The Four Seasons Seoul now open


The new Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has 317 rooms, an eclectic collection of seven unique restaurants and bars, a three-story spa and fitness complex, as well as elegant ballrooms and private entertaining options.

The new building in the Korean capital’s Central Business District has been designed by Heerim Architects & Planners. Opening his first shop in Korea within Four Seasons, celebrated Tokyo-based floral designer Nicolai Bergmann’s creations are on display throughout the hotel, complemented by an expertly curated art collection in rooms and public spaces created by LTW Designworks.

The look is a modern reflection of Korean tradition, with light-filled spaces and every modern convenience at hand.

All 317 rooms and suites feature the new, fully customisable Four Seasons Bed.

Noteworthy is the hotel’s collection of seven new dining and entertaining venues, plus two specialty food shops.

Each new restaurant and bar is a destination unto itself, with one-of-a-kind concepts and menus created by an international culinary team led by Executive Chef Ralf Dohmeier.

With Chef Loris Pistillo at the helm, Boccalino and the adjoining Bar Boccalino present a complete rethinking of the traditional Italian restaurant.  At Yu Yuan, Chef Simon Wu’s culinary vision is on the menu in a space inspired by 1920s Shanghai.  Chef Sawada Kazumi brings his precision skills to the three-story Japanese restaurant Kioku. In The Market Kitchen, diners are transported to a European-style market hall with myriad cooking stations manned by Chef Matthieu Moles and his team.  Christopher Lowder is behind the bar at Charles H., the modern interpretation of a Prohibition-era speakeasy that promises to be Seoul’s best destination for spirited gatherings.  At Maru, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul welcomes the world to its very own living room for dining, drinking and socialising.

The Market Larder offers gourmet meals and pantry items to go, while Confections by Four Seasons tempts with Executive Pastry Chef Reinhard Lackner’s sweet creations.

Yu Yuan and Kioku are designed by interior architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO; Boccalino, The Market Kitchen and Charles H. are designed by AvroKO; and Maru is designed by LTW Designworks, who also created the public spaces and guest rooms at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.