International Finance Center Seoul

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International Finance Center Seoul
서울국제금융센터 (IFC 서울)
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General information
TypeOffices, Retail, Hotel
Location10, Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates37°31′30.79″N 126°55′33.69″E / 37.5252194°N 126.9260250°E / 37.5252194; 126.9260250Coordinates: 37°31′30.79″N 126°55′33.69″E / 37.5252194°N 126.9260250°E / 37.5252194; 126.9260250
Construction started2007; 16 years ago (2007)
Completed2012; 11 years ago (2012)
OwnerBrookfield Asset Management
Antenna spire283m
Top floor247m
Technical details
Floor count55
Floor area5,400,000 sq ft (120 acres)
Design and construction
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Main contractorHyundai E&C
Daelim E&C
Other information
Public transit accessSeoul Metro Line 5.svg Seoul Metro Line 9.svg Yeouido

International Finance Center Seoul (서울국제금융센터), commonly known as IFC Seoul (아이 에프 시 서울), is a mixed-use integrated commercial development in Seoul, South Korea. It is located in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The IFC project is one of the first large-scale developments in Korea, led by an international consortium. It was officially launched in 2005, and is part of Seoul Metropolitan Government's plan to rejuvenate the Yeouido area as a regional financial hub.[1]

The 500,000 square meter development made up of IFC Office Towers, Conrad Seoul Hotel and IFC Mall Seoul, designed by Arquitectonica.[2] Completed in 2012, it is the 2nd tallest building in Seoul, and the 6th tallest in Korea.

The IFC Seoul is connected to Yeouido Station on Line 5 and Line 9.


Office Towers[edit]

Opened in 2011 consists of three office towers: The 32-story One IFC Office Tower, the 29-story Two IFC Office Tower, the 55-story Three IFC Office Tower, and the tallest of the three at 284 metres.[3][4]

IFC Mall[edit]

Opened on 30 August 2012[5][6]

Conrad Seoul[edit]

Opened on 12 November 2012[7][8]

The Conrad Seoul Hotel is a luxury five-star hotel located in one of the four towers in the IFC complex. It is part of the Conrad Hotels & Resorts, a premier luxury brand of Hilton Hotel Group, helmed by general manager Mark Meaney, and the first Conrad hotel in Korea.[9]

The lobby is flanked by a 36.5-meter spiral staircase, connecting the lobby through to the fifth floor. The hotel has 434 guestrooms and suites spread throughout 38-stories. The standard rooms are 48 square meters and the penthouse is 288 square meters. Other facilities includes ballrooms and meeting rooms, as well as Pulse8, a 24-hour gym opened all year round.[10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lee, Hyo-sik (2 September 2009). "Youngpoong to Open New Bookstore". Korea Times. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (5 January 2010). "Yeouido Has Image Problem as Financial Hub". Korea Times. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  3. ^ Kim, Violet (30 December 2011). "12 reasons to visit Korea in 2012". CNN Travel. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. ^ Chung, Joo-won (27 August 2012). "IFC Seoul Office Tower promoted as landmark in financial district of Yeouido". Korea Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Yeouido mega mall". Joongang Daily. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ Cha, Frances (30 August 2012). "IFC Mall opens in Seoul". CNN Travel. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Conrad Hotel to Open in Seoul This Winter". Chosun Ilbo. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  8. ^ Cha, Frances (13 November 2012). "Conrad Seoul opens in Korea: For business travelers sick of competing for hotel rooms with tourists". CNN Travel. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  9. ^ Lee, Hyo-sik (26 July 2012). "Conrad challenges Lotte, Shilla Hotel". Korea Times. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  10. ^ Rahn, Kim (15 November 2012). "Conrad Seoul new hospitality landmark". Korea Times. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Enjoy smart stay at Conrad Seoul". Korea Times. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013.

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