Hipmunk City Love – High Tech Hotels in Seoul, Korea
Seoul, Korea is filled with three things – a lot of people (25 million), Korean BBQ, and technology. Not all of these items apply to a good hotel choice–having a hotel room filled with people sounds like a bad idea since I don’t do hostels, and a BBQ grill stationed next to the bed might start to stink. However, a room filled with cool technology would be awesome. Here’s a list of the best high-tech hotels in Seoul, Korea.
Many hotels say that they have a state-of-the-art fitness centers, but most of those claims equal a treadmill with a frayed belt, a few mismatched weights, and sweat stained Yoga mats. Not at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul. Guests have access to a rock-climbing wall, indoor golf range, squash court, fitness machines, and two swimming pools. Technology also extends to the rooms with “remote jetpack” entertainment centers allowing guests to broadcast mobile devices to the room television. There’s also a virtual concierge service.
Room Controls at Your Fingertips
Guests at The Plaza truly feel like masters of their rooms. Next to the bed is a touch screen that allows you to control room lighting, room temperature, and the television. What’s even cooler is that when guests enter their room, the curtains open and a song plays! Modern amenities even extend to the bathrooms, which have rain showers.
Yes, you read that right. Hotel Shinshin’s technological claim to fame Is their high-tech toilets, which flush from a control panel across the room. Don’t worry, the rooms also come stocked with useful technology like rainfall showers and iPod docking stations.
Blending Technology with Classic Luxury
Imperial Palace offers guests the latest high-tech facilities in a classic European luxury setting, allowing them to truly relax knowing that they’re taken care of. Technology expands from the rooms to the fitness center with a nine-hole golf range. Looking to escape the high-tech world altogether? Relax in the traditional oriental spa.
The Best in Sleep Technology
Guests rest easy at Lotte Hotel Seoul. Each room is equipped with a He:on Bedding System and a choice from 15 different pillows. The hotel is also attached to Lotte World Adventure indoor theme park offering high-tech fun for the whole family.
Technology with a View
Situated on the slopes of Acha Mountain, W Seoul Walkerhill offers all the modern amenities and quirkiness that one expects from a W Hotel–except this hotel has a view. While the hotel isn’t central to Seoul, it’s just a short subway ride away. Guests can escape from the hustle and bustle with on-site Yoga classes or sweat it out on a 2 km jogging track.
A Minimalist Touch
The Win Boutique Hotel provides for the needs of both the functional aficionado and the gadget geek. It was designed with minimalist concepts in mind, yet technology was not overlooked as each room boasts free WiFi, an iPod docking station, and a 100-inch flat screen TV. Some even come equipped with a scenic balcony.
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This article is part of the #HipmunkCityLove series.