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Jeju Hotels: Finding the balance between work and leisure






The culture of workcation, where one works on the vacation spot, seems to be essential in Korea. This concept of workcation goes beyond the idea of ​​“work-life balance”: it is an evolved form of “living a month” elsewhere, now that fewer and fewer people work in fixed spaces.


According to a survey conducted by the Korea Tourism Organization among 52 executives and human resource managers of large companies and IT companies in March last year, 61.5% of respondents said that the workcation was positive. to improve work productivity, and 63.4% responded positively to the introduction of the workcation system.


According to a recent survey by a global OTA, Jeju (68%) ranks first among domestic regions that Koreans want to travel to, and resorts and hotels (51%) rank first as their type of travel. preferred accommodation. A significant number (36%) also said they would prefer a five-star hotel.


Now, it has become almost essential to transform hotels into residential spaces where one can work and rest for the long term, as opposed to short stays. As a result, Jeju Shinhwa World, Korea’s largest resort, turns into an “ocean office” where one can enjoy leisure and work while staying for a long time.


People’s lifestyles have changed due to the COVID pandemic. Working from home has created a work environment where people can take off as they please, but deciding where is still difficult. To stay in one place for a long time, basic infrastructure must be in place, as well as an environment not too far from the city where business can go smoothly.






▲ Jeju Shinhwa World


Jeju Shinhwa World is equipped with various working and vacation conditions. Additionally, guests can choose accommodation from four five-star hotel and condo brands and enjoy a range of entertainment facilities, more than 30 F&B stores and Jeju’s only high-end specialty store (SHINSEGAE SIMON JEJU PREMIUM CENTER).


Each room is equipped with details for convenience. Somerset is a large condominium with an area of ​​154m² and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and a large dining room. It is a type of luxury residence surrounded by Gotjawal, cut off from outside noise, and the serenity of a peaceful village helps guests focus on their work. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances such as a dishwasher.






▲ Jeju Shinhwa World


Another selection within the resort is Marriott Resort, a global hotel chain that offers an impressive range of suites that resemble a CEO’s office. The Presidential Suite, featuring stunning interior doors with traditional Korean designs, was used as a filming location for the tvN series High Class. Mosil Clubhouse, with a design inspired by Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, is also available for free.


At Shinhwa, guests can check into regular rooms and junior suites. In the junior suites, the bedroom and the living room are separated and the cozy interior will help you concentrate on work. Admire the scenery of Shinhwa Water Park, Shinhwa Theme Park, and Jeju’s southwest sea while enjoying free entry to its heated infinity pool, the Sky Pool.


As for the Landing, it has a sophisticated atmosphere with beige-coloured furniture and lighting and is equipped with high-end Simmons beds and an intelligent lighting and temperature control system. Not only does the accommodation offer reasonable prices, but it also offers amenities such as large safes for convenient operations.


To complete the appropriate setting for a workcation, the quality of food and drink in the hotel must be excellent. You can choose from over 30 locations, including Le Chinois, a restaurant specializing in Cantonese cuisine, Jejuseon with local specialties and traditional Jeju wines, Sky on Five Dining, a grill buffet, and Landing Dining, a fruit buffet of fresh sea.


Various on-site entertainment options add to the fun. The hotel operates a games area with virtual reality and racing consoles, a signature bar, the S Bar for nightlife, and a sports pub, Cafe Vetro. Guests can also enjoy works by the masters Klimt and Matisse at a media art exhibition, “Muse: KLIMT to MATISSE.” Jeju’s first high-end specialty store is also located here to satisfy all shopping needs. To end the week in style, the site organizes spectacular fireworks in front of the Shinhwa theme park at 8:30 p.m. from Friday to Sunday.