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. Expect pink wallpapers against monochromatic furniture, topped with vibrant cushions, and strangely shaped lamp stands. The Seven Square Buffet offers delicious Mediterranean-style eats and Tao Yuen is worth a visit if you are a fan of Peking duck or healthy Chinese cuisine (Yes, such oil-free dishes exists). Or if you are simply strolling by, make a stop at Eric Kayser in the morning for freshly baked treats, or if the sun has fallen, step underground into The Lounge for cocktails and single malt whiskey.