The Seoul Dragon City Novotel Suites is one of four AccorHotels brands within the massive Seoul Dragon City hotel complex in Seoul’s Yongsan district, 55 minutes by car from Incheon International Airport.
Rooms With four hotel brands – Grand Mercure, Novotel Suites, Novotel and Ibis Styles – and 1,700 rooms and serviced residence units across different price points, the complex allows planners to offer varied accommodation for different groups of delegates.
I stayed in Novotel Suites, which offers deluxe suites and junior suites.
My deluxe suite was furnished with a king bed, a lounge area, a desk, a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave oven and Nespresso machine, a washing machine and dryer, and an an open-concept bathroom with separate shower and toilet. The flow of the room, soothing colour palette, and amenities made it truly a home away from home for me during my week-long assignment in Seoul.
Extra points for its strong in-room Wi-Fi connection and numerous electric outlets.
MICE facilities The entire hotel complex is a dream for meeting planners. It boasts a collection of function rooms across levels three and five, all connected by escalators and away from other non-event guest facilities.
On the third floor is Grand Ballroom Hanra which takes in 1,972 guests in theatre setup. It can be split into three smaller spaces. Close by are five Shilla rooms, four of which can be combined for larger gatherings of 208 guests, theatre-style.
Seven Baekje rooms can be found one floor up, the smallest being Baekje 7 which can take a 10-pax banquet. These rooms are flexible, allowing planners to combine rooms 2, 3 and 4 as well as 6 and 7.
On level five sit Grand Ballroom Baekdu which takes in 1,972 guests in theatre setup, and three Goguryeo rooms. The latter accommodates 60 guests each, or 225 when combined.
Great for events too is Sky Kingdom, an entertainment central set within a four-storey sky bridge. There are five themed lounges in all, and each can accommodate parties of 30 to 40 people.
Numerous F&B outlets are placed across the complex. There are indoor facilities for screen baseball and golf.
Room count 1,700
Star rating Four to five; five for Novotel Suites