Hilton signs second South Korean DoubleTree

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Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Urban Bluewings Co Ltd for the second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in South Korea.

Slated to open in Q1 2026, DoubleTree by Hilton Yeosu will be situated in Yeosu, the second largest city in Jeollanam-do Province, located on the country’s central south coast.

Room range

The hotel will feature 179 rooms, encompassing a range of standard rooms, suites and a presidential suite to accommodate the needs of business and leisure travellers. The property will offer diverse dining options including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a café and bar lounge.

More than 370 sq m of versatile event space will cater to corporate meetings and social gatherings, plus an array of wellness-focused amenities will include an executive lounge, a fitness centre, a spa, a rooftop outdoor pool and a Korean bath house.

Sought-after destination

Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, APAC ex Greater China, Hilton, said: “We are pleased to partner with Urban Bluewings Co Ltd on our second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Korea, one of the most highly sought-after leisure destinations for intra-Asian travel.

“The scenic city of Yeosu is a famed gateway to nearby islands, and when open, DoubleTree by Hilton Yeosu stands ready to serve the millions of leisure and business travellers drawn here every year.”

Inspirational brand

Vincent Ong, vice president, brand management, full service, Asia Pacific, Hilton, commented: “For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has been delivering friendly, approachable, and unpretentious hospitality to comfort-seeking guests around the world. As one of the fastest-growing Hilton brands in Asia Pacific, we are excited to expand the brand presence in Korea and look forward to extending a warm welcome to travellers in Yeosu.

“The brand is all about inspiring guests with feel-good moments, and this starts from the moment they come through our doors with our signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.”

Shaping the future

Jun Gu Lee, chairman, Urban Bluewings Co Ltd, added: “I would like to thank Hilton wholeheartedly for providing us with the opportunity to connect with travellers from all over the world through the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. It is an absolute honour to shape the future of Yeosu, one of Korea’s top tourist attractions, with a leading global hospitality company.

“We look forward to working closely with Hilton to open the hotel in 2026, and welcome domestic and international travellers to the 2026 Yeosu World Island Exhibition, as well as everything that Yeosu has to offer.”