Landing International officially opened Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino on Sunday, with the ceremony officiated by Dr. Yang Zhihui, chairman and executive director of Landing International and Jay Lee, CEO of Landing Jeju Development Co.
The group received approval on February 21 to relocate its Landing Casino to Jeju Shinhwa World, and increase the exclusive gaming floor area to approximately 5,500 square meters, about 7 times that of its old property at the Hyatt Regency.
Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino houses 155 live gaming tables including Baccarat, Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Tai-sai, and 239 cutting-edge slot machines and electronic table games.
Dr. Yang Zhihui said, “The opening of Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino marks the full opening of the Phase 1 of Jeju Shinhwa World. We are now one of the few integrated resort operators in Jeju and Korea that could offer to visitors a complete world-class hospitality, leisure and entertainment experience. In 2018, we will focus our efforts on operating Jeju Shinhwa World to deliver on our promise to make Jeju Shinhwa World into a tourism destination under the spotlight on Jeju Island that the residents will be proud of.”
The group also opened its long awaited “Untitled, 2017” (also known as “GD Cafe”) in YG Republique.
The opening ceremony held in the afternoon was officiated by Dr. Yang Zhihui, Mr. Yang Hyun-Suk, President of YG Entertainment, Ms. Noh Hee-young, Chairman of YG Foods and Mr. Kwon Ji-yong (best known by his stage name of G-Dragon or GD), who attended the public event for the last time before enlisting.
The cafe has drawn much attention among international K-pop fans, for G-Dragon has been actively involved in the planning and design, from naming and interior design of the cafe to selecting coffee and cacao beans for special coffee and desserts on the menu.
Jeju Shinhwa World was opened in phases. In April 2017, Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World, the first world-class full-serviced resort condominium in Jeju was opened.
In September 2017, Shinhwa Theme Park, in partnership with TUBAn Company Limited, a premier 3D animation company in South Korea, welcomed its first customers.
Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Resort, Landing Convention Centre and YG Republique (which is a collaboration with YG Entertainment) were opened in November 2017 while Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort and Shinhwa Shoppes were opened in December 2017.
The opening of Jeju Shinhwa World Landing Casino marks the full opening of the Phase 1 of Jeju Shinhwa World.
Construction works of Phase 2 have been commenced. Waterpark and Shinhwa Hotel are scheduled to open in the middle of 2018. A luxury Jeju Shinhwa World Four Seasons Resort & Spa in the heart of Jeju Shinhwa World, and Lionsgate Movie World, the first branded outdoor theme park built exclusively around world-famous movies at Jeju Shinhwa World are expected to be opened in 2019/2020.