I was halfway through my tour of Taipei, and was scheduled to stay with this property in the Zhongshan District. Honestly, I didn't know much about it, but a cursory search resulted in some rave reviews and striking photos. Well, I'm so very happy I accepted the invitation - I loved everything about this place!
Upon walking into Gloria Prince Hotel and continuing to the restaurant on the 2nd floor, it was quite obvious I was in for a treat. The dining hall was quite spacious, adorned with elaborate chandeliers and elegant dinner table settings. CHIOU HWA is a traditional Cantonese restaurant known for its dim sum and roast duck. In fact, the restaurant is famous for serving "Peking Duck" an impressive nine different ways.
What a trip. Literally. A few days earlier you could have found me careening down a secluded island road in the Philippines...battling tropical storms – and even a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Today, however, I am in Taiwan for the very first time. And my very first stop? The luxurious HOTEL QUOTE Taipei. Here, without a doubt, is where the realization hit me... I'm going to LOVE Taipei.