Seoul, South Korea
What it is
A 434-room luxury tower with six showstopping restaurants (including a rooftop bar), indoor pool, and 24-hour gym.
What it isn't
Hands off. Service is exemplary, including a doting concierge, turndown service, room service, and an executive lounge.
What we think
Business hotels can get a reputation for having no soul…but not in Seoul. Here, luxury is everywhere—and it’s actually worth writing home about. Guest rooms are serene (many with Han River views) and absolutely enormous: they start at a whopping 516 square feet. Even in the starter room category, you’ll be treated to a rainshower in the spa-like bathroom; a pillow menu, 300-thread-count sheets and blackout curtains for your best sleep ever; and hidden LED lighting behind the architecture that transforms the whole room into a jewel box. Consider the Executive-level rooms for insider access to the 37th floor Executive Lounge, where you’ll be treated even more like a V.I.P. with cocktail hour each evening and gratis breakfasts overlooking the cityscape.
You're here because
You love a hotel with multiple dining options when you’re zonked at the end of the workday, and this one has six—including a 37th story grill with an expansive wine cellar.
There’s no shortage of transcendent noodle experiences in Seoul, but you might never leave the hotel’s Noodle Bar—thanks to the dreamiest crab croquettes and miso ramen you’ve ever tasted.
Linked with the IFC Mall in the Yeouido Business District, a mere two blocks from the riverfront Yeouido Hangang Park.