2009.12.24 HOTEL EVENTS
To Friday: Imperial Palace Hotel’s “Zoe Bar” is hosting a Christmas Club Party, “Kristmaas Kross.”
Zoe Bar is a unique space, where modern trends and antique luxury harmonize. Various events are going to be held including a draw to win free accommodation at the hotel.
The entrance fee costs 30,000 won ($25.35) including tax and service charges and provides two free “welcome drinks.”
Also, Imperial Palace Hotel is going to present free Christmas tree-shaped candy floss today to all visitors as a Christmas gift from Santa in front of the hotel’s buffet restaurant, “Familia.”
Dressed up Santas will go around all restaurants at the hotel and plan to hand out toys and stationery to guests.
Imperial Palace Hotel: (02) 3440-8000
Nonhyeon-dong, southern Seoul
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill
Today: A fairy-tale Christmas party will be held today at the Walkerhill Ice Rink. The rink is stunningly decorated with glittering white and gold snow.
This “Chirstmas On Ice” party will be perfect for your children to experience a magical land on ice.
The entrance fee costs 60,000 won, which includes tax and service charges and will be providing one free hot drink and a small Christmas gift.
Thrilling romantic carols will be playing in the background and all participants will be in a draw to win various gifts.
The countdown to Christmas Day will also be prepared and you will be able to witness a lighting ceremony for the Christmas tree.
The hotel’s bar “Sirocco” is hosting a Christmas party called “It’s Party Time!” This perfect party for couples will be decorated in Moroccan style, providing unlimited glasses of wine and beer. It costs 120,000 won for two, excluding tax and service charges.
The hotel’s Italian restaurant “Del Vino” has decorated its entrance with an ice sculpture for this Christmas and End of the Year season. The exquisite dining area features a beautiful view of the Han River and a spectacular wine cellar with over 450 bottles.
The Christmas Dinner Special is an eight-course meal with Korean beef steak as the main dish. A table by the window with a free bottle of wine costs 200,000 won, excluding tax and service charges.
The course includes lobster, sea urchin with caviar, fresh scallops, crab bisque with salsa, pan-seared foie gras medallion and green asparagus tips, veal scaloppine cooked in a Rome style served with spicy avocado salsa, grapefruit basil sorbet, seared beef tenderloin with mashed potato and mixed vegetable, and baked chestnut almond tart with raspberry sauce for dessert.
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill: (02) 455-5000
Achaseong-gil, southern Seoul
Grande Ambassador Seoul
Today: From 6 p.m. today to 2 a.m. tomorrow, Grande Ambassador Seoul’s pub and restaurant “Gran*A” is hosting “Fun Fun! Merry Christmas Party!” The concept of this party is “Fun and Laughter.” An a cappella group, Dia, will be singing Christmas carols and other songs, along with a standing gag show and a performance from the live music band, Essence.
All participants will be in a lucky draw to win various prizes including one-night accommodation in a deluxe room. Table settings are available for four people including a bottle of Ballantine’s and Christmas special snacks.
The 17-year-old Ballantine’s set costs 300,000 won, a 12-year-old bottle set costs 230,000 won, excluding tax and service charges.
The hotel will also hold a special event for children today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. by giving out cookies and candy for free from Santa Claus. Visitors to the hotel can take Polaroid pictures with Santa in front of a photozone depicting gingerbread houses.
Gran*A: (02) 2270-3181
Changchung-dong, central Seoul
Lotte Hotel World
Friday: Lotte Hotel World is holding the “13th Family Cake Making Competition” in the hotel’s lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With the help of the hotel’s many restaurants, participating families are going to make their own family Christmas cakes and there will be fun events for children including face painting and balloon making.
The winning family will be rewarded with free accommodation at the hotel for one night along with free buffet restaurant passes. All children of the participating families will receive Christmas gifts.
It costs 300,000 won for a family with two adults and two children, 100,000 for a single adult, 70,000 won for a child. All prices include tax and service charges.
The hotel is also hosting “White Christmas The Happy Pair Day” party today from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next day.
The party will hold fun games allowing people to win various prizes ranging from free accommodation at the hotel for one night to a bottle of wine.
A “best couple contest” will also be held along with dance competitions. The entrance fee costs 54,900 won per person.
Lotte Hotel World: (02) 419-7000
Jamsil-dong, southern Seoul
Park Hyatt Seoul
From Jan. 1: Park Hyatt Seoul’s main restaurant, Cornerstone, is presenting “Weekend Desserts” every weekend afternoon starting from January next year.
Served with premium coffee or organic tea, the “Weekend Desserts” features a table full of lavish mini savories and delicacies.
Park Hyatt Seoul’s desserts are well known for taking full advantage of the natural flavour of the ingredients, minimizing the use of chemical sweeteners.
In addition to savory items as ham croissants and smoked salmon croque monsieur, lavoche bread with Camembert cheese, homemade ice-cream sundaes, fresh oven-baked scones, cakes, macarons, tarts, cookies and chocolates are served in “Weekend Desserts,” which are ideal for a late lunch.
The dishes are served with freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, premium coffee or organic tea to complement the endless array of sweets and delicacies.
The price is at 25,000 won per person, including a beverage. “Weekend Desserts” is available from 3 to 5 p.m.
Cornerstone: (02) 2016-1234
Daechi-dong, southern Seoul
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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