The reopening of South Korea to foreign travelers in late 2022 was the perfect occasion for me to come back to Asia. After two full years without a proper luxury long-haul flight, I needed to escape from Europe and pamper myself. I took advantage of a business trip in Seoul to stay in a delightful place, perfect for relaxing and indulgence: The Shilla Seoul.
Like all megacities in Asia, Seoul is a great place for luxury travel lovers. Stunning shopping malls, high-end hotels, fine restaurants hosting the most famous Chefs in the world… With The Shilla Seoul, you get all in one place!
This huge and surprising residence, on top of a hill, combines everything needed for the most discerning travelers. Even if you usually prefer boutique hotels, this complex has convincing arguments… Especially the immense praise and recognition received by the hotel from its guests for its world-class amenities and services! Let’s have a look.
A Shopping Mall
The Shilla Seoul features a shopping mall that is the epitome of luxury and grandeur. The mall comprises numerous high-end designer boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada.
The shopping experience at The Shilla Seoul is unlike any other, as guests can enjoy a personalized shopping experience with the help of the mall’s attentive and knowledgeable staff. The mall also has a wide selection of Korean cosmetics and beauty products, making it the perfect place to indulge in a little self-care.
Grand Corner Deluxe Room
The Grand Corner Deluxe Room is a stunning example of the hotel’s commitment to luxury and comfort. The room boasts an expansive floor plan, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding city.
The room features a plush king-size bed, a separate sitting area with comfortable sofas, and a marble bathroom with a deep-soaking tub. I especially loved the corner shape of the room and the 180° view it offered over the city.
The Urban Island Spa
The Urban Island Spa at The Shilla Seoul is a tranquil oasis in the bustling city. The spa offers a wide range of treatments and services, including massages, facials, and body treatments, all of which use natural and organic products.
The spa’s experienced therapists use a holistic approach to wellness, incorporating ancient Eastern healing techniques with modern Western practices. The spa’s serene atmosphere, combined with its exceptional service, makes it the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
The Continental Restaurant at The Shilla Seoul offers a fine dining experience like no other by Chef Seonghyeon Kim. The restaurant features an extensive menu of French-inspired dishes, prepared by a team of talented chefs using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
The restaurant’s elegant decor, coupled with its impeccable service, creates a sophisticated and refined atmosphere. Guests can choose to dine in the restaurant’s main dining room or in one of the private dining rooms, making it the perfect location for a special occasion or intimate dinner.
No doubt the Shilla Seoul is a hotel that truly embodies luxury, comfort, and sophistication. The shopping mall, Grand Corner Deluxe Room, Urban Island Spa, and Continental Restaurant are all great examples of the hotel’s commitment to excellence. Whether you’re in Seoul for business or pleasure, The Shilla Seoul is the perfect place to stay at reasonable price.
Video has been made by The Luxe Insider – Pictures by The Shilla Seoul
Stayed in December 2022
The Shilla Seoul opened in 1979 and has been refurbished for the last time in 2013. It is composed of 464 rooms and suites. I stayed in a Grand Corner Deluxe room, around 50sqm, which public rate starts at KRW 550,000/night.
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249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu,
Seoul 04605, Korea