A hotel? Sure. But also a hub. Marketplace. Intersection. Gallery. Incubator. Instigator. A place for creators and makers of the world to leave their mark in Seoul.
ART & ARTISTS
ART IS HOW WE CONNECT
We believe that Art defines everyday life and daily life is Art. It’s how we connect and the style in which we do so. So it’s no surprise that we have brought art in every form throughout the hotel. When you visit, keep every sense alert for how we have infused creativity into every aspect of the experience.
As a hotel located in Hongdae – caught between underground clubs and the art university – music and contemporary art is where we start.
RYSE is proud to be a member of the Autograph Collection. Handpicked membership in the elite group of global hotels provides assurance of RYSE meeting very high standards of human touch in our service, heartfelt design throughout the hotel and the mark of craft felt from arrival to long after departure. As a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can be assured that there is a seamless connection for loyal fans, whether traveling for business or leisure.
RYSE’s Zero Project promotes environmental sustainability and reducing waste.
We understand that we are not perfect, however, we are continually striving to improve our environmental impact on the earth.
Our hope is to promote sustainability so that more hotels and companies alike adopt such programs in their initiatives for the future.
Please join us in this effort and be our partner in making the world a cleaner and more sustainable place!
We didn't build RYSE in a day – or on our own. We worked side by side with some of the most creative visionaries around to make it all happen.
Extraordinary is a brand inspired by the ordinary, seeking the ordinary in the extraordinary. Every design serves the purpose of a visual message.
The brand has worked closely with RYSE to develop our Guest and Side Note Club uniforms, that perfectly embodies the fine line between street wear and work wear while capturing the projection of youthfulness and free street sensibilities.
Transit Studio is a multi disciplinary architecturally focused design studio founded by Ben Masterton-Smith and based in London. The studio's work is inspired by transit and transition between places, cultures and people so they were a great fit to design some of the custom furnishings for the RYSE suites.
The firm's principal was involved in the RYSE concept from the early days and brought a mix of London style, Hongdae research and extensive hospitality experience into a furniture collection that's both raw and refined, sporty and luxe.
SCAAA was our partner in envisioning the architectural moments that define the guest experience. They are a global design innovation firm, specializing in architecture, based in Los Angeles.
Led by Steven Song, along with Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, they created a building design that takes advantage of the vibrant streets of Hongdae. To cap it off, the precise façade geometry matches with the monumental concrete lobby to make a bold statement.
MARC & CHANTAL
From the initial branding strategy to design of the visual identity, Marc & Chantal has sculpted the RYSE brand to be a dynamic force in Hongdae. Their work has defined RYSE's look as well as the guest experience itself.
By immersing the team in the culture of Hongdae, Marc & Chantal was able to find a bold approach that is both relevant to the neighborhood and resonates with creatively minded people the world over. The branding agency has previously created brands for iconic hotels across Asia and globally.
The interior design concept for RYSE was conceived by Michaelis Boyd, the renowned London design firm. They were inspired to make a diamond from the rough, with bold and open lower levels leading to refined guest rooms and a sophisticated rooftop lounge.
Between their vision and Hongdae's context, the RYSE interiors are a distinctive symbol of who we are. They are responsible for some of the best hospitality design in London and Europe, from Soho House Berlin, Groucho Club, to many others.
Worksout is an acclaimed streetwear boutique, and an early proponent of building on the strong links from fashion to street culture and art. They carry Carhartt WIP, Vans, Reigning Champ, Brixton and many other influential global brands.
Maintaining the identity of collaborating brands while having a unique and different approach, Worksout is an evolution of streetwear in Korea as a market-leading streetwear boutique in a niche streetwear culture.
The creative team that drives Kahoko may be globetrotters working from Europe and Asia, but the rugs themselves have a very definite home.
Each rug is made by hand in the Rift Valley of Kenya by artisans who have passed down the techniques through generations.
The team behind Le Chamber, Still and SOHA, the hottest cocktail bars in Seoul, are teaming with RYSE to create the concept behind Side Note Club on the 15th floor. The founding trio met while competing in (and winning!) world championships and that passion is brought to RYSE.
Their creativity in inventing new cocktails and dedication to service is at the heart of the exclusive experience of the lounge and open rooftop. Through this close collaboration, you'll be able to taste RYSE in each sip.
A key part of the design vision of RYSE is found in the details of the furniture and interiors under the direction of Integration. They are amultidisciplinary design consultancy specialized in architecture, interior design, and branding. Integration worked closely with the Michaelis Boy team to take on key details and selection of materials, paying particularly close attention to the texture, temperature, and design of the furniture for public spaces and guest rooms.
When designing furniture for RYSE, inspiration came from playing with combining luxe and raw materials. Raw representation of material natures and saturated colors created comfortable yet visually stimulating spaces.The reduced simplicity of the spaces came through in the design language which used boolean operations of geometric shapes to show juxtaposed aesthetics.