The hotel features modern decor throughout common spaces and guestrooms. // © 2014 Grand Hyatt Incheon
When faced with a long night between flights at Incheon International Airport in Korea — a mini-layover of up to 15 hours — clients can either travel into Seoul for the night or stay at an airport-adjacent property.
But with the launch of Grand Hyatt Incheon, clients have a fantastic reason to skip the 45-minute trek into the city. Formerly Hyatt Regency Incheon, the property rebranded when it opened a gleaming new 500-room tower in early September, making it the largest Hyatt hotel outside of North America.
Included on TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Hotels in South Korea” list, the five-star property features spacious rooms with massive windows that might offer some of the best plane spotting anywhere in the world.
The hotel’s best feature, however, is that it doesn’t feel like an airport hotel. Perhaps this is because of the wildflower garden where poems are embedded in the pathway. Or maybe it’s the hotel’s two massive swimming pools. Or maybe it’s just the fabulous eats.
The main restaurant, Eight, features eight kitchens, eight cuisines and eight seating areas, although all menu items can be ordered throughout the venue, setting the scene for a tasty, global gathering. Grand Cafe, located in the new West Tower, offers an outstanding buffet with a seemingly endless variety of food, much of which has been pulled fresh from the nearby Yellow Sea.
Home to the same top-notch service for which Korea is known, there’s simply no reason not to book a night or two at Grand Hyatt Incheon.