An Insider’s Guide To Idols’ Side Gigs Part 2: YG Family G-Dragon, Seungri, Goo Hye Sun

By Staff Reporter | June 06, 2013 10:55 PM EDT


Last time, we visited the family cafes and businesses of Super Junior members. Now, we will introduce the businesses owned by members of the YG Family, including Big Bang's G-Dragon, Seungri, and actress Goo Hye Sun!


Big Bang's G-Dragon made headlines in November of last year for purchasing a vacation house for his parents to manage. The hotel has been named as "Dolce Vita Pension," and G-Dragon reportedly spent 1 billion KRW (around $922,000 USD) to construct and build the pension. According to G-Dragon's parents, G-Dragon designed the interior of the hotel, and the construction of the pension took 15 months.

The luxurious, self-designed hotel has 10 rooms that have names that are the same as some of the most famous Big Bang songs, including "Café," "This Love," "Haru Haru," "VIP," "Crayon," and "Heaven." It also has a special room for guests' animals, called "With Gaho & Jolie," which is in honor of G-Dragon's dogs which live in the hotel with his parents.

In addition, the hotel is equipped with an entertainment media center, two spas, and a swimming pool. The rates for lodging in the vacation house start at $230 USD (250,000 KRW) per night for two guests. The room that is named "Crayon" is reserved just for G-Dragon and his friends, so guests won't be able to stay there.

G-Dragon's father has also said in an interview before that those who are under 19 years old won't be allowed to stay in the pension, as they don't intend for the hotel to be a place swarmed by fans.

But for G-Dragon fans over 19, the next time you're in Korea and need a place, be sure to check out the Dolce Vita Pension!

[Address] 2-25 Gisan-ri Ildong-myeon, Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
[Phone Number] +82 010-8384-8180
[Official Website]


Another Big Bang member, Seungri, has also been part of a business, as he helped establish two branches of a music and dance academy called "Plug In Music Academy," also known as "Seungri Academy." The dance academy is located in Gwangju, Daejun, Mokpo, and Seoul. Students of the academy learn how to sing, dance, and act.

The academy aims to help students get better at singing and dancing before they become a trainee at an entertainment company. Some of the past students of the academy includes 2ne1's Minzy, Kara's Goo Hara, TVXQ's Yunho, B.A.P's Zelo, and Seungri himself.

Seungri was able to help the academy branch out into Daejun and Mokpo. Joy Dance Academy is also a part of Plug In Music Academy.


One other member of the YG Family who owns a business is actress Goo Hye Sun, who was most known for her role in "Boys Over Flowers." Goo Hye Sun opened a gallery café called "Café Manolin," which is also managed by her brother-in-law.

Fans who have visited the café say that the atmosphere is warm and comfortable, and the artwork that is hung in the gallery area is impressive. Café Manolin serves delicate and delicious food as well as coffee and drinks, and the interior design of the café is beautiful. Some of the artwork that is displayed in the café is drawn by Goo Hye Sun herself.

Café Manolin is located in Seoul, and fans say that it is very easy to find. Fans of Goo Hye Sun, don't forget to pay this café a visit if you have the chance!

Tagged :  G-Dragon, Seungri, Goo Hye Sun, YG Entertainment, YG Family, Super Junior


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