Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino and Marriott Resort and GD Café Open Phase 1 Fully Operates to Offer Complete Integrated Resort Experience to Visitors

27 Feb 2018

(25 February 2018, Hong Kong) Landing International Development Limited (“Landing International” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, HKEx Code: 00582) announced Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino, located in Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort opened today. Dr. Yang Zhihui, Chairman and Executive Director of Landing International and Mr. Jay Lee, CEO of Landing Jeju Development Co., Ltd. officiated the opening ceremony of the casino and unveiled plague of Marriott Resort in the morning.

The Group received on 21 February the approval from the Government of Jeju Special Self Governing Province to relocate its Landing Casino to Jeju Shinhwa World, and increase the exclusive gaming floor area to approximately 5,500 square meters, about 7 times of that of approximately 800 square meters in its old property at Hyatt Regency. Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino houses 155 live gaming tables including Baccarat, Poker, Black Jack, Roulette, Tai-sai, and 239 cutting-edge slot machines and electronic table games.

Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort, the first international brand resort facility in Jeju Shinhwa World and the only Marriott brand hotel on Jeju Island unveiled plague today, started operation in December last year. It comprises 627 luxury guest rooms in various types, among which 30% are connected rooms, and 12 suites which combine traditional Korean design influences with understated modern design, along with eight meeting rooms. Five food and beverage outlets, including Le Chinois, Jejuseon and Café the Islet, offer a dynamic selection of dining choices, from Chinese fine dining to Korean cuisine and casual international fare. Another highlight is Mosil, the clubhouse themed Jeju’s famous attraction Seongsan Ilchulbong, that equipped with an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor heated pool, spa and other facilities.

Dr. Yang Zhihui said, “The opening of Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino marks the full opening of the Phase 1 of Jeju Shinhwa World.  We are now one of the few integrated resort operators in Jeju and Korea that could offer to visitors a complete world-class hospitality, leisure and entertainment experience. In 2018, we will 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.” 

The long-awaited “Untitled, 2017” (also known as “GD Café”) in YG Republique also opens today. The opening ceremony held in the afternoon was officiated by Dr. Yang Zhihui, Mr. Yang Hyun-Suk, President of YG Entertainment, Ms. Noh Hee-young, Chairman of YG Foods and Mr. Kwon Ji-yong (best known by his stage name of G-Dragon or GD), who attended the public event for the last time before enlisting. The café has drawn much attention of international K-pop fans, for G-Dragon has actively involved in the planning and design of it, from naming and interior design of the cafe to selecting coffee and cacao beans for special coffee and desserts on the menu. “3 Butcher’s” specializes in Jeju’s black pork barbeque, a seafood restaurant “3 Fisherman’s Wharf” and a brunch cafe “3 Birds” in YG Republique were opened in the bottom of last year, and a bowling music bar "AC.III.T" will open to the public soon, adding more vibrancy to the leisure and entertainment night life in Jeju Island.

Jeju Shinhwa World was opened in phases. In April 2017, Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World, the first world-class 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, welcome its first customers. Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Resort, Landing Convention Centre and YG Republique (which is a collaboration with YG Entertainment) were opened in November 2017 while Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort and Shinhwa Shoppes were opened in December 2017. The opening of Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino marks the full opening of the Phase 1 of Jeju Shinhwa World. Construction works of Phase 2 have been commenced. Waterpark and Shinhwa Hotel are scheduled to open in the middle of 2018. A luxury Jeju Shinhwa World Four Seasons Resort & Spa in the heart of Jeju Shinhwa World, and Lionsgate Movie World, the first branded outdoor theme park built exclusively around world-famous movies at Jeju Shinhwa World are expected to be opened in 2019/2020.

Landing Casino at Jeju Shinhwa World held its opening ceremony on 25 February.

Dr. Yang Zhihui’s first bet in Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino.

Dr. Yang Zhihui and Mr. Jay Lee unveiled plague of Marriott Resort.

Opening ceremony of “Untitled, 2017” in YG Republique officiated by (from left) G-Dragon, Mr. Yang Hyun-Suk, Dr. Yang Zhihui and Ms. Noh Hee-young.

G-Dragon attended the public event for the last time before enlisting.

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