Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, has signed a deal to open Le Méridien Seoul, set to be the first Le Méridien property in Korea. Owned by Cheonwon, the hotel is slated to open in September 2017.
Designed by David Collins Studio, Le Méridien Seoul will have 336 guestrooms, including 109 club rooms and 29 suites with access to the Club Lounge, Le Méridien Hub lobby, fitness facilities, a pool area, various dining outlets, meeting and event spaces and an art center. The new hotel will be on Bongeunsa-ro, one of Gangnam’s major highways. It is near Incheon International Airport, UNESCO Heritage sites and nightlife. Le Méridien Seoul also has access to the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center and the office district in Samsung-dong.
Le Méridien Seoul is the brand's second hotel opening this year following the debut of Le Méridien Visconti Rome in early June. Owned and managed by the Toti Group and designed by Ara Design International, the hotel has 240 guestrooms and suites, Le Méridien Hub lobby, 10 meeting rooms and various dining outlets following a $20-million renovation. Set in the Prati district, the Le Méridien Visconti Rome is between the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. Guests of Le Méridien Visconti Rome also have free access to La Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna in Rome using their key cards and guest access pass as part of the brand's Unlock Art program.
The Paris-based Le Méridien brand has planned to expand its portfolio within the next five years, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas.