MICE in South Korea: Where Tradition Meets Innovation

MICE in South Korea: Where Tradition Meets Innovation JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

With gleaming skyscrapers standing in proximity to ancient temples and heavenly Michelin-starred meals among tempting street food stalls, South Korea flawlessly combines its impressive history and preserved traditions with the convenient technology of the modern world. The business-friendly environment, world-class convention facilities, reputation for technology innovation and well-connected transportation system offer a wealth of possibilities for unique and productive event experiences. With Marriott International’s portfolio of hotel brands, experienced teams and commitment to cleanliness, you can rest assured to deliver a clean and memorable event in Korea.


Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is ranked as one of the top convention destinations in Asia. There are three primary business districts in Seoul: Gwanghwamun, Yeouido Business District (YBD), and Gangnam Business District (GBD). All three areas are surrounded by interesting historic sites and attractions, allowing opportunities to present culturally rich events while creating innovative experiences with the city’s super-fast internet and seamless infrastructure.

Gwanghwamun Business District

The Westin Chosun Seoul 

Business Center
Lilac and Tulip Room - Banquet style
Pyebaek Room
Rose Room
Orchid Room
Grand Ballroom Banquet style
Cosmos and Violet Room

Neighboring the Gwanghwamun district, the Westin Chosun Seoul is close to global corporate offices, renowned historic landmarks, and popular shopping districts. The hotel’s 12 event spaces are fitted with large windows, videoconferencing technology, and an onsite business center that helps to spark creativity, fuel focus, and address any meeting or event needs. With such a convenient location, emphasis on enhanced personal services, and luxurious event spaces, it is no surprise that the hotel has hosted some of South Korea’s biggest political, economic, and cultural events.

Yeouido Business District (YBD)

Courtyard Seoul Times Square

Executive Lounge
MoMo Bar
MoMo Bar
Business Meeting Room 6
Business Meeting Room 4
Business Meeting Room 3

The Courtyard Seoul Times Square is conveniently located in the Yeouido Business District area. Dine on the delicious buffet offered at the MoMo Cafe or enjoy creative cocktails at the MoMo Bar as a way to network and build connections. With over 5,000 square feet of meeting space, event planners can choose between the 6 modern event and meeting spaces which are all enhanced with the latest audiovisual technology and supported by comprehensive planning and professional catering services.

Gangnam Business District (GBD)

Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Gangnam

The Lounge & Bar
Meeting Room II
Meeting Room I
24-hour Business Center
Fitness Center Lounge
Penthouse Terrace

Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of the Gangnam-gu area in the Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Gangnam. The convenient access to COEX Convention Center combined with spacious and stylish venues makes this hotel a great place to host large-scale events. With a professional business center that is open 24 hours a day and appropriate audiovisual equipment, any event needs and concerns can be addressed immediately and effectively. After an exhausting and fulfilling day, guests can head to the sauna or other fitness facilities to relax and invigorate their bodies.

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

The Margaux Grill - Private Dining Room
Grand Ballroom - Pre-Function Area
Grand Ballroom Pre-Function Area
VIP Room
Third Floor Pre-Function Area - Rest area or exhibition space
Salons 4 & 5 - Classroom setup
Salon 6 - U-shape setup
Business Center - Meeting Room
Marquis Fitness Club - Indoor Pool

Situated in the heart of the Gangnam district, JW Marriott Hotel Seoul’s guests have access to the finest shopping, entertainment, and dining options that Seoul has to offer. With its leading sound systems technology, carefully crafted catering menus, and dedicated business services, event planners can make use of the 6 salons and Grand Ballroom along with the Grand Ballroom foyer to organize meetings of any size and provide exceptional sensory experiences. The natural lighting brings an extra touch in creating an inviting and stimulating environment perfect for networking events. Attendees can then choose to relax with a restorative treatment at The Spa or workout at the Marquis Fitness Club.


JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

Conference set up in the Grand Ballroom
Grand Ballroom - Gala dinner
Meeting Room - Conference setup
The Lounge
The Griffin

Looking for a creative hub to stay at instead? JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul is just 5 minutes away from Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the design hub and commercial center of Seoul. This 5-star luxurious hotel offers unparalleled service, well-appointed facilities, and inspiring views of the remarkable Heunginjimun Gate. There are five event spaces including four boardrooms and the Grand Ballroom, all equipped with LCD projector screens, ultra-high-speed internet connections, and other meeting facilities. The Grand Ballroom features a cutting-edge display media wall consisting of 98 ultra-high-definition television screens and a state-of-the-art BOSE built-in audiovisual system that allows you to create an immersive experience.


Just look a little past Seoul and you will arrive at Incheon, home to Incheon International Airport and the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ). As Korea’s first free economic zone in 2003, Incheon has created a favorable business and living environment, especially for foreign nationals, as a way to establish itself as the commercial and business hub of northeast Asia. Visit the famous Wolmido island for the stunning Green Beach, sightsee in Jayu Park featuring a statue of General Douglas MacArthur, or browse in Bupyeong Station Underground Shopping Center which has 1,400 stores – the largest number of stores in the world.

Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel

Grand Ballroom - Classroom setup
Lotus 1 & 2 in a Banquet setup
Orchid 2 - Classroom style
Orchid room 1 - U-shape setup
Outside Terrace
ConneXions - Chef special lunch boxes
Sheraton Club Lounge

At the center of Songdo International Business District, Sheraton Grand Incheon Hotel has access to not only the Songdo Convensia Convention Center, but also the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club, Central Park, and the Incheon Urban History Museum. Inspire employees at a company retreat or host dynamic business meetings with the striking views of Incheon in the background. Supported by the hotel’s expert planners, catering staff, and cutting edge audiovisual technology, the sophisticated event spaces and elegant banquet facilities can engage up to 300 people comfortably. The half and full day business meeting packages and distinctive cuisine make this hotel a perfect choice for your next event.


Neighboring Seoul and Incheon, Seongnam boasts gorgeous attractions like Namhansanseong, Pangyo Museum, and Bundang Central Park. Known as the silicon valley of Korea, this industrial city has become a leader of information technology, biotech, cultural technology, and fusion technology.

Courtyard Seoul Pangyo

Meeting Room
Meeting Room - Banquet style
Meeting Room - U-shape setup
Executive Lounge
Lobby Lounge
MoMo Cafe - Private Dining Room
Outdoor Terrace

With easy access to Pangyo Techno Valley Yuldong Park and COEX Mall, Courtyard Seoul Pangyo proudly features a variety of tasteful venues with audiovisual technology and business services that is great for any MICE needs. As a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the hotel’s warm wooden accents and floor-to-ceiling windows aim to make the 7 meeting spaces a little more welcoming and comfortable for attendees.

South Korea’s rich cultural history and traditions combined with its business-friendly environment, world-class facilities, and advanced technology make it the perfect location to host effective and unique MICE activities. Contact us for your next B2B event, meeting and company retreat that will guarantee to impress. You can even enjoy special perks with the Triple Treats offer now. We look forward to welcoming you!