As Seoul’s five-star accommodation offerings continue to expand, so too are a new range of budget offerings that ensure quality at competitive prices. For those requiring stylish and convenient accommodation across the city, the following new hotels may be just what they are looking for.
GLAD Hotel Yeouido
Recommended for inbound visitors doing business in Seoul’s International Finance District, the GLAD Hotel Yeouido is an affordable option in the heart of high finance. Part of the Design Hotels collection, GLAD strikes a balance between luxury, design, and practicality. Offering 319 Korean and Western-style guest rooms, the hotel also features a Banquet Hall for up to 400 persons as well as a Welcoming and Project room; each able to seat up for 50 persons.
An offshoot of the successful Korean Shilla hotel brand, Shilla Stays aim to provide value for money in the areas of comfort, intuitiveness, modernity, practicality, and eco-friendliness. Already open is the Shilla Stay Dongtan, offering 143 rooms and 3 meeting rooms with capacity for up to 64 persons; the Shilla Stay Yeoksam, containing 306 rooms and 3 meeting rooms able to seat up to 42 persons; the Shilla Stay Seodamun, offering 319 rooms and 1 meeting room with capacity for 30 persons; and the soon-to-open Shilla Stay Mapo, offering 383 rooms.
Ibis Budget Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun
Located in one of Seoul’s most popular shopping and entertainment districts, the Ibis Budget Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun puts guests right where the action is. The hotel offers 195 guest rooms and is a short distance away from attractions such as the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and the Dongdaemun Shopping Town.
Four Points by Sheraton Seoul
Located in Yongsan, Seoul’s first Four Points by Sheraton property is also conveniently close to major transportation hubs via Seoul Station, connecting it with the KTX high-speed rail link to Incheon International Airport as well as other national capitals. Facilities include 342 guest rooms, 2 meeting rooms (each 88.7m², and 1 seminar room (450m²).