Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is pleased to announce its debut into Taiwan with the opening of the Taipei Marriott Hotel. Combining Marriott Hotel’s design and innovation with local Taiwanese warmth and hospitality, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is the first five-star international hotel in the dynamic Dazhi area of Taipei, the capital’s new commercial hub. The largest integrated destination complex in Taiwan, the Taipei Marriot offers 320 luxury hotel rooms, a modern convention center, a high-end shopping mall and luxury apartments.

“We are delighted to open our doors and welcome guests to Taiwan’s first Marriott branded hotel,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer for Marriott International, Greater China. “Our close proximity to important landmarks, gorgeous settings and modern facilities make the Taipei Marriott Hotel the ideal choice for business travelers and vacationers who want a high end experience and easy access to commerce, culture and recreation. Local elements of Taiwan’s charm have been incorporated as a part of the first Marriott hotel in Taiwan while at the same time highlighting the quintessential brand characteristics that have made Marriott a worldwide success.”

Perfect for business and leisure travelers, the Taipei Marriott Hotel is only 10 minutes from Songshan International Airport and five minutes from Neihu Technology Park by car. The MRT Jiannan Rd. station, beautiful Mt. Jiannan Trail and Miramar Shopping Center are also short walks away. The Taipei Marriott Hotel is the closest five-star hotel to the National Palace Museum, a favorite cultural attraction for both locals and visitors.