2016.5.11 Hotel events
To May 15: The Grand Hyatt Seoul and the four other Hyatt hotels in Korea are offering a “7 Day Flash Sale” promotion. During this promotion, all Hyatt hotels in Korea will be opening their doors to welcome guests looking for a pre-summer getaway.
The participating hotels are the Grand Hyatt Seoul, the Park Hyatt Seoul, the Grand Hyatt Incheon, the Park Hyatt Busan and the Hyatt Regency Jeju. Guests can stay at any of these hotels between May 16 and June 30 at rates up to 25 percent off the daily room rate. This limited-time flash sale provides vacation-goers the perfect chance to discover the fabulous attractions of each property’s location in celebration of the month of family or an early-summer vacation.
Bookings are available through the Hyatt website (www.hyatt.com) or by contacting the reservation center of each property. The stay periods run from May 16 to June 30.
This promotion requires full payment at the time of booking, and is non-refundable. Reservation cancellations and changes are not allowed. Hyatt Gold Passport members are eligible to earn points with each stay.
May 16 to Aug. 31: With the weather heating up, The Lounge, located on the first floor of the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, has released a variety of luxurious shaved ice desserts.
For two straight years now the Dom Shaved Ice has been a hot topic, and this year promises more of the same. Created by Executive Chef Stefano Di Salvo, the dessert is obviously influenced by his European touch, with strawberry salad accented with lemon zest and ice flowers sweetened with a raspberry passion fruit sorbet. It is the only champagne shaved ice dessert in the world, with the namesake ingredient, Dom Perignon Champagne 2005, sprinkled throughout. Cloud-shaped bundles of cotton candy rose petals and edible gold leaves adorn this exotic sweet confection, priced at 80,000 won, including 10 percent tax and service charge ($68). The Dom Shaved Ice serves two and includes a glass of Dom Perignon Champagne.
In addition to the Dom Shaved Ice, The Lounge has teamed up with the premium pearl brand Gaetano to bring you the Pearl Shaved Ice dessert, which combines classic French techniques with modern design.
Using the sublime natural form of the pearl as its influence, the Pearl Shaved Ice starts with a unique fruit salad and yoghurt ice cream, topped with passion fruit, citrus and fresh mint. Its most striking feature, however, is the giant chocolate pearl in the center, making it even more appealing and giving it a memorable flavor. Priced at 32,000 won, including 10 percent tax and service charge, the dessert once again easily serves two.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul:
Cheonggyecheon-ro 279, central Seoul
May 23-29: The Buffet Restaurant and Atrium Cafe at the Grand Hilton Seoul are presenting a “Wonderful Indonesia” promotion including colorful dishes prepared by two guest chefs. Mr. Agus Surya and Mr. I Made Semawan from the Conrad Bali will introduce traditional Indonesian cuisine while handing down their secret methods to the chefs at the Grand Hilton Seoul.
Native Indonesian dancers will also give exciting traditional performances every day during the promotion.
Meanwhile, guests will have the chance to win a two-night stay at the Conrad Bali Resort & Spa in a lucky draw event. The Buffet Restaurant will serve exotic Indonesian cuisine such as Kambing (lamb) Jakarta soup, Empal Balado (pan seared marinated beef in Padang spice), Opor Ayam (braised chicken leg in white curry sauce, Ayam Kemangi (grilled chicken with basil sauce), Rujak Buah (spicy fruit salad), Iga Bakar Bumbu Ketumbar (spicy grilled pork rib in coriander spices), Kambing Bakar (roasted lamb leg with coriander sauce) and more.
Moreover, don’t miss out on various traditional Indonesian desserts including Pisang Rai (soft boiled banana with Pandan paste and grated coconut), Bubur Injin (black sticky rice pudding), Dadar Gulung (Pandan crepes with coconut and palm sugar) and Pisang Goring (deep fried banana fritters).
The “Wonderful Indonesia” promotion at the Buffet Restaurant is priced at 70,000 won for weekday lunch, 75,000 won for weekday dinner and weekend lunch, and 80,000 won for weekend dinner (taxes and service charges are included).
In addition, the all-day dining restaurant Atrium Cafe will have a set menu made up of several traditional Indonesian dishes, priced at 65,000 won (taxes and service charges are included).
Grand Hilton Seoul: (02) 3216-5656
Yeonhui-ro 353, northwestern Seoul