As part of continuing efforts to vitalize port-owned land in Taiwan, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) reallocated 2.5 hectares of land once used for Taichung Harbor Bureau staff housing to the creation of a new multipurpose complex with training, conference, hotel, and dining facilities. A public bid in 2018 awarded the overall facility management contract to Jan-Da Development Group, who has committed itself to managing the complex and facility operations in line with international European hotel standards under the brand name of Golden Tulip.
Port of Taichung President Rung-tsung Chen emphasized TIPC’s pleasure in entrusting operations of the complex to the professional team of Jan-Da Development Group in response to the transformation of Harbor Bureau system and economic growth trend. The success of the port’s continuing investment attraction efforts, he remarked, creates ongoing flow of people streaming into the port area and has greatly increased demand for hotel services. Also, the addition of a hotel and conference facilities onsite furthers efforts to diversify business at the port. Importantly, the vitalization project has preserved, and is in the process of restoring, the Japanese-style House of Harbor Deputy Director-General, which, once finished, will spotlight cultural heritage at Port of Taichung.
The Golden Tulip Jan Da Hotel, coastal Taichung’s first international 4-star hotel brand, officially opened for business on March 6th, 2023. Its location along the Taichung coast places it within easy reach of popular tourist attractions, including Wuqi Old Street, Mitsui Outlet Park, Wuqi Fishing Harbor, and the Gaomei Wetlands. The hotel is a new build by TIPC. All 118 rooms feature scenic, sweeping views of the surrounding area. The facility also includes a 120-seat restaurant, 300 person capacity banquet room, and an international conference center with meeting rooms for 10 – 180 people. Golden Tulip Jan Da is well positioned to meet visitor accommodation, conference service, training service, and food & dining service needs. Hotel design features reflect port and coastal elements. The site is in the process of applying for Green Key environmental certification and, once confirmed, will make Golden Tulip Jan Da Taichung’s first Green Key-certified hotel. In addition to offering exceptional guest services, the hotel is focusing on developing and promoting regional tourism opportunities, which, in addition to benefitting the local economy, will also enhance quality of life for international technicians in Taiwan doing contract-based offshore wind farm project work.
Jan-Da Group CEO Han-hsiang Yeh remarked that Taichung City’s Wuqi area has seen explosive growth in recent years due to the burgeoning offshore wind farm sector. He singled out the cultural heritage and history of Wuqi Old Street as particularly worthy of careful exploration and enjoyment. He likened his company’s approach to managing Golden Tulip Jan Da to the steady growth of the area’s coastal horsetail trees. Each day, he assured, would be better and more vital than the last. He expressed no doubt that Golden Tulip Jan Da would become “Wuqi’s most important hotel”, and committed his team to promoting cultural tourism opportunities along the Taichung coast.
Provided by：Port Business Dept., Port of Taichung, TIPC
Contact Person：Chiu-mei Hung, Manager