2020.8.6 Hotel Events
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, from June 9 to September 6. Comprising of five courses, the dinner set is a celebration of seasonal abundances crafted from nourishing ingredients including Korean-grown deodeok root, chicken and abalone. A further culinary highlight is the unique dessert course, a creative reinterpretation of traditional snacks that brings together sweet red bean jelly, mugwort mousse and soybean flour crumble. The menu is priced at 100,000 won ($84) 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 Aug. 15, one of Korea’s three bok days, the summer days on which Boyangsik cuisine is traditionally enjoyed. The other two, July 16 and 26, have already passed.
The dinner set menu commences with a unique interpretation of the 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. Deodeok Root Tempura and Vinegar Chili Paste is 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 and 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 contrasting notes.
The Boyangsik Dinner Set menu may be accompanied by a carefully curated selection of beverages, for a supplementary price. 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
Through Oct. 11: InterContinental Seoul COEX in Samseong-dong is to showcase the “Flex Your Way” package by adding various programs to its lavish benefits to satisfy the desire of each guest. The package adds some zest to a hotel staycation by featuring an unprecedented dinner buffet benefit for two people which starts at 200,000 won (guests must choose between The Brasserie or Grand Kitchen), instead of the breakfast benefit for two people which the existing package used to offer as one of its basic benefits. The hotel also presents the Picnic to-go set, consisting of two glasses of craft beer brewed in the hotel as well as delicious chicken nuggets, allowing guests to safely enjoy their vacations while social distancing.
In addition, guests are invited to design a D.I.Y. package during their stay by adding special activities that suit their tastes. For an additional 10,000 won, guests can delight in relaxing sunset yoga at the outdoor terrace on the third floor of the hotel's fitness club, while an additional 30,000 won would enable guests to indulge in two cocktails plus a snack plate at the Sky Lounge located on the 30th floor. The package presents diverse programs to help guests maximize their vacation at reasonable prices, including golf lessons from professional instructors at the hotel's golf practice range.
Moreover, guests using the package are given a full range of ample benefits, including complimentary access to indoor swimming pools and the fitness club, plus 20 percent savings at anti-aging spas and restaurants in the hotel. The 'Flex Your Way' package is available until October 11, and rates start at 241,000 won, excluding tax and service charges.
InterContinental Seoul COEX is one of the ideal hotels where guests can entertain a cool 'Mall-cance (Mall Vacance)’ experience irrespective of weather conditions. Guests can spice up their vacations by taking advantage of various facilities such as the aquarium, Parnas Mall, COEX Mall, the department store and the movie theater directly accessible through the basement of the hotel.
InterContinental Seoul COEX: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, Gangnam District
Through Oct. 31: This summer vacation season, there is a growing demand for family vacations where parents can travel with their children in the city instead of traveling abroad. The stylish lifestyle hotel, Andaz Seoul Gangnam, located at Apgujeong Station, will present the “Andaz Family Package” in collaboration with LEGO Korea, a staycation suitable for all family members.
“Andaz Family Package” from Andaz Seoul Gangnam and LEGO Korea, features a surprise gift for children and a special LEGO artwork exhibition for everyone. This package consists of different options: LEGO play pouch, with two LEGO DOTS bracelets, one LEGO City polybag, one LEGO Friends polybag; a one-night stay; breakfast at Jogakbo for two adults and up to two children under six years of age; Kids’ lollipop amenity; Family Polaroid photo session; 20 percent off at Jogakbo (beverages excluded); 50 percent off of Cabana rental fee at the indoor pool; Complimentary mini-bar (alcohol excluded); Complimentary access to the indoor pool and 24-hour fitness center.
During the promotional period, the A'+Z cafe on the first floor of the hotel will be transformed into a pop-art exhibition space featuring the ‘LEGO Art Series’.
Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, Marvel Universe Iron Man, Star Wars Sith and globally popular characters have been crafted into a tile-brick mosaic on a canvas made of LEGOs. In addition, various LEGO mini-figures matching each piece will be displayed alongside the canvas for a more immersive art experience.
Meanwhile, we all know childrens' favorite place is an indoor swimming pool. At Andaz Seoul Gangnam there are three jacuzzis, separated by temperature and a main pool. Children are welcome to wear arm bands and life jackets. There are also public saunas and herb baths, as well as complimentary sunbeds. A huge seven-meter (23 feet) LED screen, featuring scenes from the beautiful Han River, cannot be missed from within the pool.
The Andaz Family Package price starts at 335,000 won and is subject to change depending on the room selected and availability. This price does not include 10 percent tax.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam: (02) 2193-1234
854 Nonhyeon-ro Gangnam Distrct