2021.4.8 Hotel Events
Andaz Seoul Gangnam
Daily: Andaz Seoul Gangnam, a lifestyle hotel brand of Hyatt International, located next to Apgujeong subway station, presents the Bubbles N Bites happy hour promotion, where guests can enjoy canapé-style bites and unlimited beverages from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Jogakbo Bites & Wine bar.
The Bubbles N Bites happy hour promotion is designed for those looking for a casual social gathering with a value-for-money dining experience. Guests can enjoy free-flow white, red or sparkling wine and beer for two hours, complete with seven kinds of canapé-style snacks for 55,000 won ($49) per person. The snacks include: Olive and manchego; crostini, small pieces of roasted bread with white anchovies; Italian prosciutto tapas; French fries; gambas, one of the most popular types of tapas in Spain; cuttlefish with black aioli sauce cooked on a teppan griddle; and churros. All snacks will be served directly to guests’ tables.
The Jogakbo restaurant, recently relaunched in March, offers exquisite dining experiences via three unique dining & bar venues, Bites & Wine, Seafood Grill and Meat & Co.. The Bites & Wine bar, where the Bubbles N Bites happy hour promotion is available, features over 100 kinds of liquor and a variety of snacks cooked nonstop from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the teppan open kitchen. Most dishes are priced between 10,000 and 30,000 won, and beverages start from 8,000 won per glass.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam: (02) 2193-1234
854 Nonhyeon-ro Gangnam District
Park Hyatt Busan
Daily: Patisserie, the pastry boutique at Park Hyatt Busan presents 20 different kinds of bread, including black rice bread, keto bread, and pretzels, which combine taste and nutrition to appeal to people of all ages.
Patisserie recently released a selection of healthy breads without chemical additives, such as artificial sweeteners, as interest in healthy and safe foods has increased. “Black rice bread,” which is flavored by adding bamboo salt to nutrient-rich black rice, is a vegan bread that everyone can enjoy. It does not contain white flour, white sugar, butter, milk, or eggs. Other new selections include “Keto bread” for people interested in ketogenic diets that reduce carbohydrates and increase fat intake, pretzels made with bay salt, and cheese pretzels with emmental cheese and parmesan cheese. Patisserie, located on the first floor, is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays to Sundays, and prices start at 2,000 won, tax included.
Meanwhile, Park Hyatt Busan has appointed Chef Chang-won Kang as its new pastry chef who manages pastries and desserts for all restaurants and events in the hotel. Chef Kang has 20 years of experience at many hotels, and joined the Park Hyatt Busan after working at the Grand Hyatt Incheon and Hyatt Regency Jeju. He uses fresh seasonal ingredients to enhance the original taste and characteristics of the ingredients and presents pastries and desserts with various concepts depending on the season.
Park Hyatt Busan: (051) 990-1234
51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae District
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Through May 31: JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul presents the "Sweet Moments" experience.
"Sweet Moments" includes one night in a Deluxe, Executive Deluxe or Executive Suite Room, breakfast at all-day dining destination Tavolo 24 for two and relaxation in the stunning interior design and eco-friendly environment of the hotel’s swimming pool and fitness center, awarded the coveted Gold status by the United States' Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
An unmissable highlight of the "Sweet Moments" experience is the "Salon de Strawberry with Barbie."
The "Salon de Strawberry with Barbie" in-room afternoon tea set features a selection of deserts crafted from the freshest strawberries along with two strawberry beverages.
The experience also includes a Barbie Passport with ticket and "Open-car Barbie or Scooter Barbie" as a welcome amenity. If guests stay at either the Executive Deluxe or Executive Suite Room, the package provides free Executive Lounge access for two and a Salon de Strawberry pink cup-noodle as an additional special giveaway.
The "Sweet Moments" experience is priced from 200,000 won, exclusive of 10-percent service charge and 10-percent tax.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul: (02) 2276-3000
279 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno District
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
Through June 30: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong will showcase the luxurious French perfume brand “Maison Francis Kurkdjian” along with “Fleur de la Reine Royal High Tea” inspired by flowers until the end of June at the Lobby Lounge & Bar. True to the meaning of “Fleur de la Reine,” which means “the queen’s flower” in French, “Fleur de la Reine Royal High Tea” provides sumptuous desserts reminiscent of spring flowers together with two sets of perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian as special gifts.
“Fleur de la Reine Royal High Tea” includes some 11 different dishes that pair with tea, such as flower dacquoise, flower chips, spring flower scallop purée, that offer the vibrancy of cherry blossoms, roses, elderflower and more. In addition to the premium tea and coffee menus, the afternoon tea set comes with the signature blossom tea as a welcome drink. Customers can also take advantage of the “WOW” service to choose and taste their own chocolates among the various colors of rose-shaped chocolates.
The two sets of the Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfumes included with “Fleur de la Reine Royal High Tea” for two featuring “À la rose,” the brand's signature perfume containing 400 fresh roses in each bottle, and “L’Homme À la rose,” a rose fragrance for men created by master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. These perfumes evoke the refreshing spirit of spring, allowing customers to relish in the delightful aromas and springtime memories after indulging in the Royal High Tea.
This spring flower-inspired “Fleur de la Reine Royal High Tea” is available at the lobby lounge on the hotel's first floor until the end of June, and the price is 80,000 won for two people, including tax and service charges.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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