[30-Mar-12][Daily Economy]Rain'll alter a building owned by him in Cheongdam-dong into Boutique Hotel.
It has been confirmed on the 29th that world star Rain is in the process of starting building
a hotel called Boutique which has a small performing arts hall attached to it.
Boutique Hotel is small but custom-built, and is also called 'Concept Hotel' or 'Designers
It belatedly turned out that Rain planning to build a hotel called Boutique in a complex
owned by him in Seoul's Cheongdam-dong, presented his design change document to
Gangnam-gu office the first half of last year in order to approve the design changes
before construction can proceed.
According to Gangnam-gu office, the building (Building Rainy) Rain owns has six floors
above ground and three underground, the total area of this place is 3794.64㎡ (total land
area, 1024.8㎡), and it is composed of Neighborhood Unit Facilities (the first floor~
the third floor and two underground) and Office Facilities (the fourth floor~the sixth floor)
Gangnam-gu office officials expressed, "The singer Rain side hopes to build a hotel
called Boutique which has a small performing arts hall attached to it by altering the zoning
of the property. The side presented the design change document to Gangnam-gu office
last year, and the plan is now under consideration by the office."
But, it is said that the issue of how wide that road located along his building is may be
precisely the ones choking the changeover to Boutique Hotel.
The officials said, "There are few roads measuring more than 12m in width due to the
nature of roads to villages in this area.
If the government and Gangnam-gu office agree to lift restrictions on the width of the
road (12m->8m) and grasp the concept of Boutique Hotel differentiated from other
hotels, big profits could be made at the national level. We have to solve the problem
Credit to Daily Economy http://news.nate.com/view/20120330n01957
English translation by 화니 / raincloudhk