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Hotel Lobby

By Jun Ji-hye

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul to run Ripe Wine Dinner Feb. 19

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul's BLT Steak will present Ripe Wine Dinner, Feb. 19, to offer visitors a full-course dinner with wines.

The menu includes creamy carrot soup and dry-aged, USDA prime beef sirloin steak, in addition to desserts such as milk pudding.

The hotel's BLT Steak is the second international branch of the world's renowned American steakhouse in Asia after one in Hong Kong. It offers acclaimed selection of steaks, fresh seafood and creative sides and desserts.

Ripe Wine Dinner is available from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the price of 150,000 won ($127).

InterContinental launches Rosy Days Package


InterContinental Seoul COEX showcases the Rosy Days Package for a month to White Day which falls on March 14 March.

The promotion caters for each guest to delight in a rose-themed amorous night, complete with roses and wine along with a rose-scented fresh sleeping mask offered with each guest room.

The Rosy Days Package is offered exclusively for club superior rooms, which is an upgrade from standard rooms.

Each guest room pampers guests with the romantic welcome amenity and a rose deep hydration sleeping mask from the premium natural cosmetics brand Fresh worth 67,000 won.

The romantic welcome amenity consists of flower decorations featuring roses, a bottle of red wine and seasonal fruits.

Guests can also enjoy private check-in/out services at Club InterContinental and relish the exclusive benefits of Club Lounge ranging from breakfast buffet, afternoon tea to cocktail hour.

In addition, an indoor swimming pool and fitness facilities complete with natural lighting are available without additional charge. The package costs from 325,000 won.

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul announces new general manager

Allen Howden, British and South African native, joined JW Marriott Hotel Seoul as general manager, on Feb. 10. He began his career in the hospitality industry as an intern at Hyatt Regency Denver in Colorado.

Allen Howden, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul / Courtesy of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Allen Howden, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul / Courtesy of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Quickly earning a reputation for dedication to work and leadership, he was promoted to assistant banqueting manager within his first year. After gaining valuable food and beverage knowledge, Howden moved to London to begin a position in the sales & marketing team at The Hyatt Carlton Tower.

He was also a part of the transition team when Jumeirah International took over The Carlton Tower.

Howden later progressed to managerial roles in rooms, events and conference sales in hotels belonging to Jumeirah International, before being appointed as director of sales & marketing and director of revenue & marketing at The Cadogan-Knightsbridge and Swissotel Hotels & Resorts in London and Bangkok.

The career path allowed him to build extensive experiences with diverse hotel brands, while leading various sales, marketing and revenue teams.

In 2017, Howden arrived in Korea to take up a position as general manager of Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Pangyo.

Howden is now opening a new chapter in the evolution of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, located in the heart of the Gangnam district, as the hotel's new general manager.

"Since reopening in August 2018 after a constructive renovation, JW Marriott Hotel Seoul has established itself as the top luxury hotel in Korea succeeding in enhancing brand loyalty, guest satisfaction and increasing revenues to another level," Howden said.

"Further accelerating this positive growth, I will remain true to Marriott International's core values by making sure that we look after our associates and make the hotel an amazing place to work in and develop to ensure that we offer a genuine luxury experience to our guests."


By Jun Ji-hye

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul to run Ripe Wine Dinner Feb. 19

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul's BLT Steak will present Ripe Wine Dinner, Feb. 19, to offer visitors a full-course dinner with wines.

The menu includes creamy carrot soup and dry-aged, USDA prime beef sirloin steak, in addition to desserts such as milk pudding.

The hotel's BLT Steak is the second international branch of the world's renowned American steakhouse in Asia after one in Hong Kong. It offers acclaimed selection of steaks, fresh seafood and creative sides and desserts.

Ripe Wine Dinner is available from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the price of 150,000 won ($127).

InterContinental launches Rosy Days Package


InterContinental Seoul COEX showcases the Rosy Days Package for a month to White Day which falls on March 14 March.

The promotion caters for each guest to delight in a rose-themed amorous night, complete with roses and wine along with a rose-scented fresh sleeping mask offered with each guest room.

The Rosy Days Package is offered exclusively for club superior rooms, which is an upgrade from standard rooms.

Each guest room pampers guests with the romantic welcome amenity and a rose deep hydration sleeping mask from the premium natural cosmetics brand Fresh worth 67,000 won.

The romantic welcome amenity consists of flower decorations featuring roses, a bottle of red wine and seasonal fruits.

Guests can also enjoy private check-in/out services at Club InterContinental and relish the exclusive benefits of Club Lounge ranging from breakfast buffet, afternoon tea to cocktail hour.

In addition, an indoor swimming pool and fitness facilities complete with natural lighting are available without additional charge. The package costs from 325,000 won.

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul announces new general manager

Allen Howden, British and South African native, joined JW Marriott Hotel Seoul as general manager, on Feb. 10. He began his career in the hospitality industry as an intern at Hyatt Regency Denver in Colorado.

Allen Howden, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul / Courtesy of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Allen Howden, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul / Courtesy of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Quickly earning a reputation for dedication to work and leadership, he was promoted to assistant banqueting manager within his first year. After gaining valuable food and beverage knowledge, Howden moved to London to begin a position in the sales & marketing team at The Hyatt Carlton Tower.

He was also a part of the transition team when Jumeirah International took over The Carlton Tower.

Howden later progressed to managerial roles in rooms, events and conference sales in hotels belonging to Jumeirah International, before being appointed as director of sales & marketing and director of revenue & marketing at The Cadogan-Knightsbridge and Swissotel Hotels & Resorts in London and Bangkok.

The career path allowed him to build extensive experiences with diverse hotel brands, while leading various sales, marketing and revenue teams.

In 2017, Howden arrived in Korea to take up a position as general manager of Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Pangyo.

Howden is now opening a new chapter in the evolution of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, located in the heart of the Gangnam district, as the hotel's new general manager.

"Since reopening in August 2018 after a constructive renovation, JW Marriott Hotel Seoul has established itself as the top luxury hotel in Korea succeeding in enhancing brand loyalty, guest satisfaction and increasing revenues to another level," Howden said.

"Further accelerating this positive growth, I will remain true to Marriott International's core values by making sure that we look after our associates and make the hotel an amazing place to work in and develop to ensure that we offer a genuine luxury experience to our guests."


Jun Ji-hye jjh@koreatimes.co.kr


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