Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Yuan Lih Construction, a part of Taiwan-based Yuan Lih Group, have started construction on a new 31-storey luxury hotel in Taipei, capital of Taiwan.

Being built in the Xinyi District, directly opposite to Taipei 101 skyscraper, the new 591ft-tall Four Seasons Hotel Taipei will feature soaring ceilings and glass panelling on both sides.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts global business development and portfolio management president Bart Carnahan said: “Taipei has long been a target destination for Four Seasons as we look to expand our presence in Asia’s most important cities.”

Set to open in a few years’ time, the new hotel will comprise about 260 rooms, a Chinese restaurant, a destination bar, a specialty restaurant, an all-day restaurant, a pool bar and a lobby lounge.

Architecture firm RSHP has designed the new hotel to suit the needs of both business and leisure travellers.

The Four Seasons Hotel Taipei will also feature a fitness centre with an outdoor pool and spa and an executive club lounge, as well as spaces for meetings and events and other celebratory occasions.

RSHP senior design partner Ivan Harbour said: “Through three significant outward facing spatial gestures across its elevation, the hotel will embrace the immediate public realm at street level, the rapidly growing Xinyi district at mid-level and Taipei’s iconic mountain setting at its peak, together creating a landmark building that is very much of its place.

“With a focus on guest experience and wellbeing, the team has carefully orchestrated the interactions between the hotel and its surroundings.”

Earlier this month, Four Seasons announced the opening of its second location in Doha this spring.