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Massive new integrated resort gets official opening on Korea’s Jeju Island

Massive new integrated resort gets official opening on Korea’s Jeju Island
March 26, 2018

While a number of its facilities have been operational for several months, the Jeju Shinhwa World integrated resort has been officially opened.

Held last Thursday, the grand opening of Jeju Shinhwa World at the Landing Convention Centre – one of the resort’s key facilities.

Developed and operated by the Landing International Development Limited, the development – which already features a theme park, casino, hotels and convention centre – is the first integrated leisure and entertainment resort of its type on Korea’s Jeju Island.

Speaking at the opening, Dr Yang Zhihui, Chairman and Executive Director of Landing International, stated "this is a memorable milestone in the development of Jeju Shinhwa World.

“It represents the successful development of a world-class leisure and entertainment integrated resort on Jeju Island."

Spanning a total area of 250 hectares, facilities at Jeju Shinhwa World have opened in phases since April 2017:

• In April 2017, Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World, the first full-serviced resort condominium in Jeju was opened.
• In September 2017, Shinhwa Theme Park, in partnership with TUBAn Company Limited, a premier 3D animation company in South Korea, welcomed its first group of customers.
• In November 2017, Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Resort - the first own-brand hotel of Landing Group, Landing Convention Centre and YG Republique - a food and beverage and entertainment complex which is a collaboration between Jeju Shinhwa World and YG Entertainment was opened.
• In December 2017, Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort and Shinhwa Shoppes were opened.
• On 25th February 2018, Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino conducted its grand opening.

Upcoming openings will include:

• Shinhwa Waterpark, the only large-scale water park in Jeju, and Jeju Shinhwa World Shinhwa Resort are scheduled to commence operation in the summer (northern hemisphere) of 2018.
• Jeju Shinhwa World Four Seasons Resort & Spa, a luxury hotel to be located in the heart of Jeju Shinhwa World, and 
• Lionsgate Movie World, the first branded outdoor theme park based on world-famous movies, representing a collaboration between Jeju Shinhwa World and Lionsgate - are expected to be open in Jeju Shinhwa World in 2020.

Known as the garden isle of South Korea, Jeju Island is one of the nation’s most popular tourism destinations.

Dr Yang added “we will (now) focus our efforts on operating Jeju Shinhwa World to deliver on our promise to make Jeju Shinhwa World into a tourism destination under the spotlight on Jeju Island that the residents will be proud of.”

Images: Jeju Shinhwa World's theme park (top) and officials, including Dr Yang Zhihui, at centre, at the official opening (below).

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