Posted : 2012-03-29 17:24
Updated : 2012-03-29 17:24

Hotel Lobby

Grand Ambassador Seoul

After major renovations on 108 guestrooms, the Grand Ambassador Seoul is fully prepared to offer the finest features and convenience starting from April 1.

The hotel now has six VIP floors from the previous three. It has prepared new types of rooms including deluxe family rooms with a double bed and a single bed for every member of the family; superior triple bedrooms with three single beds for a group of three adults; and deluxe suites fitted with a sofa not only in the living room but also in the bedroom.

To highlight the renovations, a “Bonjour, Kids!” package is offered at 264,000 won until May 15 for a one-night stay at a deluxe family room, breakfast buffet for three and other benefits. For more information, call 02-2270-3111.

Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul

Through the end of May, Banyan Tree Club & Spa offers a "Spring in Seoul" package with prices starting at 474,000 won.

It includes accommodation in a deluxe room and breakfast for two. For those staying for two nights, a five-course set dinner and two tickets for the non-verbal performance “Nanta” (Cookin’) are included. For guests staying three nights, a 90-minute body treatment for two at the hotel’s spa will be added.

Starting in April, Banyan Tree also begins a Winemaker’s Series for 2012. On April 13 enjoy a special selection of Boroli wines and grappa along with a five-course gourmet dinner. A presentation by the export director of the estate will answer any questions about the wines. The evening starts at 7 p.m. and costs 199,000 won. For more information, call 02-2250-8000.

Imperial Palace Seoul

Martina Breznanova, a bartender hailing from England, will present her special mixology art at Imperial Palace Seoul’s Zoe Bar from April 4 to 7 from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Breznanova is one of the rising stars at the Bar Nightjar, which ranked within the top 10 best bars in the U.K. less than a year after opening and among the 50 world’s best bars. Before becoming bartender, she was a barista and she infuses her cocktails with various tastes and rich scents reflecting her background working with coffee.

Her special cocktails and other cocktails using Don Julio Tequila start at 25,000 won. For more information, call 02-3440-8000.

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas

Grand Cafe, Cafe Espresso and Hakone at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and Asian Live at InterContinental Seoul COEX present a new style of spring menus through April 29.

The menus were planned with the assistance of Kwon Yong-ook, a doctor at AG Clinic that specializes in anti-aging. Grand Cafe’s dishes include appetizers made with shepherd’s purse, hot broth with mugwort and strawberry jelly, while Cafe Espresso uses Eastern and Western spring vegetables in its Italian dishes.

Japanese restaurant Hakone offers mugwort stew, while octopus bean jelly with bamboo sprouts and bean-paste stew with
shepherd’s purse are available at Asian Live. For more information, call 02-555-5656.

Grand Hyatt Seoul

Grand Hyatt Seoul opens this year’s Wine Club event on April 3 under the theme “Italian Stallions.”

The club’s wine racks will be fully stocked with 40 varieties of Italian wine from eight suppliers. Guests can sample free-flowing wines along with a tapas-style buffet in a smart-casual atmosphere. They can select their favorites and place an order directly with the suppliers.

The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Namsan III. The entrance fee is 93,000 won, and 83,000 won for DINE@HYATT members. For more information, call 02-799-8899.
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