Employees have been told they will begin work at the tower on October 19.
South Korea.- A thousand Lotte Tour Development employees have been notified to prepare to begin work at the new Jeju Dream Tower in October as scheduled.
Some 360 of the South Korean travel company’s staff have been completing preparations from nearby offices, and around 200 staff from the services and food and beverages areas have been told they will start work on October 19.
Another 800 employees have been they will start work at the tower the following week.
Lotte Tour Development appears it will therefore complete its goal to move its headquarters from Seoul into the Jeju Dream Tower on schedule. The tower is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year.
The tower is the tallest building on Jeju island, with 38 floors rising 169 metres, including a 1,600-room hotel operated by Grand Hyatt, and a casino with 140 gaming tables, 190 slot machines, and 70 electronic gaming machines.
The total project cost has been estimated at about 1.6 trillion won (US$1.4 billion).