24 December 2015

Shilla Stay officially opens the Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun

Source: Shilla Stay.
The Shilla Hotels & Resorts’ premium business brand, Shilla Stay, has unveiled its latest location in Gwanghwamun, Seoul’s cultural, historical and business hub. Gwanghwamun is the main gate of Gyeongbukgung Palace and a designated national treasure.

Comprising 339 standard, deluxe and grand rooms, the Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is within a 10-minute walk from three different subway lines - Line 1 (Jonggak), Line 5 (Gwanghwamun) and Line 3 (Anguk). It is close to attractions such as the Seoul City Hall, Gyeonghui Palace, Jongmyo Shrine and Gwangjang Market, as well as to Gwanghwamun Plaza, a public space developed by the Seoul Metropolitan Government that is a popular location for filming and features in many Korean blockbusters.

Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun’s interiors are designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, and reflect his signature minimalist style. A spacious lobby with a bar for relaxed casual meetings and a business corner where guests can stay connected while working away from the office are focal points in the hotel. There are also four function rooms available with a total capacity of up to 80.

Source: Shilla Stay. A function room. 

The 108-seat restaurant Café boasts an outdoor terrace, and serves breakfast buffets as well as a semi-buffet brunch. It transforms into a lounge bar in the evenings.


The Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is at 71 Sambong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul. To mark its opening, the Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun is offering a special package available up to January 31, 2016. Guests visiting the hotel during this period will receive a Shilla Stay Bear, complimentary breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi and access to the fitness centre. Room rates per night are KRW150,000*.

*Prices exclude 10% tax. Blackout dates apply.