First Sofitel Serviced Residences to open in Seoul

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South Korea: Accor has announced the launch of its first Sofitel Hotel & Serviced Residences, in Songpa, Seoul.

The hotel and serviced residences will feature 563 rooms and suites, an all-day-dining restaurant and bar as well as meetings and events space. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, fitness, spa and kids’ room.

Scheduled to open in 2021, it is located near the 123-floor Lotte World Tower that features a major shopping mall, duty-free shops, an aquarium and theatre. The popular amusement park, Lotte World, is also located within a short walking distance while Gangnam Business District and Coex Convention and Exhibition Center are within easy access to the hotel.

“This is the first Sofitel Serviced Residences to be announced globally and it will form the basis of a very special collection of luxury serviced residences,” said Jeff Tisdall, SVP of development, residential and extended Stays at Accor. “This signing marks our continued expansion into serviced apartments and extended stay solutions.”

Daesan Lee, CEO of developer kt estate, said: “We are pleased to launch the first Sofitel in South Korea in partnership with Accor Ambassador Korea, enabling visitors to experience French luxury lifestyle. We look forward to offering local residences and visiting travellers to discover the French way of living in an authentic and indulgent way.”

As well as the new Sofitel brand, Accor’s extended stay brand portfolio now includes Adagio, Novotel Living, Swissôtel Living, Mövenpick Living, Pullman Living, Mondrian Living and Hyde Living.

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