/A Beauty Editor’s Guide to Seoul

A Beauty Editor’s Guide to Seoul

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul.
Photo: Courtesy of the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

“One of my favourite hotels is the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul (97 Saemunan-ro). It’s close to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the iconic seat of the Joseon dynasty, which is now a major tourist attraction. The Four Seasons is also close to the shopping area Myeongdong, where you can find all the international fashion brands, as well as numerous Korean skin-care and beauty shops, such as Innisfree, Nature Republic, and Too Cool for School.

“I am also a big fan of the Shilla Seoul (249 Dongho-ro). The rooms are cozy, with breathtaking views of the city. With five restaurants, you are spoiled for choice. They serve traditional Korean, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine, as well as French cooking — the food is simply divine. Pick up a dessert from the Pastry Boutique on the first floor on your way out — they serve some of the best cakes I’ve ever eaten!”