SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2014) - Starting this summer it's time to sip, swirl and savor World Class Cocktails at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul. Available at the Griffin Bar, one of the premier bar and restaurants in Seoul, South Korea, the program showcases three cocktails from three outstanding bartenders, each one a finalist at World Class 2014 Korea, the world's largest bartending competition.

'Platinum Blond' was created by Roy Kim, who ranked 5th at World Class 2014 Korea, and the drink was inspired by bartenders who secretly offered drinks at Speakeasy bars in the age of prohibition. 'Marry Me' by Terry Kim inspires an air of romance, while 'Heavenly Peace' by Daniel Kang with chai tea, pairs well with a delectable brownie.

"It is the very rare case that three finalists from the 2014 World Class can be found at one singular, luxury hotel. We hope our guests are ready to experience an unforgettable evening enjoying World Class Cocktails created by the world's best bartenders, while also taking in the spectacular night view highlighted by the National treasure, Heunginjumun, at the Griffin bar."

Located on the 11th floor, Griffin Bar, with its rooftop terrace, invites guests to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the East Gate day and night, while soaking in the Seoul bar and event venue's classic luxury atmosphere and signature cocktails.

The Griffin Bar also offers the 'Tropical Cocktail' promotion through August 31, which includes 'Half Blue Squach,' 'Terrace Sunset,' and 'Season in the Sun,' priced at 22,000 won each, tax and service fee included.

While at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, guests can embark on an epicurean journey that includes the vaunted steakhouse BLT Steak, The Griffin Bar, Tavolo 24 all day dining, The Lounge, and Seoul Baking Company, a boutique pastry shop located on Lower Lobby.

The price for World Class Cocktails is 45,000 won each, tax and service fee included, and is available from 6PM to 2AM. Two day advanced reservation is required by contacting the hotel at 02-2276-3000.

About the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul welcomes guests to South Korea's capital and the city center with its luxury amenities and vibrant surroundings. The Jongno hotel features 170 guest rooms, including 19 executive sky view rooms, 15 suites, along with an indoor lap pool, 24-hour fitness center and full-service spa where guests can relax and indulge. A dedicated Executive Lounge with an open balcony serves the Executive Floor rooms. For meeting facilities, the hotel offers one grand ballroom with Korea's first Samsung LFD (Large Format Display) 98-screen media wall and four meeting rooms for corporate events, training sessions, and meetings. Currently, there are 64 JW Marriott hotels in 25 countries; by 2016 the portfolio is expected to encompass 90 properties in 30 countries. For more information or to make reservations at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, please visit our website at, twitter: @jwmarriott_ddm and facebook:

Contact Information:

JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
279, Cheonggyecheon-ro,Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-126 South Korea