Worldwide: The Mondrian brand is to expand in Europe, with sbe announcing its first ever location in Asia with a property in Seoul.
The arrival of Mondrian in Asia follows a recently completed $19 million renovation of the brand’s flagship LA location, as well as an announcement that Mondrian Polanco Hotel & Residences and Mondrian Del Valle is set to debut in Mexico City in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
Mondrian Bordeaux, Mondrian Cannes and Mondrian Seoul Itaewon form part of sbe’s global expansion which will involve the addition of 50 new hotels by 2021- 10 of which will be Mondrian branded.
Comprising 97 rooms over three floors, the hotel is located along the Girone estuary of the Garonne River. The hotel is set to open in Q4 of 2020.
Housed in an 11-storey 1960s building, the 75-room hotel will include an Argentinian restaurant Leynia, EllaMia coffee shop, Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails beach club, a lobby bar, a fitness centre, as well as flexible meeting rooms.
Mondrian Seoul Itaewon
Scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2020, the 297-room property is undergoing refurbishment, with the project being led by development partner Yojin Construction and designed by Asylum. Facilities include sbe’s signature Mediterranean restaurant Cleo, multiple lobby and rooftop bars, an executive lounge, luxury spa, and Altitude pool terrace bar.
Sam Nazarian, sbe founder and CEO, said: “I’m extremely proud we’re bringing an iconic hotel brand like Mondrian to one of the fastest-growing economic capitals of Asia and two of Europe’s most captivating destinations.The expansion reflects our commitment to creating innovative, exclusive, and cutting-edge experiences for our customers and solidifying our global footprint in luxury hospitality. It’s been an honour to collaborate with Yojin Construction on the incredible refurbishment of the Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, and we can’t wait to showcase our premium offerings in Seoul’s bustling Itaewon neighbourhood. In developing the Mondrian Cannes and Mondrian Bordeaux properties, we are investing in the modern traveler, combining classic European design elements with groundbreaking lifestyle and leisure amenities.”
Accor chief development officer, Gaurav Bhushan, added: “We are delighted with the successful globalisation of sbe properties and very excited by the upcoming introductions of the iconic Mondrian brand within our key European, Middle East and Asia Pacific markets. Accor teams are aiming to expand further these extremely promising developments to other major gateway cities across the globe in the coming years.”
Soon-to-be announced locations for Mondrian include Australia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.