The Luxury Collection, part of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, entered the South Korean market with the opening last month of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam.
“We are delighted to mark the milestone expansion of our Luxury Collection brand into South Korea with the opening of Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam,” said Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “The opening of our newest gem further diversifies our exciting collection of hotels in South Korea, offering unique experiences to our discerning guests.”
Originally built in 1914 as one of Korea’s first luxury hotels, Josun Palace’s design combines modern aesthetics with timeless Korean style elements such as strong lines and bold geometric patterns.
The hotel’s 254 rooms and suites all offer views overlooking Seoul. Amenities include Frette’s Andrea line bedding, toiletries and bath products by The Luxury Collection’s signature “Le Chemin” line by BYREDO, and a specialized private bar for guests who want to craft their own cocktails in-room.
The property also features five elevated, on-site food and beverage options. The Great Hong Yuan delivers authentic modern Cantonese fine dining. Eatanic Garden showcases new Korean contemporary food. Constans serves an international menu and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1914 Lounge & Bar pays homage to the hotel’s heritage, offering tea and light meals in the afternoon and cocktails and classic spirits in the evening. And Josun Deli the Boutique serves freshly baked pastries and cakes, along with gourmet coffee and tea.
The health and fitness needs of guests are met at the Josun Wellness Club. It includes a heated indoor pool and a deck area with panoramic views over the Gangnam skyline; a fully-equipped fitness center with state-of-the-art cardio and resistance training equipment; and a luxurious sauna facility.
Josun Palace also offers a range of meeting and event spaces, including;
- The Great Hall, which features an extra-large media wall, the latest AV facilities as well as a foyer for pre-function cocktails, and accommodates up to 300 guests;
- the Royal Chamber, a more intimate space for groups of up to 140 people;
- and the Private Chamber, which can accommodate up to 110 guests.