· The Ritz-Carlton Seoul is a 15-minute drive from the City Air Terminal and one hour's drive from Kimpo International Airport.· The hotel has 410 guestrooms including 47 suites and an executive club level.· Located in a prominent location in the capital’s commercial and residential district of Kangnam, south of the Han River.· Minutes away from the COEX exhibition centre, the World Trade Centre and the Olympic Stadium.· Voted Best Business Hotel in South Korea three years running.· Award-winning interior and exterior design.· Nine international bars and restaurants.· The six-storey atrium features a dramatic waterfall illuminated at night.
For health-conscious guests of The Ritz-Carlton Seoul, there are two floors and 30,000sq ft of recreational and spa facilities. The rooftop Fitness Club is one of the most extensive fitness centres in the city, complete with an Olympic size indoor swimming pool with outdoor sun deck; aerobics room with specially cushioned floors and a gym with Cybex machines and treadmills. For the ultimate in pampering, the spa offers hot and cold plunge pools, whirlpools, steam saunas, dry saunas, and massage services. Golfers can practise their swing at the outdoor driving range, and for joggers there is an outdoor track. Meeting attendees have direct access to these facilities. Within the hotel complex there is a beauty salon and barber shop.
Parlour Suite: complete with parlour, bathroom including a deep-soaking tub, mini-television, and luxury toiletries.Presidential Suite: named “World’s Finest Suite” by Gold Key Award in US (1999), the parlour is complete with dining room, living area with large sofas and private workstation, pantry, guest bathroom, three guest rooms and balcony with spectacular view of Seoul, accommodates reception for 50 people, king bed, full balcony, walk-in closet, Jacuzzi, private office with personal computer, facsimile, high-speed internet.Royal Suite: large living room seating five people, work area with full-size business desk complete with telephone and data port, master bedroom has a king bed and is connected a full balcony, bathroom with deep soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.Ritz-Carlton Suite: spacious living and dining room and bedrooms, king size guestroom with views over the city’s skyline, bathroom with deep soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.Executive Suite: larger bathroom, luxury toiletries, whirlpool tub, separate shower in master bath and a guest half bath, balcony with excellent views. Deluxe Room: comfortable bed and sitting area, bathroom includes a deep-soaking tub and mini-television.Deluxe Suite: larger bathroom, luxury toiletries, whirlpool tub, separate shower in master bath.Corner Deluxe: offers more space than a Deluxe Room, comfortable bed and sitting area, bathroom includes a deep-soaking tub and mini-television. Ondol: traditional-style room, bathroom includes a deep-soaking tub and mini-television. Prime Deluxe: built-in window seats, bathrooms include lustrous brown and gold Bisazza Glass Mosaic tiles from Italy, clear washbasins, and black and silver fixtures, bathrooms are equipped with mini-TV and steam and sauna facilit
There are nine different restaurants and a disco at the Ritz-Carlton Seoul. In keeping with the elegant style of the hotel many of the restaurants require formal attire. The gourmet cuisine has an international outlook with restaurants serving Mediterranean, Chinese and Japanese dishes. The Cesar Grill was the first restaurant to receive the five-star Diamond award in Korea. The restaurant seats 76 and has a private dining area. Specialities include lamb, veal and live Pacific seafood. For sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine, Hanazono offers views of the city and the Japanese garden located in the hotel grounds. The open Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki grill are accompanied by five private Tatami rooms. The restaurant has a gourmet Sunday Family Lunch with 20 popular sashimi, beef teriyaki and tempura dishes. The Bar features a jazz pianist and vocal entertainment in the evenings. The award-winning Cantonese restaurant Chee Hong serves traditional delicacies of Chun Dan Bao, Snapping Turtle and Seafood Chowder. For a more relaxed eating experience, the Buffet Restaurant has an international selection buffet of Asian, Western, Korean and Japanese cuisine, all cooked on two live cooking stations. The restaurant has a private dining area seating up to 100 people. Caravali is a contemporary restaurant with a coffee shop, gourmet bakery and deli shop, based in the semi-circular atrium of the hotel underneath a sparkling chandelier and the impressive waterfall. The restaurant can provide gourmet picnic boxes as well as fresh breads, pastries, pizzas and a wide selection of coffees. For a lively evening after a delectable dinner, Nyx & Nox is a pub bar and disco with private karaoke rooms and beer on tap.
Among the tall buildings of modern Seoul are many landmarks of the city's past. The royal heritage is especially visible in the older part of the city, where Gyeongbok Palace and Deoksu Palace luxuriate in park-like settings with halls and pavilions among the gardens. Biwon Garden, next to Changdok Palace, is worth visiting in its own right. Visitors should take time to visit Bongeun Temple, the oldest temple in the city. Seoul also is home to shrines to sports, such as Olympic Park, the venue for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, as well as the Seoul World Cup Park and Stadium. Seoul's museums cover a wide range of subjects from art to history to cuisine. The National Museum of Korea is housed in Gyeongbok Palace, and its exhibits focus on the history, archaeology, art and folklore of the nation. The country's turbulent past, particularly the Korean War, is documented in the War Museum. Natural landmarks are also highlights of the city. Namsan is the hill in the middle of downtown. Visitors can take a cable car up to the top or hike along one of many trails. Among the attractions at the peak are the Seoul Tower and a botanical garden. Trails along the Han River are popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists.
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The hotel is a 15 minute drive from the City Air Terminal and approximately a one hour drive from Kimpo International Airport. The nearest subway station (Gangnam Station- line two) is three blocks from the hotel. A taxi service is available to and from the airport and throughout the city.
There are seven meeting rooms and four conference theatres at the hotel, making it ideal for fashion shows, product launches, seminars or conferences. With a maximum capacity of 500 people the facilities are handsomely decorated, featuring state-of-the-art lighting and audiovisual facilities. The conference staff at the hotel guarantee meetings are arranged with style. The Ritz Carlton Ballroom based on the third level of the atrium can hold up to 1000 people for a business reception, 100 people for a lavish banquet or 800 people in theatre style. The ballroom can be split into two separate rooms. The Kumkang meeting room can be divided into four smaller function rooms and the Sorak Room can be divided into three smaller function rooms. The boardrooms in the meeting facilities have built in plasma screens as well as videoconferencing equipment. Each theatre has 19 plasma screens. The Club Lounge, located on the club level of the hotel, is for guests requiring the highest level of service. The relaxing lounge has exquisite views of the city. There are five different food and beverage presentations daily serving continental breakfasts or evening hors d’oeuvres in a luxurious and superior environment. Guests on the club level can receive two hours' complimentary use of the meeting rooms, internet access, express check in services and a professional concierge service.
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