JW Marriott Debuts LEED Gold Hotel in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea—JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts has expanded its portfolio in South Korea with the unveiling of the new 170-room JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul today. The new hotel is the second JW Marriott to open in Seoul and the first hotel in the city to receive LEED Gold certification.

“With every new JW Marriott property, we challenge ourselves to go above and beyond, and opening the first LEED Gold certified hotel in Seoul is a major accomplishment for the brand,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts. “Not only is respecting and preserving the environment important to us, it is important to our guests, and we’re excited to bring that to life in Seoul.”

The new hotel has 170 guestrooms, including 19 executive sky view rooms and 15 suites. A dedicated executive lounge with an open balcony serves the executive floor rooms. The hotel offers an indoor, 25-meter lap pool, the exclusive Club 501 fitness center and the JW Spa.

The hotel’s food and beverage program is curated by a team of award-winning professionals from France, Germany, the U.S. and Korea. Among the highlights is BLT Steak, the internationally renowned New York steakhouse; Tavolo 24, a casual all-day dining restaurant featuring live cooking stations; The Lounge which specializes in artisan chocolates, martinis, and afternoon tea; and Seoul Baking Company, which servesfresh cakes and pastries from its open kitchen. The property also offers the roof-top Griffin Bar.


With a total of 10,570 square feet of meeting space and a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 750 guests, the hotel can accommodate meetings and events of all sizes.

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