Shilla Becomes Korea's 1st 5-Star Hotel

      May 08, 2015 09:49

      Hotel Shilla president Lee Boo-jin poses with a five-star plaque at the hotel in Seoul on Thursday.

      Hotel Shilla Seoul was awarded the first official five-star rating in Korea on Thursday under a new rating system.

      The five-star plaque was unveiled at the hotel with officials from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Tourism Organization attending.

      The new rating system follows the international convention, abolishing Korea's own system of rating hotels with roses of Sharon that was started in 1971.

      Hotel Shilla passed both an open inspection by three experts and a secret review in March this year.

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