2020.7.10 Hotel events
InterContinental Seoul COEX
Through Aug. 31: InterContinental Seoul COEX in Samseong-dong, in collaboration with the lifestyle beauty brand “Fresh,” will showcase the revitalizing “Fresh Summer Afternoon Tea” at the Lobby Lounge.
The Fresh Summer Afternoon Tea’s menu consists of "tea foods": citrus fruits including vitamin-packed oranges, lemons, grapefruit, citron and more — all carefully selected by the hotel's chef to complement the theme of the Fresh Vitamin Nectar product line. The Fresh Summer Afternoon Tea features nine options of invigorating and sweet desserts, ranging from calamansi meringue tart to coconut citron dacquoise, grape fruit orange cheesecake verrine and lime curd cream. There will also be three types of sandwiches — the monte cristo sandwich, mushroom cheese sandwich and Buffalo cheese sandwich with ink bread – along with an assortment of Tavalon Tea and coffee to freely choose from.
Each customer is also greeted with a “Vitamin Booster” drink, teeming with healthy vitamins from oranges, lemons and grapefruit blended together. In addition, all customers are invited to try three products from the Fresh Vitamin Nectar product line, offered on tester trays available to try at the comfort of the customers' own tables. There will also be a special demo zone for Fresh products at the entrance of the lobby lounge.
All the Fresh Summer Afternoon Tea customers are offered the chance to participate in a gift drawing, where a total of six customers will receive Fresh Vitamin Nectar products. The Fresh Summer Afternoon Tea is available from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and costs 75,000 won ($63) for two people. Customers can benefit from 20 percent discounts upon reservations and payments through Naver Pay during July. Tax and service charge are included.
InterContinental Seoul COEX: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, Gangnam District
Andaz Seoul Gangnam
Through July 31: This summer, many people who are unable to travel abroad are expected to visit hotels. The stylish lifestyle hotel, Andaz Seoul Gangnam, located in Apgujeong Station, embarks on a unique collaboration with Gana Art and Perrier to provide a distinct staycation experience.
The all-day cafe lounge, A’+Z, located on the lobby floor of Andaz Seoul Gangnam, will be transformed into a gallery where you can enjoy artwork with coffee for the month of July.
The exhibition, presented in collaboration with Gana Art, will display works by three artists who express their appreciation of nature in various ways, giving visitors an opportunity to relax in the city, as it is difficult to engage in outside activities due to the Covid-19 situation.
Lionel Estève presents paintings made with natural materials. His work〈Papier de Provence〉, originated from the artist’s repeated drying and coloring of flowers. Yoriko Takabatake actively utilized primitive elements such as water and fire, while Young Nam Park completed the painting using his bare hands instead of a brush. The two artists embody freedom on the canvas by making the most of materials in their natural form.
The indoor swimming pool at The Summer House on the second basement floor will hold a "Sparkling Summer Moment" from July 13 to the end of August, where a bar featuring French natural carbonated water brand, Perrier, will be set up. During the event, a bar by the pool will offer a complimentary glass of a sweet and cool, non-alcoholic cocktail made with the peach flavor of the French syrup Monin inspired by Perrier's new product this summer.
During the promotion period, Andaz Seoul Gangnam plans to hold a social media hashtag event.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam: (02) 2193-1234
854 Nonhyeon-ro Gangnam Distrct
Park Hyatt Seoul
Through Sept. 6: The Lounge, the luxury lifestyle destination on the 24th floor of Park Hyatt Seoul, presents "The Taste – Boyangsik Dinner Set," — a menu inspired by Korea’s seasonal tradition of revitalizing summer “Boyangsik” dishes. Comprising of five courses, the dinner set is a celebration of seasonal abundance crafted from nourishing ingredients including Korean-grown deodeok root, chicken and abalone. Culinary talents are encapsulated in the unique dessert course, a creative reinterpretation of traditional snacks that brings together flavors of sweet red bean jelly, mugwort mousse and soybean flour crumble. The menu is priced at 100,000 won per person (including tax; no service charge applies). For a supplementary price of 40,000 won per person, dinner is served with two glasses of paired wine and one glass of traditional Korean liquor Gangjang Baekseju. Early reservations are particularly recommended for Korea’s three bok days (July 16 and 26 and August 15), the summer days on which Boyangsik cuisine is traditionally enjoyed.
The dinner set menu commences with a unique interpretation of summer dish chogyetang (chicken in a cold broth with vinegar and mustard), made with chicken and ginseng rolls. The chicken, marinated in soy sauce with star anise and other spices before being rolled with ginseng, strikes a uniquely refreshing flavor balance with the cool mustard broth. Dedeok Root Tempura and vinegar chili paste are served with tenderly chewy conch skewers as an invigorating summer appetizer. The main course brings a choice of grilled Korean hanwoo ribs with garlic soy sauce, served with napa cabbage geotjeori salad and fresh chamnamul greens in dressing; or tender deep-fried sea bream wrapped in kadaif noodles and served with homemade melon and chili sauce for an exceptional blend of sweet and spicy aromas. The following course features doenjang mulhoe, a soup of abalone, squid, other seafood and vegetables in a doenjang bean paste-based broth, accompanied by seasonal side dishes and multigrain rice. The final course is a dessert of mugwort mousse, flavored with white chocolate, topped generously with sweet red bean jelly, garnished with soybean flour crumble and juxtaposed with yuja meringue and orange biscuits for a sublime combination of astringent mugwort fragrance and sweet counter-notes.
The Boyangsik Dinner Set menu may be accompanied by a carefully curated selection of beverages, for a supplementary price of 40,000 won per person. Appetizer and main courses are paired with two glasses of different selected wines and one glass of Gangjang Baekseju, a traditional liquor crafted from some 10 medicinal herbs and ingredients.
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, Gangnam District
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
Ongoing: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong announced its plan to release the hotel’s signature craft beer ‘Art Pale Ale’ that will make this summer feel more refreshing and cooler. Following the hotel’s first craft beer release ‘Artweizen’ launched last summer, the craft beer ‘Art Pale Ale’ was created using the hotel’s unique recipe. As it is available in the restaurants of the hotel and is also packed in a specially designed aluminum can that fully preserves the flavor and taste of the beer for takeout orders, it can be enjoyed at home, while camping or at picnics.
InterContinental’s second craft beer ‘Art Pale Ale’, developed under the lead of the hotel’s mixologist, is a fragrant ale that combines an American-style pale ale with orange peel. American Columbus hops with a slightly bitter pine scent blended with Citra hops — packed with a tangy, citric aroma reminiscent of orange and grapefruit. The bright orange beer has strong fruity flavors and feels easy and pleasant to drink. It contains 4.7 percent of alcohol.
As takeout orders for premium menus from five-star hotels are gaining popularity in recent months, the hotel’s newly released signature craft beer ‘Art Pale Ale’ will be available in aluminum cans for takeout at Grand Deli located on the first floor of the hotel. Western style ‘roast chicken’, prepared with eco-friendly, antibiotics-free chicken cured in natural carbonated water from Chojeong-ri, or Chinese style ‘garlic shaoji chicken’ can be ordered as part of a premium chicken and beer set. Drive through is available for convenient and quick orders.
‘Art Pale Ale’ is served in every restaurant of Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas as draft beer and is available as a to-go option at Grand Deli. The beer option is 19,000 won per glass and the ‘Chicken and Beer Set – Premium Chicken & 2 cans of Signature Craft Beer (500ml)’ is 60,000 won including tax.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District