MiCE: The Seoul of South Korea

A global megac­ity with a ro­bust ho­tel in­ven­tory, Seoul is an ideal MiCE choice of­fer­ing eye-catch­ing unique venues, en­joy­able team-build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, and in­cen­tive tours

Micetalk - - Associatio­n - Nikhil Jeet from South Korea

In spite of be­ing one of the most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced and fu­ture ready coun­tries, South Korea is also in touch with its rich cul­ture and his­tory. Korean in­fra­struc­ture for busi­ness events has been given global ac­co­lades, while new bid wins un­der­score a busy and pros­per­ous up­com­ing con­ven­tion cal­en­dar for the coun­try. Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is com­plete with world­class ac­com­mo­da­tions, restau­rants and ser­vices, and re­mains the top con­ven­tion desti­na­tion in Asia re­gion.

Busi­ness vis­i­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence a beau­ti­ful blend of Korean his­tory, cul­ture, and mod­ern land­scape whilst en­joy­ing Seoul's strong meet­ing in­fra­struc­ture.

Seoul is a place where South Korea's rich cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal her­itages blend seam­lessly with the rapid de­vel­op­ments of 21st Cen­tury life. The city reg­u­larly hosts di­verse events and high-level meet­ings such as the G20 Sum­mit and large-scale con­ven­tions for MiCE.

With an in­ven­tory of nearly 400 ho­tels, the city can of­fer end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The Mar­riott brand alone has over 20 ho­tels in Seoul and of­fers di­verse MiCE op­por­tu­ni­ties. The Mar­riott ho­tels across the city pro­vide pre­mier busi­ness events desti­na­tion and fa­cil­i­ties specif­i­cally cater­ing to the re­quire­ments of In­di­ans.

The ho­tels pro­vide as­sis­tance for the suc­cess­fully plan­ning and host­ing of in­ter­na­tional con­ven­tions, cor­po­rate meet­ings, in­cen­tive tours, and other busi­ness events.

Key Mar­riott MiCE prop­er­ties in Seoul:

JW MAR­RIOTT DONG­DAE­MUN SQUARE SEOUL

Elab­o­rat­ing on the prop­erty Matthew Cooper, Gen­eral Man­ager, JW Mar­riott Dong­dae­mun Square Seoul, states that JW Mar­riott Dong­dae­mun Square Seoul is lo­cated at the fu­sion of cul­ture, en­ter­tain­ment and com­merce in the dy­namic Dong­dae­mun and is JW Mar­riott's sec­ond ho­tel to open in Seoul. A pop­u­lar choice amongst In­di­ans, the ho­tel gets ap­prox­i­mately 1400 room nights from In­dia in a year. The ho­tel has In­dian chefs and can cater to all food re­quire­ments

in­clud­ing pure veg­e­tar­ian food, Jain meals, South In­dian break­fasts and gravy lunches. The num­ber of gue­strooms is 200 while the MiCE fa­cil­i­ties in­clude Grand Ball­room (ca­pac­ity 400), is a mod­ern, yet re­fined space hous­ing a cut­ting-edge 98 screen Sam­sung LED me­dia wall and five meet­ing rooms.

FAIR­FIELD BY MAR­RIOTT SEOUL

Joseph Park, Gen­eral Man­ager, Fair­field by Mar­riott Seoul, throws light on South Korea's first Fair­field by Mar­riott Ho­tel, which was re­cently opened in Yeongde­ungpo, south west, Seoul. The ho­tel pro­vides a com­fort­able, pro­duc­tive and rest­ful en­vi­ron­ment and of­fers max­i­mum flex­i­bil­ity in terms of the pric­ing. Their un­beat­able price point is their strength.

A pop­u­lar MiCE op­tion, the ho­tel fo­cuses on its core ser­vices and be­lieves in sim­plic­ity. The num­ber of gue­strooms is 572, while the MiCE fa­cil­ity en­com­passes two ban­quet rooms and two sis­ter prop­er­ties within a 2 km ra­dius.

COURT­YARD BY MAR­RIOTT SEOUL BOTANIC PARK

A na­ture and ur­ban style up­scale busi­ness ho­tel, the Court­yard Seoul Botanic Park, is lo­cated in the Magok R&D district. Caro­line Lee, Di­rec­tor of Sales and Mar­ket­ing, Court­yard by Mar­riott Seoul Botanic Park, shares that the newly opened ho­tel sets the stan­dard for con­tem­po­rary lux­ury in South Korea's bustling capital.

The prop­erty com­bines na­ture and tech­nol­ogy and pro­vides pic­turesque views of the largest Botanic Park in Asia. The LG Arts cen­ter and con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties are open­ing in the vicin­ity of the ho­tel. Over 300 bars and restau­rants nearby and a lots of shop­ping op­tions in­clud­ing pre­mium out­lets. The ho­tel's lo­ca­tion is an ideal one to visit the De­Mil­i­ta­rized Zone (North – South Korea bor­der).

The ho­tel has 262 gue­strooms. The MiCE fa­cil­i­ties avail­able are 11 meet­ing rooms, 8,772 sqft of to­tal meet­ing space, a pil­lar-less ball­room with the ca­pac­ity of 150, Botan­i­cal Park of­fers a lot of off­site ac­tiv­i­ties.

JW MAR­RIOTT HO­TEL SEOUL

Mike Kim, Di­rec­tor of Sales, JW Mar­riott ho­tel Seoul, shares the USP of the prop­erty. Lo­cated in Gang­nam's Cen­tral City, a vi­brant hub of shop­ping, cul­ture and trans­porta­tion, JW Mar­riott Seoul fea­tures 379 guest rooms, in­clud­ing two pent­houses and 32 suites, says Kim.

Be­spoke event so­lu­tions are of­fered in a ver­sa­tile se­lec­tion of in­spir­ing spa­ces, with a Grand Ball­room and six sa­lons well-ap­pointed to host func­tions and cel­e­bra­tions rang­ing from large con­fer­ences to par­ties, busi­ness meet­ings and wed­dings. Cater­ing for In­dian food is also an op­tion at this ho­tel.

JW Mar­riott Seoul pro­vides ef­fort­less ac­cess to all cen­tral ar­eas, lux­ury

With nearly 400 ho­tels, the city of­fers end­less MiCE op­por­tu­ni­ties

dis­tricts and a va­ri­ety of leisure op­tions in­clud­ing gourmet din­ing, shop­ping, cul­ture and en­ter­tain­ment. The ho­tel is di­rectly linked to 3 lines of Seoul Metro and 2 ad­ja­cent Ex­press Bus Ter­mi­nals. The num­ber of gue­strooms is 379, while the MiCE ameni­ties in­clude seven event rooms in­clud­ing a ball­room that has a ca­pac­ity of 400 pax and a 17,189 sqft of to­tal event space in the arena.

THE WESTIN CHOSUN SEOUL

The Westin Chosun is sit­u­ated in the heart of the busi­ness and shop­ping cen­ter of Seoul, where the em­bassies, banks, and govern­ment of­fices are also lo­cated. All big busi­ness fa­cil­i­ties are in walk­ing dis­tance from the ho­tel and the prop­erty pro­vides the finest busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment, of­fer­ing a cut­ting-edge fa­cil­ity to ac­com­mo­date to guests' every need.

Sarah Son, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor of Room Sales, The Westin Chosun Seoul, in­forms that The Westin Chosun is a his­tor­i­cal ho­tel, the prop­erty opened in 1914, of­fers a blend of tra­di­tion and mod­ern ver­sion of South Korea.

The ho­tel pro­vides free air­port trans­fers for MiCE groups and also has an In­dian chef cater­ing to In­dian food re­quire­ments. It has been a pop­u­lar choice in the past for In­dian MiCE move­ments, the largest be­ing an in­ven­tory of 300 rooms for guests.

The num­ber of gue­strooms is 462, while the MiCE ameni­ties in­clude one large con­fer­ence room (ca­pac­ity 400 peo­ple) and six mid­dle­sized and small-sized con­fer­ence rooms.

THE PLAZA

Michael Tak, Sales Man­ager, The Plaza, elu­ci­dates on the unique of­fer­ings of the ho­tel. The ho­tel is ideally sit­u­ated in the cen­ter of Seoul, lo­cated close to many of­fice ar­eas, ma­jor banks, the ho­tel, and the city's main pub­lic trans­porta­tion junc­tions.

A step away from the or­di­nary, The Plaza Seoul, Au­to­graph Col­lec­tion, is po­si­tioned in the heart of the city's thriv­ing busi­ness district with ac­cess to ma­jor sub­way lines, a cen­tral lo­ca­tion to ex­plore Seoul, shares Tak.

Sit­u­ated near at­trac­tions like Nam­dae­mun Mar­ket and ad­ja­cent to City Hall, the prop­erty is a top choice for both leisure and busi­ness travel. A great choice for a busi­ness meet­ing or a wed­ding in Seoul, the ho­tel fea­tures over 20,000 square feet of jaw-drop­ping event space. The num­ber of gue­strooms availed here is 410 rooms, while the MiCE ameni­ties in­clude seven ban­quet rooms and a ball­room with a ca­pac­ity of 500.

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