The dragon is commonly regarded by Chinese people as a symbol of power, strength, and good luck. Therefore, the Grand Hotel has used it as the motif to construct and decorate the five-star hotel in Taiwan, which was once rated as one of the world’s top 10 hotels by U.S. Fortune magazine.
It is estimated that there are about 250,000 dragon carvings or drawings used to decorate the hotel inside and outside the building, earning it the reputation of “The Dragon Palace.”
Due to its striking appearance, not only is it a splendid landmark of Taipei City, but it is also representative of contemporary palatial architecture.
Supported by red columns and having golden roof tiling, the Grand Hotel stands midway up Yuanshan (“round mountain”), much like a majestic 14-story palace.
Equipped with 500 rooms that offer a panoramic view of Taipei City, the hotel was once the most extravagant hotel in Taiwan.
Though there are many more luxuriously five-star hotels in Taipei nowadays, the Grand Hotel remains one of the most striking hotels in Taiwan, and many tourists from other countries often mistake it for the famous National Palace Museum.
The Grand Hotel is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Taipei today.