Lotte Hotel opens in Samara
By Kang Seung-woo
Lotte Hotels and Resorts has opened the Lotte Hotel Samara in Russia ― the first five-star hotel in Russia's sixth-largest city.
Plus, it is the third hotel to enter into a management agreement with the Korean hospitality giant. A hotel management contract is an agreement between a management company, or an operator, and a property owner.
Lotte also has two hotels under management deals in Yangon, Myanmar, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Samara, referred to as Russia's hub city of traffic and industry, was one of the hosts of the World Cup earlier this year.
The hotel has 193 rooms and 12 conference rooms that can accommodate up to 1,400 people.
Lacasa Gwangmyeong celebrates grand opening
The Lacasa Hotel Gwangmyeong opened its doors Nov. 5 to provide a new urban lifestyle experience.
The property has 191 rooms, including two suites, and three penthouses enabling various events. It is the second Lacasa property in Korea after one in Gangnam-gu.
The hotel also features Terrace 7, an outdoor garden, for movie screenings and concerts, while its lobby and many other places exhibit artwork.
On the occasion of the grand opening, it is scheduled to hold a classical music concert for local residents.
Affordable lunch featured at Millennium Seoul Hilton
Taipan, the Millennium Seoul Hilton's Chinese restaurant, has launched its new business lunch, available from noon to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The three-course repast is available at 25,000 won ($22) a person.
Diners have five main course options, including braised tofu and shrimp with hot sauce and Sichuan-style chicken and vegetables with red chili.
The main dishes are served with rice and followed by ripe persimmons with scented tofu as dessert.
Alcove Seoul offers special events for membership holders
The Alcove Hotel Seoul is holding reward events for its membership holders in celebration of its opening.
In addition, members who make a reservation next year between Jan. 14 and April 14 will earn four times more points.
The property that opened on Oct. 15 is the first indigenous hotel brand to use the booking system and loyalty program of French hospitality group AccorHotels.