Novotel comes to downtown Seoul

sleep July 06, 2018 01:00


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Novotel is once again expanding its portfolio with the opening of Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun – its 500th property and the first Novotel Hotels & Residences in the heart of Seoul’s shopping district.

The hotel has 523 guestrooms with the latest in state-of-the-art digital facilities and is surrounded by 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 & 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 property combines these two strengths and transposes them onto experiential stays for leisure, business, and family travellers.” 

Guests can scan QR codes assigned to each individual guestroom and enjoy remote access to room controls and amenity service requests with the iStay app that can be downloaded to their own phone. 

They can also check out hotel information like facilities, latest promotions of food, beverage and accommodation at a smart kiosk or learn about Dongdaemun district through a media wall. The hotel even offers an electric car recharging station.

Under the “space within a space” concept, the floors are made with natural Korean flamed finished granite stone and walls combine the use of natural timber to capture the unique contrast of textures and colours, while iconic Heunginjimun leaves graced everything from guestrooms to bathroom doors. 


The hotel offers 331 rooms with double, twin, or triple bed configurations and the 192 residences are designed for longterm stays in a layout of unique studio and 1-bedroom suite, featuring high-speed wireless internet, 55” full HD television and one-touch temperature control.

The executive, premier, deluxe rooms, premier and Dongdaemun suites are equipped with the GIGA Genie voice and touch system that allows guest to control the room temperature and access various amenity services and music streaming through a voice-recognition speaker.

The all-day dining Food Exchange restaurant serves a wide variety of Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Western food and the Gourmet Bar introduces a range of French-inspired cocktails and beverages for an evening wind-down. The Social 21 rooftop bar is the perfect spot to enjoy an evening sunset overlooking the city skylines. 

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