2021.12.30 Hotel events

The “Fall in Love with Strawberry Afternoon Tea” set made from seasonal strawberries is available at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul in the Seocho district of south Seoul until February 28. [JW MARRIOTT HOTEL SEOUL]

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

Until February 28: The Lounge, the lobby on the eighth floor of JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, presents “Falling in Love with Strawberry Afternoon Tea Set” inspired by the theme of fresh seasonal strawberries.

This season’s afternoon tea set features nine desserts, including the Mont Blanc Strawberry, made from juicy strawberries and almond cream wrapped in a rich whipped cream; strawberry cheesecake; flamingo almond cake; strawberry macaroons; and Strawberry Amaretti, topped off with two freshly baked raspberry scones and a selection of savory dishes including Kadaif rolls (old long and thin walnut pastries) with pistachio and cream cheese; Berry French toast topped with an assortment of berries, bananas and cream cheese; and strawberry cheese balls. The wintery delicacy ‘Raining Sweetness Bingsu’, a highlight of the seasonal menu, features melt-in-the-mouth, finely grated frozen milk flakes, topped with fresh seasonal strawberries and a filling of cotton candy, grissini and pretty chocolates umbrella-shaped, delighting the eyes and the palate.

“Falling in Love with Strawberry Afternoon Tea Set” is available for 100,000 won ($ 84) for two guests. The Champagne Afternoon Tea Set offers the same menu but with the addition of two glasses of rosé champagne, and is priced at 150,000 won for two people. Raining Sweetness Bingsu is priced at 54,000 won. All prices shown include taxes and service charges.

(02) 6282-6262

New General Manager of Park Hyatt Seoul, Andrew Ashdown. [PARK HYATT SEOUL]

New General Manager of Park Hyatt Seoul, Andrew Ashdown. [PARK HYATT SEOUL]

Park Hyatt Seoul

Announcement: Park Hyatt Seoul, the luxury Hyatt destination located in Gangnam District, south of Seoul, is pleased to announce the appointment of new General Manager Andrew Ashdown.

Australian-born Ashdown is a seasoned hotelier who recently began his 21st year of service with Hyatt. His hospitality career began at the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove in 2001, where he later became front desk manager. He then moved to the role of Room Manager at Grand Hyatt Melbourne from 2010, gaining a deep understanding of hospitality and people management.

In July 2013, Ashdown’s leadership qualities were recognized with his appointment as Executive Assistant Manager Rooms at Park Hyatt Sydney, a position he held for five years.

In 2018, he moved to Korea to take on the role of General Manager of Park Hyatt Busan. Here, even as Covid-19 placed unprecedented pressure on the hospitality industry, Ashdown has demonstrated its managerial abilities by achieving record sales based on its own unique brand of leadership.

It also made Hyatt history by winning the first Korean Hyatt Team of the Year award, awarded to teams that achieve exceptional results while demonstrating their commitment to Hyatt’s goals and values.

Ashdown has now started a new leap forward with Park Hyatt Seoul, based on its rich professional experience and an emphasis on communication with customers and staff. Drawing on a broad understanding of the Korean leisure market gained during his time in the international tourist city of Busan, he is now focused on sharing the essence of the luxury hotel experience in the Korean capital. When asked, Ashdown shared his vision for creating rare and unique experiences for all guests at Park Hyatt Seoul. He believes luxury is personal and he will inspire his team to create truly memorable experiences away from home.

(02) 2016-1100

BY LEE JIAN [[email protected]]