By Kang Seung-woo
Novotel Ambassador Dongdaemun joins list of 'five-star' hotels
The Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels and Residences have earned five stars ― the highest grade in the hotel classification by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).
The rating is based on 700-point on-site reviews and 300-point secret inspections. A hotel is required to get more than 900 to join the list of five-star hotels.
As of Monday, there are 47 five-star hotels in Korea.
Last July, the hotel opened its doors, as the brand's first mixed-use property with 331 rooms and 192 residences.
Westin Chosun offers late check-in and check-out package
The Westin Chosun Seoul provides a promotion pushing back check-in and check-out times to allow more office workers to visit the property after work.
Guests of the Staycation 25 promotion can check into the hotel as early as 5 p.m. and leave before 6 p.m. the following day.
During their two-day stay, guests can take advantage of the property's swimming pool and fitness club without restriction.
It will be available until March 3.
Hyatt hotels offer Lunar New Year special promotions
All five of the Hyatt Hotels of Korea will be offering a special Lunar New Year Limited Time Offer, with reservations only available until Jan. 21 for their stays between Feb. 1 and 6.
The five are the Grand Hyatt Seoul, Park Hyatt Seoul, Grand Hyatt Incheon, Park Hyatt Busan and Hyatt Regency Jeju and they will offer discounts of up to 30 percent off the Hyatt daily rate.
Guests who book their rooms through Hyatt's official website will receive a 20,000 won ($18) food and beverage credit.
Ananti Namhae presents 2019 package
The Ananti Namhae has unveiled its all-inclusive package that will be available until the end of 2019.
The all-year-round promotion features a one-night stay in a suite or a grand villa and a four-course special dinner at da Moim, an all-day dining restaurant where visitors can watch the sunrise.
Those who check into the property on Saturday or during the holiday season can switch it to a dinner buffet offering various cuisines from all over the world.
Plus, it includes breakfast buffet and an Americano at its bookstore cafe Eternal Journey.