Ennismore moves Maison Delano into Asia

Accor’s Ennismore division is bringing its recently-launched luxury strand, Maison Delano, to Asia with a planned site in Seoul, South Korea.

Maison Delano Seoul is being styled as a ‘bustling cocoon’ and will be located in the affluent Gangnam district.

Going global

Delano, which first appeared in Miami in 1995, was a pioneer in redefining the lifestyle resort concept. Ennismore is now taking the brand global, with the first Maison Delano due to imminently open in Paris, France.

The South Korean hotel will respect Delano’s history and soul: everything is designed to be effortless, personalised and understated.

Vibrant hub

Set to open in 2026, Maison Delano Seoul will boast 81 guestrooms and 52 branded residences and culinary and mixology experiences that create a vibrant hub for guests.

The hotel will also be home to a members’ club, a sunken garden courtyard, and an  indoor and outdoor infinity rooftop pool overlooking the tree canopy of Gangnam Park.

Park façade

The hotel’s design will be rooted in crafted simplicity; using natural and raw materials with a focus on the simple compositions and the flow of movement. In a reinterpretation of the traditional Korean Pavilion, the architects have created a ‘park façade’ concept, cocooning the entire building and sunken courtyard in trees and greenery to create a connection with nature.

Wellness will play a pivotal role within the hotel, bringing science and spirituality together with a holistic approach across physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, including the latest wellness technology, as well as a spa and a gym.

Elevated experiences

Chadi Farhat, brand COO for Delano and head of Middle East and Asia Pacific at Ennismore, said: “Maison Delano is making its way to Asia to cater to a growing number of modern travellers who seek a sophisticated getaway and elevated experiences with creative energy like no others.

“We are incredibly excited to bring the Delano brand to Seoul, and curate a unique experience for guests in a city that is so rich in culture.”