Scandic Helsinki Hub is strategically located at the crossroads of downtown Helsinki and charming southern Helsinki. Remnants of the old printing press have been elegantly preserved in Franz Design’s design throughout the building, and guests can choose accommodations that offer a variety of special features and unique experiences, including rooms with a private terrace overlooking on the hotel courtyard and junior suites with large corner windows. Along with unique loft-style rooms, the hotel offers inspiring spaces for events, meetings and co-working, as well as a trattoria and bars.
“We are delighted to open a new hotel during a period when we see good development in the Helsinki region, where activity levels have returned to our hotels,” said Aki Käyhkö, Head of Scandic Hotels Finland. “Scandic Helsinki Hub is a splendid addition to our existing hotel portfolio in the capital, as domestic and intra-Nordic leisure and business travelers return to our hotels.
Scandic Helsinki Hub offers flexible meeting, event and coworking spaces. For larger gatherings there is also a tiered space with a 16 meter LED wall for larger and more extravagant events. The hotel’s restaurant, Trattoria II Centro, offers Italian cuisine as well as a selection of vegan dishes prepared with authentic Italian ingredients. You can enjoy these delights on the hotel’s glass-enclosed terrace or at the bar which opens onto the courtyard.
“We want to be a hub where people from all over the world can meet and spark new ideas,” said Outi Hanhijärvi, Managing Director of Scandic Helsinki Hub. “We are opening with an international team of nearly 100 people and I am extremely happy to welcome guests from all over to this fantastic hotel and extraordinary building.”
As with all Scandic hotels, sustainability is central to the Scandic Helsinki Hub. The hotel is eco-labeled according to the rigorous new criteria of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel where, among other things, eco-labeled products and chemicals and 100% renewable electricity, the absence of single-use disposable products, reduced water consumption, a climate-friendly menu and reduced food waste served as the basis for certification.
The principles of sustainable development were the starting point for the entire hotel planning process. Many original elements have been retained in the building and recycled materials such as plastic bottles and textile waste for furniture and carpets have been favored when sourcing.
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