Gwangju has long been renowned for its tradition, customs, culture and arts. It is home to the Gwangju Biennale, held every two years to celebrate the worldwide artistic accomplishments by accommodating works of both Asian and contemporary Western art on the basis of the city's own illustrious cultural legacy and heritage.

Gwangju is also a leading industrial city in Korea, having achieved a cumulative total of over 10 billion dollars worth of export in the fields of optical science, automobiles, electronics, and so forth. One of the five main cities in the world with advanced optical technology- along with Germany, Russia, and Japan- Gwangju boasted its status as Korea's one and only cluster of the optical industry at the 2009 Gwangju World Optics Expo.



1. Holiday Inn Gwangju

Capacity : Total 205 rooms

Distance from Venue : 200m


Tel : +82-62-610-7000

The Holiday Inn Gwangju is located directly opposite the Kimdaejung Convention Center.

The accommodation features 205 rooms and suites, full spa, fitness center and extensive wedding facilities.

The Executive Lounge Bar located on the 10th floor provides an intimate and exclusive escape for those seeking privacy and a view; offering an excellent range of wines, bottled sprits and a limited snack menu. The Executive Lounge Bar is also the ideal location for a business meeting or some quiet reading.

The dining options offer an extensive variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables in addition to seafood and shellfish. The hotel has a full spa and fitness facilities, indoor swimming pool, and a full service business center


2. Ramada Plaza Gwangju

Capacity : Total 120 rooms

Distance from Venue : 1.7km

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Tel : +82-62-717-7000

Ramada Plaza Gwangju Hotel (established Oct. 2008) was thoroughly assessed by the Wyndham Hotel Group (USA) and received much praise for its luxurious design and wide assortment of facilities. As a result of the assessment the hotel was awarded the title of "Plaza," a prestigious rank given only to the highest grade of Ramada hotels.

Ramada Plaza Gwangju Hotel takes pride in being the only premium first class hotel in Gwangju and boasts a staff of recognized experts in their respective fields, providing world-class services for hotel guests.

The hotel structure and interior of the guestrooms were designed by the Australian company ISM Design Co. while the designs for the lobby and sky lounge were undertaken by the famous Japanese interior design company Super Potato. Ramada Plaza Gwangju Hotel is famous not just as a high-quality hotel, but also as a popular multicultural complex.


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