AccorHotels has opened the 500th Novotel hotel
The Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun
Hotels & Residences features 523 rooms and is located within close
proximity to major historical sites including Heunginjimun, one of
the “Eight Gates of Seoul” dating back to the 14th century.
“The opening of Novotel Ambassador Seoul
Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences heralds an era of new beginnings
for the Novotel brand with the property’s first mixed-use flagship
development that combines a hotel and residences,” said Patrick
Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast
and Northeast Asia. “Seoul is the heart of the national design
scene and competes on the world stage as a technological
powerhouse – this stunning newly built property combines these two
strengths and transposes them onto experiential stays for leisure,
business, and family travellers.”
Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun makes the most of the latest
technology available. Guests have access to a mobile concierge and
a smart phone which they can use freely during their stay. The
phone is pre-loaded with hotel information, maps, as well as call
and message functions to use when they are out exploring the city.
at the hotel, guests can scan QR codes assigned to each individual
guest room and enjoy remote access to room controls and amenity
service requests with the iStay app that can be downloaded to
their own phone.
A smart kiosk provides guests with useful hotel
information including facilities, latest F&B and room promotions
and a media wall that showcases a sketch of the Dongdaemun
district. The hotel even feature an electric car recharging
Featuring 331 rooms, Novotel Ambassador Seoul
Dongdaemum boasts double, twin, or triple bed configurations.
Designed for long-term stays, the 192 residences offer
studios and 1-bedroom suites that feature high-speed wireless
internet, 55” full HD television and one-touch temperature
Through the GIGA Genie voice and touch system provided in
the executive, premier, deluxe rooms, premier and Dongdaemun
suites, guest will be able to control the room temperature and
have access to various amenity services and music streaming
through a voice-recognition speaker.
Food Exchange is an all-day dining restaurant that serves a wide
variety of Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Western food while
the Gourmet Bar features a
range of French-inspired cocktails and beverages for an evening
wind-down. The Social 21 rooftop bar offers a perfect spot to
enjoy an evening sunset overlooking the city skyline.
The hotel also features an Executive Lounge, a
variety of event space, an indoor swimming pool on the 20th floor,
a fitness centre and a Kids Zone equipped with a variety of toys and books for
young guests to enjoy.
“Seoul really is the soul of South Korea and for
this hotel we were inspired by the Korean culture of simplicity,”
said Mini (Minsook) Cho, General Manager of Novotel Ambassador
Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences. “Located near major attractions such as Dongdaemun Design Plaza
(DDP), Dongdaemun Fashion Street, and the Dongdaemun History and
Culture Park Station on lines 2, 4 and 5 of the Seoul underground,
guests staying at the property can look forward to enjoying the
sights and sounds of the city. We are delighted to be welcoming
our first guests with the opening of Novotel Ambassador Seoul
Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences, our first mixed-use development.”
There are currently 500 Novotel hotels open in 58
countries worldwide and Asia Pacific accounts for more than 143
properties with 3 5,879 rooms. AccorHotels currently has a
portfolio of 23 hotels and 6,551 rooms in South Korea including
eight Novotel hotels.