Royal Nikko hotel makes push into Tainan market
By Kathryn Chiu ,The China Post
July 18, 2014, 12:15 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Gearing up for its expansion into the Tainan market at year-end, Hotel Royal Nikko (老爺酒店) on Thursday inked an agreement with local authorities and polytechnic universities to build its talent pool.
Hotel Royal Nikko Chief Executive Officer Winston F.C. Shen (沈方正) yesterday voiced his confidence over Tainan's business prospects, assured by an ever-increasing number of mainland cities and provinces that are sending tourists traveling individually.
As Taiwan's capital from 1683 to 1885, as well as Taiwan's fourth largest city currently, Tainan is usually referred to as “Taiwan's Kyoto.” Koxinga's Shrine — a memorial dedicated to the Ming Dynasty general who drove the Dutch out of Taiwan in 1662 — is extremely popular with Chinese tourists.
In addition to mainland tourists, Shen expects the number of tourists from both Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia to provide stable growth.
In preparation for the operational demands of the future Tainan branch, Hotel Royal Nikko yesterday inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Tainan City Government (台南市政府), Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology (中華醫事科技大學), Tainan University of Technology (台南應用科技大學) and Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (南台科技大學). The hotel chain also announced over 200 job offers at the MOU-signing ceremony.