Jeju Island—the largest island off the Korean peninsula, just one hour from Seoul by plane—is a magnet for vacationers because of its beaches and natural wonders including the UNESCO-listed Manjang Cave and the dormant volcano Hallasan, the country’s tallest mountain. (For more tips on exploring this tropical paradise, see CNN Travel’s recent article, 10 reasons travelers can't keep away from Jeju Island.)
And soon Jeju Island will be home to a Four Seasons luxury hotel, as the hospitality company recently announced a project as part of the Jeju Shinhwa World development. The hotel is a joint venture with Landing Jeju Development Co., Ltd. (LJDC), a subsidiary of Landing International Development Limited, the developer and operator behind Jeju Shinhwa World. The five-star Four Seasons hotel won’t be the only hotel option at the complex: there will be a total of 2,000 guest rooms, plus residential condominiums and villas, retail space, and an array of entertainment options including a waterpark, casino, K-pop entertainment center, and a theme park with rides/attractions inspired by the world’s myths and legends. The opening date is on the near horizon; the development will be opening in phases starting in late 2017.
Here’s the skinny on Four Seasons Resort Jeju Island at Jeju Shinhwa World: the property will have 240 guest rooms, suites and villas, with stand-out facilities including a luxury spa designed like a traditional Korean tea house. The hotel is targeting both leisure and corporate guests with wedding reception facilities and state-of-the-art meeting rooms for business events.