The InterContinental Apensia Pyeongchang Resort has brought in Jacob Yi as its new general manager.
A Korean-American, Yi obtained a bachelor’s degree in hotel management at the University of Nevada. He developed his career in sales and marketing in Korea at the Westin Chosun Seoul and Millennium Seoul Hilton. Overseas, he was general manager at Pacific Hotel in California and Warwick Hotel Seattle.
Since the opening in December 2009, the first five-star hotel in Gangwon Province has built a strong reputation as a top leisure destination along with world-class sports and entertainment attractions in Alpensia, including golf ranges, ski slopes and a water park.
Westin Chosun Seoul
Ninth Gate Grille, Westin Chosun Seoul’s international-style brasserie, holds the Trio of Beef promotion through Oct. 16.
The promotion serves a combination of beef cuts from three different countries, so that meat lovers can taste all three different beef parts in a single serve. They are Korean top-grade tenderloin, Australian wagyu rib eye with marbling scores of seven or higher, and U.S. prime-grade sirloin, 80 grams each.
The meals are available as set menus. The lunch set includes a mushroom salad with walnut candy and bacon, trio of beef and raspberry dessert at 75,000 won. For dinner, sweet pumpkin soup with mascarpone cheese will be added at 120,000 won. For more information, call 02-317-0366.
The Sheraton Incheon Hotel has won three awards at World Travel Awards 2011: Asia’s leading new hotel, Asia’s leading green hotel, and South Korea’s leading business hotel. For the first category, the hotel won it for the second consecutive year.
The hotel has 319 guestrooms and suites built in a modern atmosphere with ecological materials and fixtures and furnished with modern equipment. It is emerging as an eco-friendly industry leader, obtaining the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate in March and the green hotel award.
The World Travel Awards, often dubbed the Oscars of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, are selected by 213,000 industry professionals.
Lotte Hotel Seoul
All of Lotte Hotel Seoul’s restaurants will participate in the Restaurant Gourmet Week from Oct. 10 to 16, offering discounts like New York City Restaurant Week.
Giving visitors a chance to taste the hotel’s best dishes for a fraction of the normal costs, Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul, Mugunghwa, Momoyama, Toh Lim and Peninsula will provide their signature menus, a glass of red wine and a glass of sparkling wine in special courses at only 80,000 won.
This event requires advance booking and is available only for dinner to 20 guests per day on a first-come-first-served basis. Guests will also receive a voucher for a mini set of Bvlgari anti-wrinkling essence and eye contour cream. For more information, call 02-771-1000.
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill has opened the largest parking lot among Korea’s hotels.
The new parking building has a capacity for 785 cars on a total of eight floors. A digital parking system allows guests to locate their cars automatically or find the closest empty space.
In celebration of the opening, all guests can park without fee during October and get additional benefits, including 10 percent discounts on the hotel’s restaurants and W-Seoul wine gift certificates for guests spending more than $500 at the Duty Free. Guests can also enjoy Speedmate service by SK and sign up for one-stop vehicle inspection. For more information, call 02-455-5000.