Humble House Taipei Is The Art & Hotel Worlds’ Pretty Darling

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Situated in Xinyi District is a design boutique hotel catering to creatives.

Traveling artists and designers making a pitstop in Taipei have already heard about Humble House. Word on the street is, if they’ve stayed here, they don’t want to leave. If they haven’t experienced the newest design hotel in the city, the anticipation awaits. Situated in the bustling Xinyi District is a design boutique gem catering to the creatives in all of us.

In recent years, where we choose to stay is no longer defined by the notoriety of a commercial brand. Often than not, the cool factors that illustrate a stylish hotel are: design, boutique and luxury. Because what these choices say about us are: cultured wanderlusts knowing where to go for the best without emulating other travelers. Right beside two massive brands: W Hotel Taipei and Le Meridien; Humble House defines that bigger sometimes isn’t better. In fact, it’s the modern blend of world-class service and aesthetic artistry. Art gallery meets boutique luxury.

Humble House Taipei room
PHOTO: HUMBLE HOUSE TAIPEI

Here at Jetset Times, we’re suckers for concepts that truly incorporate the world. Global vision gets to us, especially when portrayed in art. Humble House’s philosophy is inspired by renowned Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s quote: “Let life be beautiful like summer flowers…” thus the entire hotel (and we truly mean: entire) is embellished by art collected from different parts of the world, created by international artists.

From local Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai’s ink calligraphy next to the reception, Chinese photographic artist Yang Yongliang’s video recording series across from the elevators, Israeli artist Zadok Ben-David’s butterfly sculpture on the terrace, to Italian artist Paola Pivi’s lighted installation in La Farfalla restaurant; every corner of the hotel celebrates boundless imagination, genius creativity.

La Farfalla restaurant, Humble House Taipei
PHOTO: HUMBLE HOUSE TAIPEI

While the hotel characterizes a sophisticated urban jungle, each of its 235 rooms depicts Humble House Group’s inventive taste, “art in life, life in art.” Contemporary rooms, including 10 suites, provide a clear view of Taipei. We fell in love with high-quality wooden decor, stylish yet relaxing lighting, top quality carpet, custom-made sofa and unbelievably cozy beds. A basic superior room starts at USD $393 (NT$12,000.)

General Manager, Hugo Sheng, spoke to us:

In the begging, our philosophy was always to use international standards to build and open this hotel. But Humble House is also a representation of Taiwan’s rise of local culture. That local culture, in this moment, is a lifestyle of east and west. It’s about having wine glasses and chopsticks on the same table. Collecting art pieces discovered from all over the world but maintaining a MIT (Made in Taiwan) brand.

The Terrace, Humble House Taipei
PHOTO: HUMBLE HOUSE TAIPEI

Other lush features include The Terrace which whisked us away from downtown scurry to a relaxed open garden, all the while accompanied by glasses of tasty cocktails. La Farfalla is where we indulged in quail confit and oven-roasted dover sole with Hokkaido scallops and caper sauce. Needless to say, deliciously gratifying.

As a recent member of Design Hotels, the green-living Humble House beckons international attention to Taipei as a rising dynamo in the hospitality space.  From the gorgeous outdoor pool to whimsical artworks galore, Humble House is the most instagram-worthy hotel in Taipei and inspiring our inner artist.

Wendy Hung

CEO, FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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