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Park Hyatt Seoul


Home to more than 10 million people, the glittering metropolis of Seoul is undoubtedly the country’s economic and political hub, as well as an epicenter of arts and culture—it was designated a UNESCO City of Design in 2010. The capital is also home to an alluring mix of the ancient and modern: steel-and-concrete skyscrapers stand alongside centuries-old palaces; international fashion boutiques vie for attention with traditional night markets; and contemporary design centers share a block with traditional teahouses. 


Seoul has a panoply of accommodation options, from family-run yeogwan (inns) to outposts of the world’s luxury hotels. Hip, elegant properties dominate the Han riverside and central Gangnam district, while...

Food & Drink

A plethora of dining and drinking options are available in Seoul, from street-food pojangmachas to Korean barbeque restaurants to fusion fare in upscale enclaves. Hongdae’s crop of chic bars and restaurants is...

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