Far Eastern Group and Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd jointly unveil Mega 48‧50

Far Eastern Group and Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd are together unveiling Mega 48‧50, an innovative dining precinct occupying the top three floors of 50-story Mega Tower, the tallest building in New Taipei City, offering unrivaled views over Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan and surrounding mountains and rivers. Chinese restaurant Moon Pavilion on the 48th floor will be the first to welcome diners from end of May, 2016, while the opening of luxurious banquet Ding Ding Grand Ballroom, Asia 49 restaurant and bar and Café 50 buffet restaurant, situated on the 48th, 49th and 50th floors respectively, will follow in the summer. In celebration of the upcoming launch taking place in New Banqiao District, a special wedding package is offered with early bird privileges.

“It is a significant milestone for New Banqiao District to have a reputable brand entering the local market. Mega 48‧50 will offer unprecedented service and superior quality of food and beverage selections at affordable prices; I believe the restaurant complex will be bringing a new dimension to the current dining scene in New Taipei City.” said Mr. Marcel N.A. Holman, general manager of Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, who oversees the operations of Mega 48‧50.

Chinese restaurant Moon Pavilion (48F) has a total of 100 seats. There are three private
dining rooms, and the largest fits up to 24 guests. A stylish use of silver grey, plus a dash of red, creates a space that gives a strong sense of contemporary sophistication. With over 20 years of experience, appointed Chinese Head Chef Wilson So has learnt and polished his culinary skills from numerous Michelin-starred and five-star hotel head chefs. He will be presenting diners with exquisite, flavor-filled Cantonese and Sichuan-style cuisine. Dim sum will be offered during lunch time.

Ding Ding Grand Ballroom (48F), found on the same floor of Moon Pavilion, is a multi-functional, pillar-less event space that fits up to 40 tables and offers a state-of-the-art visual and sound system. The stunning design of the ceiling depicts a sea of clouds, using 5,000 LED robe lights to provide customizable lighting effects. In addition, Chef So offers Cantonese cuisine in a visually-pleasing presentation on the plates. The professional events team provides guests with dedication and complete service, ensuring weddings, press conferences, year-end parties and other gatherings proceed and conclude with nothing but perfection. Reservations are welcomed now; the ballroom will be available from August 2016.

On the 49th floor is Asia 49, a restaurant and bar that seats up to 200 guests, serving exciting Asian oriented cuisine, in a city’s-first, innovative “Tapas Style,” excellent for sharing with friends, business associates and family. The tasty dishes are prepared with quality ingredients by Head Chef Marcus Ng, a veteran chef from Malaysia. A large beverage collection will also be available for guests at the bar, whilst taking in the panoramic city view overlooking the city, as well as Taipei City. For those who wish to have a drink outdoor can move to the open-air garden terrace. Asia 49 opens in late June 2016.

On the top floor is a 200-seat buffet restaurant named Café 50 (50F) that features local seafood, seasonal ingredients, homemade desserts and more. Furthermore, there will be a family-friendly section that provides parents with convenience and enjoyment when dining with children. The buffet restaurant opens end of June 2016.

Mega 48‧50 presents a limited-time special wedding package starting at NT$15,800 per table. Additional benefits are offered to bookings confirmed before September 30, 2016. In addition to menu upgrades, couples that have 15-table weddings will be offered two-hour complimentary use of the 49th-floor outdoor space for an after party, and 30 servings of cocktail drinks for free. Another package is priced at NT$24,800 per table; bookings of 15 or 30 tables will receive Mega 48‧50’s NT$5,000 or NT$10,000 worth of dining vouchers, respectively.

Located within walking distance to New Taipei City Hall, Banqiao Station, and the Mega Mall, Mega Tower is the latest addition to the Far Eastern Group. The energy-efficient cylindrical structure features a 360-degree panoramic view and was built with high-standard green building material.

The skyscraper stands as the tallest building in the city. Award-winning architect Gary Chang from Hong Kong translated that feature into the impression of climbing a mountain, in other words, an elevated journey eventually leading up to a place surrounded by clouds. Therefore, the theme of the interior design echoes the beauty of mountains and clouds; the ever-changing seasonal views of the city and the surrounding mountains are visible through the large windows, and cleverly incorporated into the design.

New Taipei City is Taiwan’s most populated city. Nicknamed the Xinyi District of New Taipei City, the New Banqiao District is the area’s latest gem, where administrative offices, shopping malls and the union station are located. For those reasons, Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd agreed for the first time to operate independent restaurants outside of a hotel property. Mega Tower, the country’s fifth tallest building, is the first in New Taipei City to offer dining services managed by a five-star international hotel brand.