JW Marriott Jeju Property Sizzles in Debut on South Korea’s Island of Natural Wonders


The JW Marriott Jeju Resort and Spa in Seogwipo, Jeju is the newest addition to the Marriott Bonvoy family of 30 luxury hotel brands. The new resort, perched on a cliff overlooking the island’s spectacular volcanic coasts, is a sanctuary where visitors may practice mindfulness and presence, while also indulging in activities that are good for their bodies and souls.

Outdoor swimming pool with the ocean view.

The new property is a stunning example of how nature and architecture can harmoniously coexist. Route 7 of the island’s famous Olle Trail, a walking path that hugs the coast for about 17.7km with views of the limitless blue ocean and the neighbouring island of Beomseom, passes directly by the resort. Hallasan Mountain Natural Reserve, Geomunoreum Lava Tube System, Seongsan Ilchulbong Tuff Cone, and the Getbol Tidal Flats are just a few of the UNESCO World Heritage sites located on Jeju Island. From Seoul, it takes an hour flying to Jeju Island, and an hour more to drive to the resort.

The Perfect Marriage of Nature and Architecture

Luxury hotel designer Bill Bensley was responsible for the resort’s outstanding design. He was inspired by Jeju’s unspoiled natural beauty and the island’s longstanding farming and fishing cultures to bring the JW Marriott brand concept to life. Low lava stone walls, cabbage fields and a sea of yellow (a lucky color in Korea) from mustard flowers blooming in the springtime create a picturesque scene evocative of a farm on Jeju Island. Bensley’s use of grey, black, and white depicting Jeju’s volcanic landscapes contrasts the resort’s widespread use of yellow. The colours go well with the beautiful hardwood furniture, setting the stage for the resort’s high-end services and amenities.

Deluxe King Guest Room.

The 197 guest rooms at the JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa, of which 28 are Suites, are all decorated in natural wood and pleasant tones. Suites are 92 square meters in size, while the regular Deluxe Rooms are 45 square metres. Several of the apartments offer spacious marble tubs for two, perfect for unwinding in while taking in the breathtaking views.

Cuisine of Local Ingredients and Inspirations

Five well-arranged gastronomic adventures that are both stimulating, and restorative will help guests rediscover their centre. The resort offers an enticing variety of eating options, from daily brunch buffet to a more traditional black pork BBQ. Island Kitchen is an ocean-view restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that features regional specialties such yellowtail tuna, Jeju black pig and locally grown veggies. From 7am to 2.30pm every day, visitors can enjoy the restaurant’s unique breakfast, which features both a buffet and table service. Brunch features bottomless glasses of champagne, quality caviar at each seat, and coffees roasted in partnership with area cafes.

The Flying Hog.

The Flying Hog, the hotel’s flagship BBQ and rotisserie, makes delicious Jeju black pork and beef in a wood-fired oven. The Yeoumul is a Jeju-style omakase restaurant where visitors may try dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients and seafood caught by Haenyeo, a group of the island’s female divers. The Lounge has a resident coffee master who prepares speciality coffees and a high tea service with delectable treats made with ingredients like Gapado peanuts, Udo cashews, and Gapado carrots and green barley. The “Romantic Sunset” balcony outside The Lounge is a tranquil spot to drink cocktails while taking in the stunning sunset over the ocean. Bar Botan, located beside the hotel pool, serves unique dishes including Lobster Tartine and Jeju Octopus and Caviar Tartine in addition to local beers.

Promoting Happiness and Connection

The resort’s focus on Jeju’s rich culture and natural beauty aims to revive visitors’ minds, bodies, and spirits through a variety of activities designed to bring them into the present moment. Visitors can relax and rejuvenate with light morning walks, yoga, pilates, meditation, and sound healing in breathtaking natural settings. Guests can immerse themselves in Jeju culture through a variety of specialised activities, such as Jeju Tea Ceremony, Traditional Wine Tastings, and Wine Painting Workshops.

SPA by JW.

The four indoor and outdoor swimming pools of the JW Marriott Jeju Resort and Spa are fed by volcanic springs on the island, and the resort’s distinctive Spa by JW features sauna amenities.

Unique Family Bonding Activities

Family by JW is a flagship initiative that helps families bond through shared experiences. There is a kids’ club, playground, and pool available for the use of guests traveling with children. The resort provides adventure programs for children, such as Jeju Forest Adventurers, where they can safely explore the surrounding forests. Guests can create a picture album of their favourite Jeju experiences with the help of a special Natural Photo Box.

Kids Play Room with Curated Program.

Families can take advantage of a Picnic Rental Service and head out to discover the island’s stunning landscapes in comfort. In the resort’s tranquil JW Garden, guests may rediscover nature through the eco-friendly cultivation of herbs and vegetables for use in the resort’s restaurants, and kids can join in on the fun by participating in a Children’s Cooking Class. Calming Places may be found all across the resort, and they’re perfect for taking a break and recharging your batteries. The Choga, located in a lovely garden, is a replica of a traditional house on Jeju and offers a fascinating look at the island’s original inhabitants and their way of life.

Event Venues for Grand Celebrations

The resort’s event facilities, which are outfitted with cutting-edge audio-visual technology, are perfect for spectacular business gatherings, unforgettable social events, and intimate island weddings. With its 561 square metres of space, the Grand Ballroom is ideal for hosting large events and the hotel’s other function spaces can be arranged to meet any need.

JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa is located at 399 Hogeun-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do.


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