Hoshino Resorts will open its first Taiwanese property in Guguan, a resort located in the hot spring region in the suburbs of Taichung. This also marks the second overseas outpost of the Hoshinoya brand, following Hoshinoya Bali in Ubud.
Slated to open on 30 June 2019, Hoshinoya Guguan will be the first luxury hot spring resort established by the brand in Taiwan. Perched above a breeze-filled valley northwest of Taichung, the destination appears to float amid the surrounding valleys. The resort will utilise the abundance of hot spring water and topography of a valley surrounded by mountains.
In line with the brand’s origins, guests will get to tuck into a selection of food dishes made through the combination of ingredients used in Taiwan and cooking techniques from Japanese cuisine.
The nanbanzuke sturgeon, for instance, is created by briefly deep-frying it in oil, bringing out the umami flavour. The flavour obtained by marinating it in the sour nanban-dare sauce goes exceptionally well with Taiwan’s warm and humid climate.
Apart from the in-room baths, guests may also use the bath halls, each of which offer an indoor and outdoor bath. The indoor baths are bordered with aromatic cypress, while the outdoor baths feature zigzag layouts that emulate natural formations, enhanced by the seasonal colours of the surrounding scenery.
Additionally, located at the center of its premises is a clear blue pool that emulates a pond deep in the forest. Gazebos line the pool’s perimeter, offering shade and a place to bask in the soothing breezes.
Experience the beautiful Taichung region yourself and book a stay at Hoshinoya Guguan here.