By Kang Seung-woo
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas has new GM
The American, who's logged over 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel sector, has held positions with the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency. Most recently, he held a dual role as the resident manager at the Hotel Mulia Senayan and the Suites at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta.
Harris returns to Korea with his wife and son, where he has resided for almost 10 years working for a well-known luxury hotel.
"I understand the need to embrace change and constantly enhance innovation. As the new general manager, I will motivate the team to be at the forefront of this change, adapting to the rapidly changing environment while providing personalized experiences to elevate the overall lifestyle of our customers all," the new general manager said.
Magic show coming to Shilla Jeju
The Shilla Hotel Jeju will present a magic show starting next month for those who want to stay in the hotel rather than going out in the winter.
Magical Fantasia will take place from Nov. 3 to Dec. 17 every night except for Tuesday and hotel guests can enjoy it for free.
Magician Choi Hyung-bae will perform illusion magic, uncommon in Korea, at the property's largest banquet hall.
The magic show will entertain guests who will lose the family pool and indoor swimming pool that will go through renovation from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. During the construction period, the adult pool will be open to all ages.
Second Lacasa hotel unveils corporate identity
The Lacasa Hotel Gwangmyeong, set to open this month, has come up with its brand identity and slogan.
The brand identity was designed based on light gray-colored construction materials and various plant-filled gardens.
In addition, its brand slogan is easy, green and love, based on the concept of "Everyday life in Lacasa."
Millennium Hilton introduces new Chinese head chef
Taipan, the Millennium Seoul Hilton's Chinese restaurant, has brought its new head chef Tiao Nai Hsing.
Tiao has worked for 37 years in the restaurant industry, including seven years at Baek Ni Hyang, an acclaimed Chinese restaurant at 63 Building, and 14 years at the Westin Chosun Hotel.
Chef Tiao aims to elevate the high standards of sauces and recipes in Taipan's kitchen. He hopes to create high quality dishes through which diners will feel his sincerity and passion for Chinese cuisine.