The Westin Chosun Seoul
Spa & Fitness       Meeting Rooms & Ballrooms       
The Westin Chosun, Seoul, Korea  Situated in Seoul’s thriving business district, The Westin Chosun was the first western-style hotel in Korea when the original hotel opened in 1914. The luxury hotel is a source of national pride as the symbol of Korean hospitality, and was the only hotel in Korea to be named one of the ‘World’s Best Hotels’ on Condé Nast Traveler’s 2008 ‘Gold List’. Tihany Design redesigned the first floor public spaces, comprised of the hotel Lobby, Reception, Business Center, Circle Lounge; restaurant design for Ninth Gate Grille, Payard Patisserie, Aria Restaurant and the Vecchia e Nuovo café. Notable artwork can be seen throughout public areas, from featured artists such as Arman Pierre Fernandaz and Zoe Ouvrir.

On the second floor, elegant and luxurious, the Banquet Reservation area, Wedding Preview showroom and consulting areas, are designed with silk carpeting and plush sofas giving new brides and their families the premiere treatment while planning their grand events. The third level of the Westin Chosun evokes complete serenity and renewal, enhanced by the panoramic views of the Ninth Gate Garden upon entering the ivory and wood slatted wall Spa reception area. Within each of the gender-specific changing areas are relaxation rooms and wet areas. In keeping with serenity and luxury, the Pool Deck and Pool feature a dimpled stainless steel wall creating the sense of water ripples. While the definitive roof structure is reminiscent of the inside of a boat, casting dramatic shadows into the pool.

Photography: Nacasa & Partners