It is essential and important to enlighten history in each and every academe as well as industry field. Development and growth of the hotel industry in Korea and worldwide, in parallel have contributed much for enhancing economic and socio-cultural life of human being. The purpose of this study is, therefore, to trace and verify historical highlights and millstones of the hotel industry in Korea. Before liberalization of Korea, opening backgrounds, synopsis of facilities, and symbolic meaning for such representative hotels as Daebul, Sontak, Chosun(Chuldo), and Bando are introduced. After that time, same subjects of best representative hotels in every decade are introduced. Finally, anticipatory roles and futuristic challenges are suggested.