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Holiday Inn opens in Gwangju

Jan. 9, 2011 - 19:23 By 김윤미
InterContinental Hotel Group has partnered with AMJ Developments to open the first fully managed international hotel Holiday Inn Gwangju. The 205-room hotel started operations in December.

Gwangju, the capital city of South Jeolla Province, attracts many visitors through its cultural events, 26 golf courses and the Korean Formula One track. Holiday Inn Gwangju is ideally placed to provide accommodation for visitors and families attending such events.
Holiday Inn Gwangju

“We are delighted to bring the Holiday Inn brand to a vibrant city like Gwangju and look forward to engaging and integrating with the local community,” said Michael Wilson, General Manager of Holiday Inn Gwangju.

“Holiday Inn Gwangju is located directly opposite the KDJ Convention Centre and having a world class hotel in such close proximity will improve Gwangju’s attraction as a venue for international conventions and trade fairs.”

The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms and suites, all of which boast the latest facilities and amenities, including a wide range of Korean and international channels on a 42-inch LCD television, high-speed internet access, iPod docking station, mini bar and complimentary tea & coffee making facilities.

The hotel’s Hourglass Restaurant has an extensive menu, and its signature buffet of Korean, Asian and Western delicacies is already popular.

The Lobby Lounge provides a beautiful and relaxing environment for drinks and the perfect rendezvous point for cocktails in the evenings.

The hotel is also suitable for meetings and wedding events with space to accommodate most needs. A full service spa, sauna and treatment facility, along with a gymnasium will open shortly within the hotel, providing guests with even more convenience.

To celebrate its opening, Holiday Inn Gwangju is offering a promotional package for 130,000 won which includes a one night stay at a superior room and breakfast for one person at the Hourglass Restaurant. For details, call (062) 610-7000 or e-mail

By Kim Yoon-mi (