Carl Gagnon, left, general manager of Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, and Kim Gi-seop, CEO of Parc.1 Hotel Management, pose during a plaque unveiling ceremony to mark the hotel’s winning of the five-star certification in front of the hotel in Yeouido, Monday. Courtesy of Fairmont Ambassador Seoul
By Jun Ji-hye
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul has won five-star certification, the highest possible rating awarded by the Korea Tourism Association.
The hotel conducted a plaque unveiling ceremony, Monday, to mark its five-star certification, during which time Carl Gagnon, the hotel’s general manager, and Kim Gi-seop, CEO of Parc.1 Hotel Management, as well as other hotel executives, were in attendance.
The five-star rating is only awarded to hotels that score at least 900 points out of a total of 1,000 based on all facilities and services offered, with 700 points based on scheduled inspections and 300 based on undercover visits by unidentified inspectors.
Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, the first South Korean property of Accor Group’s luxury Fairmont brand, opened on Feb. 24 this year in the Parc.1 complex in Yeouido.
The hotel offers 326 guest rooms and suites on 31 floors, four dining venues, including a rooftop terrace and bar on the 29th floor in addition to Fairmont Gold Lounge, a fitness center, a swimming pool and a spa.
A portfolio of event venues, including the Grand Ballroom, Gallery 7 and meeting rooms, offers options for every occasion.
“It is especially moving to receive five stars, the highest available rating, at a time when COVID-19 is causing such hardship,” General Manager Gagnon said.
“I believe the efforts of our associates and the strong interest on the part of our guests since our grand opening in February have helped us gain recognition and achieve this positive outcome. As always, we will continue to strive to deliver unforgettable moments for all of our guests.”