Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced the opening of the 1,600-room Grand Hyatt Jeju in South Korea, the largest Hyatt hotel in Asia Pacific. This highly anticipated opening also marks the return of a Hyatt hotel into Jeju Special Autonomous Province, an island on the southern end of the Korean Peninsula renowned for its rich history and cultural traditions.
Part of the new Jeju Dream Tower, the island’s iconic twin-tower landmark, Grand Hyatt Jeju embodies the modern Korean lifestyle, offering leisure guests, business travelers and locals an impressive selection of world-class culinary, leisure and entertainment experiences under one roof. These include 14 distinct restaurants and bars, HAN Collection, a dedicated retail space showcasing over 200 Korean fashion designers and brands, the island’s largest outdoor deck with an infinity pool, two premium spas; and eight residential-style event spaces.
Grand Hyatt Jeju is a 10-minute drive from Jeju International Airport, 15-minute drive from the port and cruise terminals, and within walking distance from shopping and culinary hotspots such as Jeju Dongmun Market and Nuwemaru Street. The rest of the island is accessible via taxi and bus, and the main highway near to the hotel leads to the Seogwipo beachside district and UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Mount Hallasan Natural Reserve, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System and Seongsan IIchulbong Tuff Cone.
Starting at 700 square feet (65 square meters), the spacious 1,600 rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Halla Mountain – the highest mountain in South Korea, the turquoise sea and the city. Able to host up to 200 people, the Grand Club is the largest Grand Hyatt club lounge in Asia Pacific and features three social spaces – the Library, Dining Hall and Living Room.
Surrounded by beautiful beaches, scenic countryside, natural landscapes and home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jeju Island is a popular South Korean getaway and wellness destination. An indulgent bathhouse experience awaits guests at Korean Jjimjil Spa – from a traditional Korean body scrub to complete rejuvenation in the red clay, cypress, ice and salt specialty therapy rooms.
Set against a picture-perfect backdrop of the sea and Halla Mountain, the 46,177-square-foot infinity pool deck – the largest outdoor deck on Jeju Island, is ideal for lounging and alfresco dining in summer. The deck features a heated infinity pool, private cabanas, a hot tub, a kids’ pool and a poolside bar.