SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING10 Oct 2022
Seoul welcomes the city’s first MGallery Hotel
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Seoul, South Korea – Accor has unveiled a captivating boutique hotel in Seoul with the opening of Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador. Designed to highlight an array of unique stories, South Korea’s first hotel in the MGallery Hotel Collection celebrates a perfect harmony of contemporary Korean design with the iconic Han River.

The Mapo-gu district has been a centre for transportation and commerce since the Chosun dynasty and continues this role today. The vibrant district is located on the northern banks of the iconic Han River, in close proximity to Incheon International Airport and the central business district. Several universities, government buildings, office towers, cultural sites, green spaces, and local dining destinations are located here, ensuring a vibrant mix of character.

Named after the original name of the area, Maponaru, the 196-key Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador reflects the spirit of the neighbourhood through its design aesthetic and guest offerings. Artists, poets, and painters have been drawn to Maponaru’s charming nature for generations. The natural beauty and artful roots of Korean culture serves as inspiration for this captivating hotel. Featuring a modern exterior, shadow glass panels look out across the Seoul skyline connecting guests with the sweeping views of the river and allowing natural daylight to flow inside. Biophilic-inspired interiors create an intimate connection between guests and nature. The atmosphere is peaceful and calm. The Green Building certified hotel has been engineered to leave a minimal carbon footprint.

“We are proud to introduce the new boutique hotel concept to South Korea. Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador strives to deliver a memorable experience that is as unique as the neighbourhood itself. Maponaru and the Han River have inspired many artists in the past. Today, I believe the hotel will also inspire our guests, as they will be surrounded by the iconic views, compelling design, and art pieces from local artists,” said Simon Kim, General Manager of Hotel Naru Seoul – MGallery Ambassador.