2020.01.03 Hotel Events
Ongoing: Park Hyatt Busan’s Lounge will present its “Very Berry Afternoon Tea Set,” with desserts using seasonal berries such as fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, with rich nutrients such as vitamin C and anthocyanins.
In particular, there will be strawberry opera cake with fresh strawberries, mini blueberry eclair with a refreshing taste, wild berry mille-feuille with a soft but crispy texture, strawberries and blueberries filled with cute basket-shaped chocolates, and a dessert filled with Eton mess, a traditional British dessert.
A variety of savories are also offered, including a sweet strawberry Caprese salad, a raspberry sandwich with ham and radish, a prawn quiche, a traditional French egg dish, and a beetroot cured smoked salmon sandwich.
With a cup of fragrant tea and a dessert made of fresh strawberries and seasonal berries which is perfect for the winter season, the “Very Berry Afternoon Tea Set” is available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, priced at 65,000 won ($56) for two people including tax.
Park Hyatt Busan: (051) 990-1234
51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae District
Saturdays and Sundays: Millennium Hilton Seoul’s Cilantro Deli, located in the main lobby of the hotel, hosts an afternoon tea that is perfect for a winter escape. The event is expected to be a huge draw for women in their 20s and 30s because the setting is very Instagram-friendly. The exquisitely crafted sandwiches and desserts will delight the eyes as much as the palate. Almost too adorable to eat, this “Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea” set is available during weekend afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The tea set will include some miniature dessert items (chocolate dip or mousse, cupcakes, eclairs, choux, macarons and more) in the shape of a snowman, a Christmas tree, a pair of mittens, a gingerbread man and many more.
You’ll love sharing photos of everything on social media - from the miniatures scones, open-faced sandwiches and other delectable finger foods. The tea set comes with your choice of coffee or tea.
The meal costs 49,000 won per person and a minimum of two people are required to attend. Tax and service charges are already included.
Millennium Hilton Seoul: (02) 317-3000
Namdaemunro 5-ga, Jung District
Through Feb. 29: The Grand Hilton Seoul presents a winter wonderland package to enjoy a tasty winter vacation. The package consists of a one-night stay and winter tasty voucher. The winter tasty voucher has three options, with a breakfast for two, a voucher for 50,000 won at Atrium, the all-day dining restaurant, and a voucher for 50,000 won at Terrace Lounge. You can choose one and use it during the stay.
At Atrium, you can enjoy both Eastern and Western dishes, including bibimbap, naengmyeon, pasta, steak, handmade burgers and nasi goreng.
The salad bar is open daily from noon to 2 p.m., offering fresh seasonal fruits and various detox juices.
The happy hour promotion, which runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, includes a bottle of wine or unlimited draft beer and one snack. The indoor pool and fitness facility are complimentary for package purchases, and saunas are available at a discounted price.
The starting price of the package is 162,000 won excluding tax and service charges.
Grand Hilton Seoul: (02) 3216-5656
Yeonhui-ro 353, Seodaemun District
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Through Feb. 29: Tavolo 24, the all-day dining restaurant at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul hotel’s second floor has started the “Dongdaemun Lunch Club” at which diners can enjoy a variety of Korean foods. The lunch club promotion offers dishes that have been popular at the restaurant, including menu items that were previously only served during dinner and at weekend brunch.
Some of the items include mussel nurunjgi soup, a hot soup with mussels and crispy rice, braised oxtail made with garlic sauce, grilled pork belly and gejang, soy-sauce-marinated raw crab, as well as other Asian dishes and desserts.
The lunch is extra special because of the view of Dongdaemun right outside the window. There are two private rooms available alongside seats in the large hall so that one can have large gatherings.
The lunch club promotion is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is and 78,000 won per person on weekdays. That includes the tax and service charge.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul:
279 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno District
JW Marriott Seoul
Through April 13: The Lounge on the eighth floor of JW Marriott Seoul offers the “Strawberry Afternoon Tea Set” as well as “Strawberry bingsu.”
For the afternoon tea set, a total of nine sweet desserts made by the hotel’s pastry team will be prepared. The collection includes strawberry panna cotta, strawberry mouse as well as strawberry dacquoise. Some other savory bites are also ready. A chicken sausage croquette, a beef slider, a shrimp tartlet and more are served on a silver tray.
For drinks, there are two options. You can choose to go alcoholic or non-alcoholic. The non-alcoholic option allows diners to choose up to two drinks among tea, coffee, strawberry latte or ade, while alcoholic option gives you two glasses of champagne on top of your choice of two non-alcoholic drinks. The one without Champagne is 84,000 won, and one with the Champagne is 114,000 won. The price includes the tax and service charge.
The afternoon tea set is available everyday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Strawberry bingsu is served with milk-flavored ice flakes topped with strawberries. Red beans and condensed strawberry sauce are offered on the side so that one can add more to their bowl of ice flakes. It is 45,000 won and available from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Lounge.
JW Marriott Seoul: (02) 6282-6262
176 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho District
Opening in 2024: Marriott International announced it has entered into an agreement with Landmark Sabbour to bring the W brand’s bold design, signature Whatever/Whenever service and innovative programming to Cairo, underscoring the growing demand for luxury in Egypt. Expected to open in 2024, W Cairo will be situated in the emerging New Cairo district featuring retail space, commercial and residential components.
To be located just 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from Cairo International Airport, the new hotel will add its own vibrant W experience to the ultra-modern urban landscape of New Cairo. Known for seeking out next destinations in buzzworthy markets around the globe, W is poised to welcome guests and locals to the newly build locale as the city’s reputation for groundbreaking design grows as fast as its skyline.
When W Cairo opens in 2024, the hotel will embody W Hotels’ “work hard, play hard” philosophy with a signature WET Deck (pool deck), AWAY Spa and FIT Fitness Centre alongside 350 stunning rooms and suites. The hotel is also expected to offer multiple food and beverage venues, plenty of spaces to mix and mingle, plus meetings and events spaces which will include a 500-square-metre (5,382-square-foot) Great Room.
New Cairo district, Egypt