Barbie Hsu has ho­tel named af­ter her

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IT is not ex­actly the Taj Ma­hal, but S Ho­tel may well be a mon­u­ment of love for the Weibo set.

Last week, Chinese busi­ness­man Wang Xiaofei opened the Philippe Starck-de­signed bou­tique ho­tel in Taipei, Tai­wan, which he has ded­i­cated to and named af­ter his wife, Tai­wanese ac­tress Barbie “Big S” Hsu, China Times re­ported.

Con­verted from a rented build­ing, S Ho­tel has more than 100 rooms in Starck’s white mod­ern style, with bathrobes, bed linen and other ameni­ties cho­sen by Hsu.

It has a Nordic restau­rant by Miche­lin-starred chef Mikkel Maar­b­jerg and, in the lobby, there are pho­tos of Hsu and her sis­ter, tele­vi­sion host Dee “Lit­tle S” Hsu, Ap­ple Daily said.

In open­ing a ho­tel in Tai­wan, Wang’s pri­mary goal is to break even, he was quoted as say­ing by China Times. He also hopes that Tai­wanese will one day rec­om­mend S Ho­tel to their for­eign friends.

The cou­ple mar­ried in 2010 and have a three-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy. At the open­ing cer­e­mony, which Starck at­tended, Hsu, 40, quashed re­cent ru­mours that she is preg­nant.

She stressed that she had ful- filled her so­cial duty by hav­ing two chil­dren and would not have a third child. In fact, she said she and her hus­band had reached a con­sen­sus that he would have a va­sec­tomy.

To which Wang, 35, said: “I’m still busy with the ho­tel, there’s no hurry.”

His wife clar­i­fied: “I’m not rushing him into it. This is also a ma­jor life event. We’re con­sid­er­ing whether to have the surgery in Bei­jing or Tai­wan.”

As he spoke on tourism in China and Tai­wan at the cer­e­mony, she told a joke about S Ho­tel’s name at her sis­ter’s ex­pense.

“If busi­ness is good, it’s Big S Ho­tel. If busi­ness is bad, it’s Lit­tle S Ho­tel.” – The Straits Times/Asia News Net­work

Hsu and her hus­band, busi­ness­man Wang, at the open­ing of S Ho­tel in Taipei. — Big S Stu­dio/Weibo

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