Hyatt Hotels has announced an agreement with Lotte Tour Development Co for a Grand Hyatt property in Jeju City, an hour’s flight from Seoul, on Jeju Island.
The new hotel will mark Hyatt’s sixth property in South Korea and is expected to be the second largest Grand Hyatt hotel in the world.
Grand Hyatt Jeju will have 1,600 rooms, 11 food and beverage outlets, approximately 1,200 square metres of meeting space, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, two spas (Western and Korean) with a total of eight treatment rooms and two kids’ clubs.
Lotte Tour will be the lead developer of the Dream Tower Integrated Resort project in Jeju, along with Greenland Group. The project will feature two towers and retail podium. In 2016, over 12 million passengers flew between Seoul and Jeju, making the route one of the world’s busiest passenger air routes.
David Udell, group president, Asia-Pacific at Hyatt, said: “We are extremely pleased to be collaborating with Lotte Tour for the first time. As one of South Korea’s leading multinational corporations, Lotte Tour has a deep legacy of travel and hospitality in the country.
“We look forward to working with Lotte Tour to create a new vision of the Grand Hyatt brand in Jeju, reflective of the island’sas unique environment, and providing travelers with our first-class service and hospitality.”