Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔]

Backstreet Rookie (2020); Itaewon Class (2020); Secret Boutique (2019); Mother Of Mine (2019); Perfume (2019); My Fellow Citizens! (2019); The Last Empress (2018-19); Are You Human? (2018); Miss Hammurabi (2018); Radio Romance (2018); Woman of Dignity (2017); Revolutionary Love (2017); Introverted Boss (2017); That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013); Shark (2013)

Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) and his right hand man Lee Ho-jin (David Lee) meet up with Kang Min-jung (Kim Hye-eun) at this hotel’s suite in an attempt to join camps with her in episode 7 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020).

Hanjeong Group chairwoman Lee Sun-young (special cameo by Yoo Sun) is given the use of this hotel’s suite as a private room to view the ongoing Tifone jewellery auction in episodes 15/16 (full episode 8) of VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019). While she is there, an unauthorised person posing as a hotel staff member enters the room, and Na Jung-sun (Jang Na-ra), who was also in the room, realises this and chases after him.

It is at this hotel that Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-A) takes a bath in episode 1 of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019) after having been released from prison and to prepare herself for DEO Group’s dinner party. It is at the Conrad Spa [콘래드 서울 콘래드 스파], that Wi Ye-nam (Park Hee-von) meets up with Oh Tae-suk (Joo Suk-tae) in episode 3 (full episode 2).

Kang Mi-ri (Kim So-yeon) and Han Tae-joo (Hong Jong-hyun) spend the night after their marriage at this hotel in full episode 31 of Mother of Mine/My Prettiest Daughter in the World (세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸) (KBS2, 2019).

Seo E-do (Shin Sung-rok) wakes up in a start after having a dream in episode 2 (full episode 1) of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019). Shortly after, he calls his assistant Park Joon-yong (Kim Ki-doo) and hangs up in frustration. In episode 19 (full episode 10), E-do stays at this hotel again, asks model Son Mi-yoo (Hye Jeong of AOA) to come by and makes her apologize. In episode 22/23 (full episode 11/12), Susung Electronics’ event is held at a ballroom in this hotel.

Yang Jung-guk (Choi Si-won) tricks two members of opposing political parties into coming together at room 702 of the Washington Hotel, to form a consensus about the supplementary budget, in episode 33 of My Fellow Citizens!/Fellow Citizens (국민 여러분!) (KBS2, 2019). Han Sang-jin (Tae In-ho) stands outside the door of the room (seen as 3613) to prevent anyone from leaving.

Seo Kang-hee (Yoon So-yi) meets up with the prime minister (Ko Se-won) in one of the rooms of this hotel in episode 40 of The Last Empress/Empress’s Dignity (황후의 품격) (SBS, 2018-19) to plan Kang-hee’s daughter’s ascension to the throne. Their exchange is filmed by Queen Oh Ssu-ni (Jang Na-Ra) and she uses it later to pressure the prime minister to change his direction.

After having a meeting with his doctor for a check-up on his dementia, chairman Nam Gun-Ho (Park Young-Gyu) reposes in a room in this hotel in the presence of robot Nam Shin III (Seo Kang-Joon) in episode 28 of Are You Human?/Are You Human Too (너도 인간이니?) (KBS2, 2018). This is when Nam Shin III learns that his ‘grandfather’ knows that he is a robot.

Im Ba-Reun (L from Infinite) goes here to attend a wedding in episode 9 of Ms. Hammurabi/Miss Hammurabi (미스 함무라비) (JTBC, 2018) and he runs into Min Yong-Joon (Lee Tae-Sung) to whom’s family this hotel belongs.

The press conference for Ji Soo-Ho’s (Yoon Doo-Joon) new drama in episode 1 of Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스) (KBS2, 2018) takes place here. It is also at this hotel, where radio DJ and idol Kang Minu (cameo by U-Kwon) is partying with friends in the penthouse room instead of doing his radio show and Song Geu-Rim (Kim So-Hyun) comes here to convince him to do his job. This is also how Soo-ho and Geu-rim meet in the elevator when she tries to get drunk Minu out of the hotel to the radio station. Also, Soo-ho’s mother’s birthday dinner takes place at the restaurant of this hotel in the same episode.

Kim Hyo-Joo (Lee Hee-Jin) stays in the penthouse room in episode 20 of Woman of Dignity (품위있는 그녀) (JTBC, 2017).

Lee Myung-Ho (Kim Young-Hoon) comes here to meet Jo Moo-cheol (Kim Tae-woo) in his search for Oh Soo (Jo In-sung) in episode 5 of That Winter, The Wind Blows (그 겨울, 바람이 분다) (SBS, 2013).

Jo Hae-woo’s (Son Ye-jin) and Oh Joon-young’s (Ha Seok-jin) post-wedding party takes place at this hotel in episode 3 of Shark (상어) (KBS2, 2013) with a quick visit by Detective Byun Bang-jin (Park Won-sang) and Han Yi-hyun (Nam Bo-ra) –which stirs up unpleasant memories for Hae-woo– and an attendance by Joon Yoshimura (Kim Nam-gil).

Pulse 8 [펄스8]

Floor 8

Choi Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) has a rendezvous at this hotel with his girlfriend in episode 1 of Backstreet Rookie/Convenience Store Saet-byul (편의점 샛별이) (SBS, 2020). While he thinks it is a romantic date, he finds himself at the gym for a (not so romantic) joint workout session.

Eun Hwan-Ki (Yeon Woo-Jin) takes a swim here in episode 1 of Introverted Boss/My Shy Boss/Sensitive Boss (내성적인 보스) (tvN, 2017).

Byun Hyuk (Choi Si-Won) goes swimming at the hotel’s pool in episode 1 of Revolutionary Love (변혁의 사랑) (tvN, 2017). He sees his (ex) girl-friend, runs after her, has lost his locker keys and quickly changes into pool worker clothes to follow her.

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Conrad Hotel Seoul [콘래드호텔], opened on November 12 2012, is a five star hotel –the first of the luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide to open in South Korea– located in Seoul’s neighborhood Yeouido [Yeouido-dong/여의도동] in the Yeongdeungpo District [Yeongdeungpo-gu/영등포구]. Pulse 8 [펄스8], is the hotel’s private fitness center that comes with a gym , a sauna and a swimming pool among others, is located on the 8th floor.

10 Gukjegeumyung-ro, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울 영등포구 국제금융로 10
(여의도동 23-1)
Geolocation: 37.525276, 126.926701

Getting Here
Yeouido Station [여의도역], Seoul Subway Line 5 or 9, Exit 3

— submitted by Marion KDL
My Fellow Citizens!, Perfume, VIP added by Mich KDL

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