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Shinsegae Group debuts Josun Palace, its first super-luxury hotel

Josun Palace eyes to become South Korea's landmark hotel, succeeding the original Josun Hotel built in 1914

By May 24, 2021 (Gmt+09:00)

The entrance of Josun Palace
The entrance of Josun Palace

South Korea’s retail giant Shinsegae Group is strengthening its luxury hotel business with the grand opening of Josun Palace in Seoul’s Gangnam on May 25.

Artwork displayed in the lobby
Artwork displayed in the lobby

Josun Palace is the fourth brand launched by Shinsegae’s hotel unit Josun Hotels & Resorts, after L'Escape Hotel, Grand Josun and Gravity, and is the company’s highest-grade label.

Under the brand slogan “Exclusively Yours,” Josun Palace boasts 254 lavishly appointed guest rooms as well as The Great Hall on the third floor that can accommodate up to 330 people for banquets and other events.  

Josun Palace guest room
Josun Palace guest room

Josun Palace offers a selection of five premium fine-dining restaurants and bars including Eatanic Garden, a Korean contemporary restaurant, The Great Hong Yuan, a modern Cantonese restaurant, and the buffet restaurant Constans.

Eatanic Garden, a Korean contemporary restaurant
Eatanic Garden, a Korean contemporary restaurant

The Great Hong Yuan, a modern Cantonese restaurant
The Great Hong Yuan, a modern Cantonese restaurant

1914 Lounge & Bar at Josun Palace 
1914 Lounge & Bar at Josun Palace 

The new hotel is built on the site of former Renaissance Hotel in Gangnam.

The exterior of Josun Palace in Gangnam
The exterior of Josun Palace in Gangnam

“Josun Palace succeeds the hundred-year heritage of Josun Hotel built in 1914, currently The Westin Josun Seoul. Like the original Josun Hotel, our latest luxury hotel Josun Palace will offer a totally new cultural experience for all guests and visitors,” said a Josun Hotels & Resorts spokesman.

Write to Yoo-chung Roh at yjroh@hankyung.com

Daniel Cho edited this article.

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