On the day of graduation in episode 1 of The Great Seducer/Tempted (위대한 유혹자) (MBC, 2018), Choi Soo-Ji (Mun Ka-Young) meets her boyfriend at the Italian Restaurant La Scala, by passing through the entry of Chinese restaurant Imperial Treasure and he breaks up with her in front of his friends. In episode 2, we see Eun Tae-Hee (Joy from Red Velvet) passing through the lobby of this resort heading to the 2018 Myoungjeoing Foundation event where she gets a scholarship. It is also at this event that Kwon Shi-Hyun’s (Woo Do-Hwan) dad and Soo-ji’s mother announce their engagement (the exterior of this place is filmed here).
Lee Byung-Soo (Choi Byung-Mo) stays here overnight to be in time to meet clients the next morning in episode 12 of Avengers Social Club (부암동 복수자들) (tvN, 2017). But, of course, the Buamdong Avengers Social Club makes everything that he won’t wake up in time and is humiliated in front of his father the next day.
The Gangsu Group party in episode 1 of Revolutionary Love (변혁의 사랑) (tvN, 2017) takes place here. Byun Hyuk (Choi Si-Won) comes to late and his father is furious and takes out his rage at Kwon Je-Hoon (Gong Myung) with nothing less than a baseball bat.
This hotel & resort appears both as Ilsan Palace Hotel and Bundang Grand Hotel — a filming location for Ahn Joong-Hee’s (Lee Joon) drama in episode 30 of Father Is Strange (아버지가 이상해) (KBS2, 2017). Byun Mi-Young (Jung So-Min) brings him here and Joong-Hee’s make-up for a make-out scene isn’t to the drama director’s wishes. So he asks Mi-Young to kiss Joong-Hee to make the make-up more believable. Of course, a very awkward situation for Mi-Young and especially Joong-Hee who already struggles with a crush on his “sister.”
Paradise City Hotel & Resort [파라다이스시티] is located in Incheon; only a 15 minutes walk from Incheon Airport and compromises a hotel, restaurants, a casino, a shopping area and art galleries. The horse seen in Father Is Strange (2017) is an art piece by Damien Hirst and the other sculpture in the lobby is by Yayoi Kusama.
Adress: 인천 중구 영종해안남로321번길 186
Geolocation: 37.437623, 126.455970
— submitted by Marion KDL