It’s time to party like a K-pop star with the opening of this brand new hotel in the middle of the Gangnam district. Called GLAD LIVE GANGNAM, this stylishly, playful place to stay is all about keeping things cool with restaurants, bars and an after-hours club called D.Star which opens from 11.30pm to 10am every Friday and Saturday.
The hotel features 210 rooms with an industrial, modern feel but for the Rich Kids of Instagram types, there’s three types of suites to party in. The Glad House Suite is basically a mini museum filled with comtemporary art (so maybe not a party room…), The Glad Pool Suit features a supersized bed at 420cm by 200cm, and a soaker pool in the room — that’s right, in the room — and a two-metre LED TV on the wall. There’s also the Live Pool Suite with an even bigger bed, and bigger pool.
Everyone’s heard of Gangnam and this hotel makes the area even hipper for both travellers and locals alike. It’s within easy walking distance of COEX, the largest underground shopping area in Asia, as well as the cool streets of Garosu-gil and Apgujeong. A member of the Design Hotels group, expect to pay around USD120 per night…unless of course you’re planning on checking out one of those suites.