IFC Seoul has signed an agreement with Hilton
Worldwide to manage a Conrad hotel in Seoul. The Conrad Seoul will
be located in the acclaimed International Financial Centre Seoul,
and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2011.
In addition to the 446-room hotel, IFC Seoul
will comprise, upon completion, three office towers, a cineplex
and a luxury retail mall (IFC Mall), as well as extensive dining
and leisure areas, public access to green spaces and a direct
connection to the Seoul subway transportation system.
a strong focus on luxury and fashion, IFC Seoul will occupy a
prime location in the heart of Seoul’s financial centre, the
Yeouido Business District, which is home to the Korea Exchange and
is often referred to as the “Korean Wall Street”.
Conrad Seoul will be a stunning addition to our growing portfolio
of Conrad Hotels and to our expanding footprint in Korea, and we
are delighted that AIG Global Real Estate has chosen to work with
Hilton Worldwide,” said Martin Rinck, President – Asia Pacific
Hilton Worldwide. “We believe that the Conrad’s contemporary
luxury will be a natural fit for the sophisticated and design-led
IFC Seoul, and we are confident that the hotel will become a
fitting landmark among guests and members of the business
community in this world class and high-tech city.”
Overlooking the Han River
and nestled among the headquarters of Korean enterprises and
multinationals, the Conrad Seoul will offer guests sweeping views of the city
skyline, a swimming pool, health club, luxury spa, and three
innovatively designed restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar.
In addition, more than 3,100 square meters of meeting space
will ensure that guests can stay connected and meet in comfort,
supported by state-of-the-art technology and meeting facilities.
Two ballrooms with 2,100 square meters of space will enable
large-scale conferences as well as high-end wedding banquets and
The IFC Seoul project
is one of the first large-scale real estate developments in Korea
to be led by an international consortium. The project, which was
officially launched in 2005, is a key component in the Seoul
Metropolitan Government’s plan to rejuvenate the Yeouido area and
to position the area as a regional financial center, creating
employment opportunities and enriching the quality of life for
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