The DoubleTree by Hilton brand entered the Korean market this month with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Seoul Pangyo.
Spanning 25 floors, the property is the largest full-service hotel and residences complex in southern Gyeonggi. The dual building complex comprises 432 hotel rooms and 170 residences, designed in neutral tones and muted colors inspired by the foliage surrounding the property.
DoubleTree by Hilton Seoul Pangyo’s guestrooms feature modern interiors and natural lighting with executive rooms that grant access to the Executive Lounge. As the first upscale residential hotel in the city of Seongnam, the residences feature spacious and comfortable studio rooms, as well as premium suites of up to two bedrooms that feature separate bedroom and living room spaces.
Amongst the dining offerings, Nyx offers an elevated dining experience that enables guests to take in the Pangyo skyline through panoramic windows, while the all-day dining restaurant Demeter serves international buffets. The hotel also features state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center with a fully equipped Pilates studio, a driving range, a tennis court and a sauna.
“The launch of DoubleTree by Hilton in Korea is testament to Hilton’s commitment to establishing our presence in enticing gateway cities across the region. South Korea is a dynamic destination for business and leisure with strong projected growth for the coming years. We are optimistic that DoubleTree by Hilton Seoul Pangyo will be well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of our guests,” said Timothy Soper, area vice president, head of Japan, Korea & Micronesia, Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Seoul Pangyo operates an urban rooftop bee farm with the aim of sustainable beekeeping that helps protect and maintain viable populations of thriving colonies. With its own harvest, the hotel offers a wide spectrum of honey-infused culinary creations, ranging from cocktails with a natural honeycomb to honey cakes and “Bee My Honey” afternoon tea sets. As part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s ‘Do Good, Feel Good’ program and as an extension of its CARE culture, the hotel also organizes weekly workshops to help educate children to care. Helping young ones understand the importance of bees to the ecosystem aims to instill a sense of purpose that travelling with awareness can further fulfill.
The property is also amongst the first in South Korea to obtain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Chain of Custody certifications, offering guests sustainably-sourced seafood across its restaurants.