The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
The Shilla Hotel plans to open an 11-story business hotel in the Yeondong neighborhood of Jeju City as early as 2015. A company official said the company is “pushing forward with plans for a comfortable business hotel… targeting foreign tourists.” Tourist numbers to Jeju are now exceeding 10 million per year. While expressing concern about increased traffic congestion, local residents welcome the potential for an increase in business revenue for their area. — Jeju Sori