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WALKERHIL HOTELS & RESORTS

Walkerhill Hotel is constantly pursuing excellence and promises its
guests heart-warming and stimulating experiences
in the unique Walkerhill nature preserves and through its services.

  1. 196304
    워커힐 개관

    Walkerhill is Established

    Walkerhill, named after Korean War hero and
    commander of the Eighth US Army Walton H.
    Walker, is the largest hotel in all of east Asia.

  2. 197303

    SK Group (previously Seon-gyeong Group)

    The SK Group acquired Walkerhill in March 1975, aspiring to "grow into a world-class hotel". ter steady investment into facilities, Walkerhill became a luxury hotel two years later.

    SK그룹(당시 선경그룹) 워커힐 호텔 인수
  3. 197807
    쉐라톤 워커힐 개관

    New hotel is built, and the brand is changed

    The SK Group entered into a franchise agreement with global hotel brand Sheraton, and opened the massive Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel with 538 rooms spanning 22 floors. With a total area of over 52,000 square meters, and equipped world-class facilities like a performance/dinner theater that can hold 720 people, restaurants, casinos, the hotel quickly became known as one of the best hotels in Korea.

  4. 198212

    Convention Center Opens

    By opening the biggest convention center in Korea at the time and then hosting major international conferences, including the IPU General Assembly and the IMF General Assembly, the Sheraton Walkerhill became known for its ability to host large-scale international conventions.

    컨벤션 센터 개관
  5. 198908
    김치 전문 연구실 개설(SUPEX 김치)

    Kimchi Research Center is established (SUPEX Kimchi)

    The Walkerhill Kimchi Research Center was created in 1989 and became the first hotel-run institution dedicated to researching the wide range of flavors and nutritional aspects of Korea's fermented vegetable dish. Using state-of-the-art automation, by expanding our production facilities and introducing hygiene management systems, we continue to produce some of the best Kimchi available.

  6. 199104

    The Sheraton Towers Open

    We opened the Sheraton Tower with state-of-the-art facilities and premium services, including a dedicated registration desk and business center.

    쉐라톤 타워스(Sheraton Towers) 개관
  7. 200010
    업계 최초 전문 아카데미 오픈

    The first industry academy is opened

    Walkerhill opened the first service education academy in the domestic hotel industry, and has become a CS (Customer Service) pioneer by cultivating hotel service professionals, providing professional CS consulting and training solutions, and developing a customized "Only One" service.

  8. 200105

    5 more business lines established

    The Walkerhill lobby and restaurant underwent a complete renovation and the hotel bar Sirocco, the French restaurant Del Vino, The View, The Pavilion and The Deli were opened to provide great dining options for our guests.

    5개 신규 업장 오픈
  9. 200211
    쉐라톤 그랜드 워커힐 서울로 상호 변경

    Brand is changed to Sheraton Grande
    Walkerhill Seoul

    In November, we acquired 'Grand' status, the highest rating for Sheraton hotels, and changed our name to 'Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Seoul'.

  10. 200408

    The first W Hotel in Asia is opened

    Walkerhill opened 'W Seoul Walkerhill' as the first lifestyle brand W Hotel in Asia, leading the trends introduced by world-class hotel group Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and quickly became a comprehensive resort in the city center.

    아시아 최초 W 호텔 오픈
  11. 200912
    (주)SK네트웍스와 (주)워커힐 인수합병 → SK네트웍스(주)워커힐

    SK Networks Inc. and Walkerhill Inc.
    merge to create SK Networks Walkerhill Co., Ltd.

    The Walkerhill subsidiary merged with its parent company, SK Networks, to create synergies in the consumer goods industry.

  12. 201207

    The Faro Grand opens in the Mirae Asset
    Center One Building, located in Jung-gu, Soo-ha-dong

    Walkerhill created the sky lounge 'Faro Grand',
    the first Japanese and Chinese fusion fine-
    dining establishment.

    중구 수하동 미래에셋센터원 빌딩에 <br>파로그랜드(Faro Grand) 오픈
  13. 201701
    독자 브랜드 그랜드 워커힐 서울 오픈

    The exclusive Grand Walkerhill Seoul Brand is introduced

    Based on the decades of hotel operation knowhow, the SK Group set out to create a strong, independent hotel brand with potential to grow internationally. As the end of all contracts with all overseas hotels, they opened Walkerhill's exclusive brand 'Grand Walkerhill Seoul'.

  14. 201701

    Darakhyu Capsule Hotel Opens at Incheon
    International Airport Terminal 1

    To better accommodate Incheon International Airport passengers in transit, Walkerhill opened 'Darakhyu', the first capsule hotel in Korea with a hourly rate system.

    인천국제공항 제 1 여객터미널 내 다락휴 캡슐호텔 오픈
  15. 201704
    독자 브랜드 비스타 워커힐 서울 오픈

    The exclusive Vista Walkerhill Seoul Brand is
    introduced

    The conceptually unique Vista Walkerhill Seoul opened after renovations of the building formerly housing the W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel. In the rooms state-of-the-art digital technology was used to ensure a comfortable stay, while the Vista Walkerhill Seoul collaborated with world-famous plant hunter Nishihata Seijun to create the rooftop garden "SKYARD" and create a media art exhibition centered around an 800 - year - old ancient tree.

  16. 201801

    Darakhyu Capsule Hotel Opens at Incheon
    International Airport Terminal 2

    With the newly opened Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 came the second Darakhyu capsule hotel, with further upgraded facilities and services, creating a stepping stone for expansion into other major tourist destinations.

    인천국제공항 제 2 여객터미널 내 다락휴 캡슐호텔 오픈
  17. 201804
    더글라스 하우스 리뉴얼 오픈

    Douglas House Renewal Complete

    Douglas House, a part of Walkerhill for many years, underwent major renovations and reopened as a new hotel with focused on providing a true relaxing respite to busy guests.

  18. 201808

    Darakhyu Luxury Hotel Opens at the Yeosu
    World Expo

    A popular tourist destination attracting over 15 million visitors each year, Yeosu World Expo Center became the location of the next capsule hotel, 'Darakhyu Yeosu'. Targeting young travelers seeking reasonably-priced accommodation with quality service, the in-room facilities and amenities are simple, but the comfortable hotel lounge serves as a cultural and social hub for travellers.

    콤팩트 럭셔리 호텔 다락휴 여수 오픈