Charles H.

SIZE: 3,067 Sq. Ft. / 285 Sq. Mtr.
LOCATION: Seoul, South Korea

Interiors, Custom Furniture and Lighting

Situated in the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Charles H is inspired by the intersection of historic speakeasies in New England as well as traditional royal Korean palace dress and ornamentation. A discrete entrance leads guests into a lavish space that begins in a barrel vault complete with exposed theater lights.  It terminates into the entrance to the main space or a concealed entryway leading to a hidden lounge area with plush seating and an exclusive mini bar.  The main space features a custom-made bar comprised of metal paneling that was pressed on sting ray skins, a glass mosaic floor inspired by the mother-of-pearl inlay techniques of Korean lacquerware, a custom-made trio of brass tables etched with artwork inspired by traditional ink landscape paintings, and a custom bar cart designed to convert into a simple DJ station.

  • "Cultural nuance and midcentury sophistication come together at the Four Seasons Seoul."
  • "Elegant and glamorous interior design"
    Time Out Seoul
  • "Korean royal craftsmanship mixed with Korean glam."
    World's 50 Best Bars
  • "Preposterously beautiful"


  • World's Sexiest Hotel Bars
    Travel + Leisure
  • Asia's Best Bar
    Drinks International
  • Best New International Cocktail Bar - Nominee
    Tales Of The Cocktail Spirited Awards
  • Hot List
    Condé Nast Traveler
  • Asia's 50 Best Bars - #14
    The World's 50 Best Bars


Art Feature: as displayed in Hospitality Design
As featured on the cover of Hospitality Design, this 7-meter long art feature is inspired by traditional Korean hair plaiting comprised of twisted ropes, hand-knotted silks and beaded metal strands.