SINGAPORE â Agoda.
com, Asia's leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has secured exclusive year-end deals at some of the top theme hotels in Taiwan.
With travelers demanding more unique and memorable vacation memories to match those they see on readily-accessible social media connections, hotels have leapt into action, providing unique twists on old themes. In Taiwan, the trend has accelerated rapidly, and it's now possible to brighten up your stay by sleeping soundly within the walls of an ancient castle, snoozing outside among the African wilderness, or surrounding yourself with ultra-chic furniture and decorations â all at conveniently located hotels!
The idea behind theme hotels began with a desire to give customers a totally different experience across multiple visits to the same location. If every room is the same, then this is hard to do â but if every room is different, you're more likely to get repeat customers. This was the thinking behind the Madonna Inn, which opened in California on December 24, 1958, and is still operating today. It is generally considered to be the first theme hotel, but while the trend has grown and evolved since then, the idea behind it remains the same.
Often theme hotels want to cater to a traveler's passion for a particular subject, be it jazz, rock climbing, cartoons, or ancient history. There is no limit to how creative a hotel can get, and no limit to the quirky or fun ideas that architects can come up with.
Of course there is much more to see in Taiwan than your hotel, and the deals that agoda.com is offering during Taiwan's comfortable, cool end-of-year allow travelers to experience the country's exciting culture and rich heritage in style.
Check out our list below, and see which themed hotel suits your tastes.
Mulan Villa Spa Motel (Taipei) 4*
A quiet retreat from the noisy city, each room is uniquely designed and offers a spa/Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation.
Up to 20% off until the end of 2012
Sato Castle Motel (Taipei) 3.5*
A fantasy-themed hotel designed like a castle, each room offers a dramatic twist on the central theme.
50% off limited sale until Sep. 30