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Marriott International Introduces Executive Apartments Brand to South Korea


Third Marriott Property Opens in Seoul

Bethesda, MD.-Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) has opened the 103-room Yeouido Park Centre, Seoul - Marriott Executive Apartments in Seoul, South Korea under a management agreement with re-plus corporation, based in Tokyo.

The general manager is Ty Collins. Chung-Ki Kim is the director of sales and marketing.

Yeouido Park Centre, Seoul - Marriott Executive Apartments is located in the burgeoning financial and economic area of Yeouido, located on the Han River. The area is home to numerous international companies such as 3M and LG electronics. In distinct contrast to the lively metropolitan location, the hotel is situated next to the Yeouido National Park, offering running and bicycle trails amid the delicate Japanese cherry blossoms.

The hotel offers 103 elegantly furnished studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments offering stunning, technologically enhanced apartments with unexpected pleasures like heated floors, blissful rainfall showers, gourmet restaurant and wine bar and a luxurious full-service spa. Other amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher and separate dining area. Each apartment features a home entertainment system with large LCD television in both the living room and master bedroom. In addition, each apartment is equipped with its own washer and dryer.

Yeouido Park Centre, Seoul - Marriott Executive Apartments will entice guests with delectable cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Park Café. Park Café will offer a full menu throughout the day with tantalizing offers from the grill. A lounge bar completes the dining experience with a festive glass wine bar offering an impressive list of vintages.

To complete this luxurious experience, the hotel will feature an incredible SOO Spa. The nine treatment room SOO spa will treat guests to lavish spa treatments featuring Elemis and Pure Fiji spa products. The hotel’s fitness center 6600 square meter fitness center will boast a five-lane pool, equipped with an underwater sound system enabling guests to listen to soothing music as they swim laps.

“We are thrilled by the continued expansion of our Marriott Executive Apartments brand and to introduce the brand to Seoul,” said Paul Toner, regional vice president of sales and marketing for Asia-Pacific. “This property offers a true haven to business travelers who have a need to be in a market for an extended period of time and expect the unsurpassed amenities this hotel offers.”

Mr. Hirofumi Kang, chief executive officer and representative director of re-plus corporation said, “It is our great pleasure to introduce this new hotel and we are delighted to work together with Marriott International on this remarkable property.”

Marriott Executive Apartments are upscale apartments designed to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers planning to stay for an extended period of time. Offering studio to three-bedroom furnished apartments, Marriott Executive Apartments offer the privacy and comfort of a residential environment with the convenience of hotel services and amenities. Each property is influenced by local design elements and feature state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

Currently there are 15 Marriott Executive Apartment hotels throughout the world. They are located in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Prague, Budapest, Brussels, Dubai, Tokyo, Bangkok, Shanghai London, Sao Paulo, Jakarta, Seoul and Beijing. Nine future openings are scheduled including the 95-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Bahrain (2007) and the 120-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Doha, Qatar (2007).

Yeouido Park Centre, Seoul - Marriott Executive Apartments, along with over 2,500 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participates in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows members to earn their choice of points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay.


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