If you’re looking for a unique place to stay in Korea, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has released a new publication rounding up Korea’s most unique hotels, resorts, spas, and guest houses.
The booklet features 50 accommodations across Korea, divided into five chapters: “Unique Designs Featuring Special Themes,” “When Comfort Meets Convenience,” “Discovering Korea’s Traditional Culture,” “Beautiful Places with Picturesque Views,” and “Luxury Resorts.” The spotlighted lodgings are selected based on accessibility, environment, nearby tourist attractions, facilities, and uniqueness.
The second chapter spotlights 13 hotels that serve not just as lodging but as destinations themselves. Some offer art and culture, while others provide facilities for activities like swimming and skiing. Also, some of the resorts have a traditional Korean theme, while others take their design cues from European countries including Spain, Scotland, Italy, and Germany.
As we saw in the previous chapter, many of Korea’s most unique hotels have a strong connection with the arts, and are designed and operated by artists. This chapter presents three such examples, all which are located in Paju City.
Hong Si-wan, Seoul