Gyeongwonjae Ambassador Incheon [경원재 앰배서더 인천]

Reborn Rich (2022); Welcome to Wedding Hell (2022); Dali and Cocky Prince (2021); The Devil Judge (2021); Taxi Driver (2021); Vincenzo (2021); More Than Friends (2020); Do You Like Brahms? (2020); Was It Love (2020); Love With Flaws (2019-20); Crash Landing on You (2019-20); Secret Boutique (2019); My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018); Misty (2018); Time (2018); About Time (2018); The Great Seducer (2018); Money Flower (2017); Avengers Social Club (2017); Lookout (2017); Goblin (2016-17); The K2 (2016); Come Back Mister (2016)

This appears as the West annex of Cheongwadae where the Creditors’ Council for Soonyang Card’s normalization takes place in episode 15 of Reborn Rich (Jaebeoljip Mangnaeadeul/재벌집 막내아들) (JTBC, 2022).

The meeting between the parents of Seo Jun-hyeong (Lee Jin-wook) and Kim Na-eun (Lee Yeon-hee) takes place here in episode 2 of Welcome to Wedding Hell (결혼백서) (Kakao TV/Netflix, 2022).

Kim Dal-ri (Park Gyu-young) asks her ex-fiancé Jang Tae-jin (Kwon Yul/Kwon Se-in) to meet up at this restaurant in episode 4 of Dali and Cocky Prince/Dal-ri and Gamja-tang (달리와 감자탕) (KBS2, 2021). Her plan is to ask him for funding her gallery. But once face-to-face with him, she cannot bring it over herself to ask.

All male members of the Social Responsibility Foundation (SRF) meet up at this restaurant in episode 7 of The Devil Judge (악마판사) (tvN, 2021) to scheme a plot against the current foundation’s secretary Jung Sun-ah (Kim Min-jung).

The Rainbow Deluxe Taxi team stakes out this hotel as Chairman Baek Sung-mi (Cha Ji-yeon) comes to meet her secretary Goo Seok-tae (Lee Ho-cheol) in full episode 12 of Taxi Driver/Deluxe Taxi (모범택시) (SBS, 2021) — but they later find out that it was a ruse to distract them.

Han Seung-hyuk (Jo Han-chul) runs into Judge Heo (Cha Soon-bae) at the driveway of this location in episode 19 of Vincenzo (빈센조) (tvN/Netflix, 2021) and [slight Spoiler] unbeknownst to Judge Heo, the person to drive him home is no other than Vincenzo Cassano/Park Joo-hyung (Song Joong-ki).

After the vernisage of Lee Soo’s (Ong Seong-wu of Wanna One) and Kyung Woo-yeon’s (Shin Ye-eun) calligraphy and photo book of Seoul in episodes 9-10, On Joon-soo (Kim Dong-joon of ZE:A) invites his staff — including the two authors of the book– to this restaurant in episode 10 of More Than Friends/Number Of Cases (Kyeongueui Su/경우의 수) (JTBC, 2020).

Chairwoman Na Moon-sook (Ye Soo-jung) invites Chae Song-a (Park Eun-bin) and Kim Hae-na (Lee Ji-won) for a meal to this venue in episode 2 of Do You Like Brahms? (브람스를 좋아하세요) (SBS, 2020) to ask them to work hard during their internship at Kyunghoo Cultural Foundation. Professor Song Jung-hee’s (Gil Hae-yeon) birthday party also takes place at this venue in episode 4.

With the aid of former CEO Wang (Kim Byung-choon) of Thumb Films and Oh Dae-o’s (Son Ho-jun) support, Noh Ae-jung (Song Ji-hyo) cons journalist Na (Lee Hae-woon) who wrote a malicious article involving Ae-junh and her daughter at this hotel in episode 12 of Was It Love/Did We Love?/We, Were in Love (우리, 사랑했을까) (JTBC, 2020).

Lee Kang-hee (Hwang Woo Seul Hye) has a business meeting at this venue and her new chauffeur Joo Won-jae (Min Wook-hyuk) picks her up in full episode 10 of Love With Flaws (하자있는 인간들) (MBC, 2019-20).

In the year 1989, Yoon Se-ri’s (Son Ye-jin) first birthday is celebrated at this venue as seen when she thinks back to it in episode 2 of Crash Landing on You (사랑의 불시착) (tvN, 2019-20). At that time she had chosen her father’s hand instead of other items at disposal that were meant to represent her future. Since then, she has always made the right decisions, she thinks, and has also named her company accordingly ‘Se-ri’s Choice’. In episode 10, the North Korean sport’s team arrives at this hotel.

This hotel appears as Jongwang Group’s mansion to which gangster boss Jo Yang-oh (Lim Chul-hyung) brings major Do Joon-sub (Kim Pub-lae) in episode 12 (full episode 6) Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019) to see who is his new backer.

Do Kyung-Seok’s (Cha Eun-Woo of Astro) mother Na Hye-Sung (Park Joo-Mi) passes by this place in a taxi when coming back to South Korea in episode 3 of My ID is Gangnam Beauty / ID: Gangnam Beauty (내 아이디는 강남미인) (JTBC, 2018).

Cheon Soo-Ho’s (Kim Jung-Hyun) father CEO Cheon (Choi Jong-Hwan) meets up in private with the executive board of W Group and they congratulate him on the nomination of his son as president of W Food in episode 14 of Time (시간) (MBC, 2018). Soo-ho is supposed to come and great the board but decides otherwise and goes to help Seol Ji-Hyun (Seohyun of Girls’ Generation) in her sister’s case.

Lee Do-Ha (Lee Sang-Yoon) invites Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-Kyung) for dinner at this place in episode 3 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018).

In episode 3 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018), this place appears as the Lee’s family mansion, where Lee Se-Joo (Kim Min-Jae) lives at.

This appears as Cheong A.’s chairman Jang Kook-Hwan’s (Lee Soon-Jae) mansion in Money Flower (돈꽃) (MBC, 2017).

Kim Jung-Hye’s (Lee Yo-Won) sister runs this place in Avengers Social Club (부암동 복수자들) (tvN, 2017). She visits her in episode 4 and a family dinner takes place here later the evening in the same episode. This is where we learn that Jung-hye is an illegitimate child.

Joo Hyun-Ki (Choi Won-Young) holds a business meeting here that is interrupted by the visit of Chairman Cha Joon-Gyu (Jung Bo-Suk) and his daughter Hong-Joo (Hong Soo-Hyun) in episode 3 of Mad Dog (매드독) (KBS2 2017).

Jang Do-Han (Kim Young-Kwang) has a meeting here with his boss (and murderer of his father) Yoon Seung-Ro (Choi Moo-Sung) in episode 4 of Lookout/The Guardians/Catcher (Pasuggun/파수꾼) (MBC, 2017).

In Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17), Ji Eun-Tak’s (Kim Go-Eun) and Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) go here for a small trip in episode 13 (which is basically a good-bye trip that Shin organizes) and it Eun-tak lives her “perfect moment” here with him an the sofa reading.

This is where the cultural diplomacy event takes place that Choi Yoo-Jin (Song Yoon-Ah) and her husband Jang Se-Joon (Cho Seong-Ha) attend in episode 4 of The K2 (더 케이투) (tvN, 2016).

In Come Back Mister (2016), this is CEO Cha’s (Ahn Suk-Hwan) house. Lee Hae-Joon (Rain) is ordered there in episode 4.

Also seen in Misty (미스티) (JTBC, 2018).

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Gyeongwonjae Ambassador Incheon [경원재 앰배서더 인천], opened on May 7 2015, is a five-star ‘Korean-style’ hotel associated with French hotel group AccorHotels. It is located in Incheon’s Songdo International Business District [Songdo IBD] (송도) in the Yeonsu District [Yeonsu-gu/연수구]; vis-à-vis The Central Park Hotel Songdo [송도센트럴파크호텔].

The hotel takes its name from after Incheon’s name during the Goryeo Dynasty: ‘Gyeongwon’ [경원], which means “village filled with happiness and joy.” Contrary to its name, however, the hotel’s architecture is based on the style of the Joseon Dynasty.

200 Technopark-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea
인천광역시 연수구 테크노파크로 200
(송도동 24-11)
Geolocation: 37.391611, 126.637231

Getting here
Central Park Station [센트럴파크역], Incheon Subway Line 1, Exit 4
▶ Walk straight (leaving Tri-bowl — Multiplex Cultural Center [트라이볼] behind you), past the Compact Smart City building.
▶ The hotel will appear on your left.

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 26/12/2022

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