Taipei looks to join the ranks of metropolitan cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, Colombo and Kuala Lumpur with the grand opening of CÉ LA VI Taipei on Apr. 26 and 27, 2019.
The new destination is already welcoming a mix of well-heeled locals, international guests and global business travellers (global luxury fashion designer Alexander Wang has already been spotted there more than a few times) to discover Taipei from a new perspective on the 48th floor of the newly opened Nanshan skyscraper. This makes it the highest rooftop lounge in Taiwan by more than 30 stories.
The al fresco rooftop bar and restaurant is juxtaposed with sweeping 360° views of a vibrant and cool city on one side and the mountainous Yangmingshan National Park on the other.
CÉ LA VI Taipei houses a dining room, lounge and bar with musical accompaniment by a roster of hand-picked DJs. Its interior draws inspiration from the city itself, with clean lines and reserved tones evoking a refined elegance, an exclusive escape from the city, overlooking the sea that is Taipei’s downtown.
The brand’s trademark red umbrellas rise above the tables, creating an intimate environment for each booth. With the installation of individual climate control at every outdoor booth nested within the rooftop haven, CÉ LA VI brings a rare luxury experience outdoors for the first time in Taiwan. This feature also makes the Sky Deck accessible year-round for its guests.
Beyond the deep mahogany flooring and slate grey booths, the centrepiece of CÉ LA VI is a one-of-a-kind all-copper bar, spanning more than 9 meters at the central south side of the restaurant. Inventive offerings at the SkyBar embrace the heart of Taiwan’s culture with a robust cocktail menu centred around international flavours with a Taiwanese twist.
Featured libations like a Grass Jelly Milk Tea Cocktail, Taiwan High Mountain Tea Cocktail and Baijiu Cocktail (a hugely popular Chinese liquor made from distilled sorghum and rice) are on the signature cocktail list.
CONTEMPORARY ASIAN FARE
This is the first time a concept of this calibre unfolds in Taipei and also the first time an international lifestyle brand opens its doors in Taiwan.
CÉ LA VI’s Executive Chef Joey Sergentakis, the mastermind behind the dining menu, with Iron Chef Champion Jason Licker who created the dessert and pastry menu, have worked in some of the most progressive kitchens across the world alongside Michelin-starred chefs where they fuelled their passion for local ingredients and built a wealth of knowledge.
The menu is a creative blend of Asia’s most intriguing flavours that combines tradition and modernity, resulting in truly contemporary Asian cuisine. The Restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch, featuring Black Tea Smoked Chicken & Foie Gras, Iberico Pork Jowl with Chinese BBQ Glaze and Raspberry & Yuzu Cappuccino.
A CUTTING-EDGE SOUND SYSTEM
The state-of-the-art venue is equipped with the finest sound system seen in high profile mega-clubs such as Marquee Las Vegas and Exchange Los Angeles. Designed by Audio 6 Taiwan along with Funktion-One UK, CÉ LA VI Taipei has been fitted with a system made up of 4x Resolution 2s, 28x F81 loudspeakers with 2x BR218 and 15x BR115 bass speakers that are altogether designed to provide an immersive sound experience that complements its sleek interior and cityscape backdrop.
The system encompasses the entire indoor and outdoor areas of the 1,400 square metre space.With the aim of providing a seamless transition from daytime to night-time, local and international talents have been carefully selected to bring a perfect compositional score. Entertainment will be further choreographed to feature an immersive experience of audio-visual technology, electric performances, and contemporary music. The combination is a transcendent experience of a curated soundscape that reaches new heights for Taipei City.
BRAND MILESTONE IN THE CHINESE MARKET
This is the first of several openings planned in the region, with Shanghai slated to open in the summer of 2019. CÉ LA VI has been conceptualised to act as a flagship location for the Chinese market with its architecture, design and menu all catering to a discerning clientele. It carries all the hallmarks of the brand that are rooted in rooftops across Asia’s iconic skyscrapers: a sense of arrival, breathtaking vistas, sensorial spaces, creative collisions are complemented by Asian hospitality.
The project is a joint venture by Taipei nightlife guru theLOOP, who has stepped up to the occasion after embarking on a highly-anticipated partnership with the CÉ LA VI Group. The CÉ LA VI Group is a part of LCatterton Asia, the private equity company owned by global luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy). The combined force brings a touch of luxury, a hint of cool and a lot of style to the skies of Taipei City for the first time.
ABOUT CÉ LA VI
CÉ LA VI is our interpretation of the popular French saying “this is the life.” CÉ LA VI was born in South East Asia, inspired by the region’s creative legacy. CÉ LA VI’s DNA is deeply rooted in the artistic influences of the region’s art, carvings, paintings and temples. Their mission is simple: the pursuit of pleasure, passion and play in an inspiring and spectacular setting because “this is the life.” We deliver a luxury lifestyle, dining and entertainment brand through exceptional guest services, iconic locations with stunning vistas and a journey of the five senses.
theLOOP is an all-encompassing nightlife entertainment group conceived at the dawn of the century who deliver the most innovative and spectacular world-class nightlife experiences. Since 2001, theLOOP has been cultivating Taiwan’s nightlife industry through a multitude of platforms and is hailed as Taiwan’s perennial entertainment powerhouse. With a portfolio of diverse brands featuring luxury nightlife institutions like the fabled LUXY nightclub in Taipei, its award-winning successor OMNI and award-winning mega-lounge KOR, the bold evolution of the brand has seen them master one-of-a-kind innovations, first class service, dramatic designs and exceptional experiences.
Under its production umbrella, the group has also executed over 40 large-scale music events all over the island and welcomed over 400 international acts and tens of thousands of guests at native events like Looptopia, which drew upwards of 40,000 attendees, Halloween Massive, 2F White Party and Spring Love as well as through collaborative endeavors with international brands like Godskitchen, Sensation and Armin Only.
CÉ LA VI Sky Bar & Lounge
CÉ LA VI Restaurant (opens April 29th, 2019)
48/F, No.17, Songzhi Road, Taipei, Taiwan 110 https://goo.gl/maps/ZZEMupzkvhm
Tel: +886 909 956 000