2020.6.12 Hotel Events
Through Oct. 7: Park Hyatt Seoul officially reopens on June 9, after closing temporarily on March 27 for the safety and well-being of guests and associates. To celebrate the hotel’s 15th anniversary, 24th-floor lifestyle destination The Lounge is offering gourmet summer bingsu (shaved ice) desserts. The highlight of this year’s dessert menu is Honey Gold Bingsu, a re-imagining of year-round bestseller Honey Bingsu featuring organic honeycomb from Korea’s remote Mt. Woraksan region coated in opulent gold leaf. Other menu highlights include Dalgona Coffee Tiramisu Bingsu, made with newly fashionable dalgona coffee, Persimmon Bingsu with traditional snacks and pumpkin rice punch, Cherry Bingsu and Bingsu Combination, a unique chance to sample two different bingsu varieties at once. Bingsu prices start at 36,000 won ($30.11; including tax; no service charge applies).
Honey Gold Bingsu, a special edition dessert created to celebrate the hotel’s 15th anniversary, features honeycomb harvested in Korea’s remote Mt. Woraksan region and wrapped in gold leaf for a further layer of pure luxury. The result is a remarkable aesthetic effect akin to a gold nugget floating on a bed of rich frozen milk shavings. Apple purée and vanilla cream add notes of healthy sweetness and melt-in-the-mouth richness, while crunchy pecan delivers a nutty counterpoint. Dalgona Coffee Tiramisu Bingsu features frozen milk shavings covered with lashings of homemade dalgona coffee tiramisu cream and topped with brownie, toasted almonds, meringue chips and dalgona chips for a sublime crispy sweetness, while Soft Persimmon Bingsu strikes a perfect harmony between pumpkin rice punch ice and soft persimmon ice cream, and is topped with a whole persimmon and served with rich, bitter-sweet bellflower root in grain syrup and roasted pine nuts.
Other summer dessert experiences include Cherry Bingsu, with layers of cherries on a bed of frozen milk and cherry ice cream, drizzled with tangy berry juice, Red Bean Bingsu with homemade organic red bean paste, chewy injeolmi rice cakes, stewed chestnuts and jujube chips, and Bingsu Combination, offering a choice of two different bingsu. The Bingsu Combination is served in individual bowls, allowing each guest to enjoy a different variety.
All bingsu toppings are served as sides, for perfect customization, while toppings and bingsu varieties may change according to seasonal availability. Bingsu prices start at 36,000 won (including tax; no service charge applies). These bingsu can be ordered in between 11 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Lounge opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
The Park Hyatt Seoul reopens on June 9 after closing temporarily for two months on March 27, in order to safeguard the health and well-being of guests and associates. Enhanced hygiene and sterilization measures in accordance with government and Hyatt Corporation Covid-19 guidelines apply, including the supply of individual hand sterilizers and in-room alcohol wipes, digitization of printed materials, regular cleaning of air purifier filters, and hourly sterilization of public spaces.
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, Gangnam District
Through Aug. 31: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, presents a unique collaboration this summer with "Royal Copenhagen," a Danish royal porcelain brand renowned for its 245 years of history and tradition. As the first collaboration with the brand last year in celebration of the hotel’s 30th anniversary was wrapped up successfully, the hotel brings back the chance to experience both brands together one more time this year. ‘Retro Mugwort Bingsu’, prepared by the hotel’s pâtissier with the traditional Korean herb ‘mugwort’ as the key ingredient, is served in an exquisite bowl from Royal Copenhagen.
The tableware to be featured in this Bingsu collaboration is from the Blue Mega line, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The line boasts a modern charm with big flower motifs. Retro Mugwort Bingsu is a healthy bingsu dessert in which subtle mugwort flavors create harmony with the mild sweetness of milk and adzuki beans. It is decorated with mugwort jelly, mugwort-flavored fresh chocolate, mugwort-flavored condensed milk, injeolmi, adzuki beans and granola. This year’s Retro Mugwort Bingsu is also available in an individual serving for guests who would like a healthy option for summer dessert.
Incorporated in 1775 under the sponsorship of Queen Juliane Marie of Denmark, Royal Copenhagen has established itself as one of the most prestigious porcelain brands in the world over its long history. Its artistic qualities have been widely recognized and admired by Danish royals and celebrated around the world.
Retro Mugwort Bingsu served in Royal Copenhagen is available from June 8 until the end of August at the Lobby Lounge located on the first floor of Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas at 45,000 won for two to three servings and 27,000 won for an individual serving. (Tax and service charge included)
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
Through Aug. 31: InterContinental Seoul COEX in Samseong-dong is to showcase the 'Frozen Summer Package ' from June through August to offer an ideal summer hotel staycation that includes the "3 B's." At the reasonable price of just under 200,000 won, guests can enjoy 'bed', 'breakfast', and 'bingsu,' featuring a breakfast buffet for two people and premium bingsu served at the hotel’s lobby lounge.
The premium bingsu served at the lobby lounge, a perfect spot for taking memorable photos to celebrate summer, comes with three options that guests can choose from during their stay: 'Mango bingsu' which is packed with fresh mango sherbet and juicy mango pulp; 'Honey grain bingsu' which contains black bean ice cream, black rice popcorn, and other healthy grains; and 'Classic bingsu' which features green tea ice cream to offer an extra-intense flavor.
Guests also have complimentary access to the pleasant 25-meter-long indoor swimming pool, complete with natural lighting and the rich green scenery offered by the Bongeunsa Temple. In addition, 20 percent savings are provided at restaurants including Asian Live, Sky Lounge, and Brasserie (breakfast exclusive) to enable guests to relish their meals in privacy at the hotel during their stay.
The Frozen Summer Package is available through August 31, and rates start at 182,000 won for a Superior Room (tax and service charge not included). Guests can also receive an extra incentive by presenting the '50,000 won saving coupon for a room' offered as part of the exclusive package purchased from the GS Home Shopping on May 24.
Moreover, guests can opt for the 'Half-Day Special', which allows guests to use rooms, swimming pools, and more during the week (Monday through Friday) until the end of June. This option enables guests to stay in a cool and comfortable room for up to 12 hours from 8 a.m. with complimentary access to the hotel’s fitness club, swimming pools, and more. Guests can also enjoy the breakfast buffet for an additional fee of 30,250 won per person. The 'Half-Day Special' is priced at 88,000 won (tax and service charge included).
InterContinental Seoul COEX currently enforces special disinfection measures in all areas of the hotel, including all rooms and restaurants, through a specialized disinfection company. During room maintenance, separate equipment is utilized to meticulously sterilize handles, remote controls, telephones, coffee makers, light switches and more.
InterContinental Seoul COEX: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, Gangnam District
Announcement: Shinsegae Chosun Hotel has announced that it has decided to name its new brand scheduled to be unveiled this year ‘Grand Josun’.
Maintaining its relentless pursuit of upholding traditional values, Shinsegae Chosun Hotel aims to offer a world-class hospitality experience that one can imagine from a 5-star hotel with the new brand. Shinsegae Chosun Hotel plans to open the first two properties of the new brand Grand Josun in Busan and Jeju Island respectively which are among the most popular destinations for tourists in Korea.
By showcasing the new brand, Shinsegae Chosun Hotel offers a glimpse of its grand plan of expanding its presence in the domestic hospitality industry and also identifying a new growth engine to make a new leap forward as a global hotel brand.
Shinsegae Chosun Hotel has steadily served its guests for about 100 years, making itself the hotel with the richest history in Korea. Shinsegae Chosun Hotel has come up with the new brand identity of Grand Josun with due respect to its time-honored tradition.
Shinsegae Chosun Hotel’s strong will to be recognized as a respectable international hotel brand and to open a new chapter of operating the 5-star standalone hotel brand is well reflected in its new brand identity.
The brand name of Grand Josun is the combination of an adjective ‘Grand’ to tell its grandiosity and a noun ‘Josun’ from The Westin Chosun Hotel with consideration for Korean phonological characteristics to cherish the century-old history.
Under the slogan of ‘Journey to Delightful Moments’, Grand Josun aims to offer thoughtful and memorable services that its guests cannot forget throughout its unflagging search for the true meaning of hospitality.
With the hard-earned know-how and lessons from a century of experience, Shinsegae Chosun Hotel has had the new 5-star brand Grand Josun featured with facilities and programs which guarantee guests unforgettable memories. During their stays with Grand Josun, guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor activity programs and delightful culinary experiences.
Shinsegae Chosun Hotel plans to open the Busan property August, 2020. By remodeling Novotel Ambassador Busan which previously existed on the very site, it has had ‘Grand Josun Busan’ reborn as a new 5 star-hotel with 330 guest rooms in total.
Located in the Jungmun Tourist Complex in Jeju Island, ‘Grand Josun Jeju’ also gears up for its grand opening on December, 2020. Shinsegae Chosun Hotel has remodeled ‘Kensington Jeju Hotel’ which previously existed on the site and has newly built another building to offer 50 additional guest rooms, creating a 5-star hotel with 271 guest rooms in total.
Mainly targeting families, ‘Grand Josun Busan’ and ‘Grand Josun Jeju’ boast kids-friendly floors, themed-kids rooms, family rooms and programs for kids that family guests can enjoy both indoor and outdoor, making themselves distinguishable from other hotels in Busan and Jeju Island.
Designing the new brand, Shinsegae Chosun Hotel has focused on creating new places that present delightful and unforgettable moments stamped indelibly on guests’ memory. To be more specific, the heritage of Shinsegae Chosun Hotel is well reflected in the interior design of the lobby, lounge and other public places. The panoramic views of the swimming pool, fitness center and sauna make the wellness areas even more special. Also, restaurants and bakeries continuously uphold the traditional values to present culinary delights with its exquisite gourmet offerings.
Humbert & Poyet, founded by design and fashion enthusiasts Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet, is in charge of the design and art work of the Grand Josun. While comparatively new in the hospitality industry, Humbert & Poyet is one of the most sought-after design companies in the world. Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet are mainly based in France and Monaco and are often regarded as designers representing millennials. Collaborating with Grand Josun, they plan to showcase their flawless understanding of vacation destinations, exotic interpretation and timeless design.
For a successful launch of the new brand, Shinsegae Chosun Hotel has implemented structural reform. To be more specific, the hotel has renewed its organization chart for the smooth operation of the new brand properties and newly hired talents. Also, it has pooled the wisdom of its employees by creating new teams which receive direction straight from the CEO and fostering synergy among each property to reduce inconsistency, with the grand goal of the growth of scale.
Shinsegae Chosun Hotel showcases a new 5-star hotel brand by focusing on the essence of the hospitality industry and offers flawless service and content by establishing world-class hotel standard. In the end, it plans to expand its presence in the global hospitality industry.
Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
Ongoing: Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel is executing a “Clean Island” system with an enhanced disinfection procedure to go along with the recent social distancing campaign introduce to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The “Clean Island” system, which has strengthened disinfection steps taken by the hotel, focuses on precise sterilization and disinfection based on consultation and testing from safety and hygiene professionals.
Under the “Clean Island” system, Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel has set up hand sanitizer stations in public areas, requires all associates at the hotel to wear face masks and temperature checks for all associates three times a day. Every two hours, public areas and high-touch surfaces including elevators and restrooms are sanitized and gaps between seats at restaurants and meeting rooms have been implemented to keep customers safe. To maintain an enhanced level of disinfection in guestrooms, F&B outlets, kitchens and all other facilities, a harmless disinfectant approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is used. Additionally, all guests will be offered a care kit that includes a face mask, sanitizer, disposable vinyl gloves and more.
Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel: (02) 2211-2100
662 Gyeongin-ro, Guro District
Park Hyatt Busan
Through June 30: The Lumi Spa at Park Hyatt Busan presents a “Correcting Skin Care Package” using cosmeceutical ("cosmetic" plus "pharmaceutical") products to improve tired skin and treat skin conditions that result from harmful environments. Treatments take place in a private, peaceful space that is in line with the recent trend of enjoying “untact” services that minimize contact with others.
The “Correcting Skin Care Package,” which combines science and technology by Kerstin Florian to deliver natural vitamins and plant nutrients to the skin, lasts a total of 90 minutes and consists of 50 minutes of body massage and 40 minutes of facial treatment. First, the body is massaged using neroli essential oil, which relieves stress easily with its bitter orange extract component. Guests can choose from one of our “Organic Aromatic” programs, that release waste materials to improve body edema and provide stability to the body and mind by facilitating blood circulation, or the “Rebalance” program, a deep tissue massage that invigorates the body and relieves aches caused by muscle tension.
The subsequent facial treatments begin by removing excess sebum and makeup residue with a correcting foaming cleanser and cleaning up the skin texture with a correcting refining toner. The multi-acid, natural plant component, and enzymes is these products effectively remove oligosaccharides, while the at-home professional peel thoroughly cleanses the skin. Meanwhile, the correcting brightening serum takes care of pigmented skin by making it clear, and the brightening mask adds moisture and nutrition to the skin. Then, the application of rescue cream to the eye area increases the brightening effect, calms sensitive skin and strengthens weakened skin’s defense. Finally, the multivitamin day cream contains rich complex ingredients such as vitamins A, C, and E.
The “Correcting Skincare Package,” which safely and effectively manages sensitive skin that requires care now more than ever, is available through advance reservations from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The price is 220,000 won from Monday to Thursday and 242,000 won from Friday to Sunday, including all taxes.
Park Hyatt Busan: (051) 990-1234
51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae District