Enjoy a ride on a yacht on the Han River, during the summer days or under the romantic moonlight with a summer package at Conrad Seoul. / Courtesy of Conrad Seoul
By Kim Ji-soo
Sultry, humid and sizzling summer is in full development in Seoul, and the only thing that seems to cool things down is water.
Hotels in Seoul have grasped this concept and are offering a chance to experience water in diverse forms.
The Conrad Seoul is introducing a weekend package that will allow guests to cruise along Han River on a yacht when they stay at the hotel. The "Moon River Sailing'" Package includes a one night in deluxe room and a yacht riding departing from Seoul Marina.
A night stay in spacious and refined Deluxe Room provides a comfortable bed with great customer-oriented services. Let's not miss this romantic weekend deal for luxurious relaxation at the Conrad Seoul and glamorous yacht-riding provided by Seoul Marina Club & Yacht.
The yacht operates from 7:30 p.m. through 9 p.m. every Saturday. A shuttle will be provided if there are two or more guests. The package starts at 360,000 won (excluding tax). Guests on different packages or on different room pricing categories can join at 60,000 won per person. For more information, call (02) 6137-7777 or visit www. conradseoul.co.kr.
Lotte Hotel Seoul will host "Beyond the Pool" party from Aug. 2 through Aug. 23.
At Lotte Hotel Seoul, an adult-only "Beyond the Pool" party will be held every Friday from the limited time of Aug. 2-23. The party will be held at the newly renovated indoor swimming pool and the private outdoor garden, which are located on the fourth floor of the hotel's main building in Sogong-dong, downtown Seoul. The pool reopened on May 1.
The party starts fashionably late at 10 p.m., where an underwater club stage will be set up. There will be performances by the electronic house music band "M!LK" and synchronized swimming performance by JSPO. Big-name DJs ― Arikama from Club Octagon, Julian from Belgium and Peachade, a female DJ and a model ― will play up the music. Entrance fee is priced at 50,000 won person.
There is also a special VIP table and champagne package at 400,000 won. Those interested can also extend the party with a room package that will be offered at the price of 320,000 won on four of the party dates (Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23).
The Sheraton Grande Walkerhill in Seoul hosts an upbeat summer party on July 26, Aug. 10 and 24 at its outdoor swimming pool ― the Riverpark. Such DJs as YANN&JULIAN, French and Belgian duo, PASCAL DIOR and J. ROSENTHAL from Germany will play the music.
Guests can enjoy a selection of champagne, cocktails and beers that are prepared while a petit lingerie fashion show is on the stage. The entry fee starts at 30,000 won upon reservation. For walk-in guests, the ticket is sold at 50,000 won. For more information, call (02)455-5000.
In the western port city of Incheon, the Sheraton Incheon Hotel will open its swimming pool for party people, hosting the Sheraton Cruise Voyage party accompanied by house music on Aug. 30.
Beginning at 9 p.m., the party will feature well-known DJs including Y-Ki from Gangnam, Itaewon and Hongdae as he spins the music for guests. Customers attending the party will receive a welcoming kit with sparkling wine and canapés.
Highlighting the event will be a treasure hunt that offers such gifts as room vouchers, food and beverage vouchers and others. The party is priced at 80,000 won including tax and service charge. A special room rate (150,000 won before tax and service charge) will be available for the pool party guests. For more information, call (032) 835-1124.