Sunday, July 20, 2014



The Shilla Seoul and Shilla Jeju Suggest Activity Programs for Making the Most of Short-Term Stays
 Seoul and Jeju offer travellers endless options for experiencing Korea's exuberant culture and natural beauty, and for people in China these close by travel hotspots make ideal getaways for a few days of relaxation with family and friends. The Shilla Hotels and Resorts provide the following suggestions on how to maximize a short stay at one of their luxury hotels in Seoul or Jeju.

Incorporating local attractions and cultural encounters with pleasures unique to the respective Shilla properties, each program is designed to offer a few days’ worth of unforgettable experiences for any specific travel group: families with children, families with grandparents, couples or friends. Following are two sample programs.

Encountering Korean Luxury and Culture with Friends at The Shilla Seoul
Cosmopolitan, vibrant and trendy, Seoul is a great city for meeting up with friends, and superlative restaurants and facilities at The Shilla Seoul offer travelers a rich encounter with culture and luxury right within the hotel grounds. Enjoy your stay in this gem of a hotel that is frequently visited by heads of state including Chinese dignitaries.

Day 1:
After checking in and unpacking take a stroll around the hotel's serene Sculpture Garden with its gently sloping hills and beautiful works by Korean artists. You may choose to continue your walk along a 1.6 km walking trail that winds through green fields and along an ancient fortress wall. Dine on authentic Korean haute cuisine at La Yeon restaurant.

Day 2:
Breakfast at The Parkview restaurant where Mount Namsan and lush greenery framed in floor-to-ceiling windows complement mouth-watering dishes. Spend the rest of the morning shopping at The Shilla Duty Free Shop with its magnificent selection of 500 designer brands and rooftop lounge. Next comes brunch at The Library, the hotel's unique lifestyle space designed by world renowned designer Peter Remedios. After topping off your meal with a delectable Apple Mango or Blueberry Bingsu, head over to Urban Island, The Shilla's stunning outdoor leisure area with resort-class heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis and poolside cabanas. Alternatively, you can tee off at The Shilla's indoor golf range. Today's dinner will be at Palsun, a restaurant offering divine Chinese cuisine that is a favorite among Chinese diplomats. Chefs of official heads of state have served in this restaurant's kitchen.

Day 3:
Have another delicious breakfast at The Parkview and then enjoy your remaining time before check-out strolling The Shilla's beautiful grounds and taking in the lovely architecture of the hotel's Yeong Bin Gwan, a historical building once used to accommodate foreign dignitaries.

For more information about rates and availability, please check the hotel website: The Shilla Seoul website

Family Getaway at The Shilla Jeju
With its wholesome natural environment and stunning landscapes Jeju Island is a perfect family vacation spot, and The Shilla Jeju's suggested activities program for families with kids is designed to deliver family memories that will last a lifetime. Chinese visitors can enjoy visa on arrival service allowing Jeju to be a no hassle location even withlast minute planning.

Day 1:
Check in to an Ondol Terrace Room, a spacious room with a soft, kids-friendly floor that is a favorite among family guests. The little ones then enjoy fun and games at Kids Island while you and your spouse de-stress at the luxurious Soombi Jacuzzi. Come evening time, head over to the hotel's Glamping and Camping Village where you have your own comfortable and spacious cabana and dad shows off his grilling skills at a sundown barbecue.

Day 2:
A scrumptious and healthy international buffet breakfast at Parkview restaurant is followed by a visit to the hotel's lovely Soombi Garden where the young ones can feed cute animals like rabbits and carp with the hotel's GAO (Guest Activity Organizer). Once you manage to pull your little ones away, the hotel's concierge will help you arrange a car and driver who will take you out to explore Jeju's stunning natural scenery. All the walking about in the fresh island air builds up your appetite, and The Shilla's Cheonjee restaurant satisfies your every craving with the local Jeju dishes made from fresh produce and seafood sourced from the island and its waters. The day ends with a family swim under the moonlight in the hotel's outdoor pool open until midnight every day.

Day 3:
Eat an invigorating and healthy Japanese breakfast at The Shilla's Hinode restaurant, and the family then heads to the sparkling beach to cherish your remaining hours breathing in Jeju’s fresh ocean air, frolicking on its pristine sands, and maybe napping to the lull of the waves at The Shilla's Private Beach House.

For details on The Shilla Jeju’s suggested activities for groups of friends, families with grandparents, and couples, please visit The Shilla Jeju website.
The Shilla Seoul
The Shilla Seoul
Executive Deluxe Room
Indoor Pool
Urban Island Outdoor Pool
La Yeon Korean Restaurant
Poolside Cabana
Outdoor Jacuzzi

The Shilla Jeju
The Shilla Jeju
Deluxe Room with Ocean View
Hinode Japanese Restaurant
Soombi Garden
Private Beach House
Camping village
Apple Mango frappe
 Glamping Village
Outdoor Pool

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