Four Seasons Plans Resort in S. Korea
Jeju Island property part of large-scale development
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts says it will open a 240-key luxury resort within a new development on South Korea’s Jeju Island that’s being created by a unit of Landing Intl. Development Ltd. Details on the timing of the property’s opening and the design team creating it were not immediately available.
The Four Seasons resort will be part of Landing Intl.’s Jeju Shinhwa World, a destination that backers say will eventually be home to more than 2,000 rooms at a variety of luxury hotels. Plans also call for the development of multiple restaurants, shops and a theme park at the site, whose first phases began opening earlier this year.
"Korea is an important market for luxury leisure and business travelers,” says J. Allen Smith, president and ceo of Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “We are pleased to be extending our presence with a new resort experience on Jeju Island to complement our urban property in Seoul." (Four Seasons opened the latter hotel in 2015.)
"Jeju Shinhwa World is set to be one of the most popular leisure and entertainment destinations in northeast Asia,” says Yang Zhihui, chairman and executive director of Hong Kong-based Landing Intl. “We are honored to have Four Seasons as a luxury hotel brand in our accommodation offering."