Park Hyatt Busan Opens Soon in South Korea

Park Hyatt fans will be pleased as punch about a number of new projects in development, including luxury hotels in New York City, Siem Reap, and Hyderabad. Next up: a soaring tower situated on the Busan coastline in South Korea’s second largest city. Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp signed a management agreement last year with Hyundai Development Company for Park Hyatt Busan, which is part of a landmark new development next to the popular destination of Haeundae Beach. According to the hotel’s official website, reservations are being accepted for stays starting from February 18, 2013.

Designed by New York architect Daniel Libeskind (a Pritzker Prize winner) and Tokyo-based Super Potato, the hotel will have 269 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows capturing sweeping panoramas of the ocean and city. Starting at 535 square feet, the guest rooms are billed as the largest in South Korea. What else is on tap? A sky lobby on the 30th floor; 7,700 square feet of meeting and event space; three restaurants located on the hotel’s top three floors; a French patisserie; and the Lumi Spa with seven treatment rooms, a 24-hour gym, and a gorgeous, glass-enclosed indoor pool. For more information, visit

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