Korea’s casino resort Paradise City ready for new openings

2018.09.14 13:19:47 | 2018.09.14 13:20:41

View of Paradise City’s new facilities to be opened on Sept. 21 [Photo provided by Paradise City] 이미지 확대

View of Paradise City’s new facilities to be opened on Sept. 21 [Photo provided by Paradise City]

Paradise City, South Korea’s first casino and hotel resort, opens auxiliary facilities to its $1 billion resort town near the capital gateway of Incheon International Airport.

Paradise Segasammy Co., operator of the resort complex, said in a press conference on Thursday the openings will include a boutique hotel, spa, club, shopping arcade and exhibition hall.

“The latest additions are more geared towards fun,” the company said. “By offering a mix of art and entertainment, we plan to create unique tourism contents to establish ourselves as one of the country’s landmark hotels,” said the company.

Paradise Segasammy, a joint venture between Korea’s tourism-focused Paradise Group and Japan’s Sega Sammy Holdings, invested more than 1.5 trillion won ($1.34 billion) to build Korea’s first integrated resort.

Paradise City had its grand opening in April 2017. Located in Yeongjong Island, right next to the country’s main gateway Incheon International Airport, the complex spanned an area of 330,000 square meters and featured hotels, casinos and convention centers.

The new facilities cover 110,000 square meters and include a luxury boutique hotel ‘Art Paradiso,’ spa ‘SeaMer,’ Northeast Asia’s largest club ‘Chroma,’ cultural exhibition hall ‘Paradise Art Space’ and shopping arcade ‘Plaza.’ An indoor theme park ‘Wonderbox’ is slated to open in the first half of 2019.

Paradise Segasammy expects the new facilities to help reinvigorate the country’s tourism sector. “We plan to contribute to Korea’s tourism drive by employing more than 780,000 workers and generating 8.2 trillion won in production and 3.25 trillion won in added value over the next 50 years,” said the operator.

By Ji Hong-goo and Kim Hyo-jin

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