Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, one of the finest ultra-luxury hospitality brands, has announced that it will soon debut in South Korea’s capital city.
Rosewood Seoul will be situated beside Yongsan Park in the heart of the city. The location of Rosewood Seoul holds significant cultural, historical, and geographical value and places visitors within an exceptional area of the city. With frontage along Noksapyeong-daero, one of Seoul’s main thoroughfares, The Parkside Seoul serves as a connector to both the city’s traditional business district to the north and the modern Gangnam area to the south.
As mentioned above, the hotel will exist within The Parkside Seoul, a revolutionary development occupying the former site of the United Nations Command. The mixed-use neighborhood will also include high-end retail and residences connected by expansive outdoor spaces, creating a new environment for activity and human interaction.
Akin to Central Park in New York or Hyde Park in London, the hotel’s neighboring Yongsan Park will serve as a new hub that stretches from the banks of the Han River to the foot of Namsan Mountain and includes noteworthy attractions such as the National Museum of Korea. Guests of Rosewood Seoul will find more opportunities for exploration and discovery in the hotel’s surrounding Itaewon area, one of Seoul’s most affluent neighborhoods. Here, sophisticated shopping, world-class dining, and elegant nightlife are all within easy reach.
Seoul is one of Asia’s most dynamic metropolises known for its innovation while simultaneously honoring its distinctive history and heritage. We look forward to exploring this destination through the Rosewood lens and are thrilled to be working with our partners at Eleven D&C Co. to create an elevated lifestyle experience that will bring attention to Seoul amongst a new generation of ultra-luxury travelers.said Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group.
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Inspired by Seoul’s famed architecture, known for its futuristic lines and eye-catching facades, the new hotel will blend seamlessly into the sleek and contemporary skyline of the city. The new hotel will feature approximately 250 rooms and suites “which will be amongst the largest in the city”. An urban resort in its own right, the property will boast a selection of amenities, including seven restaurants and bars and comprehensive wellness facilities.
Rosewood Seoul will also be home to an Asaya, Rosewood’s comprehensive wellness concept focused on the intersections between physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This expression of Asaya will be designed to incorporate offerings that speak to Korea’s cutting-edge approach and commitment to health and beauty. Spanning 4,500 square meters, Asaya will have multiple treatment rooms, hydrotherapy and relaxation areas, indoor pool, luxury locker rooms and saunas, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor golfing facility. Additional hotel facilities will include extensive, multi-purpose event space totaling 1,800 square meters and Rosewood Explorers, the brand’s culturally inspired kids club concept.
We are thrilled to have Rosewood Hotels & Resorts join The Parkside Seoul, a mixed-use development project planned on a site with historical significance in the center of Seoul. Despite the site being located in the heart of the city, it took 111 years for the site to be returned to the Korean people due to its tumultuous history, making the development of The Parkside Seoul a historic event in itself. The combination of the dynamic charm of Seoul, a city where the past and the present coexist, and Rosewood’s guiding principles is sure to make Rosewood Seoul a new landmark of Seoul, beloved by sophisticated travelers from around the world and Seoulites alike.said Seok Oh Eum, Chairman of Eleven D&C (the real estate developer who will build the hotel).
Rosewood says that the South Korean capital “is a natural fit for Rosewood’s unique approach to delivering luxury lifestyle experiences”.
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