Marriott Hotel Seoul offers ‘Bali in the City’ staycation

By Helen Adams
Marriott Hotel gears up for staycation season and a new round of drinks for the 'Roaring 2020s'

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul has come up with an innovative solution for Koreans who are unable to travel abroad due to the pandemic. The 'Bali in the City' package is designed for guests who miss the Indonesian tropics and want to experience the best of Bali from a hotel room. 


Bali staycation in Korea

In Korea, there have been a recorded 1,992 deaths at the time of writing, but Covid restrictions remain in place to protect the country.

Meanwhile, Indonesia has recorded 53,280 deaths across its 17,000 islands. Bali has been deeply affected by the lack of tourism, both international and domestic. 

"Bali in the City" is a summer package for restless Koreans who would normally be on holiday, but are unable due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The seasonal “Bali in the City” package is available from July 1 - Aug. 31, which includes:

  • A Bali-themed hotel room 
  • A sarong and bandana made from Indonesian batik
  • Baliflora perfume, by Laboratorio Olfattivo, which include Indonesian flower scents
  • Indonesian snacks
  • Cans of Balinese beer 
  • Natural soaps by neBali Soap which feature natural ingredients sourced from local fruit, flowers and plants.


The second-floor buffet restaurant Flavors will serve a "Taste of Paradise" menu, with classic dishes such as nasi goreng, as well as the general ambience of a local Balinese resort. Children will be offered Indonesian-themed colouring in activities and the swimming pool will host a giant print of St. Regis Bali hotel


At Marriott, the roaring 2020’s swing again

Besides adapting to customers tastes, the Marriott is also excited for the ‘Roaring Twenties’ to roll again - once everyone is vaccinated. 

From New York City to Bordeaux to Beijing, the Marriott brand is shaking up the classic cocktail with twists, celebrating the resurgence of travel destinations around the world.

In the 1920s, many sought vibrance and excitement following the devastation caused by the First World War (1914-1918). Now, after almost two years of working from home, social isolation, home schooling, video chat birthday parties and boredom - Marriott hotels is ready to jump on into the new decade once everyone is vaccinated. 

Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands and the brand known for celebrating the spirit of the neighborhood through an unexpected hotel experience, declares today that the Cosmopolitan cocktail is having a renaissance this summer. Post-pandemic, Renaissance Hotels’ will put their own spin on Cosmopolitan cocktails and mocktails, which celebrate the soul of neighborhoods around the world. 

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we all have a thirst for connection with the people and places we’ve missed, along with a desire to indulge in our newfound freedom,” said Jason Nuell, Senior Vice President, Premium Brands, Marriott International. “The Cosmopolitan is arguably one of the greatest cocktail hits of recent decades, and as we enter a modern revival of the Roaring Twenties, Renaissance Hotels’ various takes on the colorful and joyful cocktail aim to help travelers and locals discover the DNA of the neighborhood in a wonderfully new and unexpected way.”

Cheers to that...


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