Paradise Hotel & Resort

A chic retreat in Incheon's art-filled mega-resort

Paradise City is a work of art. Opened in April 2017, the South Korean integrated resort puts an art- and design-focused lens throughout the vast grounds, including luxurious hideaway Paradise Hotel & Resort. Mere steps from Incheon International Airport, the property provides a unique escape through a harmonious mixture of arts and entertainment.

Enter the lobby to find Damien Hirst's Golden Legend, which is only an introduction to the marvelous surprises to be found down every corridor of the hotel. From amazing artworks and relaxation spaces to spas and clubs, there is more than enough to do and be inspired by. Retro-style live music lounges and restaurants blend with chic accommodations to form a cohesive experience that is both calming and refreshing.

The exterior architectural elements allude to a lavish stay. But the details cement it — from the Penhaligon’s washroom amenities gracing the marble counters to the elegant use of space, this a must-stay.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • From sun-drenched indoor (thanks to double-height windows) and outdoor pools with views to steamy saunas and even a serene flower shop, there are ample places to unwind at Paradise Hotel.
  • Boasting high ceilings and lofty public spaces, the Incheon property never feels crowded, even when visitors flock to the resort’s ever-changing art installations.
  • Whether you’re looking for high-stakes table games at Paradise Casino, adrenaline-pumping excitement at Wonderbox indoor amusement park or a shop-till-you-drop afternoon at the Plaza shopping arcade, you’ll while away the days without setting foot off property.
  • Every space in Paradise City gets an artistic bent. While Wonderbox holds a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and other rides, its melting façade looks like a surreal work. Part of nightclub Chroma’s exterior appears bathed in a golden shadow.
  • The restaurants at Paradise Hotel are as stunning as they are delicious. Stop into Raku to try its grilled lobster with sea urchin and cheese, or visit La Scala to try chef Ceccato Maurizio’s seasonal six-course Milanese-style menu.

Things to Know

  • With complimentary access to a colorful indoor Kids Zone, a rooftop playground, a virtual reality and game room and both an indoor and outdoor pool, this retreat makes for a fun family stay.
  • Rooms with a westward view are afforded scenes of planes as they land and depart, while east-facing rooms gain a glimpse over the resort’s Art Garden.
  • Be sure to check out the hotel’s more unusual (and complimentary) amenities. Go bowling at Safari Park, try out a new gaming experience at the VR zone or gain free access to Club Chroma, where world-class DJs are known to frequent.
  • The luxury resort’s location near Incheon International Airport makes it an easy getaway from Seoul and one of the best places to stay for a couple nights after arriving or before departing South Korea.

The Rooms

  • Starting at 484 square feet, the accommodations are already spacious, but high ceilings, neutral tones and oversized windows give each a palatial feel.
  • Cozy touches like built-in bookshelves, deep-soaking tubs and Nespresso coffee machines provide the comforts of home in your otherwise chic room.
  • A beige color scheme accented with marble and wood is inviting, while jewel-toned furnishings (purple pillows, terra cotta or navy armchairs), contemporary floral carpeting and modern artworks keep things visually interesting.
  • For the ultimate Incheon getaway, stay in the Grand Deluxe Pool Villa, a free-standing accommodation that features a private pool just steps from the foot of the bed. Other luxe touches include an expansive living room anchored by an 86-inch HD TV, a wine cellar and a spa-like bathroom, complete with steam and sauna facilities.

The Look

  • Artistic masterpieces like Yayoi Kusama’s Great Gigantic Pumpkin installation and Alessandro Mendini’s multi-colored sculpture Paradise Proust are just the tip of the iceberg among the 3,000-piece curated collection on display throughout the Incheon hotel.
  • Walk outside to view the masterful architecture by Netherlands-based collective MVRDV named The Imprint. Made up of two white and gold windowless buildings, the structure’s entrances have been designed to appear as if a curtain is being lifted.
  • Head through “Paradise Walk,” a colorful corridor by artist Jeon Joonho, to find the plaza that houses the Paradise Art Space. This museum expands upon the already creative experience of the resort with a permanent gallery and rotating exhibitions — as a bonus, it’s exclusively available to members and guests of the hotel.

24-hour room service
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
186, Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea
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