Hotels in Korea
Hotels in Korea
The Shilla in Seoul
Smoking-room ratio in hotels in Korea
The government policy about smoking ban in hotels is not clear. Each hotel in Korea has their own policy. Nobody in
hotels can exactly answer the rule of the law which controls the hotel facilities.The following results show that there is
a high rate of smoking guestrooms and no strict smoking rule about a restaurant and bar.
The Shilla in Seoul: 460 rooms/smoking 67 rooms-7th and 10th floor, ( 14.6% )
All restaurants are smoke-free. No smoking booth is provided inside.
The Plaza Seoul: 400 rooms/ smoking 60 rooms-10th and 11th floor. (15.0% )
No smoking booth is provided inside.
Millennium Seoul Hiltonl: 679 rooms/ smoking 180 rooms ( 26.5% )
Seoul Place Hotel: 270 rooms/smoking 111 rooms -3rd, 4th and 4th floor. (41.1% )
No smoking booth is provided inside. Smoking is allowed in a bar.
JW Marriott Hotel: 495 rooms/smoking 60 rooms ( 12.1% )
Four restaurants out of six are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed in a bar.
The Westin Chosun: 456 rooms/all non-smoking. However, the Circle lobby lounge is
the designated smoking area in hotel, and a smoker can put light on cigarette between 8 pm and 1 am.
Grand Hyatt Seoul 480 rooms/smoking 50 rooms ( 10.4% )
Smoking is allowed in a bar, including that of a lobby lounge.
Seoul Lotte Hotel: 1.120 rooms/smoking 180 rooms-7th,8th, 9th, 24th and 27th floor. ( 16.0% )
Gyeongju Hilton Hotel: 324 rooms/smoking 150 rooms ( 46.0% )
All restaurants are non-smoking.
Busan Lotte Hotel: 649 rooms/smoking 363 rooms ( 56.0% )
Hotel provides a smoking booth inside of the building.
(L) The entrance gate to Shilla Hotel (M) A designated smoking place outside of the Shilla
(R) A lobby entrance to the Shilla Hotel
(L) A lobby of the Shilla (M) Guest room of the Shilla (R) The entrance to the main building and a reception pavilion, viewed from a guest room.
Gyeongju Hilton Hotel and a dinning room
(L) Busan Lotte Hotel (M) A smoking booth on the first floor beside a lobby lounge (R) A non-smoking floor sign of the Busan Lotte Hotel
A lobby lounge of Grand Hyatt Seoul
(L) JW Marriott Hotel (M) The Westin Chosen, Seoul (R) A concierge desk of Busan Lotte Hotel
Korea is trying to close the separate-room system for smokers at a public indoor place.
An enclosed smoking space of 16 business firms of Korea is, as a general rule, to be closed to the law of 2009. The firm
includes hotel industries. However, a smoking guest room isexcluded from the smoking restriction, as most of the other
countries. Now, a smoking booth provided in a hotel in Korea is very small in its number.
No-smoking floor sign plate in Shilla in Seoul
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
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A partial smoking bans in hotels do not protect guests from dangers of tobacco.
Hotels, that have the smoking and non-smoking rooms, do not adequately protect people from the dangers of tobacco.
That is the conclusion of a new San Diego State University study published in the Journal Tobacco Control.
Researchers took air quality readings and tested surfaces for evidence of tobacco-smoke in a random sample of San Diego
hotel rooms. Ten hotels had complete smoking bans while 30 others had some dedicated non-smoking rooms. Compared
with hotels that prohibit smoking, hotels with only partial bans had higher surface and air nicotine levels.
That was true even in the non-smoking rooms in hotels with a partial ban. Only five U.S. states , Indiana, Michigan,
North Dakota, Vermond and Wisconsin, require all motel and hotel rooms to be smoke free. Four cities in California,
including Santa Monica, have such a law. Researchers say guestswho want to avoid tobacco exposure should stay only
in smoke-free hotels.
Source: KPBS, San Diego, May 15, 2013
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The article was written in May 2012. All photographs were taken in May 2012,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
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