Piero Lissoni designs Shilla Stay Yeoksam in Seoul

Shilla Stay, the business-focused brand of the Hotel Shilla group, made its official debut in Seoul in Korea with the opening of Shilla Stay Yeoksam. The property was designed by Piero Lissoni to convey a modern minimalist style.

Located near Teheranno Boulevard, the Shilla Stay Yeoksam is in the heart of the business center in Gangnam, Seoul. The first Shilla Stay hotel in Seoul has 306 guestrooms, including three grand rooms. The property’s amenities include Café, the buffet restaurant; a bar; a fitness center; and meeting rooms.

Seoul's Teheranno district is considered a key growth area for the IT industry and financial institutions. As well as accommodating a majority of high-density office buildings, including the COEX Convention Center, it also serves as a location for shopping and sightseeing, with nearby tourist spots and shopping destinations.

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All 306 rooms offer views of downtown Seoul. The bedding consists of Hungarian goose down comforters. In addition, all rooms offer Aveda amenities.

For dining, available is the buffet restaurant Café. The bar is characterized by its laidback vibe. All guests have access to the hotel’s fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity.

Italian architect Lissoni is recognized for his minimalist designs. Lissoni's design philosophy seeks to achieve a balance between the use of space and aesthetic proportions. This is reflected in designs that are based on subtle proportions and human-scale sensibility.

Lissoni designed luxury hotels such as Taj Mahal Palace Suites in Mumbai, India; and Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam. His other projects include Mitsui Garden Ginza in Tokyo, Japan; and Studio M Hotel in Singapore.

Hotel Shilla's business hotel brand Shilla Stay will open in an additional 10 districts. With the opening of Shilla Stay Yeoksam, Shilla Stay makes a full-scale expansion into the business hotel segment.

Shilla Stay will open new properties in different locations throughout Korea until 2016. Additional Shilla Stay hotels are scheduled to open in Jeju, Seodaemun, Ulsan, Mapo, Guro, Gwanghwamun, Cheonan and Seocho.

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