Busan’s first five-star hotel, The Westin Chosun Busan, surrounded by the lovely Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Island, offers a magnificent view of ocean. The hotel, which opened on June 3, 1978, is a Westin chain hotel of the world’s largest hotel group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Every guest of state visiting Busan stays at The Westin Chosun Busan. In 2005, during the APEC conference, U.S. President George W. Bush stayed at the hotel. The hotel also provided accommodations for the 2006 Inter Korean Ministerial Meeting, G20 Financial Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in 2010, the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in 2011, the 95th Lions Club International Convention in 2012, the 10th Assembly of World Council of Churches in 2013 and the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
Rooms offer a scenic view of Haeundae Beach, Korea’s most beautiful beach, and Gwangan Bridge. Each room features the signature “Westin Heavenly Bed” which offers restful sleep and comfort. The Westin Hotels & Resorts developed the Westin Heavenly Bed in 1999 after a year-long extensive research which cost $30 million.
Of particular note, the BAC (Beach Athletic Club) which uses radium (Ra) thermal water is beneficial for relieving fatigued bodies. The Dongbaek Island, which can be accessed by the BAC’s jogging course, is a lovely trail along the coast. Together with Gwangan Bridge and Oryuk Islets, Dongbaek Island adds pleasure for travel.
Some of VIPS who stayed at The Westin Chosun Busan include:
-Nov. 28, 2011 Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
-Nov. 29, 2011 Secretary of State of the United States, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
-Nov. 29, 2011 Secretary General of the OECD, Angel Gurria
-Jun. 16, 2010 President of the Turkey, Abdullah, Gul
-Oct. 27, 2009 President of the Republic of Slovenia, Danilo T?rk
-Mar. 8, 2009 First Lady of Austria, Margit Fischer
-Sep. 29, 2008 Duke of York, Prince Andrew
-Jun. 7, 2008 Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland, Vanhanen, Matti
-May 10, 2007 Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon Magnus
-Apr, 24, 2007 President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev
-Apr. 12, 2007 Prime Minister of Iraq, Kamal al-Maliki
-Nov. 23 2005 President & First Lady of the United States, George W. Bush & Laura Bush
-Nov. 23, 2005 Secretary of State of the United States, Condoleezza Rice
All hotel dining facilities are ideally situated, overlooking Haeundae Beach and Dalmaji (Greet the Moon) Hill.
Camellia is a buffet restaurant which offers a variety of live and innovative dishes.
It is designed with soothing violets and yellows, along with soft oil lamps, creating a rich and luxurious decor to blend beautifully with The Westin Chosun Busan ’s distinctive and modern environment. Two rooms are reserved for small gatherings of 20 to 30 persons. Guests can enjoy dishes from the live cooking corners, where custom-made dishes are prepared right on the spot. This new concept of live buffet includes Sushi & Sashimi Corner, Charcoal Grill Corner, Shabu Shabu, Pizza and Pasta Corner. Camellia has emerged as one of the finest restaurants in Haeundae Beach.
Panorama Lounge offers a gorgeous panoramic view of Haeundae Beach and Dalmaji (Greet the Moon) Hill.
The lounge offers a full range of coffees, teas and cocktails. Newly renovated, the lounge features a majestic glittering chandelier and an exotic aquarium harmonizing with the natural beauty of the ocean and white sand from the oceanfront windows. The lounge will impress you with the service, live music and breathtaking views of Korea’s most beautiful beach and Dalmaji (Greet the Moon) Hill.
Korea’s first Irish Pub
O'Kim's Irish Pub and Sports Bar was first introduced to Korea in 1989 as an Irish pub restaurant at The Westin Chosun Busan.
The name was derived from combining Ireland’s most common family name ‘O,’ and Korea’s most common family name ‘Kim.’ O'Kim's is considered to be a "home away from home" for foreign visitors, as well as being an ideal meeting place for hotel guests, expatriates and locals. Immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere of fantastic live music and sports, or play a spirited game of darts, billiards and table football at no charge. The terrace on the second floor creates extraordinary ambience.
Sheobul offers a full range of traditional Korean dishes.
Sheobul offers a variety of delicious traditional Korean dishes, along with spacious and attractive banquet rooms to accommodate small gatherings, including the meeting of the bride and (bride) groom families.
Kuromatsu is a Japanese restaurant which enables guests to feel as if they are aboard a ship.
Kuromatsu refers to the indigenous pine trees that flourish on the Dongbaek Island. While dining, you will feel as if afloat a ship as you sit at the sushi bar, banquet room, or iron grill tables. Kuromatsu offers a variety of sashimi, udon, sushi and set menus for lunch and dinner. It commands a scenic view of Haeundae Beach.
Camping & Grill
Camping barbeque experience
Guests can create extraordinary experiences by indulging in
outdoor grilling and urban camping experiences outside the secret garden with magnificent views of ocean. The grill offers premium menus with best ingredients and seasonal catering menus.
Vecchia e Nuovo
Vecchia e Nuovo offers New York-style deli and international wine
Vecchia e Nuovo is a multicultural space combing New York-style deli with international wine. It offers traditional and grilled sandwiches, gourmet salads and fine Italian cheese. Vecchia e Nuovo also has gourmet coffees and teas, muffins, and cookies. For lovely souvenirs from your visit, Vecchia e Nuovo presents a display of luxury jewelry and local gifts which show new trends and high quality.
The Competitive Strengths of The Westin Chosun Busan
The Westin Chosun Busan is a Westin chain hotel of Starwood Hotels & Resorts with more than 1,134 hotels in nearly 100 countries. The Westin Chosun Busan carries out aggressive overseas marketing in partnership with 39 global Starwood sales offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America and Latin America. Of note, The Westin Chosun Busan targets its marketing on global companies based in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan. The hotel avails guests of the best communication service with staff who can speak Chinese and Japanese being assigned to its rooms and restaurants.
The hotel’s most attractive service is the set of diverse experience programs that guests can enjoy with the guidance of hotel staff. There is an experience program team called FaCe, which is short for “Fun Activity Cool Entertainer.” The team is composed of staff members who are certified in marine sports, marine technicians and tour guides.