Park Hyatt Busan Opens
Tuesday February 26th, 2013 - 10:55AM
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CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the Park Hyatt Busan, the tenth Park Hyatt property in Asia-Pacific and the second Park Hyatt hotel in Korea following Park Hyatt Seoul.
Park Hyatt Busan is built in a modern style with 33 floors above ground and six floors below ground level. With 269 guestrooms, including 69 suites, the shape of the building is designed to symbolically express the dramatic beauty and power that Busan represents, according to the company. Inspired by the energy of Busan and its ocean view, architect Daniel Libeskind designed the hotel in a curved shape, meant to embody the ocean waves in Busan. In addition to its exterior representing the ocean wave at Haeundae Beach as well as the camellia, a symbolic flower of Busan, the interior of Park Hyatt Busan offers views of the ocean and Gwangan Bridge though floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Super Potato, a Japanese design firm, designed the interior of the hotel. According to the company, nature-friendly materials, such as hardwood and natural stone, were used to offer a residential style, a signature concept for the hotel’s modern aesthetic.
Located on the 32nd floor, ‘Dining Room’ features an open kitchen and sushi bar serving steak, fresh seafood and sushi and sashimi. A casual restaurant in a residential style, ‘Living Room’ offers casual menus of Korean and western cuisine, as well as live music to entertain diners during the evening hours. ‘Lounge,’ located on the same floor as the lobby, serves afternoon tea, wine and various beverages. Additionally, Patisserie, a pastry boutique, serves homemade pastries, chocolate, praline and sandwiches, prepared to order.
The hotel also offers Lumi Spa & Fitness at Park Hyatt Busan, which occupies three floors and features a fitness center, indoor swimming pool and spa treatment facility with seven treatment rooms. The spa’s indoor swimming pool is built on 65-ft-wide granite stones.
The hotel also offers event space including the ‘Drawing Room,’ a multi-event facility in a residential style. It is located on the 33rd floor.
Tags: Hospitality Construction/Renovation
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