Today at Asian Interior Design we show you some of the best luxury hotels in South Korea’s capital so you can enjoy your holidays or help you choose an hotel for your bussiness trips.
This list is in no particular order.
Shilla’s personality shines throughout all nine hectares of parkland and its 465 rooms, and was appreciated by guests Bill Gates and President George Bush, as well as Michael Jackson and Tom Cruise.
The Shilla Duty Free store, housed in a separate building next to the hotel, is also the best in Seoul, and carries the latest designs in luxury goods.
The Plaza Hotel
Featuring more of a boutique hotel look courtesy of the most expensive renovation in Korean luxury hotel history, The Plaza showcases dramatic modernity in its central location of City Hall.
The best choice particularly for first-time vacationers to Korea, The Plaza offers easy access to the subway and is close to all the traditional sights of the city including various palaces and museums as well as the blazing Myeong-dong shopping district.
Lotte Hotel Seoul
Lotte Hotel Seoul is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul’s central business district near Myeongdong and features two hotels-Main Building and New Wing-boasting 1,120 guest rooms combined. If you’re planning a bussiness trip to Seoul, this hotel is one of the best.
It offers Club Floor for successful business and Ladies Floor designed only for women boasting its class and sophistication. Also, it is the premier luxury hotel for inviting VIP clients such as national guests as New Wing operates a three-Michelin star restaurant, Pierre Gagnaire.
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The Park Hyatt
The Park Hyatt is all about understated, modern luxury, and also makes for a perfect business trip.
The hotel’s personalized service and attention to quality and detail have clinched its unofficial “six-star” status among luxury hotels in Korea, making it one of the only luxe hotels in the affluent Gangnam area (south of the Han River), which is home to booming shopping and business districts.
If you fancy some live jazz and a couple of cigars, try out the Timber House basement bar to help you unwind after a long day of work.
The W Hotel
The W Hotel caused a sensation in Seoul when it opened in 2004, and its trendy and colorful design and use of space has guaranteed its continued popularity throughout the years despite its isolated location.
The hotel’s Woo Bar has one of the best night skyline views in the city, and the outdoor pool park is also the hotspot of every summer, featuring exclusive parties and concerts.
The Westin Chosun
Instead of featuring the sleek and shiny modern architecture that most urban hotels go for these days, the Westin Chosun is a more traditional take on the Korean luxury hotel.
The hotel is particularly known for its amazing food: The Ninth Gate Grill, located inside the lobby, was Korea’s first French restaurant, and although it catered to a more formal crowd in the past, it has been turned into a more friendly and casual dining space in recent years.
Conrad Seoul Hotel
Admired for its globally inspired architecture and stunning views of the Han River and city skyline, Conrad Seoul appeals to a new generation of travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect.
Enjoy spacious guest rooms, innovative amenities, indulgent dining and distinctive Conrad service at our towering luxury hotel, strategically located in the Yeouido Business District.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Located in the city’s renowned retail and entertainment district, Dongdaemun, this hotel offers guests a great vantage point from which to explore Seoul.
Amongst the many amenities are marble bathrooms and incredible floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel has restaurants like the internationally renowned BLT Steak, Tavolo, The Griffin Bar and also an amazing rooftop lounge. Club 501 is the 24 hour-open fitness club, and of course there’s also a full-service luxury spa to take good care of you.
For bussiness trips this hotel also includes an array of modern corporate facilities with cutting-edge meeting rooms and event spaces.
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The Classic 500 Executive Residence Pentaz
The lovely Classic 500 is the perfect place if you’re looking to explore the high-end luxury lifestyle of Seoul. Step a foot out of the hotel and you’ll easily find the Seven Luck Casino, Pulmuone Kimchi Museum e Jamsil Baseball Stadium.
The hotel is very close to Seoul and it’s main attractions, such as the Apgujeong Rodeo Street, Coex Aquarium e Bongeunsa Temple. Oh, and let’s not forget about the stunning outdoor pool.
Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
Last but not least, the Sheraton Seoul. If you’re looking to relax and reconnect with the world you might want to try this one.
Situated in the heart of D-Cube City’s sights, shopping, entertainment and offices in southwest Seoul, it boasts iconic views of the capital from its 41st floor lobby, the highest in Korea.The hotel has a 2,000 square-meter Fitness Gym with pool, screen golf and Aequalis Spa.
Dream away in one of the 269 spacious guest rooms, including 12 suites and network with the world at your work desk with High Speed Internet Access or relax in front of the 42-inch HDTV.
So which one would you prefer? The view at the Conrad has certainly convinced me!
If you’ve been to any of these share your thoughts and experiences!