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Around the hotels

By 김윤미

Published : March 25, 2011 - 18:20

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W Seoul-Walkerhill

The hotel offers the “W Hot Spring” package until May 31. The package includes a one night stay in a Wonderful room, breakfast for two, and two tickets to either sauna facility, Hot Spring or Water Zone. The package is priced at 295,000 won, excluding service fees and VAT. Package users can use indoor swimming pool Wet and fitness club Sweat for free and get a 10 percent discount for the Away Spa service. For reservations, call (02) 2022-0000 or email

Ibis Ambassador Myeong-dong

The hotel’s buffet restaurant La Table offers a special spring promotion through the end of April featuring a 15 percent discount on dinner buffet for women, complimentary gifts and unlimited wine. Featured dishes include seasonal salads, fresh sushi and rolls, beef, seasonal fruits and cakes for dessert. Early reservation is recommended for the best seats. Weekday lunch buffet is 25,000 won and weekend lunch buffet is 24,000 won. The dinner buffet with unlimited wine is 35,000 won. For more information, call (02) 6361-8120.

The Westin Chosun Seoul

The hotel participates in a global campaign, “Earth Hour,” on March 26 to take action on global warming. The hotel will also hold a tree-planting event on March 30.
Earth Hour was begun in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to prevent climate change with a “turning off the lights for one hour” campaign. From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, the hotel will turn off logo neon signs, lights in the garden and building lights and will reduce the heating temperature by 1 degree Celsius. The lights will be turned on at a minimum level in the guest areas.
In line with participation in Earth Hour 2011, on March 30 the hotel will take part in planting 800 2-year-old pine trees in mountains in Yeoju, Gyeonggi Province. 

JW Marriott Seoul

The hotel’s restaurant Grill offers all parts of American beef steak such as t-bone, prime rib eye, Porterhouse and Tomahawk bone-in prime rib eye from April 4 to May 31. The red-meat extravaganza was designed by New York-bred and -trained chef Timothy Broderick. Also, 100 diners will have the chance to savor the famed Rib Eye for free, provided they make dinner reservations at least one day in advance and can eat all 1.2 kg Tomahawk steak, half baked potato, half grilled tomato, one-third roasted corn and Yorkshire pudding in 20 minutes. The person recorded with the fastest time will also be awarded a coupon for an overnight stay at the hotel. The five-course set menu is offered at 100,000 won without the competition. For reservations, call (02) 6282-6759. 

Grand Hyatt Seoul

The hotel holds “Riedel Wine Glass Tasting” event on March 31 at its Namsan Ⅲ banquet room, where Riedel wine glasses along with a four-course set dinner and paired wines are offered. Maximilian Riedel, CEO of Riedel USA, will be the host and guide for Riedel wine glasses. Every diner will receive a complimentary Riedel Sommelier Series wine glass gift set, a value of 330,000 won. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The price is 195,000 won per person or 185,000 won for DINE@HYATT members. For more information, call (02) 799-8403.