Taipei Sees Spate of New Business Hotels|台北自由行旅客增 新商旅插旗搶商機

The total number of tourists visiting Taipei has declined every year since 2016. However, independent travel is on the rise. Between 2018 and 2019, 30 new hotels opened in the city, including 22 business hotels. Realtors say the occupancy rate of business hotels in upscale districts is around 80 percent.

This is Chongqing South Road, near Taipei Main Station. The road is full of business hotels. In the mornings, many international travelers can be seen checking out and boarding the metro to the airport, trains, or the high speed rail. In recent years, many new hotels have sprung up to cater to independent travelers.

The place we stayed at was very clean and peaceful, so it met our expectations.

They provided the Wi-Fi. This is comfortable.

Statistics compiled by the commercial real estate sector show that between November 2018 and November 2019, 30 new hotels opened in Taipei, adding 1,553 guest rooms. Of the 30 new hotels, 22 are inexpensive business hotels. The number of tourists visiting Taipei has been declining every year since 2016. However, the hospitality industry believes independent travelers will bring opportunities, and are opening business hotels. These are normally located near the train station or Taipei Metro stops, and a one night stay is priced at NT$1,000 to NT$3,500. The occupancy rates are quite good.

The absence of tourists from China has actually not had a significant effect on operators of tourist hotels, especially operators of business hotels. As far as we know, many business hotels, especially those in popular areas such as Ximending, Taipei Main Station, or along major roads, are able to achieve normal occupancy rates of 80 or 90 percent.

Recently, a four-story building in the best section of Ximending was leased out for NT$2.5 million a month. The competition between business hotels is expected to increase in the future. The tourism sector says this sudden emergence of inexpensive business hotels may adversely affect traditional hotels, and the accommodations market may once again undergo a change.

台北火車站附近的重慶南路上,幾乎已成為"商旅一條街",一早就有不少國際旅客退房準備出遊,看準鄰近機場捷運,搭台鐵高鐵都方便,旅宿業者紛紛插旗投資,來搶自由行旅客。

新加坡旅客表示:「這個地方我們住的,還挺乾淨還挺安靜,所以足夠了。」

泰國旅客表示:「他們有提供WiFi,是一個舒適的地方。」

根據商用不動產業者統計,去年十一月到今年十一月,台北市新開幕旅宿就有30家,新增一千五百五十三家客房,其中的22家,都是較平價的商旅型態,儘管台北市觀光客,從2016年以來,連續三年都是負成長,不過業者依然看好自由行商機,而這些位在車站或捷運站附近的商旅,一晚房價從1000到3500不等,住房表現也還不錯。

商用不動產估價師 丁玟甄表示:「陸客不來這個議題,對於觀光旅館經營者,特別是商旅的經營者,其實並沒有太大的影響,就我們所知道,其實滿多的商旅業者,特別是他們在這種主要的區域,像西門町、台北車站或者是說,一些主要路段上的商旅,他們平時的住房率,可能都可以到達八成或九成。」
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