Love Is In The Air

by Naheen Madarbakus-Ring
Groove Korea (

For a romantic getaway this February, Seoul’s hotels have some of the finest packages, dining and celebrations on offer. Whether you are with a loved one, looking for a night or two away or simply wanting to treat yourself to some posh nosh, look no further. The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul, the Grand InterContinental Seoul COEX, Grand Hyatt Seoul and the Conrad Seoul have put together some of the finest romantic options for you to enjoy this February.

Valentine’s Treat: The R.E.D
Hotel: Conrad Seoul
When: February 12-14, 2016
Cost: KRW 670,000 (for 2 adults, excluding tax)
Tel: 02-6137-7100

Keeping with the Valentine’s theme, the Conrad Seoul have prepared The R.E.D. The abbreviation stands for Roses, Event and Dessert to complete any romantic proposal you have in store for the other half. Upon arrival, receive a bouquet of flowers in your room before heading downstairs to enjoy a romantic evening of fine dining and finish the evening with a decadent dessert. These package extras are in addition to a luxury one night stay in one of the Conrad Seoul’s exquisite rooms which overlooks the Han River, offering spectacular views of the city. The second floor of the hotel will also be transformed into a romantic wonderland with the buffet restaurant, Italian restaurant and deli offering a selection of western and eastern cuisine. Coupled together with soft lighting, candle-lit tables and romantic jazz, the Conrad Seoul promise to make this Valentine’s a memorable evening. Whether planning a proposal to that special loved one or wanting to add some spark to the weekend, with a red chocolate cake, a bouquet of flowers and scrumptious food, this is a tempting romantic weekend away.

Valentine’s Treat: The Berry Romantic
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul
When: February 12-14, 2016
Cost: KRW 215,000 – KRW 325,000 (plus taxes and service charge)
Tel: 02-3451-8114

If looking for a romantic getaway, then The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul have two special packages for couples this month. Running from February 12-14, the Berry Romantic I and II packages help create a memorable weekend in the capital. In the Berry Romantic I, alongside one night in a superior deluxe room, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea for two at the Ritz Teassert – Berry More. A selection of scrumptious strawberry desserts will be on offer and coupled with fragrant black tea for the perfect afternoon treat. Berry Romantic II features an upgrade to a spacious Club Premier room which includes exclusive access to the Ritz-Carlton, Seoul Club Lounge in addition to afternoon tea at Ritz Teassert – Berry More. Tea also includes an unlimited selection of handmade strawberry desserts waffles, pizzas, Chocolate Fondu and other dishes. Suitable for loved ones, friends or partners, The Berry Romantic I or II packages are a delightful treat for any couple.

Valentine’s Treat: Single & Mingle Party
Hotel: J.J Mahoney’s, Grand Hyatt Seoul
When: February 12, 2016 and February 13, 2016
Cost: KRW 30,000 (including tax)
Tel: 02-799-8601

If you are free and single and looking for love, then the Grand Hyatt Seoul have just the thing. Celebrating one of the most romantic days of the year, J.J Mahoney’s will be hosting their own Single & Mingle Night for those looking for love. For two consecutive evenings on February 12 and February 13, internationally renowned DJ Ravin from the Buddha Bar Paris will be joined by JJ’s own acclaimed house band Encore for an evening of live performances. A best dance contest will find the movers and groovers from the evening, or you can simply enjoy the music on offer. The venue will be transformed into a sexy red sea of romance and even chance your Valentine’s Day luck with a draw to win hotel vouchers, dinners or a cocktail at the Grand Hyatt, Seoul. Temperatures will certainly be rising and if you are looking for love, then this is undoubtedly one of the places to be.

Valentine’s (and Lunar New Year) Treat: Asian Wonder Hour
Hotel: Grand Intercontinental Seoul COEX
Date: Runs Monday to Saturday (excluding Sundays and national holidays), 6pm-9pm
Cost: KRW 45,000 (10% service charge and 10% VAT inclusive)
Tel: 02-3430-8603

The InterContinental Seoul COEX has Valentine’s and White Day celebrations with the launch of the Asian Express Wonder Hour this month. Running until March 31, enjoy a range of unique Asian dishes, alongside unlimited beer and wine. This established event is one of the most popular at the hotel with a rotating theme introduced last year. If wanting a break from Valentine’s, enjoy their Seollal celebrations instead with a mixture of Asian cuisines. With twenty dishes to choose from including dishes from Korea, Malaysia and China, enjoy some squid and pork bulgogi with chilled seafood and vegetables or steamed pork and spicy seafood soup which will be available alongside some mouthwatering desserts. The Lunar New Year will also be celebrated with some of the region’s best beers and wines and a special of Chinese Igok wine will also be on offer. So, get away from the Valentine’s bubble and celebrate the New Year in style.

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