Le Méridien, the upscale European hotel brand now operated by Marriott, is planning to launch its first ever property in South Korea.
Marriott has penned an agreement with Cheonwon Industrial for the management of Le Méridien Seoul, which is scheduled to open on 1 September 2017. Located in the Gangnam area of the Korean capital, the hotel will be convenient for visitors to the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center.
Yong Shin Jeon, CEO of Cheonwon Industrial, which is building the hotel, said he is “proud to be developing a property with such distinct architecture and interior design, managed by a brand that will make a significant difference in the hospitality offerings in this city”.
Le Méridien Seoul will feature 336 rooms and suites, including a selection of club rooms with access to the Club Lounge. It will also house Asian and international restaurants, a bar, outdoor terrace, fitness facilities, a pool area and an art centre.
Established by Air France, Le Méridien was subsequently taken over by Forte, Starwood and now forms part of Marriott. It currently operates a portfolio of 75 hotels in Asia Pacific, 45 of which are located in China or India.