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
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.
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.