SEOUL, South Korea – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with Urban Bluewings Co., Ltd. for DoubleTree by Hilton Yeosu. Slated to open in 2026, the hotel will be situated in Yeosu, the second largest city in Jeollanam-do, located on the central south coast of South Korea.
“We are pleased to partner with Urban Bluewings Co., Ltd. on our second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Korea, one of the most highly sought-after leisure destinations for intra-Asian travel. The scenic city of Yeosu is a famed gateway to nearby islands, and when open, DoubleTree by Hilton Yeosu stands ready to serve the millions of leisure and business travelers drawn here every year,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, Development, APAC ex Greater China, Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Yeosu will feature 179 rooms, encompassing a range of standard rooms, suites and a presidential suite to accommodate the needs of business and leisure travelers alike. The hotel will offer diverse dining options including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a café and bar lounge. More than 370 square meters of versatile event space will cater to corporate meetings and social gatherings, while guests will enjoy an array of wellness-focused amenities including an executive lounge, a fitness center, a spa, a roof-top outdoor pool and a Korean bath house.
"For more than fifty years, DoubleTree by Hilton has been delivering friendly, approachable, and unpretentious hospitality to comfort-seeking guests around the world. As one of the fastest-growing Hilton brands in Asia Pacific, we are excited to expand the brand presence in Korea and look forward to extending a warm welcome to travelers in Yeosu,” said Vincent Ong, vice president, Brand Management, Full Service, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “The brand is all about inspiring guests with feel-good moments, and this starts from the moment they come through our doors with our signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie."
"I would like to thank Hilton wholeheartedly for providing us with the opportunity to connect with travelers from all over the world through the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. It is an absolute honour to shape the future of Yeosu, one of Korea’s top tourist attractions, with a leading global hospitality company. We look forward to working closely with Hilton to open the hotel in 2026, and welcome domestic and international travelers to the 2026 Yeosu World Island Exhibition, as well as everything that Yeosu has to offer,” said Jun Gu Lee, chairman, Urban Bluewings Co., Ltd.
Yeosu, known for its picturesque coastal views and as a hub for the petrochemical industry, offers a unique blend of business and leisure travel opportunities. DoubleTree by Hilton Yeosu’s proximity to the Gwangyang Port, Korea’s largest import-export port, as well as the National Industrial Complex which covers circa 49% of the country’s petrochemical production capacity. The hotel is also located near popular tourist attractions such as the Hallyeohaesang National Park, Geumodo Island, Manseongri Beach, ARTE Museum Ocean and Yeosu Maritime Cable Car, among others. DoubleTree by Hilton Yeosu is accessible to major transportation hubs such as Yeosu Airport and Yeosu Expo station, located 10 kilometers and 14 kilometers away respectively, and the city itself is strategically located, easily connected to Seoul in three hours by highway or rail and to Gimpo and Jeju by a one-hour flight.
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