Following the popularity of Korean dramas and variety shows, Seoul is one of the well-sought after destinations for its trendy fashion. JW Marriott Seoul, ideally located in Gangnam - the heart of the tourist district - is your gateway to this vibrant city. Guests can simply step out from the hotel and start your shopping spree at the Shinsegae Department Store or the multiple apparel stores at the Express Bus Terminal station, both of which are linked to the hotel!
Truly a five star hotel chain
Under the Marriott chain of hotels, JW Marriott Seoul lives up to its reputation as a five-star luxury hotel. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the helpful doorman who would promptly assist you with your luggages to the check-in counter. Check-in services are also swift and easy with the English-speaking hotel staff.
Shower your tiredness away in the spacious bathroom
With 495 guest rooms available, the hotel offers a variety of guest rooms to meet your preference and budget. The bathrooms are luxuriously spacious with a separate rain shower and a bathtub to soak away your fatigue after a long day of shopping! The complimentary toiletries are also of high quality, especially the pleasant lavender body lotion to keep your skin moisturized.
Gateway to fantastic shopping treats
The Express Bus Terminal station is linked to the hotel and it is only two stops away from Gangnam station. Similar to Gangnam station which offers underground shopping, you can find similar retail options at the Express Bus Terminals. The crowd is generally smaller but still crowded as compared to Gangnam and you can find similar apparels at the same price. Express Bus Terminal is also where you can purchase bus tickets and take domestic buses to the other parts of Korea. If you intend to explore destinations outside of Seoul, this would be a convenient venue to start your adventure.
Wide variety of dining options within and around the hotel
With several restaurants offering Italian to Chinese cuisines, guests can enjoy a great dining experience in the hotel itself. The lobby level also offers a deli shop, which is convenient for grabbing a coffee, sandwich or salad on the go. There is an on-going promotion for Citibank card holders where you can enjoy 10% off at the deli-shop (as of August 2015). If you are too exhausted to step out of your room, the hotel offers a good range of dine-in options where you can enjoy in the comfort of your room.
Comfort and convenience that are worth the costs
Starting from 243,000 KRW per night (approximately 205 USD) for the deluxe room, you may find it more costly compared to other budget hotels around Seoul. However, the comfort of a five-star hotel and its convenient location supersede any price concerns. By staying next to the subway station, you can save much on the traveling cost and time!
Working out after a long day
For health-conscious visitors, you would be pleased to know that a spacious gym and an indoor swimming pool are available on basement two of the hotel. Both amenities may be rather crowded in the evening since many guests work out after a long day out. However, there are plenty of gym equipments, especially treadmill machines available for the guests. The best time to enjoy the facilities would be late morning and afternoon where crowds are generally smaller.
A great choice for luxury and time-starved travelers
JW Marriott is certainly an ideal choice if you are seeking a luxurious and comfortable hotel stay in Seoul. Its strategic location is also fantastic for time-starved travelers who prefers to stay within the tourist district in the city.