Koreana Hotel

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Koreana Hotel
Seoul Metropolitan Council and Koreana Hotel.jpg
Koreana Hotel, viewed behind Seoul Metropolitan Council
Koreana Hotel is located in Seoul
Koreana Hotel
Location in Seoul
General information
Location Taepyeongno, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Coordinates 37°34′6″N 126°58′35″E / 37.56833°N 126.97639°E / 37.56833; 126.97639
Opening 1971
Technical details
Floor count 14
Other information
Number of rooms 344
Number of restaurants 7

Koreana Hotel is a skyscraper and hotel on Taepyeongno, in Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The hotel, with a marble lobby,[1] contains 344 rooms and is 14 stories high.[2]

Construction began on the hotel on 20 December 1969 and it was completed exactly two years later in 1971.[3] On 11 April 1989 it received 4-star status by Tourist Hotel Classification. 9 rooms were added in October 1998 and another 9 in April 2004.[3] In 2001 renovation was completed of its exterior to a sleek looking modern hotel. It contains a number of restaurants, including Sunrise, Danube, Saka-e (catering in Japanese cuisine[4]), Great Shanghai, The Blue, Mr. Chow and Peltierone. The Rough Guide to Seoul describes it as "half the price of some of its competitors, but with similar rooms and service standards".[5]


  1. ^ Richmond, Simon (1 May 2010). Korea. Lonely Planet. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-74104-831-5. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Lee, Cecilia Hae-Jin (9 August 2011). Frommer's Seoul Day by Day. John Wiley & Sons. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-470-93144-8. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "History". Korean Hotel. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Robinson, Martin (6 June 2009). Seoul. Lonely Planet. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-74104-774-5. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Zatko, Martin (30 May 2011). The Rough Guide to Seoul. Rough Guides Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-4053-8000-3. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

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