The Design-Driven Hotel brings the brand’s European flair to the modern metropolis.
AC Hotels by Marriott, the design-driven lifestyle brand that is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, today announced the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Seoul Gangnam, marking its debut in South Korea. Featuring 274 unique rooms and suites with private pools, the new hotel offers an effortless travel experience that strikes the perfect balance between everything you need and nothing you don’t in South Korea’s capital.
“We are delighted to introduce the AC Hotels brand to South Korea with the opening of AC Hotel by Marriott Seoul Gangnam,” said Jeff Tomczekworld leader of the AC Hotels brand. “Seoul is known for its vibrant design scene, which makes the design-driven AC Hotels brand the perfect fit for the city. The hotel is designed to deliver a perfectly orchestrated experience based on purposeful design, spaces flexible and carefully designed experiences that will empower our customers to be more creative, productive and fulfilled.
The new hotel is located in the Yeoksam-dong area of the Gangnam District, home to the headquarters of many multinational corporations and high-end shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Guests seeking immersive cultural experiences can explore the city’s historic wonders, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites Seonjeongneung and Bongeunsa Temple. Design-conscious travelers shouldn’t miss the iconic Dongdaemun Design Plaza fashion and shopping centers and the Chung-dam district. Travelers can reach the hotel within a 60-minute drive from Incheon International Airport, providing easy access for international and domestic travelers.
AC Hotel Seoul Gangnam is set to appeal to next-generation guests with a modern aesthetic and open layouts that offer functional beauty without distractions. Embracing AC Hotels’ emphasis on seamless design and bespoke style, each room is free of clutter to maximize the feeling of openness and eliminate the friction of guest travel. The bedrooms offer a modern design with elegant furnishings, an open closet system and hardwood floors. The hotel also offers four spacious Premier Pool Rooms and one Premier Pool Suite, featuring private plunge pools and sunbeds on their terraces, with high-end amenities including Bluetooth speakers, Nespresso coffee machines, purifiers air and Korres toiletries.
The brand’s signature offerings include the Spanish-inspired AC Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant, which serves daily buffets with local and international dishes in a modern, minimalist setting. The Kloud rooftop bar features floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy craft cocktails and snacks with evening views of downtown and beyond. The signature AC Lounge®, a comfortable and stylish space, allows guests to relax and socialize over handcrafted coffee, tea and handcrafted beverage.
Fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of AC Fitness, the hotel’s sleek gym equipped with modern cardio equipment and free weights. After an intense training session or at the end of the working day, you can relax deeply in the hotel sauna. Guests traveling with young children are welcome at the Kids Lounge, an indoor play area operated in conjunction with Kids Skolle, an educational program for infants and toddlers.
The hotel offers 2,346 square feet of flexible function space, accommodating up to 130 people. Fully equipped with advanced audiovisual capabilities, video meetings and live streaming services, the space is perfect for hosting events of all special occasions. The sophisticated event space features floor-to-ceiling windows with natural sunlight, as well as a large LED media wall that allows for the creative use of mixed media at meetings and events. The rooftop terrace is also the perfect venue for intimate social gatherings and trendy minimalist wedding receptions.
“We are thrilled to be the first AC Hotel to open in South Korea. AC Hotel by Marriott Seoul Gangnam showcases the brand’s European-inspired modern design. Our purposefully designed public spaces and seamless guest experience perfectly reflect all lifestyles, not just for leisure travelers but also for business travelers.We look forward to providing our guests with the Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience while introducing them to the charms and culture contemporary Seoul, said Kim Bong JaeGeneral Manager of AC Hotel by Marriott Seoul Gangnam.