2020.11.16 Hotel Events
Through Dec. 31: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, announced its plan to offer "Holiday To Go," a package designed to help create a perfect home party table for the year-end season, at Grand Deli, located on the ground floor of the hotel on a reservation basis. The Turkey To Go package has seen more than a 20-percent increase in sales each year since 2016. As home parties have become noticeably more popular this year due to social distancing, it is expected that the year-end, to-go packages will be in high demand. Offering even more choices, this year’s to-go package offers have options: Turkey, BBQ pork ribs, and Virginia ham. Along with the Holiday To Go package, the Home Party Pack is also available with two bottles of wine, cake, salad, chocolate and chandelier candles.
The turkey has a deliciously meaty texture since it is cured in natural carbonated water from Chojeong-ri, using a method for which the hotel holds an exclusive patent. The meat is coated with premium herb butter that has a nutty flavor and is cooked in the oven at a low temperature. The BBQ pork ribs are made with meat from pastured Duroc pigs from Haenam of South Jeolla. They have a tastefully smokey flavor thanks to the 24-hour smoking process with beech chips. The Virginia ham smoked Virginia-style boasts a tender texture.
All three options for the Holiday To Go package come with 11 sumptuous side dishes and sauces, including pumpkin cheese fondue, two types of patented wholesome sausages, port-braised figs, roasted chestnuts, corns, shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, apples and asparagus. Served in a solid takeout container that keeps food warm for about an hour, it is also suitable as a gift.
The Holiday To Go package is priced at 250,000 won ($226) for the turkey, 260,000 won for BBQ pork ribs and 180,000 won for Virginia ham. Reservation is required 24 hours in advance. (All prices include tax). It can be upgraded to the Home Party Pack, which includes two bottles of wine, cake, avocado salad, eight chocolate treats, chandelier candles and two mugs for an additional 175,000 won.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
Through Dec. 31: JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul’s all-day dining restaurant, Tavolo 24, celebrates Thanksgiving with JW Turkey To-Go, a premium takeout roast turkey dinner offering fine festive dining with family and friends in the comfort of your own home and without the stress of preparation. JW Turkey To-Go is available until Dec. 31.
Following the success of JW Party To-Go, the home party and picnic takeout set launched last year, and the "JW Festive To-Go" set launched during the recent lunar harvest festival holiday, JW Turkey To-Go offers another demonstration of the passion and talent of Tavolo 24’s chefs.
The JW Turkey To-Go combines traditional Thanksgiving elements with the unique style of Tavolo 24. A tender roast turkey weighing four to five kilograms (eight to 11 pounds) is accompanied by endive salad; cobb salad; broccoli salad; braised red cabbage with apple; butternut squash orzotto; seafood chowder; flamenco egg; British classic cottage pie, featuring ground beef topped with creamy mashed potato; roast purple sweet potato; and seasonal strawberry tarte for a uniquely upscale home party. The strawberry tarte must be ordered as a separate item.
JW Turkey To-Go is priced at 240,000 won, including a 10-percent tax, and the strawberry tarte is priced at 30,000 won. Orders must be placed at least two days in advance by telephone, via Naver Booking or in person, and can be collected in person or received by quick delivery service. Delivery fees vary according to distance.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul: (02) 2276-3000
279 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno District
Through Dec. 31: Marriott International properties have come together to create a novel solution: a unique promotion offering guests in each country the chance to experience the cultures of neighboring regions. Thailand is a popular and easily accessible destination for Korean travelers. Today, when even this favorite Southeast Asian haven is hard to reach, JW Marriott Hotel Seoul transforms into “JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa,” offering guests an unprecedented opportunity to relive the pleasures of Thailand in the heart of the Korean capital.
The temporary metamorphoses offer guests at each destination an immersive regional experience, featuring signature elements including guest room décor and dining. JW Marriott Hotel Seoul introduces a taste of Thai luxury resort culture with the "Enjoy Khao Lak in Seoul" promotion, a campaign bringing the healing benefits and pleasures of the hotel’s new namesake resort until December.
Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by associates dressed in traditional Thai clothing, offering greetings in Thai. Those choosing accommodation packages during the campaign period will enjoy an immersive Thai experience. Each stay will begin with a Thai-style snack and beer set served in a Thai design-themed guest room, while guests are also offered an exclusive gift of Aroma Mist and Hand Cream by Sabai-arom (“Simple Happiness”), the wellness brand based on natural ingredients sourced from fruits, flowers and plants from across Thailand. In addition, the hotel will offer small, private yoga classes, inspired by dawn yoga experiences surrounded by nature in Thailand.
The Enjoy Khao Lak in Seoul package is priced from 275,000 won (plus tax and service charge). For a supplementary 60,000 won, a relaxing poolside cabana session features coconut water from Southeast Asia’s most iconic fruit, and a diverse menu of Thai-style dishes including salads, mango rice and spring rolls. Buffet dining destination Flavors, located on the second floor of the hotel, will serve a Thai-style buffet menu throughout November. For the duration of the promotion only, families with children will be offered complimentary illustrated maps of Thailand and sets comprising coloring paper featuring diverse Thai animals and crayons.
JW Marriott Seoul: (02) 6282-6262
176 Sinbanpo-ro, Seocho District
Park Hyatt Busan
The Dining Room offers eight different stone pot dishes featuring local specialty and fresh seasonal ingredients. The new selection includes: Grilled eel stone pot rice, a combination of freshwater eel rice with a chewy texture and a clean taste; Hanwoo beef tartar stone pot rice, featuring low-fat, fresh Hanwoo beef round, rich in taste and nutrition; crab meat stone pot rice, full of crab meat and low-salt pollock roe; abalone stone pot rice — a Dining Room favorite — filled with healthy local abalone, chestnuts, jujube and wild ginseng sprouts; black pork stone pot rice, rich in protein and minerals; and Neungi mushroom stone pot rice promoting healthy digestion, and seasonal vegetables to provide a delicious combination of flavors. Served with every stone pot rice dish is premium seaweed paper, considered a winter delicacy.
Also newly introduced is a special seafood stone plate serving up the fresh taste of grilled fish, shrimp, abalone and scallops, as well as our beef stone plate featuring premium marinated sirloin and tenderloin, hamburger steak and grilled deodeok, or a mountain herb. The plates grilled on charcoal bring out the original taste and the subtle aroma of charcoal.
The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Busan uses only healthy, fresh ingredients. It offers a rich and elegant selection of newly crafted stone pot specialties, ideal to keep the chilly weather at bay. The menus are available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the price starts from 23,000 won (including tax).
Park Hyatt Busan: (051) 990-1234
51, Marine City 1-ro, Busan’s Haeundae District