Novotel opens its 500th hotel worldwide in Seoul Dongdaemun,South Korea

Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun is the first Novotel Hotels and Residences located in the heart of Seoul’s shopping district.
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun is the first Novotel Hotels and Residences located in the heart of Seoul’s shopping district.

Featuring  523 rooms that boast the latest state-of the-art digital facilities and design by Novotel, the hotel is located within close proximity to major historical sites including Heunginjimun, one of the “Eight Gates of Seoul” dating back to the 14th century.
“The opening of Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences heralds an era of new beginnings for the Novotel brand with the property’s first mixed-use flagship development that combines a hotel and residences,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia.

“Seoul is the heart of the national design scene and competes on the world stage as a technological powerhouse – this stunning newly built property combines these two strengths and transposes them onto experiential stays for leisure, business, and family travelers.”

Novotel has always been about providing a comfortable living experience for guests, and at Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun, ease and convenience are enhanced with the use of digital technologies including a mobile concierge and a smart phone, which guests can use freely during their stay.  
Designed with space within a space concept, natural Korean flamed finished granite stone is featured throughout its floorings and walls that combine the use of natural timber to capture the unique contrast of textures and colours. Iconic Heunginjimun leaves motif are found throughout the hotel, guest rooms and bathroom doors.

Feauring 331 rooms, Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun boasts double, twin or triple bed configurations.

Designed for long-term stays, the 192 residences offer unique studious and one-bedroom suites that feature high-speed wireless internet, 55” full HD television and one-touch temperature control.

Reflecting South Korea’s global influences is Food Exchange, an all-day dining restaurant that serves a wide variety of Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Western food while located at the social hub of the hotel.

 The Gourmet Bar features a range of French-inspired cocktails and beverages for an evening wind-down. The Social 21 rooftop bar offers the perfect spot to enjoy an evening sunset overlooking the city skylines.

“Seoul really is the soul of South Korea and for this hotel, we were inspired by the Korean culture of simplicity.  Located near major attractions such as Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Dongdaemun Fashion Street, and the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station on lines 2, 4 and 5 of the Seoul underground, guests staying at the property can look forward to enjoying the sights and sounds of the city,” said Mini (Minsook) Cho, general manager of Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences.

“We are delighted to be welcoming our first guests with the opening of Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences, our first mixed-use development.”

There are currently 500 Novotel hotels in 58 countries worldwide and Asia Pacific accounts for more than 143 properties with 3 5,879 rooms.

AccorHotels currently has a portfolio of 23 hotels and 6,551 rooms in South Korea including eight Novotel hotels.

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