[kkstarratings]Just two weeks ahead of Halloween weekend, hotels in Korea are gearing up to lure Halloween buffs to their properties with various programs and events.
Breaking out of the early days of booze-ups, they are providing Halloween-themed promotions tailored to customers’ needs ranging from private parties to new menus.
J.J. Mahoney’s, a total entertainment bar at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, will celebrate the autumn holiday on Oct. 26 and 27 with a Korean culture-based concept. The party runs from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Known for bringing the first Halloween-themed party to Korea in 1988, the hotel bar plans to hold its 30th edition, based on the theme of a hidden village, introducing an element of Korean horror to Halloween by retelling Korea’s traditional tales of horror and legacy folktales.
The party will invite guests into a hanok, a traditional Korean-style house, decorated with themes from Korean legends, to enjoy a variety of chilling events.
Halloween face-painting services will be provided for guests who didn’t have time to prepare.
The InterContinental Seoul COEX is offering a spooky event in its Bloody Halloween Party on Oct. 26.
For the event, the Lobby Lounges will be fully furnished with jack-o’-lanterns and various festive decor while the hotel staff will be dressed in red-and-black Halloween costumes.
Guests may enjoy special menus and Halloween-themed desserts made by hotel chefs as well as premium wine and beer handpicked by the hotel sommeliers.
For those who want to keep Halloween memories, there will be photo booths with instant print service.
The Bloody Halloween Party will be split into two parts, with the first from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the second from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The Millennium Seoul Hilton will also celebrate Halloween at its English-style bar Oak Room on Oct. 27.
All partygoers who arrive in costume will be awarded with a free welcome drink and there will be a prize for best costume. The Hilton will also have a face painter on hand to decorate guests’ faces with Halloween-inspired creations.
Its all-day dining restaurant Cafe 395 and delicatessen Cilantro Deli are also set to provide special Halloween menu items such as pumpkin soup and Halloween cakes.
For Halloween, the Park Hyatt Seoul’s vinyl record bar, the Timber House, will offer a “Yelloween” promotion in collaboration with French Champagne brand Veuve Clicquot on Oct. 26.
The Yelloween party, the highlight reel of the promotion, will provide the drink company’s Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label unlimitedly. The party will be divided into two parts ― the first from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the second from 9 p.m. to midnight.
A Halloween celebration will also take place on the nation’s southern island of Jeju, as the Kensington Jeju Hotel will host a Halloween week from Oct. 26 to Nov. 3.
The adults-only Halloween Sparty at its rooftop skyfinity pool will feature diverse genres of music performances ranging from EDM-based progressive house music to operatic pop to hip-hop and R&B.
Guests can also enjoy a Halloween vibe at its rooftop champagne bar Club House, decorated for the holiday, where a glass of champagne as well as unlimited wines, beers and cocktails will be serviced.
Source: The Korea Times