by Sanjay Surana | February 16, 2016
Located a three-minute shuttle ride or 10-minute walk from Seoul's Incheon Airport, and near the Incheon Economic Free Zone, Songdo International Business District, and central Seoul, this two-wing property is aptly positioned for international visitors. The first wing, the East Tower, opened in 2003, with the West Tower formally unveiled in September 2014. With 1,022 guest rooms between them, the property is the largest Hyatt outside North America. 

Front Desk
The East Tower lobby pampers with marble and plush carpets, while the newer tower welcomes with a sleek, minimalist look in the bright, high-ceilinged marble-and-limestone lobby. The stunning chandelier, rising from the basement level, through the lobby, and up to the second floor, mimics bubbles rising from the seabed.


The 1,022 rooms include 43 suites and 31 residences that are home-inspired spaces. Guests of 214 Grand Club rooms have access to the Grand Club lounges in each tower, both of which have hypnotic views of Incheon airport and the West Sea. Rooms are bright and contemporary in the West Tower in light, neutral shades, while the more traditional East Tower rooms are due for an upgrade and makeover in 2016.

Grand Café is an all-day space offering Asian and European buffet while Restaurant 8 features eight types of cuisine. For drinks and light bites, head to Swell Lounge and Vy Bar & Karaoke for a relaxed ambience. The active and restless may want to hit the 24-hour Club Olympus fitness centre or Paradise Casino in the East Tower.

Meeting Point
The West Tower's 1,250-square-metre Grand Ballroom is almost poetic in form and texture, with walls that end in a beautifully curved taper to meet the ceiling. Similar to the West Tower, the East Tower also has a pillar-free ballroom, a pillar-free conference room, 11 event venues, two hospitality rooms and three boardrooms. The West Tower's Grand Ballroom has 500 square metres of pre-function space with a built-in coffee-break bar. A covered sky bridge connects the ballroom and meeting space of the East Tower and the event deck of the West Tower, enabling the two spaces to be united into one fluid venue. Outdoor event decks at both towers offer ocean views with garden surroundings. 

The sense of space and contemporary architecture makes the West Tower especially welcoming, giving it a feel that is atypical for a meetings hotel. The hugely adaptable spaces also mean that virtually any type of event can be held here.

Floor Space: 8,325 square metres
Seating Capacity: 6 to 1,250 (depending on venue and configuration)
Overall Facilities: 25 meeting rooms, including the Grand Ballroom in the West Tower that can accommodate 1,250 people in a standing reception.