The Hilton Hotel in Seoul has ceased business, but the Hilton Tailor Shop at the Hotel, on the 2nd floor, is wide open seven days a week and 12 hours a day.
In effect, the famed Korean master tailor shop, Hilton Tailor, is using the ‘entire’ hotel property at the moment as it is the only facility that continues to be open till the end of this year.
At that, the diplomat-friendly Hilton Lee is offering a very attractive speicoal discount for the VVIP guests, especially the ambassadors and other diplomats in Seoul.
(For spcial discounts for the ambassadors and diplomats, contact Samson Lee at 010-5201-1740 or write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Lee says, “We have a contract with the Hilton Hotel managing providing for the Tailor Shop to run through the end of this year, and we will be open every day all the year around until the end of this year.”
Presently, the parking lot remains closed to the visiting cars, which offers much inconvenience to the visitors who try to park their cars at the hotel.
However, the spacious front area of the Hotel is wide open and literally used by visitors to the Hilton Tailor.
The famed Hilton Tailor Shop, which has been patronized by the world leaders, including the Heads of Governments and top starts, particularly those of the United States and prominent countries, has moved his shop from Itaewon to the Hilton Hotel a year ago or so.
World celebrities, including the Heads of States and Governments, world-class stars and personalities and many ambassadors, have reportedly resumed visiting the Hilton Tailor Shop at the Hilton Hotel.
Lee says, “Our customers somewhat used to have inconvenience due to limited parking space due to the fast-growing business-entertainment district of Seoul in Yongsan, but here at Millennium Hilton Seoul, there is no such problem.”
Man’s suit maestro, a name given to Hilton Lee by world celebrities, has been presented with a wide variety of awards, citations and certificates in recognition of his services and many good deeds—as well as the unmatched quality of the suits he makes for man.
“Whenever the world celebrities visit Korea, they make it a rule to use us and have a good number of suits made for them.” says Maestro Lee. “I hope that they will all do the same in spite of the news that the Hilton Hotel has been closed. Lee emphatically says, “We are open and we will be continuously open until the end of this year, and hopefully beyond.”
Unlike at the old location in Itaewon, Seoul, the Hilton Tailor at the Hilton Hotel is very easy of access and has an incomparable large number of advantages to the guests, especially the VIP guests such as the ambassadors and the world celebrities like the top movie stars and singers of the world.
Among them are former President Juan Carlos Wasmosy Monti of Paraguay, world-famous tenor singer Lucciano Pavarotti, top star Steven Seagal, and other world-famous celebrities including Mischa Maisky (cellist), Magic Johnson, Julius Winfield Erving, Carl Lewis, Celine Dion, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, and many more world-famous personalities whose list can go on and on.
The list also includes Senators Robert F. Bennett and Jim Bunning of the United States, world-famous Tenor Luciano Pavarotti, Korean top star Choi Bul-am, and world’s leading sports-TV-movie stars such as Magic Johnson, Marcell Henry, Dorwin Payton, and Steven Seagal.
Why is Chairman Lee called in his nick name of ‘Suit Doctor’?
The name derives from a common practice in Korea, where anyone who does best and proves a rarest example excelling everyone else is called Baksa (Doctor).
Suiting the nickname, Hilton Lee enjoys the full trust of very important persons in Korea and around the world, which is believed to derive from the top quality which he pursues in making man’s suits, fashions, especially formal suits for exceptionally important occasions.
When the foreign dignitaries visit Korea, they make it a rule to have their suits made at the Hilton Tailor shop & Hilton Corp., which then was located on the busy street in Itaewon, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
Chairman Lee has a number of staffers and assistants. However, when it comes to taking measurements of the customers, Lee does it in person.
Chairman Lee personally performs the measurement and supervises the entire process of work until they are completed and delivered.
Often, the Suit Doctor visits the visiting VVIPs (such as the Heads of Government and world stars) at the hotel in Seoul where they stay, and personally does measurement-taking there as the visiting VVIPs have little time they can spend for personal purposes while in Korea.