Located on the northern bank of Han River of Seoul, the districts of Yongsan, Mapo, Seodaemun, Jongno and Seongbuk offers numerous luxury hotels and elegant yet historic unique venues for your next memorable events in Seoul. Let’s explore now!
Yongsan-gu, a blooming dragon hill located in the central Seoul on the northern bank of Han River, bordering the city districts of Jung-gu to the north, Mapo-gu to the West and Seongdong-gu at the east. It is a transportation hub between Namsan Mountain and the Han River, making it a melting pot of cultural and historical elements. This district is also where you will find Itaewon, perhaps the most culturally diverse area in Seoul and home to dozens of restaurants and pubs featuring cuisine from all over the world.
Seoul Dragon City, Korea’s first hotel-plex in the heart of Seoul that made up of four interconnected AccorHotel brands (Grand Mercure, Novotel Suites, Novotel and Ibis Styles) with 1,700 guest rooms, providing a full range of accommodation options and price preferences. With three connected high-rise towers, the hotel takes on the appearance of a dragon which symbolises prosperity and success. From leisure to business, Seoul Dragon City ideally offers comfortable guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, a variety of restaurants and bars, along with complete transportation options and various entertainments.
The complex also showcases a Sky Kingdom, which is the world’s first four-story (31F-34F) sky bridge with world-class entertainment facilities that connects two high-rise towers of Seoul dragon City. The unique venue consists of a variety of concept lounge bars and independent party rooms, namely King’s Vacation, Queen’s Garden, the Ribbon, Spy & Party Room and Sky Beach for holding spontaneous and post-meeting celebrations, offering exciting experiences to guests that can be found nowhere else.
King’s Vacation is the only lounge bar in Korea that enables guests to experience European club culture and Queen’s Garden is a private lounge bar with a garden terrace and an open kitchen bar where you can feel the nature in the city. The Ribbon is a premium café with elegant ribbon decorations connected through dual stages.
Spy & Party Room is a classic bar for trendy men with a show-room concept and luxurious party rooms. Sky Beach is the only rooftop bar that can exhibit the globally famous beach clubs in Korea. Let’s experience the true taste of rooftop with a glass of wine, cheers!
Grand Hyatt Seoul’s elegant rooms and suites invoke a new standard of luxury coupled with the unparalleled convenience of being just minutes from downtown Seoul, Myeongdong and Itaewon. With 615 comfortable guest rooms to choose from, guests will find their room with the smoothest, softest bedding, as well as neutral-toned walls and floors that creates a modern yet cozy atmosphere in the center of the city.
A diversity of culinary experiences that awaits your discovery with a walk down to the gourmet alley, 322 Sowol-ro, where you will find the high-class Steak House that offers premier grilled delicacies on a Pira charcoal grill, the modern sushi bar Kauri, the premium Teppan that features an array of market-fresh ingredients and international flavours, and the informal Japanese gastropub Tenkai, each with their own exquisite culinary essence, punctuated by a premium boutique flower shop, Fiori.
Centrally located, Grand Hyatt Seoul offers one of the largest ballrooms in Seoul, flexible meeting rooms, as well as a variety of unique outdoor venues. The Grand Ballroom and Grand Salon features elegant interior redesign, brand new soft goods, along with the installation of state-of-the art lighting technology.
This spectacular urban retreat is a perfect destination for corporate travel, family vacations or conference gatherings with the Han River and Mount Namsan as your backdrop, making every moment extraordinary.
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Mapo-gu, located in western Seoul on the northern bank of the Han River, bordering the Gyeonggi Province city of Goyang to the northwest and the Seoul City districts of Yongsan-gu to the southeast, Jung-gu to the east, and Seodamun-gu and Eunpyeong-gu to the north. The district offers a large variety of shopping and dining options, also home to the The Seoul World Cup Stadium, a famous landmark that located in Sangam in northwest Mapo.
On 1 September 2017, the Mapo Oil Deposit that has been off-limits for a long time was finally revived as an eco-friendly cultural complex for festivals, performances, exhibitions and village markets. The process of transformation; from neglected and oxidised waste in a hole to a cultural facility, from a depot of oil to a depot of culture, and from a single-purposed structure to a multiple cultural engine.
The Oil Tank Culture Park comprises of 22 soccer field-sized culture spaces in 6 oil reservoir tanks (T1-T6), giving visitors an exclusive and memorable cultural experience. The existing five tanks were transformed into open culture spaces, and the T6 that was created by using a dismantled tank, become a community space for the citizens.
The empty outdoor space was converted into a culture yard where citizens can rest and feel peace whenever they want, and greets everyone with an ever-changing variety of events. The forest remaining within the site’s vicinity was preserved as much as possible, making all those man-made artefacts to blend in with nature.
K-Turtle, formerly known as GEOGUJANG that opened on March 1958, is a sophisticated event space with world-class facilities that ideal for wedding ceremonies and various corporate or cultural events. The elegant venue offers numerous halls in main building namely Convention Hall A and B, Ibis Hall, Maple Hall and Pine Hall with traditional Korean style to modern style decorations, as well as a stylish La Fenetre Hall in Annexe Building.
The modern-style New Convention Hall can accommodate up to 700 people, which equipped with advanced audio visual systems and a large LED full screen that suitable for various stage production. In Annexe Building, the La Fenetre Hall is suitable for outdoor weddings and corporate events for about 100 people, and the hall can be extended by opening its glass folding doors.
In addition, K-turtle restaurant offers a variety of delicious meal for guests from traditional Korean dishes to international cuisine, as well as private rooms for events with a capacity up to 50 people.
Seodaemun-gu incorporates residential areas and historic areas, located in northwestern Seoul, bordering the city districts of Eunpyeong-gu to the northwest, Mapo-gu to the southwest, Jung-gu to the southeast, and Jongno-gu to the east. The district is home to Seodaemun Independence Park, which consists of several historic monuments and buildings such as the Seodaemun Prison museum and the Independence Gate, as well as some of Seoul’s most active nightlife areas such as Sinchon.
Opened in 1988, the Swiss Grand Hotel Seoul is a natural paradise within the Seoul City, offering guests a soothing ambience with scenic views of Baengnyeon Mountain and Hongie Stream, as well as a panoramic view of the city. The 5-star hotel will make your bleisure stay a dynamic retreat with 396 modern and spacious rooms, an exclusive presidential suite, a variety of restaurants and bars for gourmet delights and a world-class fitness center.
Being close to the downtown of Seoul, the hotel consists of an exceptionally large scale convention center and banquet hall that equipped with the cutting-edge facilities and professional services, with a capacity of 100 to 2,200 people.
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As the capital city since Joseon Dynasty, Jongno-gu plays important roles in the politics, economics, culture and history. It is home to historical significant royal administrative buildings, palaces and features statue of the Admiral Yi Sun-sin of Joseon Dynasty and statue of King Sejong the Great of Joseon. In addition, the Bukchon Hanok Village features beautiful traditional Korean house and Insa-dong has the largest antiques market street in Seoul.
BUAM 7, a stylish bungalow that located in Bugaksan Mountain, functioning as a unique venue for any event or a relaxation getaway with your loved ones. The hidden venue has a spacious garden spanning over 3,300 sqm and two-stories of private space, which suitable for filming programmes, cultural events, workshops and corporate events. It is also a popular filming location place of Korean dramas that every K-drama fan can pay a visit when you are in Seoul.
Walking along the natural promenade, you can enjoy the tranquil scenery, the atmosphere of Bugaksan Mountain and unwind your mind while having your special events here. Let’s escape to BUAM 7 for a relaxing and memorable event.
Located in the mid-north part of the city, Seongbuk-gu is an important transportation center that connects Seoul’s central urban area to northeastern parts of Seoul, consisting about 70 percent hilly areas including Mount Bukhansan National Park that offers nature and hiking close to the city.
Surrounded by Bugaksan Mountain and the historic Seoul City Wall, the Korean Stone Art Museum showcases the cultural values and aesthetic beauty of the precious Korean stone sculptures, which portrayed the Korean ancestor’s wisdom and their philosophy of life that transcend both time and space.
The museum consists of 6 exhibition halls including an outdoor exhibition garden, which is a place where tradition and modernism blend together in harmony. The outdoor exhibition garden displays various stone sculptures, offering a spacious place for wedding ceremony or corporate events with a beautiful city view of Seoul.
In different exhibition halls, you can experience special moments with a variety of unique human and animal-shaped stone sculptures, which were made to protect tombs against evil spirits and illness. Don’t miss to enjoy a relaxing teatime while admiring the precious embroidery crafts at Museum Cafe.
Through various exhibition and educational programmes, visitors can have better understanding on the cultural significance of these stone sculptures and to rediscover another aspect of the beautiful aesthetic sensibility of Korea.
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