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Indian Cuisine @ Millennium Seoul Hilton Café 395
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Indian Cuisine @ Millennium Seoul Hilton Café 395

From March 16th to 26th, Chef Machindra Kasture will be serving the best of Indian cuisine at Café 395 at the Millennium Hilton. The buffet will include naan, curries, dal, Indian rice pilaf, Indian desserts and much more. Currently the Executive Chef of The Ashok in New Delhi, Chef Kasture owns the title of Best Chef of India after his career spanning three decades, including an 8-year tenure as executive chef at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the official Presidential Residence). He has prepared delicacies to world leaders including former US President Barack Obama  and Queen Elizabeth. The price of this exclusive Indian buffet is set at 94,000 won for lunch and 99,000 won for dinner.

Strawberry desserts to indulge in
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Strawberry desserts to indulge in

Strawberry season is not spring, but now. Hotels have started special strawberry promotions starting last December. Get an early start on these delicious and creative strawberry treats. You won't believe the things they can make just using strawberries!

Why leave your best buddy at home? Find Seoul’s pet-friendly hotels
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Why leave your best buddy at home? Find Seoul’s pet-friendly hotels

Services for pets and pet owners available in Korea have grown over the past few years. Nevertheless, there is a lot to consider when travelling with a pet, with one of the biggest concerns being finding the right accommodation that will cater to your pet’s specific needs. At these select hotels, your pet will not only be safe but also be pampered with top-class services.

Mango Buffet @ Millennium Seoul Hilton
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Mango Buffet @ Millennium Seoul Hilton

Millennium Seoul Hilton is having its first-ever mango buffet, every Saturday and Sunday, starting on March 4th. There will be two seatings, at 2:30pm until 4:30pm and at 5pm until 7pm (it won't cost you a fortune, just 45,000 won for adults and 25,000 won for children). What's there, aside from fresh mangos? A lot, apparently. There's the mango kiwi tart which is pleasantly sweet and sour (the combination makes it taste almost like a completely new type of fruit) and mango lemon pies filled with a lemon meringue and thick mango filling, among lots of others. There's some delicious booze, too, including Mango Mojito, Mango Fizz and Mango Breeze cocktails (13,000 won each). You can also go for the mango smoothie or mango milkshake, while a cup of tea or coffee is complementary with the buffet. Everything is created by Millennium Seoul Hilton's Cilantro Deli, which is famous for its tempting selections of home-made cakes, artisan breads, pastries and sandwiches.  The buffet offers unique selections, as well. The Mango Namssants, which takes its name from the foothills of the Namsan Mountain where the hotel's located, are fried pastries with a texture similar to that of a donut. Taking a bite of it, flavorful mango cream oozes off the layers of pastries inside. Pair them with the fresh mango juice, and finish off the course with the mango ice cream which has a pleasant aroma of roses — you'll be so satisfied you won't ever want to leave your comfy seat at the lobby.

Spring’s 2+1 room event promotion @ The Grand Hyatt Hotel
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Spring’s 2+1 room event promotion @ The Grand Hyatt Hotel

Until March 31st, those who decide to reserve a room at the Grand Hyatt and the Hyatt Regency for 2 nights will be offered a free night of stay. The actual offer will last until April 23rd. If a city destination isn’t your fit, Jeju’s Hyatt hotel also has the same promotion for a perfect spring getaway. If you’re a Global Hyatt Member, you will be able to get the appropriate points according to the choice of hotel. ▶Reserve before March 31st

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Tuesday’s all-you-can-drink wine dinner buffet @ The Grand Hilton Seoul
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Tuesday’s all-you-can-drink wine dinner buffet @ The Grand Hilton Seoul

The Grand Hilton’s buffet restaurant will be offering unlimited wine on Tuesdays along with their usual array of mouth-watering dishes. The wine selection will be two types of red wines (Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Carmen Tolten Cabernet Sauvignon), one white wine (Santa Rita 120 Chardonnay) and last but not least, Australian Wolf Blass Bilyara Sparkling Brut. If these aren’t of your liking, take advantage of the corkage service available here. ▶ Until July 31st

Pira Oven Burger @ 322 Seowol-ro
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Pira Oven Burger @ 322 Seowol-ro

At the Grand Hyatt’s basement 322 Seowol-ro, the steakhouse restaurant will be serving a variety of steak dishes using its Pira Charcoal ovens (the opening of 322 Sowol-ro marked the very first introduction to techniques using these special ovens). For their lunch hours, they will be offering their special Pira Oven Burgers made with scrumptious chicken steak gilled inside the 400-degree oven. Take outs are also available. With complimentary fries, the burger is priced at 26,000 won (incl. tax).

Il Ponte Presents: Cannelloni @ The Millennium Seoul Hilton
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Il Ponte Presents: Cannelloni @ The Millennium Seoul Hilton

Of the many types of pasta dishes in the world of Italian cuisine, the Cannelloni is a large cylindrical pasta that backed with a variety of fillings, covered with cream or tomato sauce. Millennium Seoul Hilton’s Italian Restaurant Il Ponte will be serving a special Cannelloni menu throughout the month of March. The course will begin with rice paper rolls stuffed with avocado, crab meat and vegetables as the appetizer, along with a zucchini sausage soup topped with basil pesto. The main will be beef tenderloin with lobster medallions cannelloni and finally dessert will be amaretto marinated strawberry cannelloni served with ganache sauce and walnut ice cream. 89,000 won per person. ▶ Until March 31. 02-317-3270 

Pet friendly Hotel Cappuccino
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Pet friendly Hotel Cappuccino

Officially launched in December, Hotel Cappuccino is very similar to the Ace Hotel in many ways. They both have a vintage vibe that flows throughout the café, restaurant and rooms. They even have pet-friendly rooms and they both have a section where you can buy souvenirs at the check-in desk. Hotel Cappuccino makes a stronger impression with its modern and simple interior design, but what makes this place particularly special is that they are the first hotel in Korea to incorporate a share value system program. If you use the elevator with the image of an angel on it, 500 won will be added to your hotel fee every time you use it. When you check out of the hotel, that money can go to charity. Each room has a E&G (Earn & Giveaway) box, and if you don’t use any products in that box, the price it cost to put that box together is also donated (unless you exchange that for a free coffee coupon, but would your conscience allow that?) Ordering an “angel menu” from the restaurant, café or bar will allow you to donate a certain amount of money to water.org, founded by Gary White and Matt Damon.

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Time Out Seoul editor's guide to hotels
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Time Out Seoul editor's guide to hotels

Can’t choose what hotel to stay at? Having travelled and written on various hotels around the globe, editor of Time Out Seoul Lee Dong-mi gives expert advice to those in need. Experience what it feels like to sleep at a boutique hotel or a six-star luxurious hotel.

Seoul's best hotel bars
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Seoul's best hotel bars

Hotel bars these days are on par with the best single malt whiskey bars. You may hold the misconception that these hotel bars are pricier, but they can actually be cheaper if you go during happy hour or takea dvantage of their promotions.

Hotel Rooftop bars? We've got great ones here in Seoul!
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Hotel Rooftop bars? We've got great ones here in Seoul!

Fancy the rooftop bars in Manhattan, Marina Bay in Singapore and Bangkok, with sweeping skyline views? We're happy to let you know that Seoul's checked another box as an exciting metropolitan city. In addition to the hotel terraces that have been transformed from existing outdoor space, a number of well-known hotels in Seoul have opened up new space with the sole and serious purpose of spectacular views. Unextravagant yet astonishing skyline of Gwanghwamun, N Seoul Tower's presence right in front your eyes, and thrilling night views of Gangnam—they're all included in this list. Enjoying a moment high above the city, you might fall in love with the city all over again.

Gangnam Comfort Cuisine
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Gangnam Comfort Cuisine

Park Hyatt Seoul’s five-course hansik meal comparable to Michelin-star restaurants. 

The real luxury
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The real luxury

On the first day of October, the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul finally opened. 

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The most luxurious 5 star hotels in Seoul
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The most luxurious 5 star hotels in Seoul

Who doesn't love to be pet and pampered for a while? Let these luxury hotels do the work for you while you enjoy their well decorated, first class rooms. Here, everyone's greeted with a smie and you don't have to open a door if you wish. Dining means meals prepared by world renown chefs. Recreational activities include pristine swimming pools and fitness centers that you thought only Hollywood could dream of. These are the best luxury hotels in Seoul and they're here to serve your every need. 

The best romantic hotels in Seoul
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The best romantic hotels in Seoul

Movie, dinner, talk, repeat. There comes a point in every relationship when you really feel like you're doing the same thing all the time… and no matter how much chemistry you have, and how much you really love each other, it honestly gets a bit boring. So how about spicing things up with some nights at a hotel? If you have kids, get a babysitter. If you're working, turn off your phones. Come to these romantic hotels, slip on something comfortable, and enjoy the view, the city and each other's company. 

The best 5 star business hotels in Seoul
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The best 5 star business hotels in Seoul

Those that travel often for business know that while they may seem glamorous at first, business trips often get tiresome and really, it's the hotel that can make or break that experience. These 5 star business hotels give you everything that you could possibly want out of a great business hotel - close proximity to main attractions, good location and excellent service that can cater to all of your needs. Inside the hotel are often facilities that you want out of everyday life such as good, clean food and a gym, while meeting halls are often located within these hotels making it incredibly convenient. 

The best family hotels in Seoul
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The best family hotels in Seoul

Spaghetti sauce on the countertops, laundry piled up high and dishes on the counter—all of that can become too much and even though you want to be with your family, you just don't want to be with them in the same ol' space everyday. These are the best family hotels in Seoul and they can come to your rescue when you're in town. Offering child-friendly activities without losing out on luxury, they are a home away from home (minus the dirty laundry).

Upscale business hotels in Seoul
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Upscale business hotels in Seoul

These days in Seoul, it seems like a new hotel pops up every day. Take your search online and you’ll find overwhelming numbers: Agoda has 546, Expedia has 733, and booking.com has 971 results. Naturally, the problem is that it’s not easy to pick just one. With so many accommodations rated 4 to 5 stars, you can‘t simply rely on “star power.” Brand name is another point of reference that travelers use, but following that is the slippery slope of high prices. Many of the hotels built recently in Seoul fall into the category of “upscale business hotel.” In other words, they may not be exactly luxurious but they are still quite nice. You can expect accommodations like quality mattress and equally impressive breakfasts. Not average love motel mattresses, either you’ll generally find that upscale business hotels are priced up to 150,000 won per night.   The first of its kind to come into the Korean market was the Marriott. The Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square first opened in 2009 with 283 suites, a spacious lobby with a contemporary interior, and a young, dedicated staff. Take note of the open kitchen and modern décor in the Marriott‘s MoMo café for affordable fine dining.   On May 1st of this year, Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Namsan joined the ranks of Korea’s business chains. A convenient stone’s throw away is the transportation hub of Seoul Station. True to its mission, Four Points has several conference rooms, but solo professionals looking for a more casual worki

The best boutique hotels in Seoul
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The best boutique hotels in Seoul

 The best places to stay overnight with your lover