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For all its big-city gloss, Seoul has been oddly lacking in design-conscious hotels—at least until recently. The opening of the W Seoul Walker Hill in 2004 gave visitors to the Korean capital their first trendy alternative to the traditional (and near-identical) business hotels. Now, there's the slick new Park Hyatt Seoul. Granted, it's part of a large chain, but its striking décor and Modernist touches give it a fashionably individual air.

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Located in Gangnam—Seoul's business heart—the 185-room hotel is the work of avant-garde Tokyo design studio SuperPotato. Fashioned from stone, oak and maple—and featuring lots of natural light—its public...

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