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First Holiday Inn Express® Hotel In Republic Of South Korea Opens In Seoul

May 27, 2015 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has opened the very first Holiday Inn Express® hotel in the Republic of South Korea,Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro, located in the heart of the capital city.

The 224-room hotel is nestled in a commercial and financial precinct between the Myeong-dong, Namsan and Dongdaemoon areas, known for their variety of shopping options and sites of cultural and artistic significance.

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro offers a choice of modern double-bed and twin-bed rooms, as well as free on-site parking. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport, located just one minute’s walk from the Euljiro3-ga station on the Seoul Subway Line, and is one hour from Incheon International Airport.

Travellers keen for sight-seeing can take a leisurely 10 minute stroll to Bukchon Hanok Village, a preserved traditional village to capture a glimpse of what life was like in Joseon period. Further afield, guests can visit the famous N Seoul Tower at the top of Namsan Mountain to view the city from a completely different perspective. Those with a shopaholic streak can discover a world of style at the Dongdaemoon Fashion Town, a specially designated tourist zone.

As with the nearly 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world, guests can expect a hassle-free stay with the consistency and reliability of a global hotel brand, including:

–        Free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel to ensure connectivity to the ones who matter.

–        Free Express Start™ Breakfast or a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day.

–        A choice of firm or soft pillows for a comfortable and restful night’s sleep.

–        Refreshing power showers with a three-function massage showerhead and fluffy towels to keep travellers rejuvenated.

Karin Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer for Australasia, Japan, Korea & Franchise, IHG commented: “Holiday Inn Express is our fastest growing brand globally – on average, we open two new Holiday Inn Express hotels every week – and is an ideal option for the modern, on-the-go traveller. Our hotels offer guests everything they need and nothing they don’t while being situated in central easily accessible locations.

“The opening of our first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the Republic of South Korea is a major milestone in our expansion plans in Asia, and brings our total portfolio in South Korea to nine hotels,” she added.

The opening of Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro follows the successful expansion of the brand across the wider region and the world; over the past three years, the brand has entered ten new countries globally, including this latest opening. IHG has now has one Holiday Inn Express, five Holiday Inn and threeInterContinental hotels in the Republic of South Korea.

Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro is offering a special opening rate of KRW 137,500 per night for bookings made until 31st August 2015. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels globally, please visit

IHG’s Best Price Guarantee promises that guests will always find the lowest rate by booking direct – find a qualifying, lower price elsewhere online and your first night is free and the rest of the stay will match the price.

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