This hotel is part of the L Group, where its youngest heir, Go Jung-Won (Go Kyung-pyo), takes his morning swims in episode 6 of Jealousy Incarnate (질투의 화신) (SBS, 2016); followed by his dog and the hotel’s executive staff that wants him to sign a paper. Later in that episode, the hotel’s elevator is also seen.
While Joo Jang-mi (Han Groo) prepares a proposal to Lee Hoon-dong (Heo Jeong-min) in a room this hotel in episode 1 of Marriage Not Dating (연애 말고 결혼) (tvN, 2014), Kong Ki-tae (Yeon Woo-jin) is tricked by Hoon-dong to go on a blind date in his place at this hotel’s restaurant/lobby in the same time.
It is at this hotel’s former Zoe Bar that Ban Ji-yeon’s (Uhm Jung-hwa) colleagues play her a trick in episodes 1-2 of A Witch’s Love/Witch’s Romance (마녀의 연애) (tvN, 2014). In fact, they have payed Yong Soo-cheol (Yoon Hyun-min) to charm her and then dump her publicly. Which he does. But then also present Yoon Dong-ha (Park Seo-joon) sweeps in and saves Ji-yeon with a kiss, i.e. a “lip service”.
The exterior of this hotel appears as the venue at which Dok Ko-jin’s (Cha Seung-won) and Goo Ae-jung’s (Gong Hyo-jin) marriage takes place in episode 16 of The Greatest Love/Best Love (최고의 사랑) (MBC, 2011).
This hotel is run by Ji Yeong-Woo’s (Kim Min-Jun) father in Lovers in Prague (프라하의 연인) (SBS, 2005). In episode 12, Kang Hye-Ju (Yoon Se-Ah) stays in this hotel and Choi Sang-Hyun (Kim Ju-Hyeok) brings her here while Yun Jae-Hee (Jeon Do-Yeon) has a meeting here at the same time.
Also seen in: Untouchable (언터처블) (JTBS, 2017-18); Money Flower (돈꽃) (MBC, 2017); the Zoe Bar in Missing You/I Miss You (보고싶다) (MBC, 2012-13); Can We Get Married? (우리가 결혼할 수 있을까) (jTBC, 2012-13); Goong/Princess Hours (궁) (MBC, 2006)Goong/Princess Hours (궁) (MBC, 2006).
Press Conferences Held Here
— Confession (자백) (tvN, 2019), March 15, 2019
— Possessed (빙의 ) (OCN, 2019), February 26, 2019
— Legal High (리갈하이) (JTBC, 2019), February 7, 2019
— Romance Is A Bonus Book (tvN, 2019), January 21, 2019
— The Crowned Clown (tvN, 2019), January 3, 2019
Imperial Palace Hotel [임페리얼 팰리스 호텔] is a 5-star hotel located in Seoul’s neighborhood Nonhyeon-dong [논현동] in the Gangnam District [Gangnam-gu/강남구]. Established in 1989, it celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019. The hotel’s ambassador is South Korean actor Kim Jung-hoon (김정훈). The ‘Zoe Bar’ that appears in A Witch’s Love was since then substituted.
Press conferences of K-Dramas are held regularly at this hotel’s Selena Hall [셀레나 홀].
640 Eonju-ro, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 언주로 640
(서울특별시 강남구 논현동 248-7)
Geolocation: 37.514010, 127.035851
Hak-dong Station [학동역], Seoul Subway Line 7, Exit 1
— submitted by Marion KDL