About Grace

小火車模型 Grace Train

葛瑞絲商旅不只是單一商旅的型態,還加注了藝術與文化,家庭與生活的結合,為了能夠充份地表達臺灣的絕美景觀與珍貴歷史,我們以小火車方式,穿針引線出許多知名的景點,由於是以小火車做為引子,景點或多或少也就必須跟鐵路有著相關聯,因此選定了雙北地區、東部幹線及西部幹線。
我們想從景點文化來與旅人們、孩子們分享這些著名景點,但因分享的景點遍及了臺灣各處,於是在空間的佈局上就衍生了問題,我們想起了前兩年轟動一時的【動態版:清明上河圖】是可以滿足狹長型空間的利用,便開始著手製作【動態版:臺灣新視界】,同時也滿足葛瑞絲商旅想要寓教娛樂的用意。

小火車模型一共分為三套台灣景點動態主題:
在大台北區以木柵動物園、貓空、淡水、烏來、平溪支線鐵路還有葛瑞絲商旅的所在地-中和區作為代表;
東部幹線就從雪山隧道做為起始,從宜蘭、礁溪溫泉、再到臺灣最美麗的後山-花蓮太魯閣、台東知本。奮勇前進的火車,窗外盡是湛藍的天空,它襯托著郁郁葱葱的平原與碧波盪漾的丘陵,偶有幾頭悠哉的牛群慢步在村落之間的田野,路程兩旁山勢時而著層嶺疊巒,時而又是突兀森郁,將如此絕色之景帶成一幅無法收拾的畫卷。
而西部幹線代表就屬以阿里山森林鐵路最具文化歷史意義,現今的小火車與日出依舊存在,可是許多人記憶最深刻的第一代神木與921大地震崩落的石猴都已不復存在,我們深深覺得這些絕景不應該變做沉默歷史,於是利用動態模型火車的方式,讓入住的旅客能夠欣賞到,當作是另類的時空旅行。

模型小火車對很多人而言,只是個再平常不過的玩具,但對熱愛旅行的人或鐵道迷們來說,小火車有如同清明上河圖般,是可以帶著自己渴望實現的夢想跟隨著小火車神遊其中,穿越時空到世界各地去旅行。
當有一天,看過模型小火車後而親自去到實際的景點參觀時,你將會興奮的想起,自己其實就是這段奇幻旅程中,每個場景裡的某個小小的人偶!

 

 

Grace Hotel aims not only to be a comfortable business hotel, but also one that combines art and culture into your family and life. In order to be able to fully express Taiwan's stunning landscape and precious history, we have set up a model of Taiwan’s railroad, using the train as a primer to lead our guests to the many well-known attractions.We selected the Greater Taipei and New Taipei City metropolis as the landscape, and the Eastern and the Western Railway Lines.

In the Greater Taipei area, we have included Taipei City Zoo, Maokong, Bitang, Wulai, Pinghsi, regional railways, as well as the location of Grace Hotel as representatives of tourist sites.

The Eastern Railway Line starts with the HsuehshanTunnel. From Yilan, the Jiaoxi hot springs, to the most beautiful mountain in Taiwan –Taroko Gorge in Hualien and Jhiben in Taitung. The train forges ahead, with clear, blue skies outside its windows, which set off the lush plains and rippling hills, sometimes a few herds of cattle leisurely trot in the fields between the villages. Rolling hills emerge from both sides of the mountain ridge, and sometimes, most unexpectedly the thick forest creates breath-taking scenery seen only in paintings.

The Ali mountain forest railway, with its most cultural and historical significance, highlights the Western Railway Line. To this day, its historic small train and beautiful sunrise still remain popular attraction sites. Unfortunately, many of the most memorable natural wonders, including the first generation of ancient trees have fallen with the major 921 earthquake in 1999. We deeply feel that these natural wonders must not be part of a silenced history, so we made use of the dynamic train model, which allows travelers to enjoy a different kind of journey: a travel through time.

For many, model trains are very ordinary toys, but for people who love to travel or for railway fans, the small model train serves as a moving painting, it can take them away into their dreams and through time to travel around the world.

After seeing the model train and then going to the actual attractions to visit, you will be excited to feel that you yourself are one of the small figurines in the collection!