2012.5.9 HOTEL EVENTS
Friday to Sunday: Lotte Hotel Jeju collaborated with Hello Kitty producer Sanrio to develop a character room one year ago, and in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the event, the hotel offers a Hello Kitty cafe package. The Lounge cafe will be full of Hello Kitty items for only three days. Guests can enjoy drinks served in Hello Kitty cups along with Hello Kitty strawberry mousse cake. They will also receive a cell phone case.
The package is priced at 30,000 won ($26.4).
Hello Kitty-themed rooms will also be available during the promotion period. The rooms’ sofas, beds and coffee tables will all be adorned with pink characters. A room package includes one night’s stay, breakfast for two adults and one child and a hands-on experience for the child.
The package is priced at 390,000 won.
Lotte Hotel Jeju: (064) 731-1000
Seogwipo, Jeju Island
The Shilla Seoul
To Sunday: The Shilla Seoul’s cafe and terrace restaurant, the Parkview, offers a Family Week event. On the menu, there are wide range of foods for both parents and children to enjoy. There is steamed abalone, European-style beef, Hong Kong-style dim sum and short ribs for adults. For children visiting with their parents, choices include lobster, macaroni and fresh fruit smoothies.
The package is priced at 75,000 won for adults and 45,000 for children at lunch, and at 80,000 won for adults and 48,000 for children at dinner.
The Shilla Seoul: (02) 2230-3374
Jangchung-dong, central Seoul
May 15: Renaissance Seoul offers some special deals during its Teachers’ Day event. At its buffet restaurant Cafe Elysee, a minimum of four people, including the teacher, can sample from 120 different dishes. At the same time, the hotel’s bakery will offer wrapped items such as coffee, tea and wine sets as gifts for teachers.
The lunch is priced at 60,000 won, while dinner costs 66,000 won. Gifts range in price from 80,000 won to 200,000 won.
Renaissance Seoul Hotel: (02) 2222-8635
Yeoksam-dong, southern Seoul
Grand Hilton Seoul
May 15 to June 15: The Grand Hilton Seoul opens its newly renovated rooms to the public for the first time with its Hilton Renovation Packages and Trial Stay event. The package can be applied to stays in deluxe, junior or executive suites. Regardless of the room type selected, all package guests will get a signature cake from the Alpine Deli along with sparkling wine and a cheese plate.
A related competition is also currently running on the hotel’s Web site. Visitors who leave comments about why they would like to stay in the renovated rooms will be entered into a draw, and 10 lucky guests will be awarded a special summer package from the hotel.
The renovation package is priced from 230,000 to 450,000 won.
Grand Hilton Seoul: (02) 2287-8888
Hongeun-dong, northern Seoul
To May 31: The Plaza introduces a striped cattle beef promotion at all four of its restaurants: Taoyuen, Murasaki, Tuscany and Seven Square. The beef on the menu is from Goseong, Gangwon, and each restaurant will use the beef in its own style. Chinese restaurant Taoyuen will offer two different courses, while Japanese restaurant Murasaki will feature striped cattle sukiyaki and steak. Tuscany, the Italian restaurant, will feature a tenderloin steak special. A buffet at Seven Square will feature beef rolled with herbs and vegetables among other dishes.
Meals are priced from 120,000 won.
The Plaza: (02) 310-7200
Jung District, central Seoul
To May 31: The Ritz-Carlton’s The Garden offers a California-style menu, which includes an outdoor barbecue, during the month of May. The hotel has invited chef Matt Greco from Wente Vineyards for the promotion. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Wenti Vineyard’s chardonnay, and the chef has selected a variety of items to complement the wine. The menu includes grilled lobster and prawn. The meals are priced from 53,000 won to 120,000 won.
Ritz Carlton Seoul: (02) 3451-8271
Yeoksam-dong, southern Seoul
Novotel Seoul Ambassador Gangnam
To Sept. 22: Novotel Seoul Ambassador Gangnam has opened its outdoor terrace and unveiled a special promotion to attract customers. Unlimited beer and two special drinks can be enjoyed with the barbecue.
The package is priced at 45,000 won.
Novotel Ambassador Gangnam: (02) 531-6868
Yeonsam-dong, southern Seoul