RYSE Hotel

London-based Michaelis Boyd and SCAAA have teamed up to design this building in the creative neighbourhood Hongdae, creating the interior and exterior respectively. RYSE, a member of the Autograph Collection, is a new lifestyle hub that goes above and beyond merely giving lip service to the term. The development has successfully incorporated retail spaces, an art gallery, a print culture-inspired lounge, a rooftop bar, a coffee bar and an outpost of Aussie chef David Thompson’s modern Thai restaurant Long Chim. Design elements take inspiration from the Korean landscape and have a fresh feel, making RYSE a comfortable base for business travellers and holiday makers alike.