JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 hotel brands, has announced the opening of JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa in Seogwipo, Jeju.

Perched on a cliffside overlooking the volcanic coastlines of the island, the new resort is designed to let guests focus on being mindful and present, creating experiences to nourish the body and spirit.

“We are delighted to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Jeju island, one of South Korea’s most beautiful holiday destinations with its unique culture, history and traditions, as well as its spectacular UNESCO World heritage-listed natural attractions,” said Bruce Rohr, vice president and global brand leader, JW Marriott.

“JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa is an architectural masterpiece that exists in harmonious balance with its natural surroundings, and we are confident that this new opening will set a new benchmark for luxury resort offerings in the country.”

JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa is directly connected to Route 7 of Jeju’s famous Olle Trail, a walking path that follows the coastline for approximately 17.7 kilometers, overlooking endless stretches of blue ocean and nearby Beomseom island.

Jeju island is home to several Unesco World Heritage sites, including Hallasan Mountain Natural Reserve, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, and the Getbol Tidal Flats.

The island is a one-hour flight from Seoul, and the resort is an hour’s drive from Jeju International Airport.

Seoul-Jeju is one of the busiest routes in the world, with multiple flights departing every hour.

JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa offers 197 guest rooms including 28 suites, all appointed in natural wood and warm tones.

The standard 45-square-meter Deluxe Rooms feature separate powder rooms, and the suites are a spacious 92 square meters. Selected rooms have large marble bathtubs for two, ideal for a relaxing soak while taking in the stunning panoramas.

The resort was designed by luxury hotel designer Bill Bensley, who took inspiration from the raw natural beauty of Jeju and its farming and fishing traditions.

Guests will find balance through five carefully curated culinary experiences.

JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa offers its signature Spa by JW with sauna facilities, and four indoor and outdoor swimming pools fed by the island’s volcanic springs.

The resort’s event spaces, equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, are ideal for extraordinary meetings, memorable social gatherings, and romantic island weddings. The Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 600 guests with 561 square meters of space, and other function rooms are customizable to suit every occasion.

“JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa is setting new benchmarks in modern resort design and service with luxury amenities, signature programming, and immersive experiences that will showcase the finest of Jeju to visitors,” said Douglas Kim, General Manager JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa. “We look forward to welcoming our guests to find nourishment in mind, body, and spirit in one of South Korea’s most beautiful holiday destinations.”