminal to access the system as the firewall host. Remote log-ins are strictly forbidden.
    •  Once the firewall is fully established, the system administrator should conduct all necessary tests to make sure the wall lives up to the required safety standards.
    •  When changes are made to the hotel’s Internet safety policies and regulations, the system administrator should review and adjust the setting and access of the firewall system, so as to keep the hotel network safe at all time.
    •  The system administrator is responsible for all issues related to Internet safety. S/he should also keep the system updated to refrain from various cyber attacks.
    •  If necessary, VPNs (virtual private networks) based of various safety levels should be established between the hotel and its corresponding institutions, so as to ensure safe data transmission.
  • Email system management
    •  Personal emails should be kept in the recipient’s own private account. They should be promptly deleted delivered to the hotel’s public email system.
    •  Confidential official documents should never be delivered via email. Sensitive information may be delivered online when necessary, but the letter(s) must be encrypted in advance.
    •  To avoid impostors from sending emails in the name of the hotel staff, an e-signature may be attached in the emails. This will also help identify the recipient/sender and ensure the authenticity of the documents.
    •  To avoid malicious file execution, suspicious emails should never be read. If the system is attacked in a case like this, please contact the system administrator.
    •  It is forbidden to send letters that make recipients feel uneasy or upset.
    •  Anonymous letters and forgery are also prohibited.
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