Top entertainment destination will have a presence during LPGA Tour event broadcasts
INCHEON, Republic of Korea, Oct. 15, 2018 – The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today that Paradise City, a top resort and entertainment destination in Northeast Asia, has been named an Official Entertainment Destination and will have a presence throughout the season during television broadcasts of LPGA Tour events.
Paradise City’s unique Korean-style resorts combine hospitality with entertainment, offering an exciting experience for guests. As an Official Partner, the multi-complex resort will next season help the LPGA highlight “Entertaining Moments of the Week” during tournament broadcasts.
This partnership was launched earlier this month during the UL International Crown team competition where Paradise City served as the official hotel of the event and hosted the Gala Dinner on the Tuesday night of tournament week. Paradise City was also the official hotel for last week’s LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship and hosted another Gala Dinner on the eve of the tournament.
"The LPGA is proud to welcome Paradise City to our family," said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. "We look forward to our stays where we are treated to first-class hospitality and entertainment. We plan to make many return visits to Paradise City and are excited to show our fans the 'entertaining moment of the week'."
Park Pyung-Yong, CEO of Paradise Segasammy, said: "Paradise City now endeavors to contribute to the prosperity of the global golf industry as well as enhance its reputation as the first integrated resort in Northeast Asia through ceaseless sports marketing activities."
Boosted by this partnership, Paradise City will envisage itself as not only a landmark of the ‘Korean Golf Wave’ but also as the mecca of sports marketing in Northeast Asia.
Korean fan favorite Sung Hyun Park, a five-time winner on the LPGA Tour, said: "The beds are really comfortable at Paradise City and I’ve been sleeping really well these past two weeks. That’s the most important thing. The food is great and personally, it’s one of the top hotels I’ve ever stayed in."
ANA Inspiration champion Pernilla Lindberg, who also spent two consecutive weeks at Paradise City Hotel & Resort for the UL International Crown and the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, added: "It's the nicest hotel that we get to stay in all year, so I'm very comfortable getting to spend two straight weeks there! You never get bored with your food options there and then so many other activities to do as well. I haven't really been part of the night scene but the nightclub, Chroma, there looks really cool. I know it just opened. And just the sheer size of the casino there is quite impressive too."
Jin Young Ko, who won her first LPGA Tour title at the 2017 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, said: "As defending champion of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, I stayed in a Suite Room at the Paradise Hotel and I have to say it is very spacious with many rooms and the beds are amazingly comfortable so I am sleeping very well. It is just a really comfortable place to stay. Also inside the hotel, there are spaces where quality exhibitions are held, and there are many entertainment options, including a bowling alley, a VR (Virtual Reality) room and a pool room. There is also a cafe that serves delicious food, in fact the food overall is very tasty. So I am enjoying my stay on various fronts."
Here is a link to the 'Paradise Entertaining Moment of the Week' from the 2018 UL International Crown Gala Dinner, held in the Grand Ballroom at Paradise City Hotel & Resort on Oct. 3: https://bit.ly/2A5BFlO.
About Paradise City
PARADISE CITY is Northeast Asia’s first integrated resort. It showcases accumulated expertise of 50 years of managing hotels, casinos, and spas at Paradise, the leader in tourism and leisure in Korea. The entire compound spans 330,000m2, approximately 46 times that of a football (soccer) pitch. Opened in April 2017, the first phase facilities span 200,000m2 to include the 5-star contemporary luxury hotel Paradise Hotel & Resort, the largest casino for foreigners in Korea, Paradise Casino, and a Convention Center optimized for international MICE events thanks to its outstanding accessibility.
Opened in September 2018, the second phase facilities span 110,000m2 to include various cultural and entertainment establishments. Facilities include: ▲ART PARADISO (Luxury boutique hotel), ▲CIMER (K-Style Destination spa), ▲CHROMA (The largest club in Northeast Asia), ▲PARADISE ART SPACE (Art exhibition space), ▲PLAZA (Event-oriented shopping arcade), ▲STUDIO PARADISE (Innovative multi-purpose studio), and ▲WONDERBOX (Family entertainment indoor theme park, opening in the first half of 2019). As these facilities provide bespoke amusement to customers of all ages, they provide the setting as a true one-stop integrated resort for experiencing the K-Wave (Hallyu) culture.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.
The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.
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