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Korea Plans for Stronger Year End amid COVID-19 Outbreak 2020-03-12 Despite setbacks from the COVID-19 crisis, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) – MICE Bureau prepares to bounce back in the later part of the year by organizing a series of roadshows across Asia to promote Korea’s appeal as a corporate meetings and incentives destination.

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Korea to Showcase New Offerings for Business Events at AIME 2020-02-14 Korea MICE Bureau will be attending the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings EXPO (AIME) this coming February 17-19.

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Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 2020-01-21 A new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel opened in the currently developing Suwon MICE Complex, home to Korea's latest convention center - Suwon Convention Center.

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Korea Hosts Major Chinese Incentive Trips 2019-12-20 Korea welcomed 3,500 international employees of WEINA Cosmetics Co., a Shanghai-based cosmetics company currently operating 11 branches throughout China, including Xi’an of Shaanxi Province and Qingdao of Shandong Province.

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Busan to Host 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2019-11-15 The 2019 ASEAN – Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit will take place this month from November 25 – 26 in Busan, Korea.

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Korea Secures 23rd International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress 2019-10-10 Korea has won the bid to host the 23rd International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress in Busan. The Congress will take place August 20-25, 2026.

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Korea to Develop South Jeolla Province into New MICE Destination 2019-09-10 Korea will develop South Jeolla Province, Jeollanam-do, into a new MICE destination under the concept, "Creating Business through Rest, Relaxation and Recharging of Mind".

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Korea Brings 40th World Congress of Endourology to Seoul 2019-08-05 The 40 th World Congress of Endourology (WCE) will take place in 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. Approximately 2,500 delegates from 90 countries around the world are expected to attend the congress, which will be held at COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in the Gangnam District of Seoul.

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647 Press Release Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel 2020-01-21 Hit:62

Suwon MICE Complex Welcomes New Courtyard by Marriott Hotel

 

 

Photo: Exterior of new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Suwon (credit: Hanwha Hotel and Resorts)

 

Marriott International has opened the first Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Suwon, part of the new MICE Complex within Suwon Gwanggyo New Town. The hotel opened with an Opening Ceremony on January 3rd attended by Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Mayor of Suwon City, Kim Young-chul, CEO of Hanwha Hotel & Resort, Choi Kwang-ho, CEO of Hanwha E & C and Nam Ki-duk, CEO of Marriott International Korea. The hotel is a key addition to the developing MICE Complex, currently comprised of Suwon Convention Center and Gwanggyo Lake Park.

The newly opened Courtyard Suwon, under the premium business brand, Courtyard by Marriott of the Marriott International Hotels Group, boasts a total area of 24,033m2, offering 288 rooms including suites and multi-functional spaces for business meetings and special events. Amenities include Suwon Kitchen, an all-day dining featuring a selection of local and international cuisine as well as a fitness center and executive lounge featuring views of Gwanggyo Lake Park. The underground parking lot offers direct access to Suwon Convention Center.

Further down the line, Galleria Department Store is set to open next month in February, and a large-scale aquarium is set to open December 2020. The luxury department store will offer a total area of 126,879.77 m2 with 12 aboveground and 7 underground floors. With the opening of both facilities, the MICE complex will be complete.

Suwon MICE Complex is located within ten-minutes walking distance from Gwanggyo Jungang Subway Station, from which Gangnam Station can be reached in 30 minutes. Besides its easy accessibility to Seoul, Suwon MICE Complex allows easy access to nearby attractions, including Korean Folk Village and Suwon Hwaseong Fortress.

At the Opening Ceremony of Courtyard Suwon, Mayor Yeom Tae-young, Mayor of Suwon City, said in a congratulatory address, “The opening of the hotel is the first step in transforming Suwon Convention Center into a true MICE complex.” He continued, “I hope Suwon Convention Center and Marriott Hotel may collaborate to create a synergy effect.”

 

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