Where to stay on business in Seoul
Loved by tourists and businessmen alike, the Millennium Hilton is strategically located near Seoul Station and Namsan Park. Thus, the views from the rooms feature a pleasant contrast that combines both the green of the park with the lights of the city.
The JW Marriot is nestled near the Shinsegae department store, the express bus terminal, and Famille Station. After passing the designer stores of Shinsegae and entering the hotel’s lobby, you may feel the interior to be a tad old-fashioned but the marble pillars and high ceilings are purposely part of the décor.
Known as the best five star luxury hotel, The Westin Chosun Seoul is located near Seoul City Hall. The hotel presents a deep-rooted history rather than a formal business environment. First opened in 1914 as the Chosun Hotel, The Westin Chosun is a historical place that celebrated its 100th year anniversary last year.
Situated in front of City Hall, right next to Seoul Plaza, the Plaza hotel boasts of the most vibrant and metropolitan sceneries of Seoul. The plaza holds various events with something new happening nearly every day, rallies included. Renovated in 2010 and designed by Italian designer Guido Ciompi, the modern rooms with a colorful twist make it the go-to contemporary business hotel in Seoul.
While there are a lot of hotels near and surrounding COEX mall, InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas, built into the mall itself, comes unbeatably close. Although it's a high-end business hotel, you're certainly paying for the location, not the luxury. Despite the 2-year renovation that took place in 2006, the rooms at the hotel are spacious but the deluxe rooms' windows are rather small, and the green-brown color scheme isn't exactly what you call contemporary. However, with the CALT airport bus, the World Trade Center, and major department stores and theaters nearby, the hotel does have everything you need within a lazy walking distance. As far restaurants with views go, try Table 34 for a romantic French dinner on the 34th floor. Their French buffet is also a great treat if you are a fan of brunch and unlimited cocktails.