LIFE&STYLE

Conrad Seoul named Korea’s leading hotel

By KH디지털2
  • Published : Nov 1, 2015 - 17:19
  • Updated : Nov 1, 2015 - 17:19
An exterior view of Conrad Seoul, located in Yeouido, Seoul (Conrad Seoul)
Conrad Seoul, the Yeouido branch of Conrad Hotels & Resorts, was named South Korea’s leading hotel and ranked first place in four other categories at the 2015 World Travel Awards.

The hotel has swept an unprecedented series of wins, it said in a statement, nabbing the top spot in the following categories: Asia’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel, Asia’s Leading Luxury City Hotel, South Korea’s Leading Business Hotel, South Korea’s Leading Hotel and South Korea’s Leading Hotel Suite.

“I am pleased that Conrad Seoul has been acknowledged as the leading hotel in Korea in five fields, after only three years since our grand opening in November 2012,” Conrad Seoul’s general manager Nils-Arne Schroeder said in the statement. “One of the attributes of our hotel has been our location in the center of Yeouido, as part of the world-class International Finance Center complex and IFC mall.”

Conrad Seoul was additionally named one of travelers’ most preferred hotels in Korea by Tripadvisor, the world’s most popular customer website for the review and selection of hotels, the statement added, and selected as one of the best new hotels by international travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler.

Other Korea-based recipients of the awards included the Hilton Namhae Golf and Spa Resort and Oakwood Premier Coex Center Seoul, while the award for Asia’s Leading Destination went to Malaysia. The winners were announced Thursday during a gala ceremony held at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong.

The World Travel Awards, a U.K.-based awards body founded in 1993, annually honors hotels, airlines, travel agencies and others in the hospitality business for exceptional performance in various categories, with over 650,000 professionals in the travel and high-end tourism industries participating in the vote. 

By Rumy Doo (bigbird@heraldcorp.com)