Best Western breaks ground on new hotel in South Korea

KOREA-Best Western has broken ground on a new hotel in the city of Gunsan in South Korea. It is scheduled to open in Q3, 2013.

The 183-room Best Western Gunsan Hotel will add Gunsan as a new destination to Best Western’s existing presence in South Korea, which currently comprises nine hotels.

The hotel’s facilities will include a swimming pool, restaurant and coffee shop, lobby lounge, bar, fitness area, meeting rooms, business centre and car park. The hotel itself will be connected to the city convention centre. The hotel is surrounded by major companies such as Hyundai Heavy Industry, Doosan Infracore and General Motors.

Best Western International’s Vice President International Operations – Asia & the Middle East, Glenn de Souza, said, “The addition of Best Western Gunsan Hotel reinforces Best Western’s commitment to continuously expanding our presence in South Korea, in terms of both number of hotels and locations. South Korea is a diverse destination of many tourist attractions and business opportunities and this is something in which Best Western is actively involved in presenting to the world’s travelers.”

Gunsan, in North Jeolla Province, has commenced Saemangeum development project which is a national project to build a global city as a frontrunner of green growth. It will create 283 km2 of reclaimed land and a lake as large as 118 km2 by constructing the world’s longest 33.9km sea dike connecting Gunsan and Buan on the west coast of Korea.

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