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Description:Location. Imperial Palace, located in the Gangnam business and entert ainment district of Seoul, Republic of South Korea, is two kilometers from C OEX Center and the Trade Tower.
Hotel Features. Imperial Palace, a European-style hotel, offers some unusual recreational amenities, including a nine-hole indoor golf course des igned to resemble an outdoor course, and an outdoor pool lined with artifici al pine trees to simulate a Mediterranean environment. The hotel also includ es an indoor lap pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, an aerobics studio, a v ariety of saunas and squash courts. Four restaurants provide an internationa l selection of cuisines, including Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Western and Eu ropean. A shopping arcade includes a florist, a jewelry store, a photography studio, a tailor and clothing stores. The hotel offers a business center. H igh-speed wired and wireless Internet access are available for a fee and con ference facilities are on site. Pets are not permitted at this hotel.
Guestrooms. The 23 story hotel's 405 guestrooms offer European antiqu e-style décor and city and river views. Amenities include high-speed wired a nd wireless Internet access and dial-up Internet access for a fee, LCD telev isions with cable channels, direct-dial phones and bathroom phones. Addition al amenities offered are coffee and tea makers, and minibars. Premium beddin g includes Simmons® Beautyrest mattresses. Guest may request in-room massage services. Rates for all guestrooms include complimentary access to the indo or pool and the health club. Club Imperial rooms also offer complimentary ac cess to saunas.
Expert tip. Tipping is usually considered insulting in South Korea (a nd any service charges are typically included in the bill). However, do ackn owledge the person who provided service with a slight bow and sincere thanks . Taxi drivers and porters are exceptions, and can be tipped a small amount if they help travelers with their luggage.
Book a Club Imperial room for stay and receive complimentary breakfast at the Club Lounge, complimentary high-speed Internet access, 1 KAL Limousine Bus ticket to Incheon Airport upon check-out, complimentary use of the sauna area, fitness club, and swimming pool, and complimentary access to the Club Lounge from 6:30a.m. to 10 p.m. This offer is valid for new bookings only. Please contact hotel for more details.
South Korean citizens will be charged the VAT on the check-out.
Please note that until 12/31/2008, the standard 10% hotel VAT will not be charged to foreign nationals staying in South Korea for fewer than 6 months. Foreign guests will be required to present a passport upon check-in for the VAT fee to be waived.