Valentine’s Day Korea 2015

Banyan Tree Valentine's Day
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Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul

The urban resort spa located in the center of Seoul at Namsan presents their Romantic Propose Package for couples during the Valentine’s Day weekend from the 13th to the 15th. The package includes a one-night romantic stay in the Deluxe suite with an indoor relaxation pool, and the room will be set up with rose petals, candles, and a special flower bouquet. The Banyan Tree also presents complimentary breakfast at the Granum Dining Lounge, whole body treatment for 90-minutes at the spa, and free entry and rentals at the outdoor ice rink and sledding slope for two. The entire package for the Deluxe suite is priced at W1,130,000; the Premier suite is priced from W1,330,000.

Location: Jangchungdan-ro 60, Jung-gu, Seoul

Reservations: 02-2250-8000/ 8074


*Prices for the packages have been corrected on 2/11/2015


Battered Sole

From candles and wine to beautiful plates of food, the British gastropub has much to offer for couples on Valentine’s Day. The candlelit room perfectly sets the tone for a romantic evening, and their delicious menu only adds to the pleasure of the experience. Details TBA.

Location: 2nd Fl. 9-4 Itaewon-ro 19-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Reservations: 02-749-6867


InterContinental Seoul February
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InterContinental Seoul

Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and InterContinental Seoul COEX are hosting their annual strawberry dessert buffet with fresh strawberries grown in Southern Jeolla, a region known for producing the sweetest strawberries. The Lobby Lounge at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas presents their strawberry collection which offers a wide selection of desserts from strawberries dipped in fondue from a pink chocolate fountain, to strawberry cakes and strawberry flambé prepared live in front of guests by the hotel Patisserie Chef. The collection runs Friday afternoons from 12 to 3 pm at the price of W45,000 for adults and W27,000 for children.

Location: 521 Taehaeran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Reservations: 02-559-7603


Sky Lounge Italian Restaurant & Bar at InterContinental Seoul COEX presents a strawberry course menu prepared by elite Italian chef Federico Rossi. The afternoon buffet includes appetizers, main dishes, and desserts all made with fresh strawberries, including Chef Federico Rossi’s strawberry risotto and grilled salmon topped with strawberry coulis balsamic sauce. Sky Lounge’s Strawberry in the Sky will be held exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 5 pm at the price of W45,000 per person.

Location: 524 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Reservations: 02-3430-8630



Park Hyatt Busan

Park Hyatt Busan presents the Park Celebration Package, which consists of a one night stay in their cozy guestroom, complimentary breakfast for two at the signature restaurant Dining Room, and a travelling kit courtesy of the organic spa brand Kerstin Florian. Guests also receive complimentary access to the swimming pool and fitness center. The Park Celebration is available through the end of March with prices that start at W290,000 depending on the type of room and date of reservation.

Location: 51 Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan

Reservations: 051-990-1237


The Plaza Hotel Seoul

The Plaza presents their Tasty Winter package offering guests accommodation and winter special menus catered to guests’ preference through February 28. The Sweet Winter package includes one-night stay in a Deluxe room along with two dessert menus, steamed chocolate and Quiche Lorraine with emmenthal cheese, whipped cream and egg, from The Plaza’s stylish café and bar. The Sweet Winter package begins at the price of W170,000. The Gourmet Winter package includes a one-night stay in a Deluxe room with W100,000 worth of restaurant credit that applies to the hotel’s fine dining restaurants: Taoyuen, Murasaki, Tuscani, and The Seven Square buffet and restaurant. The Gourmet Winter package starts at the price of W220,000. All guests have access to the Plaza Fitness Club, complimentary entrance ticket to Deoksu palace, and the chance to earn mileage for affiliated airlines.

Location: 119 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Reservations: 02-310-7710



Renaissance Seoul Valentine's Day
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Renaissance Seoul Hotel

The Manhattan Grill is offering a variety of lunch and dinner course menus for couples. The lunch course presents appetizer, soup, and US Prime tenderloin steak with sweet potato, broccoli and peppercorn sauce, and desserts. The dinner course presents pan-seared foie gras and king crab cake, salad, char-grilled US Prime beef tenderloid with honey sweet potato, broccoli and port wine sauce, and a baked chocolate and strawberry tower for dessert. The dinner course also includes two free glasses of sparkling wine. The lunch course is priced at W140,000 for two (inclusive of service charge and tax). The dinner course is priced at W180,000 for two (inclusive of service charge and tax).

Reservations: 02-2222-8637

Café Elysee is offering up their special buffet menu ranging from Korea, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian cuisines along with a petit-chocolate dessert buffet. Couples also get two free glasses of sparkling wine to complement the meal. The Valentine lunch buffet is priced at W100,000, and the dinner buffet is priced at W120,000 (inclusive of service charge and tax).

Reservations: 02-2222-8635

Renaissance Seoul Hotel offers romantic Valentine’s day packages on February 14th and 15th for lovers looking to spend a special time. Guests have the option to select from three packages; all packages include complimentary use of the indoor swimming pool, recreation center, and sauna for two, breakfast for two at Club Horizon, and late check-out benefit. The Be My Valentine package includes a one-night stay in a Deluxe room, in-room chocolate and cheese plate with a bottle of house wine, and check-out at 2pm at the price of W250,000. The Sweet Suite package I includes a one-night stay at the Royal suite room, in-room chocolate and cheese plate with wine and flowers, in-room private dinner for two, and check-out at 3pm for W500,000. The Sweet Suit package II includes one night at the Presidential suite, chocolate and cheese plate with wine and flowers, in-room private dinner, and check-out at 3pm at the price of W700,000.

Reservations: 02-2222-8500

The Trevi lounge at the Renaissance Seoul Hotel presents their strawberry promotion “Shall We Strawberry,” which offers guests an unlimited dessert buffet through March 31. The Trevi Lounge is situated on the lobby floor of the hotel. During the promotion, the café is offering up a selection of 15 desserts including strawberry cakes, doughnuts, cookies, pies, along with fresh strawberries. The dessert buffet with complimentary coffee or tea is priced from W19,500; the buffet with complimentary strawberry juice is priced from W12,500.

Reservations: 02-2222-8627

The Sky Lounge Bar Club Horizon presents their special Valentine’s Day event with unlimited snack menus, six kinds of wines, and premium hand-made chocolate! The snack menus include fresh salad, salmon canapé, petite pizza, chicken wings, assorted cheese and fruits, and the wine selections include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot noir, and more. The Valentine’s Day menu is priced at W50,000 per person (inclusive of service charge and tax).

Location: 237 Taehaeran-ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Reservations: 02-2222-8639




The popular brunch restaurant (with great sandwiches and pastas too) always has something special prepared for the holidays, and this Valentine’s Day is no different. Suji’s is offering couples with dinner reservations two free glasses of sparkling wine or cocktails (choices include Mimosa, Purple Mimosa, and Bellini) and a Polaroid photo to capture the moment. Couples who prefer to feast in the morning should head to Suji’s for their brunch photo event, and get in on the chance to win a W50,000 gift certificate to Suji’s. To enter, couples only need to take a photo together at Suji’s, and spread the love on their own Facebook, Twitter, Kakao Story, and Instagram with a link to Suji’s.

Location: 2nd & 3rd Fl., 134 Itaewon-ro Yongsan-gu

Reservations: 02-797-3698



Un Deux Trois Wine
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Un Deux Trois

For couples looking to spend a classy romantic evening out, the French brasserie has the ideal setting and full set menu to make for a very special night. On Valentine’s Day, Un Deux Trois is offering a 2015 Saint Valentin Menu with beef wellington tart and seared scallops on brioche for starters, heart of salmon, fried oyster and champagne sauce along with roasted duck fillet as mains, and strawberries with chocolate and sorbet for dessert. The Saint Valentin Menu is offered at W95,000 per person. And what’s Valentine’s Day without wine? Accompany the meal with a glass of fine French wine for W14,000 or a bottle for W75,000.

Location: 189 Itaewon-ro Yongsan-gu

Reservations: 02-796-1244




The lovely Bulgarian restaurant offers a wonderful selection of healthy, delicious meals for couples who are sticking to their healthy diet on Valentine’s Day. And not only does Zelen offer a variety of salads, soups, lean meat and vegetable dishes to choose from, but the venue also has an elegant interior with high, clear plexiglass ceilings that makes it a great choice for a romantic evening. For Valentine’s Day, Zelen is providing guests who order two bottles of Bernini sparkling wine an extra bottle for free! Because science says wine is good for you.

Location: 2nd Fl. Bldg. 52, Itaewon-ro 27-ga-gil Yongsan-gu

Reservation: 02-749-0600