Marriott International’s Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts brand is coming to South Korea this September with the brand’s debut property in the country, Le Meridien Seoul, set to open where the former The Ritz-Carlton Seoul stood.
While an exact opening date has not yet been confirmed, certain details of the new hotel have been unveiled. Along with a European architectural aesthetic, the property will feature 336 rooms, 109 of which will be club rooms and a further 29 suites, both with access to the Club Lounge.
Additional offerings include fitness and pool facilities, as well as three F&B options: all-day dining option Chef’s Palette; Korean, Japanese and Chinese halal restaurant Elements; and cocktail bar Latitude 37.3. Events and meetings facilities are also available.
Mike Fulkerson, vice president of brand and marketing for Marriott International Asia Pacific, said: “With Le Meridien’s brand promise of ‘unlocking a destination’ for our guests through unique filters of discovery – culture, cuisine and coordinates – we look forward to offer curated experiences in this dynamic destination to the creative and curious-minded traveller.”
The new property is situated in Seoul’s popular business district, Gangnam on Bongeunsa-ro, located on the south-east side of the Han River in relative proximity to the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and the Samsung-dong business district. Incheon International Airport is about 60 minutes away by car.