SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has expanded its portfolio in South Korea with the opening of the new 170-room JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul. The new hotel is the second JW Marriott to open in Seoul and the first hotel in the city to receive LEED Gold certification, according to the company.
“South Korea is one of Asia’s fastest growing global economies and a strategically important North Asian travel hub,” said Simon Cooper, president & managing director of Asia-Pacific for Marriott International. “JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul will further strengthen our luxury brand portfolio in this very important market and it will complement our existing JW Marriott Seoul, which continues to be a great standard bearer for the brand.”
Featuring an urban facade and interiors designed to exude elegance, warm luxury and minimalist sophistication, the property is located in the heart of Seoul’s fashion district and adjacent to the subway station and key tourist attractions.
The new hotel has 170 guestrooms, including 19 Executive Sky View Rooms and 15 Suites. A dedicated Executive Lounge with an open balcony serves the Executive Floor rooms. Among the hotel’s health and fitness facilities are an indoor 25-m. lap pool, the exclusive Club 501 Fitness Center and The JW Spa.
The hotel’s food and beverage program includes BLT Steak, of the internationally renowned New York steakhouse; Tavolo 24, a casual all-day dining restaurant featuring live cooking stations; The Lounge, which specializes in artisan chocolates, martinis and afternoon tea; and Seoul Baking Company, which serves fresh cakes and pastries from its open kitchen. The rooftop Griffin Bar overlooks East Gate, a main attraction in Seoul.
With a total of 10,570 sq. ft. of meeting space and a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 750 guests, the hotel’s meetings facilities also include an ultra-high definition 98-screen media wall.