Over the past few years, the Signiel has become the number one pick for Remote Lands in Seoul. To be sure, there is not shortage of luxury options in Korea’s capital, but the Signiel is well above the crowd — about a hundred floors above the crowd.
The 123-floor Lotte World Tower, is the tallest building in Korea at 555 meters, dwarfing the second tallest, Three IFC Office Tower (284 meters). The Signiel is situated on levels 76 through 101 and has fast gained a reputation as the finest accommodations anywhere in Seoul.
The competition in Seoul for most luxurious hotels is steep — from the Four Seasons and Banyan Tree to the ultra-luxe at the Conrad — but the location and amenities at Signiel have made it the property to beat.
Signiel Seoul’s 235 rooms all boast views of Seoul’s cityscape, and the extra-spacious accommodations also have modern, tasteful furnishings. The best room of them all is the The Royal Suite Room, found on the 101st floor and at 3,800 square feet in size. This room comes with double beds, and exclusive high-end amenities including a lavish living room and meeting room, a secretary room, and a private Jacuzzi.
Smaller rooms still boast some of the best views in the city and the service at Signiel has earned it worldwide plaudits. Natural wood and marble tones appear in tasteful pieces and draw the eye to floor-to-ceiling windows that allow abundant natural lighting.
For foodies, the first stop is likely to be at Stay, the brainchild of chef Yannick Alleno. The Michelin-starred Stay serves refined French cuisine from the 81st floor. Stay serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and dinner entrees include dishes like local duck roasted in a rock sugar crust, a thinly sliced filet with olive jus and wild rocket leaves, and fresh homemade pasta with chestnuts and black French truffles, to name a few. The world famous Alleno previously operated two three-star Michelin restaurants in France.
There is yet another Michelin star under Signiel’s roof with Bicena. This restaurant concentrates on cuisine from the peninsula and indeed is operated by Kwangjuyo Group to spread knowledge of Korean culture.
For the mixology enlightened, there is Bar 81 — which, as you might have guessed is on the 81st floor. This is an upscale champagne bar with sweeping skyline views and recommendations from award-winning sommelier, Lucas Yang.
When it comes to facilities, guests can even enjoy the view from the pool, where the city is framed by oversized windows that look out on the urban landscape. Six treatment rooms wait at the Evian Spa has six treatment rooms, and the in-house sauna facility is home to both a dry and wet sauna, and an ice fountain.
On the 79th floor, guests will find the Salon de Signiel, a lounge exclusively open to hotel guests. Designed to resemble a European library, guests can sample teas and coffees while enjoying a view of the Han River.
Signiel Seoul is located within easy access of Seoul’s modern architecture, as well as Songpa Naru Park and a number of Buddhist temples. The LOTTE World Tower and Mall itself, which ranks among the top 10 tallest buildings worldwide, is well worth exploring in its own right. As a landmark hotel for the LOTTE Hotels & Resorts brand, Signiel Seoul offers the ultimate in high-end hospitality for luxury travelers. The hotel’s operations are backed by the LOTTE brand’s more than half a century of experience in the industry.
In the dazzling galaxy of stars that Korea’s capital, the Signiel Seoul deserves its place at the top.