New Look for Iconic Seoul Hotel

Pullman Hotels & Resorts has reopened The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel after a comprehensive 18-month renovation.

Since first opening in 1955, the hotel has been a pioneering force in the country’s hospitality scene, renowned for its heritage and welcoming service. With a fresh new style and name, The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel continues to drive enriching experiences in the Korean metropolitan city.

Located in the heart of Seoul, the hotel offers panoramic views of the iconic landmark Namsan N Tower and boasts easy access to city hall, central business districts and Gangnam. The Pullman brand’s vibrant energy can be felt throughout the property, including the new fourth-floor outdoor swimming pool where guests can recharge and refuel.

The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel incorporates design and colours inspired by Namsan Mountain’s four seasons. Exclusively curated for VIP guests, the Club Ambassador Lounge offers private check-in, check-out services, and a happy hour with attentive service to work and relax in comfort.

The property’s six restaurants and bars are the most notable features in this refurbished hotel. The King’s, a restaurant that has always been a fan favourite since its opening as the first hotel buffet in South Korea in 1975, returns with its traditional and authentic Korean, Asian and European brasserie-style fare, as well as the buffet’s signature Peking duck and king crab with various menus.

Pullman Hotels & Resorts has reopened The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel after a comprehensive 18-month renovation.

The Lounge & Bar located on the first floor serves a stylish afternoon tea and signature cocktails in a traditional Korean setting with a modern interpretation. Hao Bin offers traditional and authentic Cantonese cuisine made from the finest ingredients, for a selection of healthy dishes curated by Hao Bin’s Master Chef, Hou Deokjuk. 1955 Groceria, the gourmet grocery dining concept, offers fresh produce, charcuterie, hotel-branded products, and takeaway menus. The Pool House Terrace is a semi-rooftop space where guests can savour brunch and light snacks poolside in an exotic atmosphere.

A standout feature for the meetings and events crowd is the hotel’s Namsan Room, located on the 19th floor,  a creative meetings and events space adorned with a dome-shaped glass window. A connecting room allows for further versatile meetings and events.  In addition, five meeting rooms of various sizes are available for business and private events. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 people, while The Board Room and Legacy Room provide the perfect space for private events or meetings.

The hotel’s wellness centre features modern amenities and programs including an indoor swimming pool, an indoor golf driving range, a fitness, yoga and Pilates studio, and sauna facilities. Professional trainers are available to support guests with their exercise routines through various personalized training programs, while the Kids Room will delight families during their stay.

Pullman Hotels & Resorts has reopened The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel after a comprehensive 18-month renovation.

“We are delighted to reopen The Ambassador Seoul – A Pullman Hotel and welcome our guests back with an inspiring and energizing atmosphere perfect for a metropolitan destination such as Seoul,” says Garth Simmons, CEO of Accor Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea. “The refurbished hotel promises to deliver an upbeat experience and a hyper-connected space in the centre of vibrant Seoul, where history and modern culture intertwine. The Ambassador Hotel Group has been our honourable partner for 35 years, and we are delighted to bring this property to life once again. With our local expertise and  know-how, this heritage hotel will undoubtedly further enrich the city’s hospitality landscape.”

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