Global Leading Hotel, PARNAS

About Parnas Hotel

Founded in 1985 as Hanmoo Development Co., Ltd., Parnas Hotel Co., Ltd. is a leading hotel company with almost 30 years of expertise in hotel management and service know-how, which is highlighted with the opening of InterContinental Hotel Seoul in 1988. In 2009, Han Moo Development Co., Ltd. was renamed to Parnas Hotel Co., Ltd. to redefine the company’s identity as a hotel operation company with our own brand, Parnas.

bout Parnas Hotel

The name 'PARNAS' comes from 'Parnassus,' the sacred dominion of gods in Greek mythology, with the intention to provide a mystical and enchanting experience for customers at all times. Parnas Hotel Co., Ltd. has set up 'Vision 2022 - PARNAS as a partner that leads the lifestyle of customers with constant innovation' to become a general service provider that goes above and beyond simply being Korea's best hotel business in the rapidly changing business environment in Korea and the world, thereby carrying out a variety of projects to fulfill its lofty vision.

Parnas constantly seeks to embrace the needed changes and innovation to respond flexibly to environmental changes, and contributes to the overall lifestyles of customers by enhancing its competitive edge in its main hotel business while also planning new business forays. Parnas also ensures its status as a business leader by bringing change into the lifestyles of customers. As a reliable partner sharing customers' experience and values, Parnas will take a new leap into becoming a general service provider that deeply contributes to the overall lifestyles of customers.

VISION

Parnas, a partner that leads the lifestyle of customers with constant innovation

Motto - Positive, Proactive, Professional

Service Value - Parnas People, Amused, Refreshed, Newly experienced, Admired, Satisfied

CI

‘P’ of Parnas symbolizes a grand piano which visualizes musical image to display company’s inspiration from arts. This contains company’s commitment to offering the utmost quality of services that are as artistic as art pieces.

The dynamics of ‘P’ reflects company’s ceaseless effort on innovation and change for growth. The main color, gold, represents company’s objective to become the best in every area of business while pursuing unchanged guest values.

CI

CEO

Parnas Hotel CEO. One of the World’s Finest Hotels

Ceaseless challenges to serve as a global leading hotel with guests.

Parnas Hotel Co., Ltd. has owned and operated the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and InterContinental Seoul COEX since 1985. Thanks to the love and support of many domestic and foreign visitors it has grown into Korea's leading hotel company.

As the host hotel for massive international events including the 1988 Seoul Olympics, North-South Korean Summits, the ASEM Summit, and the G20 summit, we have consistently endeavored to increase Korean prestige.

Thanks to the accumulated service know-how and customer trust of Parnas Hotel Co., Ltd. we have grown into a leading hotel company and in an effort to provide foreign tourists with superior services Parnas started the business hotel "Nine Tree Hotel Myeong-dong” in 2012. This was followed by the opening of state-of-the-art business complex Parnas Tower in the business center of Samseong-dong, along with a new concept in trendy shopping with Parnas Mall in 2016, expanding business lines into office leasing and retail outlets based on superior hotel service experience. In addition, Parnas is accelerating international expansion and business diversification as a professional hotel company representing Korea through the opening of a residence hotel operating in Vietnam.

Parnas Hotel Inc. always conducts itself based on the GS management philosophy "deliver on better service than expected” and will always do its utmost to maximize customer value.

Thank you.

History of Parnas Hotel

  • 2018.03Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas selected as the 2018 Most-Favored Hotel for Korean CEOs (Hosted by The New Management, based on survey data collected from 500 large sales business CEOs in Korea)
  • 2017.12Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas wins the Korea Convention Hotel category in the 2017 Korea MICE Alliance Conference & Awards hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  • 2017.12Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas wins the Regional Winner: East Asia in the Luxury Business Hotel category and Country Winner: South Korea in the Luxury Hotel & Conference Centre of the Luxury Hotel Awards 2017
  • 2017.08Both Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and InterContinental Seoul COEX became first among all South Korean luxury hotels to succeed in recertification of ISO 22000.
    Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong II designated a 4-star Hotel by the Korea Tourism Organization
  • 2017.07Wei Lou selected as ‘Continent Winner: Asia,’ Hakone selected as ‘Regional Winner: Central Asia,’ and Table 34 selected as ‘Country Winner: South Korea’ at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards
  • 2017.06Parnas Hotel wins the Korea Service Awards 2017 in the hotel category
  • 2017.06InterContinental Seoul COEX wins the 24th World Travel Awards in the category of South Korea's Leading Business Hotel 2017
  • 2017.04InterContinental Seoul COEX renovates and reopens Asian Live
  • 2017.03Launching of Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong II
  • 2017.01Kwon Bungzu appointed as CEO
  • 2016.11Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas second consecutive year awarded with ‘Luxury Business Hotel’ (Held by World Luxury Hotel Awards)
  • 2016.09COEX Seoul InterContinental Designated a 5-star Hotel by the Ministry of Culture,
    Sports and Tourism and the Korea Tourism Organization
  • 2016.07Parnas Tower completion
  • 2016.03Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas awarded with ‘The best hotel for CEO in Korea’ for two years running (held by Monthly Hyundai Management)
  • 2015.10Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas awarded with ‘Luxury Business Hotel’ and Luxury City Hotel
    (held by World Luxury Hotel Awards)
  • 2015.05Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas. The first foreign chain hotel operating domestically to be granted a 5-star rating. (As designated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as the Korea Tourism Organization)
  • 2015.02Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas awarded with ‘The best hotel for CEO in Korea’
    (held by Monthly Hyundai Management)
  • 2014.10Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas & InterContinental Seoul COEX,
    First in Korea to achieve Gold Level in Earthcheck a Global Environmental Certification System
  • 2014.10Opening Parnas Mall
  • 2014.08Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas & InterContinental Seoul COEX,
    the first five-star hotels in Korea that has received the certificate for food safety management system, ISO 22000
  • 2014.02Reopening Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas after remodeling
  • 2014.02Opening Nine Tree Convention Gwanghwamoon
  • 2013.05Remodeling front desk, banquet halls and restaurants
  • 2012.12Silver-certified by global sustainable benchmarking system Earthcheck for 3 years running (2010 - 2012)
  • 2012.12Launching of business hotel brand Nine Tree Hotel and opening of Nine Tree Hotel Myeongdong
  • 2012.10Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas awarded with ‘Korea, South’s Leading Hotel 2012’(held by World Travel Awards)
  • 2012.10Selected as the top hotel in KS-SQI for 5 consecutive years (2008-2012), total 7 times (2005-2006 and 2008-2012)
  • 2012.06Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas awarded with ‘The Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2012’ for Luxury Hotel Category (held by the Korea Herald)
    InterContinental Seoul COEX awarded with 'The Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2012' in Luxury Hotel Category (held by the Korea Times)
  • 2012.03Designated as the headquarter hotel for Nuclear Security Summit Seoul 2012
  • 2012.03Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas selected as ‘Most Favorite Hotel of CEOs in Korea’
    (based on the survey result performed among 100 CEOs of top 500 companies in Korea, held by Monthly Business Management)
  • 2012.01Song Hongsup appointed as CEO
  • 2011.12Silver-certified by global sustainable benchmarking system Earthcheck for 2 years running (2010 - 2011)
  • 2011.10Selected as the top hotel in KS-SQI for 4 consecutive years (2008-2011),
    total 6 times (2005-2006 and 2008-2011)
  • 2011.06Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas awarded with ‘The Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2011’ for Premium Hotel Category (held by the Korea Herald)
    InterContinental Seoul COEX awarded with with ‘The Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2011’ for Luxury Hotel Category (held by the Korea Times)
  • 2011.03Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas selected as ‘Most Favorite Hotel of CEOs in Korea’(based on the survey result performed among 100 CEOs of top 500 companies in Korea, held by Monthly Business Management)
  • 2011.01.03Our Vision2020 announcement.
  • 2011.01.01Hotel Management Support Agreement (HMSA) issued.
  • 2011Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas selected as ‘Most Favorite Hotel of CEOs in Korea’(based on the survey result performed among 100 CEOs of top 500 companies in Korea, held by Monthly Business Management)
  • 2010.12Silver-certified by global sustainable benchmarking system Earthcheck
  • 2010.11Full points obtained in HACCP for 5 consecutive years (2006-2010)
    Designated as the headquarter hotel for G20; the leaders from 10 countries stay at our hotel
    Club Floor and Club Lounge opend at COEX InterContinental Seoul
  • 2010.10.20Selected as the top hotel in KS-SQI for 3 consecutive years (2008-2010), total 5 times (2005-2006 and 2008-2010)
  • 2010.09.28Selected as the top hotel in NCSI for 7 times (2001-2002 and 2006-2010)
  • 2010.06Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas awarded with ‘The Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2010’ for Luxury Hotel Category (held by the Korea Herald)
    InterContinental Seoul COEX awarded with 'The Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2010' in Luxury Hotel Category (held by the Korea Times)
  • 2010.06Hotel Management Support Agreement(HMSA) made with IHG.
  • 2010.02Delphi S&C system is established (Fidelio S&C replaced)
  • 2010.01Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas selected as ‘Most Favorite Hotel of CEOs in Korea’(based on the survey result performed among 100 CEOs of top 500 companies in Korea, held by Monthly Business Management)
  • 2009.12.14JoesphMasi appointed as the manager at COEX InterContinental Seoul Hotel
  • 2009.07TMS (Table Management System) established
  • 2009.07.01Company name changed to Parnas Hotel Co.
  • 2009.05.01Karen Watt appointed as the manager at COEX InterContinental Seoul Hotel
  • 2009.04.05New POS System started (switched from Micros)
  • 2008.09.30Selected as an Excellent Organization in Service Industry Best HRD (Human Resources Development) for the first time in hotel industry (Ministry of Labor, Human Resources Development Service of Korea)
  • 2008.07VOC system established
  • 2008.06C Grill awarded with ‘2008 First-Half Best Brand Award’ for Trendy Restaurant Category
    (held by the Korea Times)
  • 2008.05The 4thBalckbox Global Grand Finals held Grand InterContinental Seoul, listed as the top in(World Cooking Contest Finals held by Meat and Livestock Australia)
  • 2008.04C Grill opened
  • 2008.01Didier Beltoise appointed as the general manager
    Olive Horn appointed as the manager at COEX InterContinental Seoul Hotel
  • 2007.12F&B I-Card Membership launched
  • 2007.08SUMMIT Membership launched
    (among GS, LG, LIG, LS and KITA executive members)
  • 2007.07Grand InterContinental Seoul awarded with the 1st and 2nd prizes at the 8th Blackbox Cooking Contest (held by Meat and Livestock Australia)
  • 2007.06'Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2007' awarded for Luxury Hotel Category
    (held by the Korea Times and Korea Herald)
  • 2007.04Blush opened
  • 2007.01Kim Donghun appointed as CEO
  • 2006Listed as the top company for KS-SQI for 2 consecutive years (2005-2006)
  • 2006.12‘Happiness Sharing’ campaign started to contribute communities All employees participated in funding by regular contributions from their monthly paychecks
    (Hope Tree Fund (Christmas trees) and Shoe Recycling Fund)
  • 2006.10Awarded for ‘Hygiene’ and ‘Safety’ in ‘Reader’s Travel Choice Award for 2006’(selected by TIME Asia)
  • 2006.09Listed as the top company for KS-SQI for 2 consecutive years (2005-2006)
  • 2006.06‘Happiness Sharing’ campaign started to contribute communities All employees participated in funding by regular contributions from their monthly paychecks (Hope Tree Fund (Christmas trees) and Shoe Recycling Fund)
    All the employees participated in charity activities (help with the restaurants for elderly people, working 8 hours per year at ‘Beautiful Shop’ and join Eco Campaign once a month
  • 2006.05‘Top Pride Award’ received (held by Financial News)
    Top score (full score) acquired for HACCP among 100 five-star hotels in Asia Pacific region
  • 2006.01Grand InterContinental Seoul selected as ‘Most Favorite Hotel of CEOs in Korea’ (based on the survey result performed among 100 CEOs of top 500 companies in Korea, held by Monthly Business Management)
  • 2005.12InterContinental Hotel Seoul awarded with the top prize in common with Sydney for Best Hotel Photographyat'2005 Asia Pacific Region Leadership at '2005 Asia Pacific Region Leadership
  • 2005.11InterContinental Hotel Seoul awarded with top prize of ‘2005 Korea Value-Creative Companies’ (held by Hankyung)
    Grand InterContinental Seoul selected as ‘South Korea’s Leading Hotel’ in the 12th World Travel Awards’
  • 2005.10Hans W. Obertz appointed as the general manager
  • 2005.05Grand Kitchen and Grand Kitchen Deli opened
    (name changed from Baekjo and Deli Shop)
    Became a sister company to Bonghwa village at Gongguenmyun, Hewngsunggun, Gangwondo as a part of ‘Support Countryside, One company for One Village Campaign’ together with 6 companies at Trade Center
  • 2005.04Incorporated to GS.
    ‘2005 VIP Marketing Top Prize’ (held by HanKyung)
  • 2005.01Donated to help tsunami victims
  • 2005.01Grand InterContinental Seoul awarded with ‘Korea, South’s Leading Hotel 2005’
    (held by World Travel Awards)
  • 2004.10.25Didier Beltoise appointed as the manager at COEX InterContinental Seoul Hotel
  • 2004.10‘2004 Best Brand Award’ awarded for Hotel (held by Korea Herald and Korea Times)
    Marco Polo opened
  • 2004.09.09acquired certification for HACCP (the first hotel in Asia Pacific region)
  • 2004.06‘InterContinental Ambassador Award’ and ‘InterContinental Priority Award'
  • 2004.05COEX InterContinental Seoul awarded with ‘Best Customer Service Award’ Grand InterContinental Seoul awarded with ‘Innovative Customer Service Award and IHG chosen as ‘Event Team of the Year’ for Asia Pacific Region
  • 2004.03‘2004 Culture and Tourism Top Prize’ awarded for hotel (held by Culture and Tourism Research Organization and Travel & Tourism Newspaper)
  • 2003.02Contract with Johnson Diversey Consulting
  • 2003.01Peter John Carmichael appointed as the general manager
  • 2002.12Table 34 opened (changed from Baron’s)
    Listed as top in Hotel Category for 2 consecutive years in NCSI (2001-2002)
  • 2002.11Selected as ‘Hotel of the Year Asia Pacific’ for 2 consecutive years (2001-2002)
    (Global Conference for general managers at IHG)
  • 2002.06Selected as the headquarter hotel for the 2002 Korea and Japan World Cup Press
  • 2002.06.02Thierry Perrot appointed as the manager at COEX InterContinental Seoul Hotel
  • 2002.03Lospasso opened (Rental)
  • 2001.06'Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2001' awarded for Luxury Hotel
    (held by the Korea Times)
    'Best Brand Prize for the First Half of 2001' awarded for Convention Hotel Category (held by the Korea Herald)
    Holidex (IHG’s Central Reservations System) opened
  • 2001.03Club Lounge opened on the 26th Fl.
  • 2000.11'The World's Best InterContinental Hotel Award' (chosen by IHC Group members)
  • 2000.10The 3rd ASEM held at the hotel
    The leaders and ministers of 6 European countries stayed at the InterContinental Seoul
  • 2000.09Mountain Suite newly opened
  • 2000.08MASK opened
    Fast internet service set up
    Dinner after the South and North Korea Ministerial Meeting held at the hotel
  • 2000.06Grand InterContinental Seoul awarded with the 1st prize at the 3rd Blackbox Cooking Contest (held by Meat and Livestock Australia)
    Guest Relations Office opened
  • 2000.05Deli Bonbons opened at COEX InterContinental Seoul
  • 2000.04English website opened(seoul.InterContinental.com)
  • 2000.03A. Antonio Zamora appointed as the general manager
  • 1999Hakone opened
  • 1999.12.01Hotel InterContinental Seoul upgraded to Grand InterContinental Seoul
    COEX InterContinental Seoul fully opened
  • 1999.11.01Cosmopolitan Fitness Club opened
  • 1999.10.08COEX InterContinental Seoul partially opened
  • 1999.09Grand Cafe opened
  • 1999.08Five-star hotel wedding; Grand Ballroom wedding serviced
  • 1999.07Cosmopolitan membership sold
  • 1999.06Lobby Lounge Bar opened
    Australian Grill opened
    SKM Duty-free shop opened
  • 1999.05.2030 billion won of paid-in capital increase
    (98.5 billion won of paid-in capital after the capital increase)
    Christian Pirodon appointed as the manager at COEX InterContinental Seoul Hotel
  • 1999.02Shim Jae-hyuk appointed as CEO
    Room internet (dial-up) service at Hotel InterContinental Seoul initiated.
  • 1998.08.17Havana Cigar Bar opened
  • 1998.03Construction proposal of COEX InterContinental Seoul approved
  • 1998.01Wolfgang Grimm appointed as the general manager
  • 1997.10Business Plan approved for COEX InterContinental Seoul
  • 1997.08business ceremony in association with Shilla Hotel for the partnership of Double Choice
  • 1997.07Land lease contract agreed for COEX InterContinental Seoul hotel site
    (Trade Association)
  • 1997.03Renewed contract of hotel operation and management contract for IHC and COEX InterContinental Hotel
  • 1996.12.01Construction of COEX InterContinental Seoul started
  • 1996.08Daniel Desbaillets appointed as the general manager
  • 1996.02Deli Shop opened
  • 1994.12IHC selected as the Best Hotel in Asia Pacific Food and Beverage section.
  • 1994.11Awarded with 60 million-dollar Tourism Promotion Tower in the 20th Tourism Promotion Campaign.
  • 1994.02Lee Sang-ki appointed as CEO
  • 1994.02.15Club Lounge newly opened
  • 1993.09Awarded with 40 million-dollar Tourism Promotion Tower in the 20th Tourism Promotion Campaign
  • 1993.05PBEC (Pacific Basin Economic Council) held
  • 1992.07.18Incorporated to LG Group
  • 1991.10SCC Lounge (Six Continents Club Lounge) opened (10:00am ? 22:00pm)
  • 1990.12Evaluated as the top hotel and awarded with commendation from the mayor in Seoul and chief in Gangnam Police
  • 1990.09Selected as Headquarter Hotel for the 1st South and North Korea Prime Minister Meeting (Grand Ballroom for the Meeting venue and Gukhwa room for the press room of North Korea)
  • 1990.02A folk bank and a general store operated (opened on 03/31/1990)
  • 1989.07BehrouzA.Tamdjidi appointed as the general manager
  • 1989.01Silk Road Club opened
    Hunter’s Tavern opened
  • 1989.01.20Hotel InterContinental Seoul fully opened
  • 1988La Charade opened
  • 1988.12Miyama opened
  • 1988.11Labor management committee registered (at Ministry of Labor)
  • 1988.11.01Baron’s opened
  • 1988.10designated as headquarter hotel for 24th Seoul Olympic Games in 1988
    Emerald Sea and Baikjo opened
  • 1988.10.20Hangawi opened
  • 1988.08Tourism business registered (five-star)
    Sarangbang, Steak Place, Firenze, Caffe Espresso, Randezvous Lounge opened
  • 1988.08.24Hotel InterContinental partially opened
  • 1988.03Kim Chong-hwan appointed as CEO
  • 1987.06.01Giorgio Bagnasco appointed as the general manager
  • 1987.02.02Operation and management trust agreed with IHC
    (InterContinental Hotel Corporation)
  • 1987.01Yoon Il-gyoon appointed as CEO
  • 1986.02.20Business plan for tourist hotel approved
  • 1985.11Lee Jong-gook appointed as CEO
  • 1985.11.30Hotel construction started
  • 1985.11.22Hanmoo Development Co. was founded (68.5 billion won of paid-in capital)

Contributions to Community

  • Volunteering at our Partner Village We formed a partnership with Mokkoji Village in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, and are holding events and regularly visiting the village to make and share kimchi with the residents.
  • Total Welfare Center We provide a free meal service with the soup kitchen every quarter for children from multicultural and low-income families.
  • Low-income Families and Supporting Helping the Underprivileged We provide supplies for the homeless, flophouse residents, and socially disadvantaged people, and also cover heating bills and offer kimchi for the facilities of the disabled.
  • Scholarships We provide the school and living expenses for children from low-income families in Gangnam-gu to give them a bright future.
  • Christmas Tree of Hope We make and exhibit poinsettia pots with the logos of sponsoring companies or names of sponsors on them, and donate all the sales proceeds to the community and underprivileged people.
  • Disaster Relief and Charity We provide relief funds for areas all over the world in need of help due to natural disasters.

Parnas Hotel Co.,Ltd. would like to constribute to the creation of more warm-hearted and beautiful society based on its unique technology and expertise.

Location

  • Parnas Hotel
    521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Tel+82 2 555 5656
    Fax+82 2 3430 8000
  • Grand InterContinental
    Seoul Parnas
    521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Tel+82 02 555 5656
    Fax+82 02 3430 8000
  • InterContinental
    Seoul COEX
    524, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu,Seoul, Korea
    Tel+82 02 555 5656
    Fax+82 02 3430 8000
  • Nine Tree Hotel
    Myeong-dong I
    51, Myeongdong 10 Gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
    Tel+82 02 750 0999
    Fax+82 02 3430 8000
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    Tel+84 31 3892000

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