Marriott International (MAR / NYSE) assumed management of the 363-room Hyatt Regency Pusan in South Korea today. Owned by Jinsan Asset H&M, L.L.C., the hotel is located on a prime beachfront site at Haeundae Beach, about 30 minutes from downtown Pusan and approximately an hour`s drive from Kimhae International Airport. Pusan is South Korea`s second largest city. The hotel was opened in 1988.
“We are delighted to have been chosen to manage this beautiful hotel,” said Ed Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott International, Inc. “Korea is one of
our most important destinations in Asia and we are very pleased to see our lodging portfolio in this country grow. With the opening early next year of the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, and our other hotels in Seoul, we are confident that we will create synergy between our hotels in both cities and be able to offer our guests a wonderful travel experience in Korea.”
Speaking for Jinsan, Hongsun Chang, chairman of Jinsan, said, “We are excited about the prospects for the Pusan Marriott Hotel and are very much impressed with Marriott`s international qualifications. We look forward to working with them toward a successful partnership.”
For dining and recreation, the Pusan Marriott Hotel has three restaurants featuring casual, international and Japanese cuisine. Lounges include a lobby lounge and Murphy`s, an entertainment center. Recreational amenities include an indoor swimming pool and fitness center, a beachfront jogging course and a variety of watersports. Within an hour`s drive of the hotel are three golf courses; tennis courts and a yachting marina are within walking distance.
For social events and conferences, the Pusan Marriott Hotel has 677 square meters of function space, including a 489-square-meter ballroom that is divisible into two sections. In addition, the hotel has an 188-square-meter meeting room that is divisible into two sections and a 48-square-meter boardroom.
The Pusan Marriott Hotel is fully equipped with smoke detectors, in-room sprinklers and other life safety systems.
Dietmar Salat, formerly director of food & beverage at the Singapore Marriott Hotel, is the general manager of the Pusan Marriott Hotel.
Elsewhere in Korea, Marriott International is represented by the 402-room Ritz-Carlton Seoul and the 500-room Renaissance Seoul Hotel. The 498-room JW Marriott Hotel Seoul is scheduled to open early next year.
The Pusan Marriott Hotel is part of Marriott International`s Marriott Hotels, Resorts & Suites lodging brand of upscale, full-service hotels and suites. Hotels in this brand offer a full array of quality services, including multiple restaurants and lounges, fully equipped health clubs, swimming pool, gift shop, executive level, business center and meeting facilities. This is the original and parent brand of Marriott International`s lodging portfolio, which dates back to 1957. There currently are 362 hotels in this brand in 43 countries and territories.