It may sound strange: it was not like that before when travelers reluctantly ate in their restaurants because of lack of it. Because now, it’s standard practice for properties to upgrade their food and beverage outlets to attract tourists and locals alike – and to make them stay home.
This is especially true for Seoul. Since many people eat food just for the sake of socializing—a common way to greet loved ones is to ask them if they’ve eaten—for a long time, accommodations have prioritized healthy eating. And even though the hotel scene in Seoul is very competitive with new places popping up all the time, one of the most famous places has a trend that is flexible and fun and has a long-term endurance.
Opened in 1978 and located at the foot of Namsan Mountain in Yongsan-gu, the Grand Hyatt Seoul is one of the few grand hotels in Seoul. In this way, there will be US Presidents including Joe Biden and Barack Obama, who have participated in several K Games, but perhaps most importantly – it has been a favorite place for many years with a variety of food.
Because there are too many restaurants to name – all of them are excellent, and they range from the swimming pool to The Steak House known for its delicious Hanwoo beef – several are not to be missed.
The popular afternoon tea is themed around, with “Chilling in Verbena Afternoon Tea,” a special collaboration with French skincare brand L’Occitane, available until July 16. It’s held at The Gallery, a loft-style lounge with a contemporary twist. . the event was inspired by L’Occitane’s Verbena collection with beautiful, self-serve desserts like verbena vinaigrette-topped buttery scallops and pineapple-verbena pound cake, a tiered stand of sweets, and rolling the scooping the housemade ice creams and sorbets.
But it’s Kauri Japanese restaurant that might be one of Seoul’s best hidden gems. Clad in natural materials such as wood and stone and decorated with paper bag artwork, the tranquil setting invites to a beautiful omakase. Expect special courses such as bluefin tuna “belly button” sashimi – a rare cut that is not known abroad – and hot abalone, another Korean favorite, marinated in a sauce made from abalone innards, along with traditional nigiri. , sashimi, and shime (last course). And just around the corner is The Paris Bar, a charming bar with well-mannered staff, live jazz, and a menu of snacks, French wines, and cognacs perfect for nightcaps.
In order to make the visit even more attractive, Grand Hyatt Seoul underwent a three-year renovation in 2019. The 602 rooms and suites feel more inviting than ever with airy, open-plan layouts, modern furnishings, high-end Balmain toiletries, and the ability to shake up Korean culture, such as bojagi (Korean cloth) and fish paintings, which represent luck. What has not been changed is the warm finish of oak and the impressive view of the city.
In addition, the hotel has all the amenities a fitness enthusiast needs, including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, and a spa. So whether you’re feeling like you want to do more at the hotel, or you’re looking for some modern conveniences after a long day of exploring, the Grand Hyatt Seoul will meet all your needs with ease.
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