接手六福皇宮舊址 傳JR東日本飯店來台拓點 | Japanese group to launch hotel brand at former Westin Taipei

The Westin Taipei was closed in December 2018. (NOWnews)
The Westin Taipei was closed in December 2018. (NOWnews)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】媒體報導, 日本規模最大的集團之一 JR 東日本集團傳正式接手台北威斯汀六福皇宮原建築,未來將以「 JR 東日本大飯店台北」營運。

JR Hotel Group, one of the largest consortiums in Japan, plans to launch a new hotel brand in the building of the former Westin Taipei (台北威斯汀六福皇宮), according to various sources.

位在台北市南京東路三段的六福皇宮原址房東是國泰人壽。

The aforesaid building, which is located on Nanjing East Road in downtown Taipei area, belongs to Cathay Life Insurance (國泰人壽), a local firm offering life, health, and annuities that ranked 411th on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017.

近期傳該建築將由 JR 東日集團接手承租,已與房東國泰人壽簽約,預計 11 月 6 日將會正式對外公告。

Cathay Life Insurance has reportedly signed an agreement with JR Hotel Group, according to Chinese-language media. The announcement could be made as soon as Nov. 6.

JR 東日本集團在日本擁有多間飯店,包括東京、京都、大阪等都有據點。該集團飯店以常常提供持有日本鐵路通票(JR Pass)旅客折扣聞名。

The JR Hotel Group has numerous hotels located near train stations around Japan, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka Stations, to name just a few. These hotels usually offer discounted accommodation for Japan Rail Pass holders as well as other benefits.

然而,JR 東日本集團不是唯一的日系集團想要進攻台北的飯店市場。

JR Hotel Group is not the only Japanese brand planning to expand in northern Taiwan though.

台北多元文化及活潑的城市氛圍一直以來都吸引著很多日本觀光客造訪,所以日本集團想要爭取在台北開飯店也不足為奇。

Taipei is a friendly city whose allure lies in its blend of Chinese culture with a curious fusion of Japanese and western lifestyles, and there is, therefore, little wonder that an increasing number of Japanese brands have shown interest in the market.

比如說日本西鐵集團將在台北鬧區西門町開設「Solaria西鐵飯店 – 台北西門」,預計於2023年開始營運。

In related news, Nishitetsu Group also aims to open the Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel in Ximending (西門町) in 2023 — a neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei.

而三井花園飯店位於捷運忠孝新生站附近,將於明年開業;位在台北東區忠孝東路上的格拉斯麗飯店也預計在明年完工。

The Mitsui Garden Hotel will open in Taipei next year near Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT Station (捷運忠孝新生站) as well as Hotel Gracery Taipei which will begin operation in 2020.

至於其他已經在台北營運的日系飯店包括台北大倉久和大飯店、日勝生加賀屋國際溫泉飯店及台北燦路都飯店。

The Okura Prestige Taipei (台北大倉久和大飯店), Radium Kagaya International Hotel (日勝生加賀屋國際溫泉飯店) and Taipei Sunroute Hotel (台北燦路都飯店) already began operation in recent years in Taipei. ●

Read: Westin Taipei to close Monday

By Carol Kan