Capella Yang Yang, the first entry into South Korea by global luxury resort brand Capella Hotels & Resort, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 27 and announced the start of the business. A total of 500 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony held at Songjeon Beach in Sonyang-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, where the resort will be built, includes Governor Kim Jin-ha of Yangyang, CEO Kim Dae-hyung of Mastern Investment Management, Vice Chairman Lee Jae-kyu of Taeyoung E&C, CEO Lee Yong-jae of AYUMM and Senior Vice President Samuel M. Ding of Design and Technical Service at Capella Hotel Group.
Capella Yang Yang, which will be built on a 58,000㎡ site with a total floor area of about 132,000㎡, is a luxury beach resort with a total of 261 rooms, the largest wellness area in South Korea, five indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and various concept restaurants and convention halls. The project cost is about 830 billion won.
The business entity of the Capella Yang Yang project is Mastern Investment Management. Taeyoung E&C is the construction company, and Mirae Asset is responsible for financing through financial arrangements. AYUMM, a company specializing in luxury resort development and operation, leads the business as project management (PM).
Capella was also well known to us in 2018 when Capella Singapore was selected as the venue for the "North Korea-US summit" between former U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-eun.
For 2 consecutive years in 2020 & 2021, Capella was named 2nd Best Hotel Brand In The World by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. In 2020, Capella Ubud was voted Best Hotel In The World in the same poll. In October this year, Capella Shanghai was awarded Best Hotel in China by Conde Nast Traveler readers.
They operate six hotels and resorts in five countries, including Singapore, China, Bali - Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, and plan to open new businesses in Sydney - Australia, Maldives, Japan and Yangyang - South Korea by 2025.
Yangyang offers a superb beachside destination just two hours from Seoul with breath-taking natural landscape complementing Ayumm and Capella’s vision of developing a wellness resort in a preserved environment with unobstructed and direct access to the ocean beachfront amidst the natural pine tree groves.
Songjeon Beach, where Capella Yang Yang is located, is a clean area that has never been developed before. It can be reached from Gangnam to Yangyang in 1 hour and 30 minutes by using the Seoul-Yang yang Expressway, and both Yangyang IC and Yangyang International Airport are located 5 to 10 minutes away. In addition, the resort and the beach are directly connected, providing a perfect beach life that allows you to walk barefoot from your room to the beach.
Capella has shown different architectural styles and designs based on deep exploration of the natural environment and culture of the region where the resort is located, so expectations are also high what Capella presents.
Architect Thierry Boon and Lee Ki-chul, wellness consultant GOCO Hospitality, lighting designer Andrew Jaques, landscape designer Lee Ho-young and Lee Hae-in, and F&B designer AvroKo will participate in the project to complete the most exotic beach resort.
Capella’s Auriga Spa will include a curation of hot spring journeys woven into the offering and design. Guests can look forward to an integrative wellness approach with their signature spa and beauty treatments complemented by customised nutritional plans, movement and mindfulness therapies, extending beyond the physical being into spiritual and mental health.
Capella Yang Yang is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2025, and will start selling membership in the first half of 2023. Capella Yang Yang Owner’s Club for membership members operates in Dosan-daero, Gangnam, Seoul, and is also conducting consultations for those interested in buying membership rights.
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