White Nights

The risk with white-on-white decor is that it can seem disconcertingly reminiscent of an asylum, but it hasn't prevented the Ambience Hotel, ambiencehotel.com.tw, from emerging as one of the sanest accommodation choices in Taipei. Style-conscious guests will recognize the Philippe Starck and Ferruccio Laviani furnishings throughout the property, yet local design talent takes most of the credit for the beautifully sparse look of the city's first truly hip hotel. Taiwanese architect Wei-Min Lee has housed Ambience in a 10-story neon-lit tower; local designer Ted Su (the man responsible for the look of Taipei's popular group of Roxy bar-clubs, as...

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