Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ABC Wednesday: W is for W Hotel at Walkerhill in Seoul, Korea

I (Grace) went to Seoul for a dinner with our collaborators last week. W Hotel is a new hotel chain with modern design and pop music. I have seen this particular one described in a travel magazine. The W sign at the entrance constantly changing into rainbow colors. Half of the W is a reflection onto the building which looks like a "WOW".

The hotel is sitting on the Walkerhill area overlooking the Han River that separates the city into north and south parts. Here is the view from their contemporary Japanese restaurant.

The lounge bar is called Woobar with a series of bright flat screens overhead.

The lobby has egg-like seating with different levels (There is a W besides the lemonade at the lower right hand corner).

The Wishes Store has many candies and other interesting souvenirs.

Here is a bunch of big colorful lollipops with Korean labels. You can see Wishes underneath.

Finally, the Water closet (WC) is also sleek with different levels and cool lighting.

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28 comments:

James said...

Very cool and I promise I didn't copy you. I guess great minds think alike or something like that. lol
Outstanding post!

Mara said...

The hotel looks fantastic! Not so sure about the layout of the bathroom area though: I would probably break my neck!

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! ABC Wednesday certainly takes us away from what we know! Wonderful!

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful! Both in shape and in colours! A great W!

Carol said...

Beautiful ...the W is very sleek and modern...stayed at a W in Chicago...your second shot is beautiful also....

Hyde DP said...

Hope they've got good ramps and lifts in that posh place.

photowannabe said...

Very sleek and very cool. I think its even more modern than the one in San Francisco. Perfect choice for the letter W.

Janie said...

The view across the river is great. The hotel looks like a beautiful place to say, the epitomy of modern!

Joy said...

Those lollypops looks lovely. The hotel looks very chic, great photos.

fiziskandarz said...

oh my!! that place looks really really cozy and modern.. i like!! it's just that i wonder if ppl feel comfortable sitting in the egg sofa [ while drinking + talking to others ] :P

gone to the dogs said...

I've never seen such a modern looking Hotel. Thanks for sharing.

Irene Toh said...

Hey, James did that one too. Great pictures.

kRiZ cPEc said...

wow...just wow. ;)

Roger Owen Green said...

wonderful wc - how often does one hear THAT?

Jay said...

Wow - that IS modern!! Wonderfully With-it! LOL!

Rajesh said...

Very nice and looks like the hotel has come up superbly. The view of outside from the hotel is excellent.

magiceye said...

wonderful place for sure!

spacedlaw said...

Wonderful place!

Rose said...

What an interesting place! I think I would have a hard time leaving the candy counter:) On behalf of the ABC team, thanks for sharing, and thank you for giving me a glimpse into a beautiful city I've never seen.

Q said...

WOW!
This is an incredible Hotel.
Sherry

Miss_Yves said...

Your choices and shots are ...Wonderful, especially the curtain !
The last photo is so neat!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Looks all sleek and brand new! Thanks for the tour! Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/06/abc-wednesday-window-view.html

ArneA said...

Thanks for visiting my site.
I visited South Korea last time 13 years ago and had lovely experiences together with our employees.
Hopefully I can return sometime.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Grace an d Bradley,
Great showing of this Hotel and all stuffs Thanks

My W is up too:)
Greetings from JoAnn

uncleawang said...

Such a nice hotel to stay:)
Thanks & have a nice day.

Karyn said...

That is some WC! A very cool looking place....futuristic. Thanks for sharing

Tumblewords: said...

wow - what a place! Excellent photos!

Marju said...

Beautiful photos!!

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