Accor has been appointed manager of the Marriott Busan in South Korea’s second largest city and the hotel is to be re-branded Novotel Ambassador Busan. Accor took over the hotel on 5 November 2006.
The hotel will undergo an extensive multi-million dollar refurbishment programme to rooms and public areas to upgrade the property to Novotel’s renowned brand standards. The work is scheduled for completion by the end of March 2007.
Busan is a major gateway city for South Korea and is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. Its deep harbour and tides have allowed the city to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the third largest in the world, with potential for even more growth.
The hotel enjoys a pre-eminent location in Busan, ideally located in the heart of the city’s - and one of the country’s - most popular beaches, Haeundae.
The 356-room hotel is also within walking distance of the bustling restaurant and shopping district of Haeundae, and is only 10 minutes from Busan’s exhibition and convention centre BEXCO.
The hotel boasts three restaurants, a lobby bar and a nightclub as well as extensive meeting and conference facilities and caters to a broad range of leisure, business and meeting travelers. Recreational facilities include a natural spring spa and indoor pool, which - like the hotel’s guestrooms - offers panoramic views.
The hotel’s guest rooms will be upgraded to Novotel’s latest design standards incorporating aspects of its latest ‘Novation’ room concept. The lobby, executive lounge and restaurants will also receive a fresh interior design and Novotel’s innovative ‘The Square’ restaurant will be introduced for the first time in Korea.