Hotels Partner with Korean Medical Clinics
To get Gangnam plastic surgery in modern day Korea, especially in Seoul is a humongous task. There are over five hundred clinics to choose from, and what’s more, hotels to pick – hopefully one with a convenient location. However, now, you can consider this problem solved.
According to the Korea Times, hotels are partnering with medical clinics. Some noteworthy examples are The Imperial Palace Seoul’s medical center, which is located on the third floor – connected to an outdoor area that comes close to a traditional Korean garden.
With the advent of medical tour packages that includes free stays at hotels, one can save both time and trouble.
“It’s in a hotel, so I feel the service is different,” a patient by the name of K. Choi had told The Korea Times, “In an ordinary clinic, I feel nervous when machines go off with a loud noise. Here I do not have to worry about it. Each room is separate. I have a better sense of privacy. Also, the clinic is a one-stop shop, which is good for busy patients like myself.”
Another fine example is The Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, also located in Seoul as well as The Ritz-Carlton. One thing to note though, is when it comes to price -- you’ll have to consider that perhaps it is cheaper to book appointments and services separately.
The year before, there were 211,218 people who visited Korea to receive medical treatment. Among them, 56,075 were from China, 32,750 were from America and 24,026 were from Russia. Will the numbers wane in the following years and Korea will be replaced by an altogether better location for beauty purposes? Maybe, but last year, the Korea Herald still regarded Seoul as the cosmetic surgery capital of the world.
Would you opt for a hotel and beauty treatment offer? Is it killing two birds with one stone? Why, or why not? Leave a comment below!