While it may be the oldest luxury accommodation in the sprawling city, The Shilla Seoul is still as fresh as its younger counterparts, with world-class rooms and facilities. Spend your days rubbing shoulders with Seoul’s elite on the third-floor Urban Island, where heated pools, jacuzzis, cabanas and heated sunbeds sit among a rooftop garden. Should the weather turn, retire to Guerlain Spa, the driving range and putting green or Arcade, a 20-shop luxury mall with the likes of Hermès and Issey Miyake. However you spend your day, it should end at one of the hotel’s five restaurants. The top-floor La Yeon is the first Korean restaurant to earn three Michelin stars, while Palsun’s high-end Chinese has captured the hearts of locals, making it one of the most popular regional spots in the city.