2021.2.18 Hotel Events
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul
Opening on Feb. 24: Fairmont Ambassador Seoul will open its doors on February 24. It is the first time for the luxury brand under the umbrella of Accor Group to open in Korea. It is located in the Parc.1 complex in western Seoul’s Yeouido.
Boasting 31 floors and 326 guest rooms, Fairmont Ambassador Seoul features an array of amenities including a 29th-floor signature rooftop terrace restaurant and bar, an “East-meets-West” all-day dining destination, an iconic Fairmont Gold Lounge, a Fairmont Fit Center, a swimming pool and a luxurious spa. The hotel’s grand ballroom measures 675 square meters (7,265.64 square feet) and presents a new destination in Seoul ideal for hosting meaningful events, complemented by Gallery 7, a complete floor offering a selection of bespoke spaces for diverse business events and private gatherings.
As the first property to fly the Fairmont flag in Korea, Fairmont Ambassador Seoul is set to deliver new and diverse experiences based on the brand’s legendary and engaging service.
Korea will welcome two standout luxury hotels in 2021. As well as the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul set to debut next month with stunning panoramic views of the city skyline, the capital will also be home to the new Sofitel Ambassador Seoul Hotel & Serviced Residences, set to open later this year. The hotel and serviced residences will boast an unmatched outlook over Seokchon Lake Park and feature 563 rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant and bar, indoor swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, fitness center and spa as well as meeting and event spaces.
The lifestyle category is set to be one of Accor’s most vibrant segments over the coming years, with the number of lifestyle hotel openings expected to triple by 2023.
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul: (02) 3395-6000
108 Yeouidae-ro, Yeongdeungpo District
InterContinental Seoul COEX
Through March 31: InterContinental Seoul COEX in Samseong-dong announced its plan to offer a package called “Wise Drinking Life with Cookat Market” as February’s installment for the InterContinental's monthly promotion. The February promotion presents popular traditional drinks and a dessert box from Cookat Market, a convenience food store well-known among millennials and Generation Z.
Brought in collaboration with Cookat Market, the package offers an opportunity to experience popular Cookat Market products, which reflect consumer needs identified in a content analysis on the Cookat Food Channel that has more than 32 million subscribers. Two bottles of “Goheung Yuzu Liquor,” a citrus-flavored traditional drinks picked for “early liquor adopters” who are keen to try various types of alcoholic drinks, a box of “Strawberry-in-Milk Sticky Rice Cake,” a popular Cookat Market dessert, one of which is sold every three seconds, and three types of popular Cookat Spread - Crispy Injeolmi; Cookie & Milk; Green Tea Almond-are included in the pack. The refreshing Goheung Yuzu Liquor, made 100 percent from Goheung’s regional yuzu and rice, creates a sweet holiday mood in a cozy hotel room on a winter night. Guests can also enjoy breakfast for two at Brasserie, which offers healthy food made from fresh local ingredients. Access to the hotel’s fitness club and swimming pool are complimentary.
During the Lunar New Year holiday period from Feb.10 to 13, generous additional benefits are also available. The package is offered at a 10 percent reduced rate to guests born in the Year of the Ox, and guests can participate in a lucky draw event upon check-in. With InterContinental Seoul COEX’s KakaoTalk Plus Friends, an InterContinental puppy doll is given away to the first fifty rooms.
“Monthly InterContinental” is one of the “Fun Projects” that offers a range of new products to guests in their 20s and 30s who regularly enjoy staycations. “Wise Drinking Life with Cookat Market” starts from 220,000 won ($199) including tax and service charge.
InterContinental Seoul COEX: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, Gangnam District
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
Through April 30: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, announced its “Petit Atelier Package” that will be offered until April 30 to allow guests to enjoy a unique experience with their children in a room warmly decorated to look like a cozy attic. Since it is not easy to travel long distances these days, the hotel has come up with this hideout for kids where they can let their imagination loose by watching birds and stars through the windows while lying inside a Native American-themed tent and create drawings with fine art tools prepared for the guests.
The rooms offered for the Petit Atelier Package have diagonally placed windows, which fill them with warm sunlight during the day and allow guests to look up at the star-studded sky at night. The floor is covered with a foldable antibacterial mat from brand Parklon so that children can feel free to jump and play. An air purifier is also available to promote safety. Below the sky-facing windows are Native American-themed tents and couches for infants, and the package comes with a fine art tool set in a wooden case from infant fine art tool brand Dream Art, along with some coloring sheets. A bubble cleanser from brand Kefii is placed in the bathroom so children can enjoy playing with bubbles during their bath. Amenities for kids, including a bath robe and slippers, are available free of charge.
Equipped with 11 private rooms that offer a comfortable breakfast experience, the Grand Kitchen serves a sumptuous menu for three-member families (two adults and a child aged under 12). Also, a specially prepared “I Bear” is included in the package as a gift and makes the whole experience even more memorable.
The Petit Atelier Package is limited to three rooms a day, and guests can choose between a king bed or two double beds. The King Bed Deluxe Room is available from 326,700 won and the Double Bed Deluxe Room from 387,200 won, including tax and service charge. Hotel membership members, including I Choice Members, can avail of a 10-percent discount.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
Andaz Seoul Gangnam
Ongoing: Jogakbo, the restaurant and bar at Andaz Seoul Gangnam, presents the "hip flask to-go" cocktail promotion. As Covid-19 has lasted longer than expected, people’s consumption trends have changed, and they are staying home rather than going out. As a result, dining trends are changing dramatically. However, there are still not many options for drinks, so the hotel's head bartender is presenting to-go cocktails so that people can enjoy high-quality cocktails and spirits for reasonable prices at home.
The bar's list has 11 kinds of spirits including Martin Miller’s Gin and GlenAllachie malt whisky and Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye, all of which are served in a bottle that contains four servings. Prices start at 45,000 won. Cocktails are bottle-aged and include the Martini, the Negroni and the Old Fashioned. These international cocktails, as well as customized cocktails, are available for order. Each bottle contains a portion suitable for two cocktail glasses, and are priced at 25,000 won. All prices include 10-percent tax.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam: (02) 2193-1234
854 Nonhyeon-ro Gangnam District