Three of the best... hotels for events in Seoul

C&IT gives the lowdown on three of the leading hotels for meetings and events in the South Korean capital.

Grand Hyatt Seoul
Grand Hyatt Seoul

Grand Hyatt Seoul

Located north of the Han River and only a short distance from the towering and colourful N Seoul Tower is the 601-room Grand Hyatt Seoul. The hotel is home to one of the city’s most popular and high-end bars, JJ Mahoney’s, which has regular live music and DJs, and can be accessed directly from the hotel lobby.

Rooms range from standard to Grand Club, with additional 60sqm luxury suites. Thanks to the hotel’s enviable vantage point, guests staying on the northern side of the hotel can enjoy incredible views across the rolling hills of the city, populated with skyscrapers and ancient temples beside the meandering Han River.

The Grand Hyatt’s event space is made up of ten boardrooms, five meeting rooms and a grand ballroom, which can host up to 2,000 delegates for receptions, fashion shows, conferences and exhibitions. The five event halls are capable of hosting groups from 30 to 1,000, while the ten boardrooms are ideal for smaller gatherings of between six and 16.

A poolside barbeque opens in the summer months, hosting up to 100 people for evening receptions, while The Paris Grill and Japanese restaurants Akaska and Tenkai are among the property’s 12 dining venues.

Park Hyatt Seoul Hotel

Night-time views of Seoul are aplenty in the South Korean capital and the views from the 24th floor lobby of the Park Hyatt Seoul Hotel can claim to rival the very best. Located in Seoul’s affluent Gangnam District and adjacent to the Korean Exhibition Centre, the five-star property includes 185 guestrooms and a further 38 suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views from the top storeys.

The Park Hyatt’s six meeting rooms are located on the third floor. The Salon is the largest, with 112sqm of event space accommodating groups of up to 80 people for meetings, while three smaller boardrooms can host between ten and 14 delegates, although when combined can accommodate 60.

Cornerstone, The Lounge, The Timber House and the Citrus Bar make up the hotel’s drinking and dining options, with a clear variety running throughout. The Cornerstone seats up to 150 and serves a range of both western and Asian cuisines while The Timber House, which is styled on a traditional Korean hanok, seats 97.

Lotte Hotel Seoul

One of city’s largest properties, the Lotte Hotel Seoul includes 1,120 rooms, 13 restaurants and bars and 16 conference rooms and banquet halls. The hotel recently opened its New Wing, which operates a three-Michelin-star restaurant on the 35th floor, as well as a selection of 42sqm deluxe rooms with towering city views.

The largest meeting space is the Crystal Ballroom, which can host a range of corporate events for up to 800 delegates. The event space is accompanied by state-of-the-art A/V equipment, an eight-language interpretation system and laser beam lighting. The Sapphire Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests for dinners and receptions, while a further five smaller suites are ideal for more intimate meetings.

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