CHICAGO (December 18, 2020) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of the 1,600-room Grand Hyatt Jeju in South Korea, the largest Hyatt hotel in Asia Pacific. This highly anticipated opening also marks the return of a Hyatt hotel into Jeju Special Autonomous Province, an island on the southern end of the Korean Peninsula renowned for its rich history and cultural traditions.
Part of the new Jeju Dream Tower, the island’s iconic twin-tower landmark, Grand Hyatt Jeju embodies the modern Korean lifestyle, offering leisure guests, business travelers and locals an impressive selection of world-class culinary, leisure and entertainment experiences under one roof. These include 14 distinct restaurants and bars, HAN Collection, a dedicated retail space showcasing over 200 Korean fashion designers and brands, the island’s largest outdoor deck with an infinity pool, two premium spas; and eight residential-style event spaces.
“Grand Hyatt Jeju represents the best of modern Korean culture and offers welcoming hospitality, which together with the spectacular surrounding views, bold gastronomy scene and exciting recreational venues, provides exhilarating and memorable experiences,” said Paul Kwok, general manager and managing director of Grand Hyatt Jeju. “Grand Hyatt Jeju reinforces the prestigious Jeju Dream Tower development’s position as the city’s new hotspot and we are grateful to work with the hotel’s ownership company, Lotte Tour Development, and for its trust in Hyatt as we continue our strategic brand growth in Korea with this debut in this fast-emerging leisure destination.”
Prime location in the heart of Jeju City
Grand Hyatt Jeju is a 10-minute drive from Jeju International Airport, 15-minute drive from the port and cruise terminals, and within walking distance from shopping and culinary hotspots such as Jeju Dongmun Market and Nuwemaru Street. The rest of the island is accessible via taxi and bus, and the main highway near to the hotel leads to the Seogwipo beachside district and UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Mount Hallasan Natural Reserve, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System and Seongsan IIchulbong Tuff Cone.
Starting at 700 square feet (65 square meters), the spacious 1,600 rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Halla Mountain – the highest mountain in South Korea, the turquoise sea and the city. Each luxuriously appointed guestroom is accented with modern Korean art, equipped with a 75-inch flat-screen television, three-seater sofa, marble bathroom with a double vanity and island bathtub. Furnished with hand-picked European designer furniture, the lavish 2,798 square-foot (260-square-meter) Presidential Suite is ideal for intimate celebrations and private events and features two bedrooms, separate living and dining areas, a massage room, and sauna steam room, as well as dedicated butler service.
Able to host up to 200 people, the Grand Club is the largest Grand Hyatt club lounge in Asia Pacific and features three social spaces – the Library, Dining Hall and Living Room. Suite guests and World of Hyatt members with Globalist status will have complimentary access to the lounge where they can enjoy panoramic city views alongside all-day refreshments, breakfast, evening cocktails and personal check-in service.
Grand Hyatt Jeju offers the widest selection of cuisines under one roof in Jeju Island, curated in collaboration with local suppliers and food artisans to bring diners on a gastronomic journey featuring local and global flavors from Korean, Chinese, and Southeast Asian to Italian. The hotel’s 14 unique restaurants and bars include:
Wellbeing & Guest Amenities
Surrounded by beautiful beaches, scenic countryside, natural landscapes and home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the volcanic Hallasan Mountain, Jeju Island is a popular South Korean getaway and wellness destination. An indulgent bathhouse experience awaits guests at Korean Jjimjil Spa – from a traditional Korean body scrub to complete rejuvenation in the red clay, cypress, ice and salt specialty therapy rooms. Bespoke treatments using cosmeceutical technologies are available at the European-style Rosebay Spa.
Set against a picture-perfect backdrop of the sea and Halla Mountain, the 46,177-square-foot (4,290-square-meter) infinity pool deck – the largest outdoor deck on Jeju Island, is ideal for lounging and alfresco dining in summer. The deck features a heated infinity pool, private cabanas, a hot tub, a kids’ pool and a poolside bar. Guests can also enjoy a dip in the indoor pool or work out in the 24-hour fitness center.
HAN Collection is a dedicated retail space showcasing more than 200 Korean fashion designers and brands across two floors. Grand Hyatt Jeju also offers a kids’ arcade with stimulating entertainment and games.
Meetings and Events
With eight meetings and event spaces designed to reflect a warm, residential setting, Grand Hyatt Jeju is suited for grand celebrations, memorable weddings and intimate get-togethers with a dedicated team of culinary experts, event service and meeting planners to deliver a personalized experience for all occasions.
Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 21 premier brands. As of September 30, 2020, the Company's portfolio included more than 950 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 67 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operate the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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