CLEVELAND, OH—Vantage Hotels’ Lexington brand is adding a 342-room new-construction project in Gangneung, South Korea. The property, which is expected to open in December 2017, will be a full-service hotel and carry Vantage’s Value Hotel Worldwide name, by which Lexington Hotels are known in South Korea.
The property is the fifth new-build in the country to be introduced by Vantage’s master licensee for South Korea, Service Legend, Inc. A 20-floor, 300-room property in Suwon was the first to open; locations in Seogwipo and Sejong City are scheduled to be completed later this year; and a hotel in Jeju City is set to open in 2017. All of the properties are also managed by Service Legend.
The newest Lexington Hotel/Value Hotel Worldwide will include 15 floors of guestrooms and four outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant/buffet, lounge, convenience store, fitness center, meeting rooms and business center. Nearly two-thirds of the rooms will have full ocean views.
Bordered by mountains to the west and the Sea of Japan to the east, Gangneung is near to the airport and will be an hour away from Seoul when a new train line is completed next year. Gangneung will also host all indoor sports (ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating & curling) at the 2018 Winter Olympics.