by Sarah J.F. Braley | October 01, 2015
The 317-room Four Seasons Hotel Seoul has opened in the South Korean capital's central business district.

"Seoul has emerged as one of the most exciting, inventive and inspiring cities in the world, and Four Seasons is right in the center of the energy," said General Manager Lubosh Barta.

The property features seven restaurants and bars, a three-story spa and fitness complex, all decorated with creations by Tokyo-based floral designer Nicolai Bergmann. Guests will love the new, fully customizable Four Seasons Bed; motorized window coverings allow them to choose between complete darkness, veiled natural light or clear views of the city, including the Gyeongbok Palace and the N Seoul Tower from some of the suites.

The dining outlets include Boccalino and the adjoining Bar Boccalino for traditional Italian food; Yu Yuan, in a space inspired by 1920s Shanghai; and the three-story Japanese restaurant Kioku. The Market Kitchen offers cooking stations in a European-style market hall. The bar at Charles H. is a modern take on a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Maru is the hotel's own dining and socializing outlet. To-go items are available at the Market Larder and Confections by Four Seasons.

The 64,430-square-foot, three-story Four Seasons Club Seoul features a first-class spa with a "mask" bar and a nail bar; an 8,235-square-foot gym; rooms for classes and personal training; a juice bar; three pools; and an indoor golf area.

For meetings, the property offers two ballrooms of 8,000 and 5,000 square feet, respectively, and seven breakout rooms.