Hyatt Hotels has launched a brand new Park Hyatt in Busan, which is the tenth Park Hyatt property in Asia and the second in South Korea.
The 269-room Park Hyatt Busan is located within the new region of the city next to Haeundae Beach, which also includes several other hotels, the world’s largest shopping mall – Shinsegae Centum City – and the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO).
The curvaceous 33-story building, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, symbolises the wind-filled sails of a ship and the waves of the ocean – all of which are integral parts of Busan’s seaside culture. Interiors were put together by world-renowned Japanese design firm, Super Potato, in a way that accentuates nature with the use of hardwood, natural stones and plants.
Guestrooms, most of which consist of floor-to-ceiling windows for sweeping views of the ocean and Gwangan Bridge, are equipped with all standard amenities, including Blu-ray players, coffee machines and a media hub for guests to connect their own audio/video material.
The hotel consists of four food and beverage outlets and a spa and fitness centre facility that occupies three floors, and features an indoor swimming pool, gym and spa. Public spaces and restaurants are all equipped with free wifi internet access while in-room internet is charged.
For a more about South Korea's second-largest metropolis, read our feature which appeared in the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific November 2010 issue. For more information, visit www.busan.park.hyatt.com