Accor to roar into Seoul with four-branded hotel complex

AccorHotels will open Seoul Dragon City in Seoul’s Yongsan-gu district come October 1, a massive property featuring four AccorHotel brands: the 202-room Grand Mercure Ambassador Seoul Yongsan; 286-suite Novotel Suites Ambassador Seoul Yongsan; 621-key Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan; and 591-room ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan.

In total, the complex will offer 1,700 rooms, alongside 11 restaurants and bars, 17 meeting rooms, and two multifunction grand ballrooms. There will also be four floors of entertainment in a Sky Bridge suspended between two towers.

The new “lifestyle hotel-plex”, South Korea’s first, will cater to every demographic, according to AccorHotels

Highlights at the Sky Bridge include King’s Vacation, a lounge bar with an indoor miniature swimming pool, stage and SkyWalk; and Sky Beach, a space reminiscent a private beach club.

Patrick Basset, COO of AccorHotels, upper South-east and North-east Asia hailed Seoul Dragon City – dubbed a “lifestyle hotel-plex” – as the largest project the company has signed in South Korea.

He added: “By the end of this year, the group will have 24 hotels in South Korea, which will be followed by eight more in the next two years. We will also be diversifying our brand portfolio to the luxury segment in the near future.”

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