In South Korea, the Grand Hyatt Seoul completed the renovation of its Grand Ballroom, with the design helmed by HBA (Hirsch Bedner Associates).
As guests descend the circular staircase to the first-floor foyer separating the Grand Ballroom and Grand Salon, they are met by a chandelier, an iconic element from the original ballroom design. The spaces were transformed, however, to reveal bright beige and dark brown tones, to convey a more contemporary, corporate ambience. The entrance to the bridal room, located behind the chandelier, was also redesigned with a silver silk wallpaper featuring a plum painting to add a Korean decorative element.
Guests entering the entry are now met with a towering mirror ornament, reflecting the natural elements of Mt. Namsan into the Grand Ballroom. Key high-tech elements include: advanced digital signage, large LED screen spanning the ballroom’s first floor lobby area, and newly-installed LED ceiling lighting. A “musical fountain” was also introduced to provide a colorful water fountain spectacle synchronized to the ballroom’s lighting and music systems.
Adrian Slater is Grand Hyatt Seoul’s GM.
Photo credit: Grand Hyatt Seoul