South Korea: Four Seasons to debut on Jeju Island
FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS will debut in South Korea’s Jeju Island as part of Jeju Shinhwa World, a massive resort and entertainment development that will also feature a casino, retail spaces, a theme park, and a K-pop entertainment center.
The property will feature 240 guest rooms, suites and villas, as well as facilities for weddings and corporate events. The in-house spa will be designed in the style of a Korean tea house.
“Korea is an important market for luxury leisure and business travelers. We are pleased to be extending our presence with a new resort experience on Jeju Island to complement our urban property in Seoul,” Four Seasons Hotels and Resort president and CEO J. Allen Smith said in a statement.
Jeju Shinhwa World – which has been opening in phases since the start of the year – is a tourist complex that’s “set to be one of the most popular leisure and entertainment destinations in northeast Asia”.
The island of Jeju attracted close to 16 million visitors last year and is expected to grow steadily for years to come.
In April, the island made news for its dwindling tourist numbers amid geopolitical tension between South Korea and China. Jeju has long been a favorite among Chinese tourists, but retaliatory economic measures taken by China caused numbers to plummet.