Le Meridian opens first hip hotel in Seoul
Seoul, South Korea – 7 November 2017 –
Marriott International’s Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts opened a first property in Seoul. Following a meticulous, multimillion-dollar transformation, Le Méridien Seoul debuts at the centre of the Gangnam district with a stunning contemporary art collection, distinct approach to design and bold ‘Destination Unlocked’ positioning.
Each of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites features a sophisticated and subdued colour palette, incorporating hues of green, blue and lavender to its finishes and furnishings, from the leather screens in a pojagi pattern that reference the hotel’s Korean heritage, to the textiles that give a cool and residential feel. The open layout of each guestroom further reflects a refined ambience through its finishes – dark eucalyptus timber, custom oak flooring, velvet upholstery, and rich fabrics, along with local artwork, books and low-level lighting.
Each of the hotel’s 29 suites offers stunning views from bay window seating areas as well as a private terrace. The visual impact of the Presidential Suite is second-to-none. Designed as a duplex, the Presidential Suite features a high-level screen inspired by the work of French architect and mid-century designer Pierre Chareau, realized with eucalyptus and antique brass trims. The suite boats six rooms, including a show kitchen; living and dining spaces; and a stunning spiral staircase that leads to an upper terrace and outdoor dining area.
Le Méridien Seoul offers innovative flavours and creative presentations through four culinary venues. Café Mid-Century and Chef’s Palette are all-day dining restaurants designed with Korean influences; while Elements & Lab24 – helmed by renowned Chef Edward Kwon – feature his diverse Asian cuisine and re-interpretation of Korean classics that are truly unexpected.