Imperial Palace Hotel [임페리얼 팰리스 호텔]

Human Disqualification (2021); Imitation (2021); Untouchable (2017-18); Money Flower (2017-18); Jealousy Incarnate (2016); Marriage Not Dating (2014); A Witch's Love (2014); Can We Get Married? (2012-13); Missing You (2012-13); A Gentleman's Dignity (2012); The Greatest Love (2011); IRIS (2009); Lobbyist (2007); Goong (2006); Invincible Parachute Agent (2006); Mr. Good-Bye (2006); Lovers in Prague (2005)

Annie (Yeon Si-woo) is seen in a flashback in episode 11 of Imitation (Imiteisyeon/이미테이션) (KBS2, 2021) being forced by her manager join a get-together of CEO Park Jin-man (Kong Jung-hwan) and his industry colleagues.

Kang Pil-joo (Jang Hyuk) brings Jang Boo-cheon’s (Jang Seung-jo) secret lover Yoon Seo-won (Han So-hee) to this hotel in episode 16 of Money Flower (돈꽃) (MBC, 2017-18) so that she can make an important decision.

This hotel is part of the L Group, where its youngest heir, Go Jung-Won (Go Kyung-pyo), goes for his morning swim in episode 6 of Jealousy Incarnate (질투의 화신) (SBS, 2016), followed by his dog and the hotel’s executive staff who 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”.

Jung-hoon (Sung Joon) proposes to Hye-yoon (Jung So-min) at this hotel in episode 1 of Can We Get Married? (우리가 결혼할 수 있을까) (jTBC, 2012-13).

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).

Maria/Yoo So-young (Jang Jin-young) and James Lee (Heo Joon-ho) reside at this hotel for a while in Lobbyist (Lobiseuteu/로비스트) (SBS, 2007) and this is also where Maria resides has her office; holding secret meetings and signing contracts.

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.

Prince Lee Yul (Kim Jeong-hoon) stays at this hotel in Goong/Princess Hours (궁) (MBC, 2006) as seen, for instance, in episode 5 when he runs, together with his mother (when she has just arrived in Seoul) into Min Hyo-rin (Song Ji-hyo) who was here for a reception outside this hotel.

Yoon Hyun-seo (Ahn Jae-wook) and Choi Young-in (Lee Bo-young) work as hoteliers at this hotel in Mr. Good-Bye (Miseuteo Geutbai/미스터 굿바이) (KBS2, 2006).

Also seen in Untouchable (언터처블) (JTBS, 2017-18); the Zoe Bar in Missing You/I Miss You (보고싶다) (MBC, 2012-13); A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) (SBS, 2012); IRIS (Airiseu/아이리스) (KBS2, 2009); Invincible Parachute Agent/Korea Secret Agency/Master of String Pulling (무적의 낙하산요원) (SBS, 2006).

Manyo [만요계룡장어]
Floor 2

Kang-jae (Ryu Jun-yeol) asks good friend Min-jung (Son Na-eun) to stand in as his girlfriend to safe the face of his client during a meeting with said client and a friend of her’s at this restaurant in episode 1 of Lost/Human Disqualification (Ingansilgyeok/인간실격) (JTBC, 2021).

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

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Imperial Palace Hotel [임페리얼 팰리스 호텔/임피리얼팰리스] is a 5-star hotel located in Seoul’s neighborhood Nonhyeon-dong [논현동] in the Gangnam District [Gangnam-gu/강남구]. Established in 1989, it celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019. Press conferences of K-Dramas are held regularly at this hotel’s Selena Hall [셀레나 홀]. The hotel’s ambassador is South Korean actor Kim Jung-hoon (김정훈).

The Japanese restaurant Manyo [만요계룡장어] is located on the 2nd Floor of this hotel. The ‘Zoe Bar’ that appeared in A Witch’s Love has since been replaced.

Instagram: @imperialpalaceseoul

640 Eonju-ro, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 강남구 언주로 640
(논현동 248-7)
Geolocation: 37.514010, 127.035851

Getting here
Hakdong Station [학동역], Seoul Subway Line 7, Exit 1

— submitted by Marion KDL

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