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South Korea 'love hotels' clean up act to woo youthful clients

These short-stay hotels are moving upmarket as competition heats up

Hotel owners who modernise their buildings can typically double or triple revenues, said Lee Seung-rae, chief executive of Hotelinn, which offers management classes for motel owners.


THE grimy windows, racks of adult videos and red bedroom lights are disappearing from South Korea's short-stay hotels as they move upmarket to lure young people who are shedding conservative attitudes in favour of more openness about sex.

Competition is heating up amid the