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Say 'An Nyung' to Korea's New Park Hyatt Busan

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  Site Where: 51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea, 612-824
February 18, 2013 at 9:58 AM | by | ()

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.

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South Korea’s $300 Billion 8City Makes Dubai Seem Like A Sandbox

Where: Incheon, Korea
November 21, 2012 at 3:03 PM | by | ()

Dubai might be the place these days for megaprojects like the Palm, the World, and Burj Khalifa, but if the developers of South Korea’s 8City have anything to say about it, these will be considered child’s play come 2030.

To be built partially on reclaimed land in Incheon, close to Seoul’s international airport, 8City would be a tourism city unlike any other, at a purported cost of nearly $300 billion. That's three hundred billion, more than the GDP of a whole number of countries combined.

What does one get for $300 billion? According to CNN:

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Park Hyatt Keeps on Growing But Which One is Still Your Favorite?

Where: Busan, Korea
March 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM | by | ()

Fresh off the news that Park Hyatt would be heading to Bankgok comes yet another expansion announcement, this time for South Korea.

Opening in 2013, the Park Hyatt Busan will be part of a new mixed used development comprising three residential towers, one office tower and the ubiquitous retail space located at Haeundae Beach in Busan.

The hotel itself will have 268 guestrooms, including 69 suites, two restaurants, a lobby lounge, fitness center, seven-treatment room spa, and an indoor pool. The hotel is being designed by New York starchitect, Daniel Libeskind and the Tokyo-based design firm with the super cool name of Super Potato will do the interiors.

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Duty Free for You and Me at The Shilla Seoul

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  Site Where: 202-2 Ga Jangchung-dong, Chung-ku, Seoul, Korea, 100202
October 17, 2008 at 12:56 PM | by | ()

Since 1986, one hotel has dominated both the luxury sleeping and shopping scene in Seoul: The Shilla. Although the hotel has been around for a little longer than that, 1986 was the year that it birthed an independent duty free shop, making the upper echelons of luxury goods available at a price that was almost a deal. The Shilla now operates more shops on the Korean holiday island of Jeju and in Incheon airport, but its original two-floor boutique remains a cult shopping destination.

For anyone who feels the salacious temptation of a duty free catalog in the seat-back pocket, a stop in at The Shilla may be deadly (to your bank account). Being surrounded by smiling, impeccably-coiffed salesgirls and shiny products proves a drug for those who achieve VIP status at The Shilla shops.

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