Ambassador Hotel Group
Ambassador Hotel Group has renewed the joint website for its eight branches in Korea ― Grand Ambassador Seoul, Novotel Ambassador Gangnam, Novotel Ambassador Doksan, Ibis Ambassador Seoul, Ibis Ambassador Myeongdong, Novotel Ambassador Daegu City Center, Pullman Ambassador Changwon City Seven and Ibis Ambassador Busan City Center.
The website, www.ambatel.com, offers quicker and easier reservation services and access to information about the hotels.
Celebrating the renewal opening, those joining the membership or making reservations through the website will have a chance to win prizes. The event is held through Dec. 7. For inquiries, call (02) 2270-3999.
Westin Chosun Seoul
The Ninth Gate Grille of the Westin Chosun Seoul presents a six-course dinner using local Korean ingredients by inviting Thomas Buhner, the first German chef awarded three Michelin stars in the country, on Nov. 2.
His creations include shrimps and citron tea, marinated mackerel with wild sesame leaves, lobster bolognese, Korean black chicken, Korean beef steak with smoked tofu, and lychee sorbet. Buhner's restaurant in Osnabruck, La Vie, received three stars from Michelin in 2010 for the first time in Germany.
The dinner is priced at 600,000 won. For reservations, call (02) 317-0366.
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill provides environmentally-friendly electric car shuttle services to customers.
The automobile is propelled by electric motors, and the hotel has prepared electric charging equipment for the service. Besides the car, the hotel has adopted many green management ideas, including a new parking lot with solar energy generators that can produce 150 kilowatts of solar energy a day and light up 700 LED lamps.
To promote the new service, the hotel holds an event for naming of the car on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sheratonwalkerhill. For inquiry, call (02) 455-5000.
Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul
Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul presents a spa package during November.
The package offers one night at the hotel's club guestroom and 90-minute spa treatment for one person with a 30-percent discount for a second guest. It is priced at 446,000 won.
Therapists receive training at Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, so all Banyan Tree spas around the world offer the same high-quality service. The Seoul spa offers the resort brand's signature spa programs which are also available at some 60 other worldwide locations, with prices ranging from 100,000 won to 600,000 won.
The spa also uses natural ingredients. For more information, call (02) 2250-8000.
Millennium Seoul Hilton
Millennium Seoul Hilton's Italian restaurant Il Ponte presents Lombardy cuisine during November.
Chef Anita Bidini will showcase the northern Italian region's cuisine, such as pumpkin cream soup with parmesan cheese; buckwheat pizzoccheri with potato, cabbage, sage, Fontina cheese and butter sauce; grilled beef tenderloin with tomato and cheese sauce on saffron risotto; and red wine sabayon with walnut ice cream. A five-course meal is priced at 69,000 won.
Every Saturday and Sunday at lunchtime, the restaurant also invites children to a pizza cooking class. For more information, call (02) 317-3270.
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