Accor and joint venture partner Ennismore are to open the first property under the Maison Delano brand in Asia.

The 81-room and 52-residence Maison Delano Seoul will be situated in the Gangnam district of the South Korean capital, and will feature a sunken garden courtyard, rooftop infinity pool, members’ club, spa and fitness centre, as well as “exceptional culinary and mixology experiences”.

The property is set to open in 2026, and will feature what the architects referred to as “a reinterpretation of the traditional Korean Pavilion”, with a ‘park facade’ “cocooning the entire building facade and sunken courtyard in trees and greenery to create a connection with nature as it flows in and around the building”.

Maison Delano is an urban spin-off of the Delano resort brand, which launched in Miami in 1995, although Delano South Beach has been closed since March 2020.

The brand is set to make its European debut in the coming weeks, with the opening of Maison Delano Paris.

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Commenting on the news Chadi Farhat, Brand COO for Delano & Head of Middle East & Asia Pacific at Ennismore, said:

“Maison Delano is making its way to Asia to cater to a growing number of modern traveller 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 which is so rich in culture.”,