Hotel Wiz [위즈호텔]

Because This Is My First Life (2017); Teacher Oh Soon Nam (2017); Defendant (2016); Cunning Single Lady (2014); Tears of Heaven (2014); King of Ambition (2013); Incarnation of Money (2013); Here Comes Mr Oh (2012-13); Goodbye Dear Wife (2012); The King 2 Hearts (2012); Daddy’s Sorry (2012); Take Care Of Us, Captain (2012); Boys Over Flowers (2009); Glass Castle (2008-9); Unstoppable Marriage (2007-08); Even So Love (2007-08); My Husband’s Woman (2007); Que Sera Sera (2007); Unstoppable High Kick (2006-07)

Woo Soo-ji (Esom) and Ma Sang-gu (Park Byung-eun) meet at room 304 of this hotel for their rendezvous when they first started their relationship (as seen in episodes 10 and 12) in Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017).

This appears as the hotel to which Queen Mother Bang Young-Sun (Youn Yuh-Jung) and Kim Hang-Ah (Ha Ji-Won) are relocated to when arriving in Somalia in episode 16 of The King 2 Hearts/King2Hearts (더킹 투하츠) (MBC, 2012) and right during their heart-to-heart talk both of them are taken hostage here by Mia (Samantha Daniel) and her assassins.

Parts of this hotel appear as the location where drugged and unconscious Geum Jan-di (Goo Hye-sun) was brought to in episode 4 of Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009). Her ‘best friend’ Oh Min-ji (Lee Shi-young) is behind this scheme and has additionally arranged that photos of Jan-di in bed with a random guy are taken (that are seen the next day on the school screens). Goo Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) comes here in the same episode to confront Min-ji.

Also seen in Teacher Oh Soon Nam (훈장 오순남) (MBC, 2017); Defendant (피고인) (SBS, 2016); Cunning Single Lady/Sly and Single Again (앙큼한 돌싱녀) (MBC, 2014); Tears of Heaven (천국의 눈물) (MBN, 2014); King of Ambition (야왕) (SBS, 2013); Incarnation of Money (돈의 화신) (SBS, 2013); Here Comes Mr Oh (오자룡이간다) (MBC, 2012-13); Goodbye Dear Wife (굿바이 마눌) (Channel A, 2012); Daddy’s Sorry (아버지가 미안하다) (Chosun Broadcasting Company, 2012); Take Care of Us, Captain (부탁해요 캡틴) (SBS, 2012); Glass Castle (유리의 성) (SBS, 2008-9); Here He Comes (그분이 오신다) (MBC, 2008-9); Unstoppable Marriage (못말리는 결혼) (KBS2, 2007-08); Even So Love (그래도 좋아) (MBC, 2007-08); My Husband’s Woman (내 남자의 여자) (SBS, 2007); Que Sera Sera (케 세라 세라) (MBC, 2007); High Kick!/Unstoppable High Kick (거침없이 하이킥) (MBC, 2006-07).

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Hotel Wiz [위즈호텔] is a concept hotel adjacent to Heyri Art Village [헤이리예술마을] and Gyeonggi English Village — Paju Camp [경기영어마을 파주캠프]. It is located in the village of Seongdong [Seongdong-ri/성동리] in Paju’s Tanhyeon Township [Tanhyeon-myeon/탄현면].

According to this blog, they filmed the scene in Boys Over Flowers at room 1002 and to this entry the scene in Take Care of Us, Captain at room 7009.

20-45 Seongdong-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 파주시 탄현면 성동로 20-45
(경기도 파주시  성동리 679-4)
Geolocation: 37.776427, 126.687660

— submitted by Marion KDL; last updated 30/07/2022

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