Le Meridien Seoul Hotel

The upscale, design-focused Le Méridien recently opened in the heart of Seoul’s Gangnam district. It is the first hotel of its kind in South Korea. WSP provided full project and construction management oversight for the project, which replaced the aging Ritz-Carlton Hotel. 

Located next to Sinnonhyeon Station, which also now bears the sub-name for the newly opened Le Méridien Seoul, the property’s location in the heart of Gangnam made it ideal for a design-focused hotel.

The 18-storey property features a total of 336 rooms, with 136 suites. Le Méridien Seoul also features numerous dining options, a pool and spa, fitness center and a lounge with breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape. Some of the most visually striking features of the hotel include the contemporary art installations, both inside and outside of the building, from prominent South Korean artists.

The building had previously housed Seoul’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, but after 22 years of service the property was in need of a refresh. WSP was engaged to oversee the design, cost, schedule, quality and renovation construction work at the site.

The opening of the project comes just ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic, which is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors to Seoul and its surrounding provinces later in February.