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'Seoul Searching' Package a Discount for Travelers to Korea

Find a package of special k.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 September, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:51pm

Intrigued by the land of kimchi and K-Pop, but still haven’t made it over? Or looking for an excuse to top up on depleted K-power? Either way, Preferred Hotels has launched a new “Seoul Searching” hotel package is offering up to 20 percent savings for a three-night stay, 25 percent savings for a five-night stay, and 30 percent savings for a seven-night stay at six hotels across South Korea.

There’s always tons going on in Seoul at the throbbing shopping and entertainment districts of Gangnam, Myeongdong and Apgujeong, as well as Asia’s largest underground shopping center COEX Mall for plenty of retail therapy.

If K-pop culture isn’t your thing (how could it not be?), then check out more traditional delights in the Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces, or the old-school feel of Bukchon Hanok Village, Insa-dong, and Namdaemun Market.

Featured hotels include Kensington Hotel Yoido, centrally located in Seoul’s business district and close to Seoul’s Yoido Park and Hangang River, and Imperial Palace Seoul, which offers upscale accommodation in Gangnam, Seoul’s fashion and cultural district.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking to get outside Seoul consider the Shilla Stay Ulsan, which opened in July. Ulsan, South Korea’s industrial hub, could be renamed Hyundai City, as it contains the world’s largest automobile assembly plant and shipyard, both operated by the manufacturing giant.

But it’s not all heavy industry, and boasts beautiful coastlines and the doorway to the Yeongnam Alps, one of South Korea’s most beautiful nature parks.

From US$85 ($660) per night,