Jung-gu, the historical city centre of Seoul where you can experience distinctive harmony between historical cultural heritage and modern facilities. It is home to cultural sites such as the landmark N Seoul Tower on Namsan Mountain, Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Gwangtonggwan, the oldest continuously-operating bank building in Korea and one of the Seoul city’s protected monuments since 5 March 2001.
In the recent decades, the district has undergone significant redevelopment, especially with the remodelling of Seoul Plaza and the opening of Cheonggyecheon, previously covered by an elevated highway. In addition, the Myeongdong neighbourhood is one of the most famous shopping areas and popular tourists destinations in South Korea. The district offers each visitor the freedom to experience their bleisure to the max where shopping, entertainment, culture and business coexist.
The Shilla Seoul & Yeong Bin Gwan
Opened next to the historic Yeong Bin Gwan state guesthouse in 1979, The Shilla Seoul is an urban lifestyle hotel combining traditional Korean elegance with contemporary luxury, which named after the ancient Shilla Dynasty, a golden age of prosperity, art and culture. For more than three decades, the Shilla has been internationally renowned as South Korea’s premier luxury hotel, offering exquisite personalised Korean hospitality and legendary services.
Elegantly furnished with a fascinating fusion of East and West interiors by the renowned designer Peter Remedios, while a great number of world class masterpieces brightens the hotel with top-notch luxury. The 1,168 sqm premier Dynasty Hall is fully equipped with top-class facilities, together with medium to small sized stylish rooms namely Lilac, Marronnier, Maple and Orchid, and a hanok-style Yeong Bin Gwan, making The Shilla a perfect venue for your event with an outstanding success.
The Shilla’s offers over 400 stylish rooms that charactered with a simple yet timeless modern designs, a yacht-concept private bar and world-class high quality bedding, leaving guests a lovely and comfort stay. Don’t miss to indulge yourself with a truly gastronomic experience with a full range of dining services including high-end dining, sweet treats in the Lounge and delightful pastries.
In addition, The Shilla’s amazing outdoor leisure area named Urban Island, bringing guests’ relaxation and escape to a whole new level with various facilities such as heated pools, Jacuzzis, rooftop, cabanas and sun beds, At night, the outdoor swimming pool hosts moonlight swimming with stunning Namsan Mountain views.
Yeong Bin Gwan, a luxurious and elegant hanok-style guesthouse surrounding a courtyard in the grounds of The Shilla Seoul, which was originally opened in 1967 as a guesthouse to accommodate foreign VIPs, and now it is a distinctive dining and event space in the heart of Seoul. The K-mansion comprises two floors in traditional Korean style, with a façade reminiscent of the Shilla era. The roof and walls are adorned with delicate paintings detailing Korea’s ancient dynasties.
With its traditional Korean architecture and sophisticated interiors, Yeong Bin Gwan is an exclusive venue for prestigious banquets, VIP meetings, parties, corporate dinners and wedding celebrations. The venue consists of three banquet halls namely Topaz, Ruby and Emerald, with a capacity of 100 to 250 guests at one time. Beyond the entrance, the space opens up to an impressive hall that extends into a majestic garden with a fountain center piece, creating the ideal wedding venue in the heart of Seoul. The first floor internal garden and the second floor external garden are ideal places for wedding receptions or business events, which accommodates up to 1,000 guests.
Whether you are here for business, gourmet meals, relaxation or engaging in bleisure activities, you will definitely have memorable and enjoyable moments.
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun
Situated adjacent to the famous Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Dongdaemun Market, Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun is the historic brand of Accor and the first artificial intelligence (AI) hotel in South Korea. Based on the motif of the eaves of Heunginjimun Gate, the first mixed-use flagship hotel boasts 331 guest rooms and 192 residences that equipped with kitchenettes, together with an all-day premium dining restaurant, a stunning roof-top bar, indoor and outdoor infinity pool, fitness center, kids room and other exclusive facilities, for a truly unique experience to break away from daily life in the city center.
Equipped with advanced technologies and convention facilities, the modern Grand Ballroom and small multi-purpose meeting rooms can accommodate a variety of productive seminars as well as elegant banquets, weddings and gatherings.
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The Westin Josun Seoul
Established in 1914, The Westin Josun Seoul is one of Seoul’s very first luxury hotel, showcasing an iconic status in the domestic hotel industry with over 100-years experience and has been setting the standards for South Korea business hotels.
For events and celebrations, the hotel consists of a range of banquet facilities including the Grand Ballroom with a capacity of 600 people and can be divided into two banquet halls if needed, Orchid Room that can accommodate 200 people and four separate rooms on second floor with the beauty view of Hwangudan, which is an altar for performing divine harvest rituals during the Joseon Dynasty.
With 462 stylish guest rooms including 40 suites, you can rejuvenate with soothing amenities in a pleasant environment. In addition, you can have a wonderful gastronomy journey, from tempting international and western style cuisine to Japanese cuisine, or relaxing afternoon tea at The Westin Josun Seoul.
Located on 20th floor, the Westin Executive Club is designed exclusively to cater all guests’ need, where snacks and beverages are served-style throughout the day as well as pre-dinner drinks and canapés every evening. Don’t forget to visit this century-old The Westin Josun Hotel during your next visit to Seoul!
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Millennium Hilton Seoul
With spectacular views of the Seoul city and Namsan Mountain, Millennium Hilton Seoul boasts 680 modern guest rooms with excellent hospitality service, adding a touch of warmness and luxury into your stay. For businesses and events, the hotel offers a high-speed Internet-based business center that equipped with all kinds of office equipment, eight conference rooms and a stylish Grand Ballroom that accommodates 700 people.
With five dining options including a deli and international buffet, English-style pub and two pop up restaurants for Western and Asian cuisines, guests able to enjoy authentic gourmet experience and flavours from all over the world. In addition, the hotel offers a variety of facilities, including a fitness center equipped with latest exercise equipment, all-weather indoor swimming pools, aerobic studios available all seasons, an indoor golf range, and male and female sauna and spa facilities overlooking Namsan Mountain.
Korea House, a multiplex cultural space showcases everything about the beauty of Korean culture from Korean royal cuisine, traditional art performances, to hands-on cultural activity programmes and banquets, leaving guests sweet memories and wonderful K-experiences. Sit down and “say kimchi”, for a culinary experience where you can taste delicious authentic Korean food prepared by professional chefs using the finest ingredients.
Be charmed by its beautiful outdoor garden that available for outdoor events fitting 200 people, which is surrounded by elegant and ancient Korean buildings with N Seoul Tower view, calming trees and streams, capturing the serene elegance of Hanok in the heart of Seoul.
The ancient house was built in 1957 as an official reception hall for foreign dignitaries visiting Korea, and today it is well maintained with few rounds of refurbishment and awarded as 4th great site in Namsan. Each building of Korea House has its own verse couplets (writings hanged on pillars), including good phrases, blessing words, mottos for personality developments of children and poems good for moral training. Let’s enjoy the taste and beauty of Korea with Korea House, that you cannot feel luxurious anywhere else.
As a unique MICE venue, Korea House is a traditional cultural complex that provides general space rentals for conferences, seminars, and guest receptions, as well as special rentals for filming, events, and exhibitions. In addition, Munhyangru is the oldest building in the Korea house to experience Korean tea set (kohojae), where the tea set will be served with the snack that made with safflower, which bloomed in summer and fell in autumn.
Located at Jeongdong-gil where cultural heritages of Korea’s modern society can be found, Jeongdong Theater represents the best performances of traditional Korean art, revealing a brand new performance wherein the story of real people from Korean history is rewritten. The theater is a unique venue with a history inviting local and international visitors, also providing a special opportunity to experience Korea’s gisaeng culture, folk dance, and royal theatricals on a single performance stage.
Jeongdong Maru is a beautiful cultural space that offers a perfect blend of both Korean traditional hanok and modern design. It is an ideal place for various events such as seminar, cultural events, business events and promotional events, which can accommodate up to 80 people and is equipped with a projector, screen, advanced PA system and light system.
The Janggu experience in Jeongdong Theater is a unique Korean cultural experience to learn exciting Samul (Korean traditional percussion) rhythm from the professional players. Janggu is an hourglass-shaped drum with two sound boxes, two leather batter heads and tension ropes, with which diverse and elegant Korean tunes can be beaten splendidly. After a long day, you can enjoy traditional refreshment such as traditional Korean tea and coffee at Cafe Jeongdam.
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