JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts opens first LEED Gold certified hotel in Seoul
February 13, 2014: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has expanded its luxury portfolio in South Korea with the launch of 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.
“South Korea is a 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.
Featuring a stylish urban facade and interior that exude elegance, warm luxury and minimalist sophistication, the property is ideally located in the heart of Seoul’s fashion district and adjacent to the subway station and key tourist attractions. It boasts of unobstructed views of Korea’s number one national treasure – the historical Dongdaemun or “East Gate.”
The 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-meter lap pool, the exclusive Club 501 Fitness Centre and the indulgent The JW Spa.
The hotel’s innovative food and beverage options include 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 roof-top Griffin Bar, overlooking the East Gate, is set to become one of the most sought after social scenes in the city where guests can sit outside and enjoy stunning views.
With a total of 10,570 square feet of meeting space and a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 750 guests, the hotel is a good choice for the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) market. Among its state of the art meetings facilities is Seoul’s first LFD (Large Format Display) 98-screen media wall.