The 747-square-meter view of the heated outdoor swimming pool at the he:on Spa and Gardeb opened at the Lotte Hotel Jeju on Feb.1. / Courtesy of Lotte Hotel Jeju
By Yun Suh-young
There's nothing better on a cold winter day than dipping yourself into a warm Jacuzzi or relaxing inside a hot sauna. A great view to look at, or a romantic atmosphere to enjoy, would make the experience even better.
The he:on Spa and Garden, which recently opened in the Lotte Hotel Jeju on Feb.1, provides just that. The newly-renovated, 5,290-square-meter spa consists of a large outdoor pool heated to 30 degrees Celsius, three Jacuzzis, and a dry sauna. Before the changes, the spa just consisted of a pool and a Jacuzzi.
In the heated swimming pool, 747 square-meters in size, guests can enjoy beverages at the bar installed inside it. The hotel offers its own new signature cocktail, Hallatini, made of Hallasan soju and the zest of hallabong, a tangerine native to Jeju island.
While adults are enjoying drinks at the bar, children can play on water slides newly created for a children's pool that includes a bubble fountain.
For those wanting a private getaway, they can curl up inside a cabana set next to the pool. There are four cabanas which are equipped with sofa beds, Bang & Olufsen audio, fireplace, and coffee machine. A massage service will also be available upon request.
Those who want to heat themselves up can relax in the Jacuzzis heated at 40 degrees Celsius or in a sauna. There are three types of Jacuzzis ― family, private, and healing ― which visitors can enjoy. The private Jacuzzi is surrounded by rock walls for coziness and the healing Jacuzzi is effective in relieving arthritis, dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis due to the salty water. The salt is from the Dead Sea.
The Scandinavian sauna is built of 100 percent Japanese cypress trees which are good for the skin. The dry sauna is heated at around 80 degrees Celsius.
The he:on Garden promenade begins from the hotel exit and stretches to the windmill lounge overlooking the ocean on the opposite side. A stream passes by the promenade across the garden and a bridge connects the pool to the windmill lounge.
The he:on spa is open only to hotel guests. The hotel offers two spa promotion packages during the months of February and March.
The "Hi! he:on Spa Package" is a healing spa package for women. It includes a massage therapy at a cabana using SK-II cosmetics. The package is for a one night stay in a deluxe room. Breakfast is included and if they stay for more than two days, a buffet for two is also for free. Package prices range from 330,000 won for weekdays, 410,000 won for weekends and 460,000 won on Feb. 8 and 9. The event is valid until Feb. 28.
The second promotion package is "Hi! he:on Package," which is a one-night deluxe room package for two with breakfast included. It offers Olle trail trekking with a guide. The weekday cost is 270,000 won, weekends at 350,000 won, and 400,000 won during the Lunar New Year holiday period from Feb. 8 to 11. The package is valid until March 31.
Package users will be offered two free Hallatini cocktails at the bar and clam chowder.
Guests with a Hyundai Card Platinum or above Platinum can get an 80,000 won discount on the package with two free Lotte Cinema tickets, except from Feb. 8 to 10.
All package users staying from Feb. 1 to March 31 will be given gift boxes with tea from Tavalon.
For more information, call 1577-0360 or visit www.lottehoteljeju.com.