The Social 21 rooftop bar / outdoor swimming pool
The engagement party of Sung Mi-do (Joy from Red Velvet) and Koo Ji-pyo (Han Kyu-won) is held here in episode 8 of The One and Only/Only One Person (한 사람만) (JTBC, 2021-22). After the party, they retire to their room (a Residence Premier 1 Bedroom), where a drunken Mi-do spills her secret to Ji-pyo.
Baek Seung-yoo (Lee Do-hyun) brings Ji Yoon-su (Im Soo-jung) up to this rooftop space of the Japanese restaurant to hide from No Jung-a (Jin Kyung) in episode 9/10 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021). As Jung-a approaches the rooftop, Seung-yoo hugs Yoon-su from behind to hide her from view.
Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun [노보텔 앰배서더 서울 동대문], opened in 2018 as the brand’s 500th hotel worldwide, prides itself as being “The Modern Easy Living Full Service Hotel”. It has 523 guest rooms —of which 331 are hotel guest rooms and 192 are serviced residences— along with other facilities such as three eateries, two pools (indoor and outdoor), meeting rooms, executive lounge, and a Grand Ballroom. Rooftop bar The Social 21 is on the same floor as the outdoor pool.
The hotel is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Euljiro 6(yuk)-ga [을지로6가]—overseen by the administrative neighborhood Gwanghui [Gwanghui-dong/광희동]— in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]; a few minutes walk to/from Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) [동대문디자인플라자], Bus Stop Dongdaemun History & Culture Park [동대문역사문화공원 정류장], Pyeonghwa Market [평화시장] and Mok Nam Gallery Café [목남갤러리카페]. Heunginjimun Gate / Dongdaemun Gate [흥인지문/동대문] is about a 15-min. walk away.
238 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 중구 을지로 238
Geolocation: 37.566362, 127.004503
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (DDP) Station [동대문역사문화공원(DDP)역], Seoul Subway Line 2, 4 and 5, Exit 12
(4 min. walk)
— submitted by Mich KDL