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Novotel Seoul Goes Gangnam Style

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  Site Where: 603 YEOKSAM - DONG, Seoul, Korea, 135-080
October 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM | by | ()

Finally, a hotel has jumped on the bandwagon and will begin to offer hotel packages that revolve around the world's latest earworm better known as Gangnam Style. Just as we would expect, the package comes from the Novotel Seoul Ambassador, smack in the middle of the district the song is named after.

For those that may be living under a rock for the last 3 months, here's a little back story. The musical artist is named Psy (real name: Park Jae-sang) and he is a Korean rapper who produces K-Pop (Korean pop music). He posted a YouTube video for Gangnam Style and it has become the most viewed K-Pop video, not to mention the most 'liked,' on the site.

Now let's get to the hotel news. This Novotel located in the Gangnam District is offering Psy groupies the chance to stay at the heart of the area in which the singer grew up. Fans can 'cowboy' and 'horsey' all around the popular shopping and entertainment areas of Gangnam. Since the area is known to be dripping with celebrities, you may even spot some other K-pop stars.

The package will offer breakfast, free in-room internet, a half-day city tour operated by the Gangnam District Office, store coupons and discounts on exhibitions and performances at Seoul Arts Center. The total price of the package will set you back about 270,000 to 290,000 Korean won ($244-263)

If you prefer to plan your own tours of the city but still want to stay, basic rooms start at 235,000 KRW ($208) .

If you haven't seen the video already, here it is. If you have, sorry for getting this stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

[Photo: Psy/Facebook]

Archived Comments:


Hey sexy lady...


I read a recent New Yorker article about the Korean pop scene and they mentioned that the Ritz-Carlton in Seoul has an $80,000 beauty package that includes plastic surgery. Apparently Korea's pop idols inspire a lot of folk to get work done.


It's a little disconcerting that a hotel would offer that. I guess if their clientele 'asks' for it.

Crawled from under rock...

to see what this was. neither I nor my 16-year old have ever heard of this craziness! But if Mel B is rocking to it, then I'm clearly past it. :-/
However, I recognize the music hook from something else, so all hope is not lost.