Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea

In a major boost to meeting planners, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a luxury property on scenic Jeju Island in one of South Korea’s most dynamic resort developments.

Featuring 240 lavishly furnished guest rooms, condominiums and villas, Four Seasons Resort Jeju Island at Jeju Shinhwa World will also include several restaurant and bars, state-of-the-art meeting facilities suitable for regional and international gatherings, and a luxurious spa designed in the style of a traditional Korean tea house.

Located near Seoul, Jeju Island boasts several UNESCO sites, waterfalls, underground lava caves, coastal hiking and Hallasan, the highest mountain peak in South Korea.

Four Seasons is collaborating on the project with Landing Jeju Development Co., Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Landing International Development Limited as well as with the developer and operator of Jeju Shinhwa World, a 26.9 millon-square-foot integrated leisure, entertainment and gaming destination resort that is being created.

“Korea is an important market for leisure and business travelers,” said J. Allen Smith, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Landing International has an incredible vision for Jeju Shinhwa World. We look forward to working in partnership with them to create a world-class Four Seasons resort of Jeju Island, offering yet another destination in Korea for local and international travelers to experience the personalized service and thoughtful attention to detail that define Four Seasons.”

Jeju Shinhwa World, which has been opening in phases since the beginning of this year, will include a destination spa; theme parks, with many thrill rides and attractions inspired by the world’s myths and legends; an adventure water park; and Jeju’s first food and beverage, and retail complex.

“Jeju Shinhwa World is set to be one of the most popular leisure and entertainment destinations in Northeast Asia,” said Yang Zhihui, chairman and executive director of Landing International Development Limited. “Jeju attracted close to 16 million visitors in 2016, and tourism is expected to continue to grow with a strong momentum for many years to come.

“We believe with its world-class products and service quality, Four Seasons will enhance the hospitality offerings in Jeju and further strengthen Jeju Shinhwa World’s market position as a desired tourist destination in Jeju.”