Chic lobby of a design boutique hotel in Taipei

I can’t help but gush over the interior of citizenM Taipei Northgate as I entered the designer boutique hotel in Taipei. Instead of a spacious lobby, it has a living room ambience where you can relax or entertain or just hang out. The colors, the lamps’s different shapes, the varied Vitra furniture, the decors… I can go on and on. It’s an amazing work in this city, the first Asian branch and the 11th of citizenM. Works by local artists are also incorporated in the interior. This living room lobby, the entire second floor of the citizenM Taipei building is one longitudinal strip with the dining area at the far end, followed by the buffet area, then the bar, then the lounging area.

I first saw this hotel while searching for accommodations online for my trip to Taipei. This Taiwan franchise is the first among mainly European chain with two branches in New York too. What characterizes citizenM is that there is just one design for the rooms but are comfortable with wide windows for amazing views and can be controlled with an Ipad Mini (check my review here in my travel blog at Langyaw). It’s other characteristic is the interestingly designed lobby that is hip and chic. Buffet breakfasts are served and there’s canteenM, a 24 hour canteen/bar.

For this Asian branch, this designer boutique hotel in Taipei is well appointed. It is just near the Taipei Main Station and Ximending is just a short walk away. There are lots of small restaurants and coffeeshops as well as street food around the vicinity and close to an MRT station. You can even walk to the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial and 228 Peace Park.

Its mainly targeted for the millenial crowd for its highly Instagrammable interiors and rooms. For a design enthusiast and architecture photographer like me, it’s indeed a great find.

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Bar at the 2nd floor

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Well designed, colorful and relaxing

designer boutique hotel in taipei

A beautiful spiral staircaes

designer boutique hotel in taipei

For a more relaxed reading

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Dining area at 2nd floor

designer boutique hotel in taipei

Love this wall with decor

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Top view of spiral staircase

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Left, spiral staircase at 1st floor; right, swinging bench just outside the entrance

designer boutique hotel in taipei

Colorful rhino

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Interesting ceramic pieces

citizenM Taipei North Gate
No. 3 Section 1 Zhonghua Road Zhongzheng District
10043 Taipei, Taiwan
+886 70 1016 1061
http://citizenM.com

Hi! I'm Estan Cabigas, a freelance architecture and travel photographer, writer and blogger from the Philippines and based within the Southeast Asian region. TenZeroFour is my primary Architecture Photography blog. Let me photograph your space, let's collaborate. Get $33 off your first AIRBNB booking! SIGN UP HERE!