The Four Seasons Hotel Seoul opened seven new restaurants and bars: Boccalino, Yu Yuan, Kioku, The Market Kitchen, Bar Boccalino, Charles H. and Maru.
Designed by AvroKO, Boccalino was inspired by mid-century Milan. It has floor-to-ceiling windows, show kitchen and grill, approximately 130 seats plus a communal table and eight chef-view spots at the counter, as well as two private dining rooms.
Interior architect Andre Fu and his design studio AFSO oversaw Yu Yuan, named for the Shanghai rock garden that influences its look. The space has a main dining area that can seat 40, eight private chambers including two VIP suites that can seat 24 and a tea bar at the heart of the restaurant.
Fu and his design studio AFSO also designed Kioku, a three-story space clad in woods and accented by red maple leaves. There are over 50 tables, with more seating at the sushi counter, and seven additional private and semi-private spaces.
The Market Kitchen was designed by AvroKO. It has close to 200 seats in the main dining hall, plus five private dining rooms.
Bar Boccalino – also designed by AvroKO – is located adjacent to Boccalino restaurant. It has over 50 seats in the lounge, six at the bar, and two private rooms.
Charles H. – still designed by AvroKO – pays homage to the Prohibition-era speakeasies of New York. Design elements include traditional Korean metalwork motifs, 60 seats in the lounge, 10 at the bar and a private room.
In addition, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has its own “living room” at Maru, where windows open to the street scene in a space ideal for meetings and socializing. Two additional outlets include Confections by Four Seasons, a coffee and pastry shop located adjacent to Maru; and the Health Club’s Juice Bar. Maru was designed by LTW Designworks, who also designed the public spaces and guestrooms at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.