Say 'An Nyung' to Korea's New Park Hyatt Busan
The second-largest city in South Korea can now brag about snagging a new Western behemoth of a hotel. Yesterday, Park Hyatt Busan welcomed guests to the thoughtfully designed tower, creating a new area for wining and dining.
Overlooking the Busan Marina and surrounding beaches, the multi-purpose complex will play host to the luxury hotel that neighbors a few residential towers, some retail and office space. Each of the buildings, while very modern in design, use traditional Korean architecture to incorporate natural elements that mimic the ocean or flower petals.
With 269 rooms to choose from, the folks over at Hyatt have kept those travelers that want a little space to stretch out. There are 69 suites--23 Park, 43 Executive, 2 Diplomatic and 1 Presidential anyone can find a room that's just right. Regardless of choice, guests can gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows and relax in the natural wood and textile layout by Tokyo-based designer Super Potato.
If you're afraid of heights, beware. The hotel doesn't even start until the 30th floor where the lobby bar called the Lounge affords views of the ocean and city while sipping your fave vintage. Feel the need to go higher? The 31st floor plays host to the casual dining restaurant, The Living Room and even higher on the 32nd, a little more formal, in the Dining Room.
Room rates start at 277,000 KRW ($256) per night with WiFi and access to the hotel's Lumi Spa & Fitness with it's 20 meter tree-lined lap-pool thrown in.
[Photos: Park Hyatt Busan]