Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam

High design in a reborn Seoul icon

With its regal entrance and Korean-modernism-meets-midcentury-modern interior, Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam seems like it’s been a sumptuous retreat for decades. In fact, this striking hotel is a new addition to South Korea’s vibrant capital and the Luxury Collection’s first foray into Seoul.

While the impressive property may have opened its doors in 2021, the building pays homage to its former occupant and one of the city’s oldest and most luxurious landmarks: The Chosun Hotel. Around every gilded corner, you can find hidden references to this local icon, like the 1914 Lounge and Bar, whose name is a nod to the Chosun’s opening date.

But it’s not all about aesthetics here. Josun Palace is flush with amenities, including a heated indoor pool with Seoul skyline views, five dining venues, a serene spa and a state-of-the-art gym. Plus, it has an enviable address that puts you within arm’s reach of all this energetic city has to offer.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Envisioned by Monaco-based architectural team Humbert & Poyet, the Seoul hotel is a design lover’s dream with its unique blend of striking midcentury modern aesthetic, bold colors, gilded accents and classic Korean design elements.
  • For some of the best Gangnam skyline views, head to the top floor. The sky-high heated pool and deck provide a serene spot for a morning dip as well as jaw-dropping vistas.
  • Go to 1914 Lounge & Bar for tea in the afternoon and cocktails in the evening. While you sip, soak up the stunning design and the panoramas from the 30-foot-tall glass windows overlooking the city.
  • While Seoul is packed with palate-pleasing restaurants, you don’t have to leave your hotel to find a tasty bite. Savor modern Cantonese at fine-dining venue The Great Hong Yuan, contemporary Korean bites at bright and airy Eatanic Garden or dig into an international buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Constans.
  • Each of the Gangnam hotel’s 254 rooms and suites are well equipped for a sumptuous stay. Think plush beds made with Frette’s exclusive Andrea linens, Byredo’s Le Chemin bath products, private bars stocked with all the essentials for in-room cocktails, cutting-edge technology like AirDressers (closets that sanitize and steam clothes) and, of course, breathtaking views of the Seoul skyline.

Nearby Attractions

  • The luxury hotel is in Gangnam, Seoul’s most upscale district. Its address puts you just steps from some of the city’s best shopping and entertainment options, such as COEX Mall and Apgujeong’s fashion boutiques.
  • You will be close to some of the city’s unique and historic sites, including Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple, and UNSECO World Heritage Site Samneung Park.
  • This elegant property is particularly well-suited for business travelers thanks to its location near the Seoul World Trade Center and Gangnam’s business district.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Getting There
Gangnam-gu, 231 Teheran-ro, Seoul, 06142 Korea