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Hilton Set to Open Conrad Hotel in Seoul

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Hilton is preparing to officially open the Conrad Seoul in South Korea. Located in Seoulís financial district in Yeouido, the 434-room hotel will open its doors on 12 November 2012.

 Conrad Seoul occupies one of four towers in the IFC Seoul, the first large-scale multipurpose commercial venue in Yeouido, placing the hotel immediately adjacent to a world-class luxury shopping mall with a cineplex theater and direct access to the Yeouido subway station.

A key design highlight at the stylish 38-story Conrad Seoul is a 40-meter spiral staircase which connects floors one through five.

Conrad Seoul will be one of the first hotels in Korea to implement a Smart In-room Multimedia Technology. Using Apple-based technology and offering an all-in-one multimedia hub and a Mac computer, guests will be able to surf the internet, access Facebook and Wi-Fi access points or play personal content from his or her own iPad, iPhone, smartphone or laptop.

Rooms at the Conrad Seoul start at a minimum floor space of 48 square meters Ė one of the largest in the vibrant city.

The Wellness Zone features a state-of-the-art fitness club, Pulse8, on the 8th floor, and the Conrad Spa on the 9th floor. Providing 24-hour gym service all year, the fitness club includes a swimming pool flooded with natural day light, a golf driving range and a spa facility.

 37 Grill and Bar restaurant and the Executive Lounge on the 37th floor offers a 360-degree visual of Seoul, including a panoramic view of the Han River.

Conrad Seoul also features an Italian restaurant, Atrio, with a 28-meter high ceiling adorned with designer lighting sculpture. The hotelís dining options also include Zest, a three meal restaurant with trendy show-cooking stations and buffet islands.

The hotel Seoul has implemented a variety or eco-friendly initiatives including:

- Rainwater harvesting for use in irrigation
- Grey water usage in toilets and public spaces
- Solar panels to assist heating water, lighting and emergency power
- Transparent dual-sheet glass to efficiently control temperature indoors
- Ice thermal storage system utilizing late-night surplus electricity

ďHilton Worldwide continues to expand our presence in Korea and the Conrad Seoul is an outstanding addition to our growing portfolio of Conrad Hotels in Asia Pacific and to our expanding footprint in Korea,Ē said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. ďWe are extremely pleased to be working closely with AIG Global Real Estate in adding this luxurious property to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts family. Backed by the industry knowledge and strong local expertise of AIG Global Real Estate, we are confident that this stunning property will be a great fit for the sophisticated and design-focused International Finance Centre Seoul (IFC Seoul) and will successfully cater to the ever increasing number of global, affluent travellers to this popular city destination.Ē

Nils-Arne Schroeder is general manager of the Conrad Seoul.

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