Hotel Lobby 2012/08/25, Source Sheraton Incheon HotelWinner of the Leader of the Year award for the Korea-Japan-Guam region, Richard Suter is now the new general manager of the Sheraton Incheon Hotel. The Swiss Hotelier's career in hospitality spans 24 years across seven different countries including his homeland, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong. He left his last position as general manager at the Westin Miyako Kyoto in Japan to come here. Suter has been recognized as the industry leader especially for community initiatives and personnel management skills. "Sheraton brand will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this coming September and to be a part of the great milestone, Sheraton Incheon Hotel will continue to establish ourselves as the best business hotel with the highest quality customer service", he said,...More
Plaza becomes Preferred Hotel Group member 2012/06/03, Source
The Plaza has become a member of the Preferred Hotel Group. / Courtesy of the Plaza
By Kim Rahn The Plaza, one of Seoul's representative local brand hotels, has joined an international alliance of independent hotels, and the membership will help the hotel gain more recognition in the global market by providing guaranteed service, said the hotel's general manager. The hotel today joins Preferred Hotel Group (PHG), a luxury independent hotel association of 800 hotels and resorts in 70 countries. The association was designed to effectively meet the competition from franchise hotel groups and chains,...More
Ritz-Carlton Seoul shines in service 2012/03/31, Source
Christopher R. Clark, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Seoul/ Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul
By Kim Rahn From the first to the last, what matters for Christopher R. Clark, general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Seoul, is service. Clark, who took over the reins of the hotel last December, stressed the importance of good guest service and was confident in the hotel employees' capability to provide it, saying good service will naturally lead to more public recognition, awards, and eventually more guests,...More
Kim Seung-woo joins TV series "Athena" cast 2010/08/03, Source
Korean actor Kim Seung-woo in an official poster for TV series "IRIS" [Taewon Entertainment]
Korean actor Kim Seung-woo, who starred in blockbuster TV series "IRIS" last year, has joined the cast of its upcoming spin-off series "ATHENA", according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Tuesday.
Taewon announced in a press release that the actor will be reprising his role from the original series, playing North Korea's top intelligence agent Park Chul-young who holds the key secrets to solving the mysteries left behind by "IRIS",...More
Sol Kyung-gu, Song Yoon-ah sign with new agency together 2010/02/25, Source
Korean actor Sol Kyung-gu and actress Song Yuna [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor couple Sol Kyung-gu and actress Song Yoon-ah have signed with talent powerhouse De Chocolate E&TF (E&TF), according to the company on Thursday.
"Seol is known as one of the most successful actors in the business so his joining the company, combined with our professional management skills, is expected to bring about a synergy effect", a representative from E&TF said.,...More
Kim Seung-woo says "Win Win" gave him hardest time in life 2010/02/11, Source
Scene from "Seungseungjanggu" [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
First, there was rumor it would be the "Kim Seung-woo show". But viewers began to wonder what role Kim would play on show when the names of the supporting show hosts were revealed -- namely TV personality Choi Hwa-jung, comedienne Kim Shin-young, 2PM member Woo Young and Girls' Generation member Taeyeon. But people then started taking interesting in the talk show "Win Win" when it became known that Kim Seung-woo played the traditional jjanggu in the middle of downtown Myeong-dong one day to 'keep the promise' he made with viewers. Then when it premiered on February 2, the show left a not-so-bad impression, showing promise of becoming competition for other shows aired in the same time slot. Below are exercpts from a joint press conference attended by the cast of the show and producer Yoon Hyun-jun.,...More
Convergence of movie and TV drama continues to evolve 2009/11/05, Source Simultaneous production of drama and its theatrical version increases efficiency
Generalization of digital shooting breaks down barriers of human resources & technology
Respect of different ways of producing broadcast programs and movies brings higher efficiency
TV Program Formats for Sale 2007/10/23, Source Fanny, an office worker in New York, comes home after work and turns on the television. When she presses the number for CBS, an American comedian rattles on and on to the other five not-so-friendly looking comedians who retort back to whatever each other says.
"Miro (Maze)" is a traditional melodrama produced by Kore,...More
'Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan' Opens in Tokyo 2007/08/02, Source The opening ceremony for the second FACE In Japan:Forever, Asian Star Culture Expo In Japan, was held in grandeur on the 1st at the Tokyo Dome City Freedom Hall. This expo is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and the Korean National Tour,...More
'Hotel M' marks last draw for gangster genre 2007/02/15, Source Gangsters have been portrayed by Korean filmmakers for decades. One of the latest developments is the frothy expansion of gangster comedies, forging a stand-alone genre in Korea's mainstream cinema that continues to inspire producers and yet leave a growing number of moviegoers dissatisfied.
A 5-minute video message from Song will be shown at the group's concert to be,...More
Culture ministry sets up Hallyu task force 2006/03/23, Source The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on Thursday (Mar. 23) that it has set up a task force, in which cultural and tourism sectors will work together to develop tourism and strengthen Hallyu, the Korean pop-cultre wave hitting Asia and beyond.
The task force comprising officials from the Korea,...More
KNTO to open a Hallyu all-around information site 2005/07/18, Source KNTO (The Korea National Tourism Organization) recently opened http://www.hellohallyu.com , a Hallyu all-around information site. After opening Korean site and Japanese site first, the Organiation plans to add English site as well as Chinese site by the end of this month. An official involved in thi,...More
Quake or shine, Japanese want kimchi TV 2005/05/24, Source TOKYO - Nippon TV, a cable network for the greater Kanto area in eastern Japan, originally expected the Korean wave to end earlier this year. In part, the broadcaster was convinced of the Korean wave's staying power last October when a deadly earthquake slammed the Niigata region and a breaking news,...More
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and park jong cheol who played the
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