Under the auspices of leading Australian design firm Bar Studio, all Grand Hyatt Seoul guestrooms and executive suites on floors 15-18 underwent a significant upgrade. Following ten weeks of refurbishments while embracing and maintaining the integrity of the original design by famed interior architect John Morford, the hotel just launched the ‘Premium’ guestrooms and executive suites.
Room layouts have been adjusted to reflect changes in contemporary guest expectations and room design, but the distinctive golden-oak finish and clean lines of Morford’s original design have been retained, with subtle references to Korean culture introduced. Today, the guestrooms are more open in feel, allowing natural light to flood the space and envelop guests the moment they enter. By the window, a sofa and generously sized table encourages guests to work or dine while absorbing the spectacular views over Seoul.
A custom-designed white-painted glass panel between the bathroom and bedroom connects the two areas and maximizes the overall sense of space while allowing natural light and views to penetrate the bathing area. Based on geometric patterns found in traditional Korean bojagi wrapping cloth, the striking panel adds a local, artisanal element to the space and acts as a glowing lantern at night.
Fish are a symbol of good luck in Korea and timeless fish-themed ink-brush paintings from the original guestrooms have been reinstated. They served as inspiration for local artist Chang Eung-bok who was commissioned to create aquatic cushion designs, and fish also appear as unique lamp bases in the executive suites.
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