The continuous bickering between Oh Han-byul (Lee Sung-kyung) and Gong Tae-sung (Kim Young-dae) especially after a press conference held by Tae-Sung at this hotel is the reason he did volunteer work in Africa for a year as seen in episode 3 of Sh**ting Stars/Shooting Stars (Byeolttongbyeol/별똥별) (tvN, 2022).
The 10 years anniversary of KPEDA takes place at this hotel and Noh Go-jin (Kim Jae-wook) attends this event together with Lee Shin-ah (Krystal Jung) in episode 8 of Crazy Love (Keuleiji Leobeu/크레이지 러브) (KBS2, 2022). To his great surprise Baek Soo-young (Yu In-young) is introduced as the association’s new member having just opened her own education company, BAEK Edu. Go-jin leaves directly upon these news and when Soo-young follows him and Shin-ah on their way out, [Spoiler] he stops on the staircase in the Grand Foyer of this hotel’s West Tower and asks Shin-ah for 3 seconds, excuses himself and leans in for a kiss.
Jin Moo-hak (Kim Min-jae) drops off Kim Dal-ri (Park Gyu-young) at this hotel in episode 4 of Dali and Cocky Prince/Dal-ri and Gamja-tang (달리와 감자탕) (KBS2, 2021). As she cannot afford it, she leaves as soon as Moo-hak parts. In episode 5, he brings her here again —this time paying for her— and, again, she doesn’t stay and asks for a refund at the reception.
This appears as ‘Hanju Hotel’ in One The Woman (원 더 우먼) (SBS, 2021) — as seen in episode 1 when both Kang Mi-na and Jo Yeon-joo (Lee Ha-nee/Lee Honey) both arrive to attend the 2021 Haebyeol Gallery Public Auction.
Kang Da-jeong (Seo Hyun-jin) works as a concierge manager at this hotel in You Are My Spring (너는 나의 봄) (tvN, 2021) — as seen first in episode 2.
This hotel is part of Hyowon Group and seen on several occasions in Mine/Blue Diamond (Ma-in/마인) (tvN 2021) — as, for instance, in episode 6.
Nam Joo-sung (Yoon Byung-hee) picks up the couple with a private event booking at the art gallery, from this hotel in episode 14 of Vincenzo (빈센조) (tvN/Netflix, 2021).
Quantum Time celebrates being listed on NASDAQ at this hotel in episode 8 of Sisyphus: The Myth (시지프스: the myth) (JTBC, 2021) and Han Tae-sul’s (Cho Seung-woo) brother Han Tae-san (Heo Joon-seok) comes to warn him but he throws him out of the venue while Sigma (Kim Byung-chul) is looking on.
Kim Eun-hee (Han Ye-ri) company P&F Book’s welcome dinner for new executive vice president Im Gun-joo (Shin Dong-wook) takes place at this ‘fancy hotel’ (as they describe it) in episode 1 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) (tvN, 2020). Once inside, she runs into her ex-boyfriend Lee Jong-min (Choi Woong) who is waiting for his wife to arrive for celebrating their first wedding anniversary.
President Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung) holds a press conference at The Ballroom at this hotel’s East Tower to denounce and abandon his son Jang Geun-Won (Ahn Bo-Hyun) in episode 10 of Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) (JTBC, 2020), finally kneeling down on the podium and apologizing in tears in order to maintain control of the Jang Ga Group.
Team 3 of NIS finds out that Ok Cheol (Kim Yong-Hee) is supposed to meet ‘Michael’ (as they think) at this hotel —appearing as ‘Palace Hotel’ in episode 14 (full episode 7) of Good Casting (굿캐스팅) (SBS, 2020). While Baek Chan-mi (Choi Gang-hee) coincidently has a blind date at this hotel at the same time, her team member Hwang Mi-Soon (Kim Ji-Young) runs into her here on her mission trailing Ok Cheol while Dong Gwan-Soo (Lee Jong-Hyuk) is on standby in their observation van outside the hotel. But Ok Cheol gets informed that NIS is on his trails — by Seo Kook-Hwan (Jung In-Gi) — and leaves the hotel.
The interior of this hotel’s West Tower is seen as ‘V2 Grand Hotel’ where Yoon Ji-soo (Lee Bo-young) plays the piano part-time in When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020). In episode 4 she gets a job offer to play at a private party, while in episode 5 Jang Seo-kyeong (Park Si-yeon) asks her to meet up here and then lets her know that she will fight for her husband Han Jae-hyun (Yoo Ji-tae). It is also seen as the interior of ‘Bell Hotel’, where Jae-hyun puts up after leaving his martial home, and where Ji-soo comes to in episodes 13/14. Note: Jae-hyun is likely to have stayed at the Premier Suite, in the West Tower. The Presidential Suite also makes an appearance as the hotel room Seo-kyeong puts up at in a previous episode.
The exterior of this hotel appears as ‘Guseong Hotel’ in Never Twice/No Second Chances (두번은 없다) (MBC, 2019) — as seen, for instance, in episodes 1 and 2.
Lee Hyun-ah (Lee Chung-ah) comes to book a room at this hotel (which appears as ‘Grand Yat’) in episode 4 (full episode 2) of VIP/V.I.P. (브이아이피/Beuiaipi) (SBS, 2019), but finds out that her credit cards have been frozen. She has no choice but to leave, and ends up staying at a motel instead.
Deo Hotel’s 27th Seminar Week takes place at this hotel’s West Tower in episode 8 (full episode 4) of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019), and Wi Ye-nam (Park Hee-von) tails her brother Wi Jung-hyeok (Kim Tae-hoon) with two journalists in tow. While she had hoped to discover one of her brother’s secrets, what she finds out instead is a bigger surprise than she could have imagined.
Also seen in episode 1 of The Empire (Di Empaieo: Beob-ui Jeguk/디 엠파이어: 법의 제국) (JTBC, 2022); The Veil/Black Sun (Geom-eun Taeyang/검은 태양) (MBS, 2021 — Source); in episode 4 of Hi Bye, Mama! (하이바이, 마마!) (tvN, 2020); in episode 2 of When The Devil Calls Your Name (악마가 너의 이름을 부를 때) (tvN, 2019).
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Lee Ran-joo (Hani from EXID) meets a blind date at the lobby of his hotel in episode 2 of How To Be Thirty/Not Yet 30 (아직낫서른) (Kakao TV, 2021), who turns out to be Hyeong Joon-young (Baek Sung-chul), the original date’s younger acquaintance. In episode 7, Ran-joo leaves the car of another date at the hotel’s entrance (seen as ‘Grand Hotel’) after he offends her by jumping to the assumption of moving forward with their relations.
Grand Hyatt Incheon [그랜드 하얏트 인천], formerly the Hyatt Regency Incheon [하얏트 리젠시 인천] and promoted to Grand Hyatt in 2014, is a hotel located close to Incheon International Airport (ICN) [인천국제공항] and Paradise City Hotel & Resort [파라다이스시티] in Incheon’s neighborhood Unseo [Unseo-dong/운서동], in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. The hotel consists of two towers; the West Tower [그랜드하얏트인천 웨스트타워] consists of deluxe rooms, whereas the the East Tower comes with regular guest rooms. It is the latter that is usually featured in K-Dramaland.
The 11 floors high West Tower was designed by Junglim Architects & Engineers (대한민국 정림건축 종합건축사사무소) for which they received the Excellence Award of the 2012 BIM Awards, the Special Award of the 2013 BIM Awards and the Grand Prize of the 2014 Autodesk BIM Award.
208 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 중구 영종해안남로321번길 208
Geolocation: 37.440449, 126.457465
Incheon International Airport Terminal 1 Station [인천공항 1터미널역], AREX / Incheon Airport Maglev, Exit 1, 2 or 3
— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL, last update: 06/11/2022
— You Are My Spring added by Chelle
— Itaewon Class added by GGRIP