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Amid the blinding neon lights of this congested capital, the Park Hyatt is a discreet standout. Only a small eye-level sign announces this slim 24-story glass tower in the Gangnam business district. Stone, oak, and walls of trickling water infuse the decor with the feel of a nature retreat. Guest roomsSeoul's largest at 452 square feetoffer the high-tech toys for which Park Hyatt is known as well as comforts such as pillowtop beds. Belowground, the soju and sake bar is a stomping ground for designer-clad businesspeople. Most guests will feel sufficiently pampered in the bathrooms, which have extra-deep tubs and rain showers, but serious sybarites should brave the slightly confusing elevator bank (one between the ground floor and public areas, another for the guest floors) to reach the blissful top-floor pool and spa.
When to go: Springtime in Seoul promises sunny, cool days.
Which room to book: All of them shine, but the art-filled Presidential Suite is sublime (doubles, $330–$360).
24-hour Room Service,
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