I just returned from a wonderful week at the newly opened Four Seasons Seoul, on assignment for Business Traveler USA magazine. Located in the heart of the city, only steps from Cheonggyecheon Creek, this is the first Four Seasons in Korea.

Four Seasons Seoul
This chair, in the corner of the bedroom, was a great spot to relax

I had a corner Executive View suite with walls of windows overlooking the Gwanghwamun neighborhood surrounding the hotel. The bathroom was beautiful, with a large soaking tub, offering possibly the best bathtub view I’ve even had.

Four Seasons Seoul
The spa-like bathroom with beautiful bathtub views

The Four Seasons Seoul shines in the food department as well, my favorite being the breakfast served in the hotel’s 28th floor Executive Lounge. I also enjoyed a wonderful Italian dinner at Boccalino and some exellent cocktails at Charles H., the hotel’s hidden speakeasy. There’s also The Market, a large, open food court, gourmet food and wine store and buffet.

Breakfast view in the Four Seasons Seoul
Breakfast view in the hotel’s Executive Lounge
Charles H speakeasy at Four Seasons Seoul
The hotel’s hidden speakeasy, Charles H.

My favorite feature may have been the hotel’s indoor golf range and screen golf, located next to the spa. With multiple stalls and a full shot analysis computer system, along with a putting green, it was a great way to unwind after a hard day of sightseeing.

Indoor golf at Four Seasons Seoul
Enjoying some golf inside the Four Seasons Seoul

Seoul is a great city for meetings and conventions and the Four Seasons Seoul is part of the city’s innovative Seoul MICE alliance. MICE Seoul provides an amazing level of support for meeting planners and attendees from a central, always-available contact point. The alliance includes hotels, restaurants and other unique meeting venues throughout the city. Beyond information, Seoul MICE provides a complete planning and infrastructure source for meetings and conventions with a wide array of available assets and services.