2018.1.18 Hotel events
Through Feb. 28: The hotel’s spectacular outdoor pool began its annual transformation into a winter ice skating center in late November and is now ready to greet a new season of winter skaters. Located on the Garden Level of the hotel, the rink is one of the city’s most popular tourist spots for winter leisure activities. The Outdoor Ice Rink, surrounded by the wintry landscape of Mount Namsan, offers winter adventures filled with festive fun and spectacular city views. Now celebrating its 22nd winter season, the rink accommodates up to 150 skaters, and is open daily throughout the season. A welcome array of warm delights, including hot chocolate, soups and treats, are available at the rink side snack bar to keep you toasty as you skate.
The skating season is filled with amazing promotions to enhance your winter skating experience. “Propose on Ice” is a special proposal ceremony prepared by the event magicians at Grand Hyatt Seoul. After daily operations at the ice rink ends, it is transformed into a romantic stage, with a special table set up with wine and cake. The rink’s dramatic lighting, sound effects and a custom bouquet from the hotel’s florist all come together to make this ceremony one of life’s most unforgettable moments.
The ice rink is open from 12 to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Entrance fee is 27,000 won ($24)per person on Mondays through Thursdays and 33,000 won on Friday through Sundays and holidays. One ticket allows visitors to skate for two hours. Skate rentals are available for 21,000 won. All prices include 10 percent tax.
Grand Hyatt Seoul: (02) 799-8888
322 Sowol-ro, central Seoul
Through March 31: The two hotels announced the opening of the Strawberry Dessert Buffet promotion in each of their Lobby Lounges. Since the introduction of the Strawberry Dessert Buffet in 2007, InterContinental Hotel has continued the tradition with innovative menus and original concepts. This year, the hotels will offer a different Strawberry Dessert Buffet in the form of a course meal and a buffet.
Firstly, the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas presents the Strawberry Gourmet Boutique promotion featuring a course meal featuring delicacies along with a semi-buffet styled Strawberry Dessert Buffet at its iconic photo zone, the Lobby Lounge. Guests will find a six-course meal, featuring delicacies including foie gras, caviar and truffles, a fine-dining experience consisting of appetizer, starter, soup, pasta, main dish and dessert. The dessert course is the strawberry on the cake - guests may indulge to their heart’s content of over 10 kinds of strawberry desserts created by Eric Kalaboke, the new pastry chef at the InterContinental. The desserts include strawberry Saint-Honore, strawberry cannele bordelaise and red crumble choux. The Strawberry Gourmet Boutique will only be available on weekends from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and costs 65,000 won ($58) per person, including tax and service charges.
InterContinental Seoul Coex presents its traditional Strawberry Dessert Buffet in the Lobby Lounge. Featuring the hotel chef’s interpretation of street desserts, including strawberry souffle, strawberry tart, strawberry matcha roll, strawberry brownie and more. For guests who need a rest from the sweets, there will also be savory menus including salmon sandwiches, stir-fried rice noodles, soup tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), and udon. All guests will be offered a cup of coffee or tea.
Strawberry Avenue will operate from Fridays to Sunday. Friday operating hours are from 12 to 2 p.m. while Saturday and Sunday services come in two parts from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for the first seating and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the second. It is 55,000 won including tax and service charge.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, southern Seoul
InterContinental Seoul Coex: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, southern Seoul