French interior designer Bruno Moinard of AGENCY 4BI spearheaded the new look in the JW Marriott Seoul’s public spaces, inspired by a Korean aesthetic. American design firm Olson Kundig channeled natural elements to refresh interiors at the hotel, which originally debuted 18 years ago as the first luxury hotel in Korea and recently reopened following an eight-month renovation.
The hotel’s 379 guestrooms were redesigned by South Korean interior design firm KESSON to encompass a modern feel with a chic look, showcasing warm gray and taupe palettes. A photo wall that displays work of local artist Seungsang Park is a focal point of guestrooms. The hotel’s Japanese restaurant Tamyura, designed by Casappo & Associates, is clad with earthy woods and eye-catching accents seen throughout two of the property’s other dining outlets, Flavors and Café One.
The property includes seven food and beverage outlets, a fitness club that spans three floors and more than 15,715 sq. ft. of meeting space with an 8,245 sq. ft. ballroom.
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