Millennium Hilton Seoul

A luxury spot in Seoul's business hub
Millennium Hilton Seoul stands like a grand Chinese screen across the city, separating two of Seoul’s most iconic landmarks. To the west is Seoul Station, where passengers race through glass and steel doorways for KTX bullet trains that will whisk them to all points on the peninsula. On the other side is Mt. Namsan, a central lynchpin in this mountain city, sacred to generations of Koreans.

Like Namsan, the huge 22-story Millennium Hilton, located in the city’s business center, holds some of Korea’s Old World charms; but like Seoul Station, it is firmly rooted in new, modern South Korea. Loaded with glitzy amenities and a bevy of restaurants and bars, the luxury hotel lures in savvy international business travelers as well as those here on more leisurely pursuits.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Expect a host of wellness-related amenities here, including an indoor pool housed in a pretty glass atrium, a whirlpool, sauna, a modern gym, a driving range and an expansive sundeck.
  • The atrium is particularly lovely, with its outdoor terrace, which in the warmer months is like a secret garden surrounded by skyscrapers.
  • There is also an excellent Swiss Perfection Spa (it specializes in skincare), several tailors, a jeweler and shops selling crafts, souvenirs and clothing.
  • A host of delicious restaurants ensure that you’ll never go hungry at this Seoul hotel. From Cantonese and Japanese fare to classic Italian cuisine, almost any craving can be sated here.
Things to Know
  • And if you’re feeling lucky, hit up Seven Luck Casino. Though attached to Millennium Hilton, it is run by a government-affiliated company, and by Korean law, only foreigners may enter.
  • A 24-hour business center can take care of all the copying, faxing and other business needs you have.
  • Sleek but comfy couches were custom made for the hotel by Kukbo Design, a local company.
The Rooms
  • Millennium Hilton has a whopping 411 Deluxe Rooms. Each 366-square-foot space is appointed with thick carpeting, plush beds, a 47-inch TV, a well-stocked minibar and cozy bathrooms.
  • The décor in these rooms is simple and contemporary — it’s all sharp angles, simple geometric patterns, dark wood paneling and cream-colored wallpaper and furniture.
  • Floors 14 to 16 and 19 through 22 are the executive floors, where you have exclusive use of the executive lounges, including a complimentary happy hour.
  • For those who want to splurge, the standout is the 21st- and 22nd-floor Namdaemoon Suite. All 4,144 opulent square feet are floored in marble; a spiral staircase ascends from the first floor to the second, and it is the only suite with views of both the city and the mountain.
The Restaurants
  • Café 395 is the centerpiece of Millennium Hilton dining offering a mixed buffet and à la carte restaurant and bar with Korean and international food, a large outside terrace, and private dining rooms.
  • At Japanese restaurant Genji, you’ll find a rare treat in the city — two teppanyaki grills, as well as a sushi bar, and tables that look out over a classic Japanese garden. For classic Cantonese, head to the stylish surroundings of Taipan where seasonal Chinese cuisine is served up in an elegant black and gold dining room. 
  • Il Ponte, the most casual and airy of Millennium Hilton’s dining options, is an Italian restaurant (the first to open in a Seoul hotel) with an open kitchen, a reasonably priced menu, and the great chef trained in Italy.
  • Traditional English-style bar Oak Room has a roaring log fire for cold winter nights and a private outdoor patio for summer enjoyment. Wind down your evenings with a drink, light snacks, a cigar and live music in the lounge's stately surroundings. 
  • From decadent pastries and chocolates to choice charcuterie, cheese and take-out sandwiches and salads, Cilantro Deli offers something for everyone. 
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Indoor pool
Getting There
50, Sowol-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04637, South Korea
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