THE PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection, the five-star hotel at the heart of central Seoul, celebrates the arrival of 2019 with a special package inspired by the East Asian concept of feng shui. Embracing the new hotel culture of storytelling—to bring guests into the heart of local culture and history—the package is the first of its kind in Korea and includes an exclusive range of products and services, plus the chance to earn 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Feng shui is based on traditional geomantic principles that link good fortune to the art of placing buildings and other structures to be in harmony with the natural environment. Seoul was chosen 600 years ago as the location for the new capital of the Joseon dynasty, which went on to rule Korea for half a millennium. Surrounded by mountains to the north, south, east and west and with a large river flowing below, it was considered a perfect embodiment of feng shui principles. Still today the site is regarded as highly auspicious by scholars and feng shui specialists. Guests staying at THE PLAZA Seoul enjoy a location at the heart of the ancient capital, surrounded by historic royal palaces, relaxing urban streams and, in the distance, the peaks of the mountains that guarded the city through the centuries. Nearby is the former site of the Taepyeonggwan, a building used to accommodate foreign envoys during the Joseon period, further underlining the area’s historic spirit of hospitality.
“Hotels today are positioned not just as places for staying the night but as destinations offering valuable cultural experiences in a local context,” says MY YOON at Marketing Department of THE PLAZA Seoul. “At THE PLAZA Seoul, we always strive to go beyond providing a mere break to become a place of experience and unforgettable memories.”
The Feng Shui Package, offering relaxation and happiness in Seoul’s most auspicious location, is available for multiple-night stays and is priced from 410,000 won (US$363) a night, plus tax and service charges.