Recently when planning a team building retreat for a corporate client, I was impressed by the range of winter activities available. In South Korea, snowboarding, skiing , snowshoeing, and ice hockey are available. There are also unique offerings like ice soccer and snowmobile rafting. Spend a few days at a ski resort and then transfer to Seoul and enjoy all that the city has to offer.
If you’re planning corporate events or team building retreats in South Korea, here are a few examples of the types of venues where you can stay and hold events.
Lotte Hotel Seoul
This hidden gem with beautiful designer rooms featuring Simmons Premium Beautyrest mattresses and goose down duvets. Even deluxe and superior rooms have bathrobes, tea pots, 37″LCD TVs, bidets, and emergency flashlights. Of special appeal to female travellers is the ladies floor to offer female guests.
Deluxe rooms on the Club Floors, which also have junior and luxury suites, are 1 1/2 times larger than on other floors.
There are 15 functions rooms including the Crystal Ballroom (800 guest capacity), Sapphire Ballroom (300 – 400 guests), the stunning Anthene Garden Room (for 30 guests), and 8 smaller meeting suites.
New Gallery Cheong-ju
This new concept hotel has a variety of room types including Western style deluxe rooms and suites and Ondol rooms, traditional Korean rooms with in-floor heating. Ondol means “warm stone” and it is how Koreans traditionally warmed their rooms during the winter. Comfortable bedding is on the floor and the room features modern facilities like digital TV and high speed Internet.
Ritz Carlton Seoul
Located in the heart of downtown, this 375 room property includes 75 club level rooms and 47 luxury suites. Club level rooms offer the convenience of in-room check-in. Guest room linen is Italian Frette cotton.
The 11 meeting rooms offer built-in projectors and screens and simultaneous translation equipment. The Grand Ballroom, which can be subdivided, has a capacity of 800 theater style. Special event venues include the Garden Room, an Italian restaurant that can accommodate 200 guests.
InterContinental Alpensia PyeongChang
InterContinental Alpensia PyeongChang, PyeongChang’s only 5 star resort, has 238 rooms. 36 suites, equipped with mini refrigerators, CD and DVD players, bathrobes, and scales, offer nightly turndown service.
The names of the 13 flexible meeting rooms reflect an Olympics (e.g. Bobsleigh, Luge, and Biathlon). Two are wheelchair accessible. The Grand Ballroom accommodates 1500 theater style and 1100 banquet style.