French multinational firm AccorHotels prepares to launch what it calls South Korea’s first “lifestyle hotel-plex.” Inspired by the name of its location Yongsan (“dragon hill”), Seoul Dragon City is a real estate development showcasing four hotels that range from economy to luxury.
Opening on October 1, the four properties have a combined number of 1,700 rooms, 11 restaurants and bars, 17 meeting rooms, and two multi-function grand ballrooms. It also has what the developer says is a first in the world: four full floors of entertainment in what is dubbed as the Sky Bridge that’s suspended between two towers.
Travelers can choose from different properties that fit their needs and preferred price point. The Grand Mercure Ambassador Seoul Yongsan is a 202-room property made for families and long-stay guests who prefer to stay at a serviced residence. Featuring warm colors, its rooms come with locally-inspired furnishings.
Those who need more space can consider Novotel Suites Ambassador Seoul Yongsan, which comes with 286-open planned suites.
Right next door, Novotel Ambassador Seoul Yongsan comes with 621 rooms with minimalist modern interiors.
Lastly is the bold and bright ibis Styles Ambassador Seoul Yongsan, which comes with young-ish looking 591 rooms. Of the four, this property is the only one marketed to airline crews.
Guests can grab a cocktail at King’s Vacation, the Bridge’s lounge bar inspired by European watering holes. Bonus: the bar has its own indoor swimming pool.
The development is around 57 kilometers away from Incheon International Airport. It provides easy access to malls, shopping centers, movie theaters, and embassies, and its location is within close proximity of districts such as Yeouido, Gangnam, Itaewon, and Myeongdong.