2021.1.13 Hotel Events
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Through Jan. 26: JW Marriott Hotel Seoul celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Tiger with a selection of discerningly curated gift sets, handpicked by master chefs and specialists and available from Cafe One on the hotel's first floor.
Chosen by the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul culinary team, sommeliers, culinary specialists and other experts, this year's gift sets are arranged into six categories — beef, seafood, gourmet, liquor, JW exclusive and JW experience — presenting diverse options for every taste.
The beef selection features the Hanwoo (Korean beef) Grilling Steak set, including steak cuts of premium Hanwoo beef served at the flagship seventh-floor restaurant The Margaux Grill, pine-infused sea salt, and truffle oil for an epicurean steak experience; Super-prime Steak, handpicked cuts of prime U.S. beef — the country's highest grade — boasting outstanding marbling and texture; the Festive Hanwoo Selection, comprising cuts of beef traditionally used in festive dishes such as sanjeok kebabs, jeon pancakes, skewers and soups; Marinated Bulgalbi (short ribs), presented in a marinade crafted from traditional spices and medicinal herbs; and marinated short ribs, all prepared from the finest meat cuts by JW Marriott Hotel Seoul's master chefs and conveniently packaged for effortless home cooking.
The Seafood Selection features Roed Gulbi, which is yellow corvina caught in the pristine waters off Beopseongpo, South Jeolla, Korea's celebrated home of the finest corvina, and dried in fresh sea air; and Wando Live Abalone, raised on a diverse diet of nutritious seaweeds off the coast of Wando Island, South Jeolla, for a deliciously tender, chewy texture.
Additional gift set options include delicacies in the Gourmet Selection, such as the Classic Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil set; the Handmade Hanwoo Beef Jerky set, crafted from the tender and aromatic beef of cattle raised in the alpine pastures of Pyeongchang in Gangwon Province; the Smoked Salmon set; the Cheongdo Semi-dried Persimmon set; and the Pu'er Tea and Teaware set.
The JW Exclusive Selection includes diffusers containing the hotel's signature room fragrances, linens sets embodying the elegance and comfort of a JW Marriott guest room, and a customizable choice of favorite gourmet items including diverse sauces, desserts and wines, packaged in a luxury hamper.
The JW Experience Selection features popular accommodation packages, hotel buffet dining vouchers, and Club Marriott membership, including hotel accommodation and dining privileges.
Finally, the Liquor Selection comprises 32 diverse wines and spirits handpicked by the hotel's head sommelier, presenting unique gift options for close friends, family and valued associates.
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul 2022 Lunar New Year Gift Sets range in price from 20,000 won ($16.80) to 3,000,000 won, offering ideal gifts for all tastes and budgets.
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Through Feb. 28: Four Seasons Hotel Seoul will showcase a joint promotion with the premium coffee brand, "Nespresso" with the motif of "sustainability," featuring a commitment to the valuable setting that offers a precious environment for coffee and hotel ingredients to grow.
The promotion includes the limited-edition coffee capsules from Nespresso's "Gifts of the Forest" campaign, designed to protect more of the forest, and Four Seasons Hotel Seoul will contribute a variety of desserts, cocktails, and limited-edition room packages. Some of the proceeds from the sales of collaborative products will be donated to Naver Happy Bean to support activities for environmental protection.
In addition, capsule disposal boxes will be set in the hotel's lobby during the promotion to encourage recycling. With every donation, business cards can be added into a lottery of prizes, such as complimentary hotel stays, the latest Nespresso machines and capsules.
First, the "Gifts of the Forest Room Package" is limited to 100 rooms. All those who purchase the room package will receive a Colombian fashion designer, Johanna Ortiz's limited-edition silk scarf, a notebook made of recycled paper, and three boxes of limited-edition Nespresso capsules; an in-room welcome amenity of a small Nespresso and Four Seasons Hotel Seoul collaboration cake; a one-night stay in an Four Seasons Hotel Seoul luxurious club-level room with access to the Executive Club Lounge, which offers a variety of food and beverage services, from breakfast to dinner and cocktail hours; and access to the Korean Sauna for two adults.
The "Gifts of the Forest Room Package" price ranges from 660,000 won (around $554).
Meanwhile, the lobby lounge Maru, located on the hotel's first floor, presents desserts and cocktails made using Nespresso's "Gift from the Forest" capsule coffee, which has the aroma of rich forest fruit and almond scents.
There are coffee bean-shaped coffee sponge cakes filled with ganache (15,000 won), coffee tarts with coffee ganache and vanilla mascarpone cream (16,000 won), and Nespresso capsule-shaped tiramisu filled with soft ladyfingers and mascarpone mousse with crispy almond crunches (16,000 won).
At the same time, guests can also order two types of cocktails, "Nespresso Martini" (27,000 won) and "Affogato" (20,000 won), and taste the rich flavor of the coffee. "Nespresso Martini" adds fresh Nespresso coffee to vodka and Australian coffee liqueur, which is good for a light drink in the afternoon with its rich aroma and softness. At the same time, "Affogato" is savory and sweet for fun pouring cocktails mixed with Italian almond liqueur and Nespresso coffee on to truffle ice cream.
In addition, during this promotion period, the hotel's first-floor cafe, "Confections by Four Seasons" will also sell "Infinity Coffee Tart" (52,000 won), which combines coffee mousse, marshmallow, and a crispy and savory crust that conveys the flavor of coffee with various textures.
"We have always thought about sustainability and found and practiced ways for the hotel to contribute," said Alejandro Bernabé, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.
"We want to share with customers the importance of 'sustainability' and show our gratitude for nature that returns to us resources as a 'gift' alongside Nespresso, which aligns with the hotel's philosophy."
BY LEE JIAN [firstname.lastname@example.org]