One of the top tourist destinations in the world, Seoul is a city of glimmering 21st century structures and Joseon dynasty majestic remnants, where you’ll see skyscrapers and shopping malls next to well-preserved royal palaces, Buddhist temples, and traditional Korean villages. Seoul is also a center of luxury hotels directly connected to retail outlets, massive theme parks, and award-winning restaurants.
1. The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul is situated across the street from Jangchung Gymnasium or Dongguk University in Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. The hotel is located near the Namsan Park puts the property in the heart of the city yet away from its noise and activity. The property consists of 23 acre grounds include a modern sculpture garden with jogging paths.All of the 507 guest rooms at the hotel are designed for maximum comfort and create an ambience of refined elegance. They are tastefully appointed and have state of the art equipment.
2. Oakwood Premier Coex Center
Oakwood Premier Coex Center is Seoul newest five-star accommodations for short and extended stays. Private, elegant ambiance and each room is actually a spacious, studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suite apartments. Superbly located in Gangnam business district adjacent to the COEX Convention Center and shopping mall, City Air Terminal, COEX World Trade Center and Hyundai Department store. The suites are comfortably furnished like home, including fully-equipped bedroom, living room and kitchen areas, full size refrigerator, washer/dryer, remote TV with cable and DVD with HiFi stereo.
3. The Westin Chosun Seoul
Aria – Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.
Hong Yuan– This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Sushi Cho – This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
The Ninth Gate Grille – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Vacchia E Nuovo – This delicatessen specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.
4. InterContinental Seoul COEX
- This hotel has 656 rooms
- This hotel is arranged over 30 floors
- Staff speak English
Sky Lounge– This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.
Asian Live – This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.
Brasserie– This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
5. Park Hyatt Seoul
Located on the top two floors, the 570-square-metre Park Club Spa & Fitness Centre includes 3 treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, spa tub, and plunge pools. Services include Korean and Swedish massage, mud treatments, manicures, pedicures, facials, and nutrition consultation.
Cornerstone – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children’s menu is available. Reservations are required.
The Timber House – This pub serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The Lounge – This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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