WTaipei Hotel Stay + OOTD feat. Jack Wills & Rosebullet

By 1 April, 2015Asia, Awesomeness, Fashion, OOTD, Travel

Nobody fancies being rushed about on a holiday – after my first few trips out of Singapore, I’ve come to realize that the idea of a holiday to me, is being able to wake up anytime I want, and deciding on a whim where to go or at least, be able to shift my plans around leisurely. And spend some time rolling about on the expensive and so-cushy-and-comfy-it-will-swallow-you hotel bed!

For our first night in Taipei, we checked into W Hotel, a 5-Star hotel along Zhongxiao East Road, after a morning spent exploring other parts of Taipei.

I took a look at the Wonderful room we were assigned, and decided there and then that I would spend time luxuriating in that plush environment. (I think my husband guessed that too, because he headed out in the morning to get breakfast while I idled my morning away haha).

{ W TAIPEI }
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District
Taipei, 110 Taiwan
Phone: (886)(2) 7703 8888  |  Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

January night view outside W Taipei: It's conveniently located beside a huge departmental store (Hankyu) where the MRT is also connected to, and you also can find an 诚品 (Eslite) store around the corner!

January night view outside W Taipei: It’s really conveniently located beside a huge departmental store (Hankyu) where the MRT is also connected to, and you also can find an 诚品 (Eslite) store around the corner!

Lobby of W Taipei - on the first floor, where comfy cushions and round sofa seats welcome you to rest before heading off to your next destination

Lobby of W Taipei – on the first floor, where comfy cushions and round sofa seats welcome you to rest before heading off to your next destination.

Check-in was at Level 10 . It’s also where you can find WooBar, WetBar, the outdoor pool, and The Kitchen Table (dining/breakfast area)!

Lift lobby!

Lift lobby!

Sorry about the weird color - the lift lobby was really kind of psychedelic with all the moving lights!

Sorry about the weird color – the lift lobby was really kind of psychedelic with all the moving lights!

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On the 10th floor of W Taipei - Woo Bar

On the 10th floor of W Taipei – Woo Bar, just beside the check in counter

I could speak in mandarin, but the helpful staff spoke fluent English and check in was fuss-free and quick.

The check-in "WELCOME" and concierge "WHATEVER" area.

The check-in “WELCOME” and concierge “WHATEVER/WHENEVER” area.

W Taipei is 31 storeys tall - we were given the Wonderful room on the 28th floor! The rooms above 10th storeys can only be accessed via keycards.

W Taipei is 31 storeys tall – we were assigned the Wonderful room on the 28th floor! The rooms above 10th storeys can only be accessed via keycards. Yen Bar is on the 31st floor, but unfortunately, I did not have time to visit it!

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I usually bring my laptop overseas with me for work so I'm happy to find a great work area - long desk - with many ports!  Free WiFi in WTaipei is only for Starwood Preferred Guests (membership), but that wasn't a problem for me as I had my portable WiFi devices from GlobalWiFi to supply me with continuous internet connection!

First things first, recharge all the devices! I usually bring my laptop overseas with me for work so I’m happy to find a great work area – long desk – with many ports!
Free WiFi in WTaipei is only for Starwood Preferred Guests (membership), but that wasn’t a problem for me as I had my portable WiFi devices from GlobalWiFi to supply me with continuous internet connection!

The Wonderful room, which was almost half the size of a 4-room HDB Flat in Singapore at 43sqm, came equipped with many things – a city view from the window, their W Signature bed which was so comfy I fell asleep immediately and almost couldn’t get up.

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The dressing area was big and spacious – the bath’s doesn’t have any doors, but if you’re worried about privacy, there’s a sliding door at where the grills are that separates the dressing area and the bed. The lavatory is isolated and has a self warming seat + automated seat cover (which sort of scared the bejeezus out of us when we opened the door to use it)! 

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One of my favorite feature - their well lit dressing area and the huge mirror they have in the room! The lighting was perfect for makeup application as well as to check out my outfit of the day. (This was my in-flight outfit)

One of my favorite feature – their well lit dressing area and the huge mirror they have in the room! The lighting was perfect for makeup application as well as to check out my outfit of the day. (This was my in-flight outfit)

Took a walk briefly around the outdoor area on the 10th floor when we came back from dinner!

Here you can see WooBar, the gym on 11th floor and the pool

Here you can see WooBar, the gym on 11th floor and the pool

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I don’t have a bathtub back at home, so usually I would bring my own bath bomb when I travel overseas but this time round, I forgot – and I was glad to find WTaipei’s sachet of relaxing bath salts in their provided toiletries!

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Other than the bath salt, they also carried BLISS toiletries for their guests’ usage! The citrusy scent from the BLISS products was very welcome and refreshing ;)

My view of the bustling city from the 28th floor of W Taipei - I wouldn't expect less from a 5-star hotel!

My view of the bustling city from the 28th floor of W Taipei – I wouldn’t expect less from a 5-star hotel!

I fell asleep really quickly, but for some people they might not be used to the silence in the room - I was intrigued to find this beneath the bedside table - A White Noise machine?! Apparently it can emit sounds of rain, thunder and even ocean waves for periods of 14, 30, or 60 seconds. It's the first time I've seen any hotel offer this!

I fell asleep really quickly, but for some people they might not be used to the silence in the room – I was intrigued to find this beneath the bedside table – A White Noise machine?! Apparently it can emit sounds of rain, thunder and even ocean waves for periods of 14, 30, or 60 seconds. It’s the first time I’ve seen any hotel offer this!

Goodnight, Taipei!

Goodnight, Taipei!

 


Next Morning | 隔天早晨


Waking up - first things first, check the weather!

Waking up – first things first, check the weather!

A lovely 18 degrees!

A lovely 18 degrees! I then start plotting my outfit of the day, haha.

Was so famished I nearly wanted to raid the well stocked mini bar! Mineral water's free, btw!

Was so famished I nearly wanted to raid the well stocked mini bar! Mineral water’s free, btw!

Good morning, Taipei!

Good morning, Taipei!

They actually provide a nice selection of magazines so I spent a part of my morning flipping through them for OOTD inspirations hahaha. Finished up a bottle of HABA's Firming Lift Up Beauty Drink which I left in the fridge the night before  to  chill! It minimizes visible pores, enhances tissue regeneration and combats fatigue - and I was interested to know how this would help me on a long day!

They actually provide a nice selection of magazines so I spent a part of my morning flipping through them for OOTD inspirations hahaha. Finished up a bottle of HABA’s Firming Lift Up Beauty Drink which I left in the fridge the night before
to chill! It minimizes visible pores, enhances tissue regeneration and combats fatigue – and I was interested to know how this would help me on a long day after claims of celebrities swearing by it!

Outfit Plotting!  Cashmere Top from Jack Wills,  Scarf from H&M and Floppy hat from Klarra!

Outfit Planning!
Cashmere Top from Jack Wills, Scarf from H&M and Floppy hat from Klarra!

Accessories of the day:  Bangles from & Other Stories, rings from ASOS, Bvlgari & Sretsis

Accessories of the day:
Bangles from & Other Stories, rings from ASOS, Bvlgari & Sretsis

Had to call concierge twice to request for late check out and also for assistance with the luggage! Hahaha. They were really on time and super helpful – the concierge kept asking if I needed help inside because I sounded like I was struggling with a baby elephant.

Finally made it out of my room at 1pm and met up with the guys at the lobby! JUST HAD TO TAKE AN OOTD at the outdoor area because it’s so beautiful!

Thank you Yina for helping me take this!!!

Thank you Yina for helping me take this!!!

Cable knit details from Jack Wills jumper & Rosebullet skirt alike!

Cable knit details from both my Jack Wills jumper & Rosebullet skorts!

My beloved Bag from Long Champ which I picked up from Paris airport on my previous trip to Europe!

My beloved Bag from Long Champ which I picked up from Paris airport on my previous trip to Europe!

It was really coincidental that the hat (from Klarra) and skort (from Rosebullet) matched so perfectly color wise! It was really windy that day though so I had to retire the hat halfway through hahaha.

It was really coincidental that the hat (from Klarra) and skort (from Rosebullet) matched so perfectly color wise! It was really windy that day though so I had to retire the hat halfway through hahaha.

The skorts were super comfy and apt for the cool autumn weather! Paired them with the most lightweight boots ever from  Nine West - these were so comfy (no zips, etc) and weighed practically next to nothing (meaning I didn't have to drag my feet around or sacrifice my luggage weight to bring them there!)

The skorts were super comfy and apt for the cool autumn weather! Paired them with the most lightweight boots ever from Nine West – these were so comfy (no zips, etc) and weighed practically next to nothing (meaning I didn’t have to drag my feet around or sacrifice my luggage weight to bring them there!)

OOTD Breakdown:

Top: Jack Wills Tinsbury Crew in Grey Marle (Singapore outlet in Raffles City)
Skorts: Rosebullet
Bag: LongChamp Le Pilage Cuir
Shoes: Nine West
Accessories: Bvlgari, ASOS Spike & Pearl Stack Rings, Hat in burgundy from Klarra!

This set of pictures were taken at the beautiful settings of W Hotel's outdoor area on the 10th floor!

This set of pictures were taken at the beautiful settings of W Hotel’s outdoor area on the 10th floor!

I love how the outdoor area of the W Taipei looks so different in the day and at night!

I visited W Singapore, and realized that it smelt familiar – I believe they use the same scent and choice of eclectic decoration for all their hotels around the world – I love such details when it comes to branding – the same fonts, the same elements and bright accent splashes of color  (purple lights and red decor!) that bring a very modern and edgy look to their chain of hotels.

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With my best photographer of the trip! Hahhaaha.

With my best photographer of the trip! Hahhaaha.

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One last shot with Yinagoh before we left for (late) lunch!

One last shot with Yinagoh before we left to explore Taipei and also for (late) lunch!

Some people may feel that it’s time wasted, but I felt well rested and happy and I think that’s a great mood to start the day! That being said, ever since I came back from Taipei, I’ve been adjusting my sleeping habits and am waking up earlier to get more things done in the day (more about that another time).

Everyone knows that I’m REALLY picky when it comes to lodging – toilets must be clean, beds must be comfy, carpets must not be smelly and such – not too sure if that’s a good or bad thing, haha. But a good night’s sleep is really needed on a vacation. Ample space for luggage. Windows for sunlight to come in. Location, and all! The convenience of W Hotel’s location is really unbeatable – I really should have taken more time walking around that area. More Taipei posts to come! (Gah I’m so anal when it comes to editing photos.)

P.S. This is not an ad!
P.P.S – All images taken with an Olympus EPL7 ; )

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  • April says:

    W Taipei is the best w hotel ever! W Bangkok doesn’t even come near! Do you think it’s worth the $ for a staycation at w singapore?

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