Like walking into a time machine - REGAL!
During my mom's first trip to South Korea, she and I stayed at the Imperial Palace Hotel in the Gangnam area of Seoul for three nights and four days. It was only her second time traveling outside of the United States. As her first international vacation wasn't so pleasant, I wanted to make sure that this trip was all the more special for her. Normally when I travel, I tend to err on the side of what I've been told is "cheap", by staying at hostels. However, for my 63 year old mother, that simply wasn't an option. I wanted the best for her, so for the first time ever, I splurged and booked an upscale hotel for a bargain price! She walked into the room and immediately started pointing out the things that she loved about it. She used the word "regal" and I think it suits the decor of the hotel perfectly. The hotel is a beautiful anachronism. I would love to stay at this hotel again.