S Hotel

At the centre of Taipei’s business district, every inch of S Hotel bears the signature eclecticism and playfulness of French designer Philippe Starck. Tribal thrones are paired with contemporary leather furnishings against a technicolour backdrop of bespoke carpets and overhead artworks by local Cha-Ray Chu. The beaded necklace motif throughout hints to the hotel’s origins: a gift to Chinese celebrity Barbie Hsu (nicknamed Big S) from her husband as a token of affection far grander than any piece of jewellery.