The nation’s three major hotels are offering special room packages or gift sets for the upcoming lunar holidays in a bid to boost revenues.
Regent Taipei (台北晶華酒店), in a departure from its traditional dinner and dessert promotions, is offering its guests a special room package for Chinese Valentine’s Day on Aug. 17 for an “interactive, unique and culturally significant experience,” it said in a statement.
It is collaborating with rental dress company Nenen Classic (念念留影館) to create a “modern, yet timeless experience” for its guests, drawing inspiration from classic glamour and traditional clothing, such as the qipao, the most iconic representation of oriental beauty, the hotel said.
Guests can purchase the qipao package for NT$7,999 for two people, which includes exclusive qipao and magua clothing, complimentary tea, Chinese Curio Box VIP room amenities and buffet breakfast, it said.
Guests are to start out at Nenen Classic, where they would select their clothing and accessories, and spend about half an hour for a photoshoot, the hotel said.
They can then take a walk in the neighborhood in traditional clothing and arrive at the hotel for afternoon tea, it said.
Nenen Classic, which is about five minutes’ walk from the hotel, is a qipao and magua rental shop that offers a vintage photography setting suitable for themed parties.
It is popular with tourists from Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Macau.
Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi (礁溪老爺酒店) in Yilan County is to host an outdoor beer festival next month to highlight its geographic closeness to the mountains and the sea to offer guests “a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of city life,” the resort said in a statement.
Ambassador Hotel (國賓大飯店) is offering vouchers priced at NT$3,200 each that allows guests to stay at one of its three outlets in Taipei, Hsinchu and Kaohsiung, it said.
Just a few years ago, the millennial generation — generally defined as those born from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s — was synonymous with youthful rebellion. However, now, as the millennials ease into early middle age, they are finding their path out of their parents’ basement to be a lot harder than it was for earlier generations. The fundamental problem is that millennials are not building wealth. The wealth of the median US household headed by someone 35 or younger has actually shrunk in inflation-adjusted terms since the mid-2000s, even as the wealth of older Americans has continued to grow. An
Gogoro Inc (睿能創意) yesterday launched its first electric bicycle, the Gogoro Eeyo 1, in Taiwan, after unveiling the bike in New York in late May and in France on Tuesday. The company said it would also introduce the series in other European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands. The “Eeyo project” is the fourth of Gogoro’s eight projects that concentrate on smart transportation, which includes Gogoro’s electric scooter, battery swap system and electric scooter sharing service, company founder and chief executive officer Horace Luke (陸學森) told a media briefing in Taipei. “There are various types of city commuters. We will not
EXPERIMENTAL DRUG: While news about a COVID-19 vaccine is more eye-catching, developing a treatment would be more viable, the Senhwa boss said Senhwa Biosciences Inc (生華科) aims to raise NT$1.5 billion (US$50.57 million) by issuing 15 million new common shares in the third quarter of this year to fund the research of new drugs, including the experimental drug Silmitasertib for the treatment of COVID-19, the company said on Monday. That would be the firm’s largest fundraising effort after it raised more than NT$1.4 billion from an initial public offering on the Taipei Exchange (TPEX) in April 2017, chief financial officer Sarah Chang (張小萍) told the Taipei Times by telephone. The price of the new shares would depend on the firm’s average share price
NOT A PANACEA: Offering 5G services would not solve the problem of declining telecom incomes, chairman Sheih Chi-mau said, expecting a flat 5G telecom revenue Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華電信) yesterday became the nation’s first telecom to debut its 5G services, offering tiered tariffs that include a threshold of NT$599 and flat rates, as it aims to switch half of its subscribers to the 5G network within three years. Subscribers would have unlimited data transmission for monthly fees starting at NT$1,399 — the same flat rate as when the company launched its 4G service in 2014 — and they can subscribe to the highest-rate plan for NT$2,699 per month for faster data transmission speeds and larger bandwidth, the company said. Data transmission speeds would be within the range