Top-floor rain leak reported at just-reopened Shilla Seoul

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Top-floor rain leak reported at just-reopened Shilla Seoul

Only six days since reopening, rainwater leaked from the ceiling of the Shilla Seoul hotel’s Executive Lounge on the 23rd floor, which is exclusively for VIP customers.

According to the hotel yesterday, water started dropping from the ceiling of the top floor at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Hotel employees reportedly laid plastic bags and receptacles on the floor to catch the water.

The Executive Lounge is a space for VIP customers, who stay in deluxe rooms and suites, where one-night room charge reaches up to 14 million won ($12,530).

“We believe that the heavy rain early in the afternoon caused the leaking from the ceiling. We immediately closed the 23rd floor and embarked on renovations. Since Tuesday night, we have operated the lounge and restaurants,” said a spokesperson for the hotel.

The Seoul Shilla hotel reopened last Thursday after investing 83.5 billion won in renovating rooms, the lounge, outdoor pool and fitness center over a time period of seven months.

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