Grand Hyatt Seoul
The Grand Hyatt Seoul will reopen its signature ice rink on Dec. 5. The 990-square-meter ice rink is a fun way for local merrymakers and overseas guests who want to have a memorable holiday experience gliding across the ice.
A special "Propose on Ice" event package is available afterhours when the rink will be decorated with fairy lights. The package includes cake, champagne, and a bouquet of flowers to add one last touch to the perfect winter proposal.
The rink will open from noon to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. The entrance fee is 20,000 won on weekdays and 24,000 won for weekends and holidays. Skate rental costs 16,000 won a pair.
For more information call 02-799-8112.
Novotel Ambassador Gangnam
The Novotel Ambassador Gangnam's Japanese restaurant Shunmi offers special food and drink from Hokkaido and Tohoku. From December until next February, guests will be able to partake in distinct regional Japanese dining with either a set menu or a la carte along with premium Sake to complement the meal.
Otokoyama Junmai Kinjo at 350,000 won, is a premium sake from Hokkaido. Another from the Hokkaido area, Otokoyama Dokubetsu Junmai is the most popular sake among Koreans and will also be available.
The restaurant holds Matsuri Day on every fourth, 14th and 24th day of the month, offering a 50 percent discount on any of the varieties of sake from Hokkaido and Tohoku. Assorted food and side dishes are offered with prices ranging from 35,000 won to 75,000 won. For reservations, call Shunmi at 02-531-6477.
Grand Hilton Seoul
The Grand Hilton Seoul held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony last week.
The hotel's traditional Christmas tree lighting event is popular and well-known as one of the grandest of its kind. It has been a tradition for the hotel for more than 10 years now. Children from Songjuk Orphanage and Seoul Foreign School sang Christmas carols to brighten the hearts of guests of the hotel and residents of the Grand Suite serviced apartments.
Park Hyatt Seoul
The Park Hyatt Seoul's Park Club Spa presents the "Park Club Organic Spa," featuring the "Sacred Nature" organic line from the Italian spa brand, Comfort Zone.
From December to next January, the spa program will use 99 percent natural organic products certified by an international organic certification organization.
The program consists of facial and body treatments, providing deep moisturizing and anti-ageing effects by simultaneously contrasting all the aggression caused by free radicals.
The 70-minute facials and body treatments are priced at 180,000 won each and the 120-minute package is at 290,000 won. Spa guests will receive a discount on Comfort Zone organic products and free access to the fitness studio, indoor swimming pool and sauna.
For reservations, contact 02-2016-1176.
Lotte Hotel Jeju
The Lotte Hotel Jeju offers a special package for students who took the College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) in November and their parents, available through Jan. 2. The "New Start iPad" package includes two nights at the hotel and a 16-gigabyte iPad with WiFi connectivity. It also has other benefits such as free voucher for Lotte Cinema, Angel-in-us coffee shop and buffet for one student and admission to the ice rink.
The package price ranges from 960,000 won to 1.16 million won for two nights, varying according to the day of the week. The student must show their test identification slip. Call 1577-0360 or visit www.lottehoteljeju.com for more information.
To celebrate the Christmas holidays and as part of the end of the year events, the Ritz-Carlton Seoul is holding a children's party on Dec. 18 and 19 at its European-style restaurant, The Garden.
"Teddy Bear Kids Party" is a worldwide event held simultaneously at Ritz-Carlton hotels and features a teddy bear exhibition, afternoon tea and a snack buffet.
Children will listen to fairytales and sing Christmas carols. There will also be an opportunity to try baking Christmas cookies. Each child will receive his or her own teddy bear, cake, cookies and a corsage. The party runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on each day and reservations are required. Call 02-3451-8271 for more information or to make a reservation.