Historic Grand Hotel sees major internal renovations
January 17, 2014, 12:09 am TWN
TAIPEI -- At 62 years old, Taipei's landmark Grand Hotel is undergoing its first-ever full internal renovation, with work expected to be complete by September of this year, Grand Hotel Chairman Lee Chien-jung said yesterday.
The building's traditional Chinese facade sits perched on a hill above the city, where it has offered its panoramic views to important guests including presidents and foreign dignitaries.
The hotel begun renovations in November last year, overhauling guest rooms and the Golden Dragon and Chi-lin Halls at a cost of NT$600 million (US$20 million), Lee said.