2020.9.10 Hotel Events
Through Oct. 4: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and InterContinental Seoul COEX in Samseong-dong offer for delivery a 2020 Chuseok Gift Set that can help communicate best wishes to loved ones from a distance. Alongside the carefully selected 40 types of premium products, a premium memorial service table for ancestors prepared by InterContinental’s Korean cuisine chefs is also available this year for the very first time.
Twelve types of ‘InterContinental Chef Choice’ items handpicked by chefs, a ‘Hangajok (whole family) Set’ packed in a small size suitable for a quick home meal, the ‘Grand Deli Choice’ comprising renowned local specialties and the ‘Sommelier Selection’ chosen by InterContinental’s head sommelier are on offer.
Lastly, ‘Chef’s Assorted Memorial Service Table for Ancestors’ —introduced for the first time this year— is made from top-quality local ingredients, including dried corvina, Korean beef and octopus. Prepared by InterContinental’s Korean cuisine chefs, nine types of generously portioned memorial service dishes, including broth, yukjeok (meat sanjeok), eojeok (fish sanjeok), yukjeon (pan-fried meat) and domijeon (pan-fried snapper), are packed and safely delivered by the hotel staff. It is available for 790,000 won ($666) and needs to be reserved 48 hours in advance.
The 2020 Chuseok Gift Sets are available until Oct. 4. With the InterContinental Chef Choice, Hangajok Set and the Chef’s Assorted Memorial Service Table, deliveries to Seoul and some parts of the capital region are handled by hotel staff and come in classy packages. Orders that include 10 items or more are subject to a 10 percent savings.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
InterContinental Seoul COEX: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, Gangnam District
Through Oct. 11: Andaz Seoul Gangnam, a luxury lifestyle hotel brand of Hyatt International, presents City Break Promotion, which features a discount of up to 30 percent on the daily room rate for late summer and fall hotel staycation guests. The City Break Promotion is being offered at five Hyatt hotels in Korea until Oct. 11, and the stay period is valid until Dec. 22.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam offers a variety of hotel essentials for a reasonable price. Guests can book a room for a discount of up to 30 percent off the daily rate, receive a welcome drink at check-in, access a complimentary in-room minibar (alcohol excluded) and enjoy an indoor pool equipped with a heated pool and three Jacuzzis, a 24-hour fitness center and more. The discount rate is available to World of Hyatt members, who can also enjoy other membership benefits such as point accumulation. Guests who are not members yet can simply join the World of Hyatt free of charge. The discount rate for non-members is up to 25 percent off.
The City Break Promotion starts from 252,000 won for double occupancy. A 10 percent tax will be added to the rate.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam: (02) 2193-1234
854 Nonhyeon-ro Gangnam Distrct
Through Oct. 1: Chuseok, Korea’s traditional harvest festival and time of thanksgiving, is approaching. Park Hyatt Seoul celebrates a time of seasonal abundance and sharing with a selection of luxury gift sets from second-floor Italian restaurant Cornerstone. This year’s sets are created exclusively from hotel guests’ best-loved signature items, with highlights including Cornerstone Signature Fresh Meat Set, Woraksan Honeycomb Honey and liquor selections featuring traditional Korean spirit Gowoon Dar Baekja and Dom Pérignon Lenny Kravitz Limited Edition champagne. Gift set prices range from 140,000 to 450,000 won, with a wide selection available.
The Cornerstone Signature Meat Set (350,000 won) features premium cuts of the finest Twobbul Hanwoo beef including chuck flap tail, rib eye, tenderloin and striploin, as well as whole peppercorns perfect for highlighting the tender texture and unmatched beef flavors. Each cut is elegantly presented in a box decorated with striking traditional Korean patterns, making it the ideal choice for those in search of a truly special Chuseok gift. New this year, the Damoon Dessert Plate Set (230,000 won) combines traditional ceramic influences with contemporary aesthetics to create stylish tableware ideal for entertaining special guests. Inspired by the forms of the moon, items are crafted from materials including traditional lacquer and brass, creating a substantial and unmistakably Korean modern aesthetic. Worak Mountain Honey (140,000 won), containing genuine honeycomb, is a steady-selling favorite that offers an authentic taste of one of nature’s most generous gifts.
Carefully curated liquor sets come courtesy of Park Hyatt Seoul’s own sommelier. Traditional Korean liquor Gowoon Dar (300,000 won) is the world’s first beverage to be fermented from omija (Schisandra chinensis) berries, while Dom Pérignon Lenny Kravitz Limited Edition (450,000 won) is the fruit of a uniquely creative collaboration between the luxury champagne label and international music legend and champagne lover Lenny Kravitz. Other highlights include an Oil Diffuser Set (170,000 won) by Comfort Zone, the Italian spa brand used at Park Club Spa, and a variety of hotel accommodations and food and dining vouchers, presenting inspired options to suit every taste.
All prices are inclusive of tax. Orders can be placed with Cornerstone by phone or email (email@example.com). If you purchase 10 sets or more, a 10 percent discount may be applied. Inquiries must be made before placing the order.
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, Gangnam District
Ongoing: Park Hyatt Busan's Lounge, which captures the tastes of many guests by putting sensuous desserts on a unique three-stage tray that embodies the hotel, will present the Autumn Afternoon Tea Set which uses seasonal ingredients such as apple, chestnut and persimmon to mark the fall of the romantic season.
The Autumn Afternoon Tea Set, which will treat the palate to a pleasant sweetness this autumn, consists of fresh homemade scones baked by the chef at the hotel every morning, presented in various savory and sweet incarnations. The sweet selection includes a flavorful pecan tart made of maple syrup and savory pecan, an elegantly decorated rose-shaped apple puff, persimmon panna cotta, sweet orange roll cakes and a rich, flavorful chestnut mille-feuille. The savory selection includes chicken and mushroom tart, toasted brioche, honey cram Chantilly with sweet honey, smoked salmon and cucumber sandwich as well as ham and cheese arancini. In addition, guests can choose premium coffee or tea to enhance the taste of each dessert more deeply.
Lounge at Park Hyatt Busan will satisfy the deepening autumn sentiment and offer a sweet and leisurely afternoon. The Autumn Afternoon Tea Set is available daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for 70,000 won, including tax, for two people.
Park Hyatt Busan: (051) 990-1234
51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae District