By THE NATION
Located in Mapo, Seoul, the hotel overlooks the Hangang River offering picturesque views of the Yeouido city skyline and beyond. Mapo subway station is a five-minute walk to the central business district, shopping malls and local attraction sites.
In partnership with Pungnong Co, the hotel will feature 197 guestrooms, a range of dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool and meeting spaces for weddings, conferences and events.
“The signing of an MGallery Hotel in Seoul marks a key milestone for our Group, as it represents our focus on expanding Accor’s luxury hotel portfolio in South Korea. The MGallery brand is a collection of addresses where each hotel is individually styled allowing guests to experience a range of locally inspired offerings. We are delighted to expand the brand’s presence in Northeast Asia following the recent launch of our first MGallery hotel in Japan with the successful opening of MGallery Kyoto Yura”, said Patrick Basset, chief operating officer of Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
MGallery is a collection of boutique hotels dedicated to trendsetters and engaged explorers who appreciate unique, original and authentic experiences.
“This is our first MGallery hotel in the heart of Seoul and MGallery hotels embody the style, stories and allure of their destinations. Deeply rooted in the local landscape, guests will have the opportunity to engage in a onceinalifetime experiences from culture to onsite offerings,” said Jongcheol Lee, chairman of Pungnong Co.
“Seoul is a bewitching mix of ancient and modern, which was earned it the title of a Unesco City of design. Enriched with a history dating back 600 years ago in the Joseon Dynasty, the city offers a diverse array of lifestyle, entertainment and dining options. We look forward to sharing enriching stories with both visitors and locals that showcase Korea’s vibrant culture with the opening of MGallery Seoul”, added Vincent Lelay, vice president of Operations for South Korea.