[Around the Hotels] Winter at W Seoul-Walkerhill

By KH디지털2
  • Published : Nov 20, 2015 - 17:22
  • Updated : Nov 20, 2015 - 17:22

W Seoul-Walkerhill launches winter package 

W Seoul-Walkerhill in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, is launching its winter package series “Stop the Clock” to electrify the year-end celebrations for trendsetters.

“Stop the Clock” has been meticulously planned by W Seoul-Walkerhill under the concept of “having fun to the point of being oblivious to the passing of time,” with an ambitious goal to provide the guests of W Seoul the most fabulous, fun-filled and heartwarming winter thus far.

The package is ready to welcome guests in with pleasant surprises and intriguing themes, including W-style Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve parties hosted by top-class DJs from Korea and around the world.

This year’s “Winter Package” at W Seoul-Walkerhill allows guests to tailor their vacations to fit their tastes. The package is priced at 314,000 won (excluding VAT and service charge). It will be available from Dec. 1 to Feb. 29, with the exceptions of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

All aboard the Hilton Christmas train

It is that time of year again – and to help spread Christmas spirit and Yuletide joy to everyone in Seoul, the Millennium Seoul Hilton will unveil its “Christmas Tree” and “Christmas Train” this weekend. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of this holiday tradition.

For the last two decades, the grand 10-meter Christmas Tree has been placed in the center of the main lobby to welcome guests to the Millennium Seoul Hilton every year. 

In the lower lobby, designers and engineers recreated a miniature village of the Alps, complete with snow-capped mountains, tunnels, wooden bridges and hot air balloons. 

The highlight, of course, for both children and adults who are young at heart, is the Christmas Train, a collection of around 75 exquisitely handcrafted locomotives and railroad cars that will chug their way through the little village.

The Christmas display will remain up for viewing until Jan. 17.

For additional information, call Millennium Seoul Hilton’s Christmas Office at (02) 317-3012.

Imperial Palace Seoul introduces package for winter tourists

Imperial Palace Seoul is presenting the “WINtering Package,” where guests can enjoy a relaxing warm winter in the guest rooms.

WINtering Package offers one night accommodation in a cozy guest room, breakfast for two, Molton Brown London Travel Kit, Alessandro Mendini tickets for two, and complimentary valet parking service exclusively for women.

This package was specially designed for those who want room-serviced breakfast on a cold winter day on a warm morning. Room service breakfast consists of five dishes, some of them being Korean or American.

Furthermore, tickets to a 600-piece art exhibition by 20th-century designer Alessandro Mendini are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The WINtering Package is available from Nov. 30 to Feb. 29.

The Reverie Saigon opens in heart of Ho Chi Minh

The Reverie Saigon, a 286-room hotel with spectacular views and an unabashedly opulent atmosphere, has opened in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Seven years in the making, the most posh urban hotel to debut in Vietnam seeks to redefine the luxury landscape across the country, setting new benchmarks in culinary appeal with restaurants that have designs on Michelin stars and a spa that is as visually stunning as it is ultimately restorative.

“In a destination as exotic and far-flung as Saigon, there’s often the expectation to design a hotel that very obviously references the destination’s heritage,” said Herbert Laubichler-Pichler, the Austrian general manager.

“This hotel, however, is a transcendent gesture. We’re fast-forwarding to the day when Saigon takes its rightful place as one of Asia’s leading cities, when upscale travelers will expect the very best attainable – not merely the very best in Vietnam, but the very best anywhere.”

The Reverie Saigon is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. For more information, visit

Grand Hyatt Seoul introduces Plasschaert’s processed meats

The Deli at Grand Hyatt Seoul has invited Dutch master charcutier Benito Plasschaert to showcase the world of charcuterie, which is hardly seen in the country.

He has been upholding the traditions of his art for over 45 years, cooking delicacies with healthy ingredients, all made by hand.

Guests can enjoy lavender ham, Swiss meatloaf with Emmental cheese, Greek-style meatloaf with olives and feta cheese, green grape or baked apple and over 25 other delicacies made from the best ingredients.

Benito’s Specials will be available at The Deli, located at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Lobby, until Nov. 22. For further information, call (02) 799-8167.