Why not try the Diverse Attractions of Seoul?

Why not try the Diverse Attractions of Seoul?

Full of vitality with 10.3 million people, soaring skyscrapers and traffic, Seoul is the capital of Korea with over 600 years of history. It is also a global city in which about 10 million foreign visitors arrive every year.

As the center of Korea’s culture and education as well as politics and economics, Seoul surprisingly well blends the cultural heritage of the nation and the modern aspect of decades of economic growth and urbanization.

While the city boasts bustling shopping and entertainment districts and the world’s best information-technology infrastructure, you will find that the city is the home to centuries-old historic sites such as royal palaces and temples.

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The city also features spectacular natural settings with a river and mountains – Mt. Bugaksan, Bukhansan, Inwangsan, Namsan and Gwanaksan. Each mountain that boasts natural scenic landscapes and views overlooking the city of Seoul can be easily accessed via public transportation. In addition, Han River which runs through the center of the city offers a great recreational area for residents and tourists.

With the Korean wave, called Hallyu, booming abroad, Seoul, which is filled with numerous boutique stores featuring the latest fashion trend in fashion items and cosmetics, has been emerging as a center of fashion, culture and shopping in Asia, seeing the number of foreign tourists to Seoul increase remarkably.

CNN reported in 2011, “There’s a reason Asian tourists have ranked Seoul as their favorite world city three years in a row. There are 50 of them,” listing various reasons such as Galbi, Kimchi, royal palaces, and heated floors (ondol). And, the underground mall COEX Mall was on the list of 50 reasons.

Actually, Seoul’s landmark shopping centers like renovated COEX Mall and Lotte World Mall as well as traditional shopping districts such as Namdaemun Market and Dongdaemun Market also draw a large number of tourists every year.

Visitors to Seoul can stay comfortably in diverse accommodations offering a variety of tantalizing service and prices – business hotels, guest houses and youth hostels, including the following luxury hotels.

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Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square

Marriott-Seoul Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square opened in September 2009 with the motto of ‘Refreshing Business’to target business travelers.

As the first Courtyard brand to be introduced in Korea by Marriott International, the five-star hotel provides custom-made excellent services and an upscale atmosphere of Marriott at reasonable prices.

Courtyard Marriott Hotel is the largest brand among Marriott with more than 950 branches in 28 countries around the world.

It is located in the Times Square shopping mall, one of the most popular destinations of business, shopping and entertainment in Seoul. Along with the prime location in the Seoul’s entertainment landmark, Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square also provides convenient transportation options as the commercial area can be easily accessed by Seoul Metro Line 1•3•5.

The hotel offers guests refreshing and pleasant environment with cozy facilities and a quality service. The 283 guestrooms are equipped with all the modern amenities such as 32-inch LCD TV, cable channels, a desk and chair, a personal safe and so on. Concierge services, a business center, meeting rooms and a fitness are also available.

Marriott-Seoul_1 Direction:
Yeungdeungpo Station (Subway Line 1), Exit 5 (Directly connected to the subway station)
Munrae Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 4 (Directly connected to the subway station) within walking distance (800m)
Guests can quite easily reach Seoul’s downtown area such as Seoul station, Gangnam and Yeouido by both subway and taxi.
50 minutes from Incheon International Airport by car
20 minutes from Gimpo Domestic Airport

 
 
• Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square
151 Youngjung-ro, Youngdeungpo-gu, Seoul Korea
Tel: (82-2)2638-3000
Email: cy.selcy.reservations@marriott.com
Website: http://www.courtyardseoul.com

 
 
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CONRAD SEOUL

CONRAD-SEOUL_1Conrad Seoul is a five-star hotel, located in the International Finance Centre (IFC) in Seoul’s Yeouido Business District. In addition to its prime location in what is often referred as the ‘Korean Wall Street,’ Conrad Seoul is one of the closest luxury hotels to both Incheon and Gimpo International Airports. It affords easy access to two subway lines (line 2/9) and a bus terminal with connections to every part of the city and environs. Dramatically overlooking the Han River, and with sweeping views of the city skyline, Conrad Seoul is nestled among three other high-profile office towers of the IFC, a complex which includes a Cineplex, a luxury retail mall, and extensive dining and leisure outlets.

Hotel accommodation includes 434 spacious guest rooms including 50 suites, offer spectacular views overlooking the Han River and Seoul skyline.

The rooms feature Apple-based infrastructure (media hub for iPod / iPad / iPhone), 42-inch LCD flat panel high definition TV, high-speed broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi access point.

In-room amenities include individual climate control, large desk space, mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine, open-plan bathroom featuring twin vanities rain shower and free-standing bathtub LCD TV as well as various quality range of luxury bathroom amenities to choose from – Tara Smith, Aromatherapy Associates and Shanghai Tang Accessible facilities.

CONRAD-SEOUL Other facilities: restaurants and bars 4; executive Lounge 1; ballrooms 2; meeting rooms 11

Conferences & Events: There is 2,608 square meters of meeting and banquet space available at the hotel, including a dedicated floor for weddings. Grand Ballroom for up to 800 guests Park Ballroom for up to 400 guests 11 Meeting Rooms – all with natural daylight 24- hour Business Center with secretarial services

Transportation: Incheon Airport 55 minutes via Subway

Gimpo Airport 18 minutes via Subway: Take the Subway express line #9 at Gimpo International Airport station Get off at Yeouido station which provides direct access to Conrad Seoul

The hotel offers limousine service to/from the Incheon and Gimpo airports.

 
 
• CONRAD SEOUL
23-1 Yeouido-dong, Youngdeungpo-gu, Seoul 150-945, Korea
Tel: (82-2)6137-7505
Fax: (82-2)6137-7545
Email: jean.park@conradhotels.com
Website: conradhotels.com

 
 
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RAMADA SEOUL

RAMADA SEOUL is a classy 4-star hotel with 247 rooms that offers a unique blend of meeting space, fine dining, its sauna and fitness facilities and spacious modern guestrooms.

RAMADA-SEOUL Completely renovated, Ramada Seoul touts itself as an ideal base for business travelers visiting Korea with highquality services. Basic amenities include a separate bath, mini bar, flat screen TV, telephone, hairdryer, personal inroom safe, sleepers, toiletries, bathrobe, and additional amenities may be available depending on the room type.

All rooms at Ramada Seoul have high speed Internet, and additional services are available at the Business Center on the lobby level. The Business Center has a wide selection of business equipment including printers, facsimile, scanner and photocopier as well as meeting rooms to make sure to provide guests with the utmost convenience and the ultimate ‘office away from office.’

It is located in the heart of Gangnam, the southern section of Seoul. The location offers easy access to airports. About one hour’s driving distance from Incheon International Airport, Ramada Seoul is 40 minutes drive away from Gimpo Airport, 20 minutes from downtown, and 10 minutes from Seolleung and Gangnam-gu Office subway stations by car. The Korea City Air Terminal is only five minutes away by taxi, and Ramada Seoul shuttle service is also available.

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Transportation: Ramada Seoul Shuttle Service Ramada Seoul’s shuttle service operates via two routes: one through the Korea City Air Terminal to Seolleung Subway Station and the other to COEX. Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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• RAMADA SEOUL
112-5, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: (82-2)6202-2000 Fax: (82-2)6202-2001
E-mail: pr@ramadaseoul.co.kr
Website: http://www.ramadaseoul.co.kr

 
 
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Grand Ambassador Seoul associated with Pullman

In the heart of the metropolitan city of Seoul, Grand Ambassador Seoul (associated with Pullman), overlooks a magnificent cityscape, with unrivalled access to the major shopping and business districts.

Since opening in July 2009, Grand Ambassador Seoul has been formerly appreciated by world travellers under the name of Sofitel Ambassador Seoul. Now as an associate of Pullman, Grand Ambassador Seoul’s primary focus is to provide a successful business setting that combines maximum relaxation with cutting-edge IT solutions, to ensure your professional success.

Grand-Ambassador-seoulA contemporary 19-story hotel, Grand Ambassador Seoul houses a fitness centre complete with an indoor pool, spa tub, sauna, steam room and thermal baths. There is a gym that offers fitness equipment, aerobics classes, and indoor driving range. In addition to beauty and massage treatments, authentic hydrotherapy and Balneo therapy is also available. With its crystal chandeliers, the marble-tiled lobby the ambience provides a picturesque setting in which to enjoy coffee and complementary newspapers. Free Wi-Fi is also available throughout the lobby areas and restaurants.

Grand-Ambassador-seoul_1 The 413 air-conditioned guestrooms with city views are decorated in a modern style, featuring light wood furnishings. Recently, the hotel has refurbished 108 guestrooms and expanded the VIP floors from three to six.

All of the rooms at Grand Ambassador Seoul are equipped with satellite television, wireless Internet, mobile phone rental service, mini-bars, an espresso coffee machine and tea pot. There is even a remote system available, enabling guest to connect their personal IT devices with the television. The diverse selection of rooms includes 42 Suites, Deluxe Rooms and Superior Rooms – all perfectly suited to accommodate every need.

Grand-Ambassador-seoul_2 Grand Ambassador Seoul offers an exceptional business centre, extensively equipped with the latest technology and administrative support. To match quality of service with the renovated infrastructure, the hotel continually invests in staff – even helping them to raise their qualifications to include foreign languages.

Grand Ambassador Seoul has six first-class restaurants and bar, including an buffet restaurant, international dining restaurant, entertainment pub bar, Chinese restaurant, Japanese restaurant and lobby lounge & deli. The premium buffet, THE KING’S, opened with a ‘live’ theme, using fresh ingredients or all live seafood, and offering a personal service.

At Grand Ambassador Seoul, there are 12 banquet rooms of varying sizes that can host any type of function for up to 700 guests – from large events to small business meetings.

 
 
• Grand Ambassador Seoul associated with Pullman
Dongho-ro 287, Joong-gu, Seoul 100-855, Korea
Tel: (82-2)2275-1101 Fax: (82-2) 2272-0773
Email: amb@ambatel.com Website: http://grand.ambatel.com

 
 
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The Hotel President

Inaugurated in 1973, the Hotel President is one of the premium business hotels in Seoul that provides visitors with warm, personalized and professional service. Its competent and friendly staff takes good care of guests throughout their stay in the hotel, let alone its excellent facilities as well as comfortable guest rooms and public areas.

Set in the heart of Seoul and located in front of City Hall, visitors can arrive in the hotel merely by taking a limousine bus bound for Seoul City Hall directly from Incheon Int’l Airport. It is also surrounded by cultural heritage sites, famed department stores and entertainment areas. For example, there are the Deoksu Palace and the National Museum within easy walking distance. Travelers can move from the hotel anywhere in the suburbs of Seoulby using Seoul’s modern and reasonably priced subway system nearby the hotel.

 

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Accommodation & Amenities

• Rooms: The hotel boasts 303 finely appointed rooms and elegant suites, each tastefully furnished in modern Western and Korean traditional style and all are air conditioned and incredibly cozy. And many of the rooms offer views over downtown Seoul and Mt.Namsan.

• Restaurants
1/F: The hotel’s Coffee shop Charmant in the lobby of the hotel is an ideal business meeting and gathering palace. In addition, a warm and friendly welcome awaits visitors at the elegant Elysee where sophisticated cocktails are available.

18/F: Jumbois the first specialty Teppanyaki steak house in South Korea. Exquisite Korean cuisine including chef’s specials is cooked right before guests’ eyes and served at its best. The Japanese restaurant Donghae is the perfect place where people can indulge their senses with the restaurant’s freshly caught raw fish specialties.

19/F: At the western-style restaurant Ivy, visitors can taste their choice of Western-style food while enjoying a panoramic view of Mt. Bukhan in the distance. The dinning space can be easily configured to suit the individual needs and various occasions.

• Banquet: A relaxed atmosphere and a central location make the President Hotel the perfect place for any business and social gatherings. The hotel offers four fine function rooms suitable for conferences, banquets and receptions as well as smaller meetings.

• Business Center: The Business Center located on the first floor is equipped with PC, typewriter, fax and information brochures. The staff is ready to help assure the success of your special meeting.

 

Hotel President

16, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: (82-2)753-3131
Fax: (82-2)753-5153
E-mail: marketing@hotelpresident.co.kr
Website: hotelpresident.co.kr

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