The Westin Chosun

The Westin Chosun Seoul is Korea’s first international hotel. This classic hotel was built in 1914 with the first running water, elevator and ice cream in the country, attracting celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Bob Hope. Rebuilt in the 1960s and fully renovated since then, The Westin Chosun is within walking distance of the headquarters of major international banks, local government offices, historic landmarks and thriving shopping districts.

The hotel has 462 guest rooms and 40 suites with the Westin Heavenly Bed, anti-allergy carpets, self-serve espresso coffee machines, mobile phones and high-speed Internet access. Guests can access a business center with state-of-the-art conference rooms and a drug store, barbershop, beauty salon and souvenir shop as well as the City Athletic Club, a Pilates studio, a swimming pool, steam and dry saunas and whirlpools. For corporate events and weddings, there is the Grand Banquet Hall, six mid-sized banquet halls and conference rooms.

In all my stays at The Westin Chosun, I have found outstanding rooms, service and food. Simply put, my stays have been exceptional.

Dining and Entertainment

The hotel has six restaurants to choose from: Aria (international buffet with 10 different cooking stations), Hong Yuan (Chinese), Sushi Cho ( Japanese sushi), The Circle (pastries and drinks), The Ninth Gate Grille (international-style brasserie) and Vecchia e Nuovo (deli). I recommend the rack of lamb at the Ninth Gate Grille, where seating offers a beautiful view of the Wongudan Altar next to the hotel.

Local Attractions

The hotel is located near the Lotte Department Store, Sogong Underground Shopping Center, Myeongdong (banks and shopping), City Hall Park, Deoksu Palace, Shinsegae Department Stores, Namdeamun Open-Air Market, National Museum and The Blue House (Korea’s White House)


The Westin Chosun Seoul is located approximately 30 minutes from Incheon International Airport and Gimpo Airport in downtown Seoul. You can check in to The Westin Chosun directly at Incheon International Airport and then go directly to your room when you arrive at the hotel.

The Westin Chosun Seoul
87 Sogong-Dong
Jung-gu, Seoul
South Korea 100-070
TEL: +82 2 771 0500
FAX: +82 2 752 1443
Last modified on Sunday, 20 April 2014 03:38




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