The Luxury Collection enters South Korea in style with Gangnam hotel

by | 10 Jun 2021 | Design

Designed by Humbert & Poyet, Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam combines modern aesthetics with timeless Korean features.

South Korea is celebrating the arrival of Marriott International’s The Luxury Collection to the country.

A truly luxurious offering

Josun Palace, located in the lively Seoul district of Gangnam, occupies a historic building dating back to 1914. A property that once housed the Chosun Hotel, regarded by many as Korea’s first luxury hotel, has been transformed to suit the needs of contemporary travellers.

The Josun Palace scheme, designed by Humbert & Poyet of Monaco, aims to redefine luxury by incorporating sophisticated, contemporary characteristics with timeless Korean elements such as strong lines and geometric patterns. The property also now boasts a signature fragrance, ‘Lasting Impression’, that evokes the mystery and elegance of incense in key parts of the hotel.

Philipp Weghmann, VP and global brand leader for The Luxury Collection, said: “Seoul is a vibrant and culturally rich city, making it a natural fit for our expanding footprint as we continue to offer our global explorers captivating home bases from which to explore all corners of the world. Josun Palace will draw on its storied legacy, and we’re delighted to offer our guests distinctive design and exceptional service as they discover this magical destination.”

A feast for the senses

Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam benefits from a prime location with convenient access to the COEX Mall and Apgujeong, as well as famous sights such as the Bongeunsa Buddhist temple and Samneung Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The property boasts 254 well-appointed guestrooms, each with stunning views out across Seoul – and their own private bar. Visitors can also choose between no fewer than five F&B options onsite, including Cantonese eatery The Great Hong Yuan, Korean-themed Eatanic Garden and 1914 Lounge & Bar.

In addition, there’s a heated pool, fitness centre and sauna in the Josun Wellness Club. And events can be hosted in The Great Hall, which seats up to 300 guests, the 140-seater Royal Chamber, or the 110-seater Private Chamber.

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