18 Aug Le Méridien Seoul opens on September 1 as new arts destination
Le Méridien Seoul opens on September 1
as new arts destination
– Works by leading Korean artists at every turn
– Staying guests enjoy complimentary access to hotel art centre M Contemporary
– Opening parties on September 1 and 2
Le Méridien Seoul, a new artistic lifestyle destination, opens on September 1. This is the first property to open in Korea under the banner of Le Méridien, Marriott International’s premium lifestyle brand. A modern design approach has been taken by global design company David Collins Studio, inspired by a fusion of mid-century sophistication and chic European charm.
As befitting its status as an artistic lifestyle destination, Le Méridien Seoul is decorated with the finest artworks, including Kim Byeong-ho’s Triple Garden, Kim Hee-kyung’s Bloom and Yang Min-ha’s Jipjeok, at every turn, from the lobby to guest rooms, restaurants and elevators.
The first floor of Le Méridien Seoul is home to 1,980m2 art centre M Contemporary. This new art space concept aims to create a sensation in the heart of artistic and cultural hub Gangnam, offering all staying guests at Le Méridien Seoul the chance to enjoy complimentary art appreciation as part of Le Méridien’s Unlock Art programme.
M Contemporary will host three to four exhibitions in diverse fields such as design, fashion and architecture each year, as well as functioning as a venue for art parties and other events.
For its inaugural exhibition, running from September 1 to November 19, M Contemporary presents “The New Vision: From Bauhaus to AI.” Based on the work of pioneering media artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, The New Vision sees leading Korean artists reinterpret Moholy-Nagy’s visual experiments according to a variety of themes.
Meanwhile, Le Méridien Seoul celebrates its grand opening with parties on September 1 and 2. The New Vision Party at M Contemporary on September 1 is a cocktail party featuring artwork curation and media art shows, while A New Perspective, Begin party on September 2 is a social event for guests of Le Méridien Seoul to mingle while enjoying finger food and cocktails.
“Le Méridien Seoul is set to emerge as not just a hotel but an art space,” says one hotel official. “All guests will be free to enjoy the artists and artworks on display at M Contemporary.”
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About Le Méridien
Born in Paris, Le Méridien exposes the curious and creative-minded traveller to the most unexpected and engaging experiences a destination has to offer. Sensuous, chic interiors and diverse artworks catch the eye, while gourmet experiences reflecting local flavours and the aroma of Illy coffee from skilled baristas inspire the senses of the most open-minded, passionate travellers. Through innovative partnerships with global brands and celebrities including the Lego Group, photographer Gray Malin and pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini, Le Méridien leaves a unique and unmistakable footprint. The brand currently operates 105 properties worldwide, with a dynamic expansion focussed on Asia-Pacific and the United States over the next five years. Find out more by visiting the Le Méridien website, or catch up on the latest news via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.