Älvstaden is a new exciting urban development project in central Gothenburg, just a few hundreds of metres from the central station. When completed, it will add 25,000 new apartments and 45,000 new workplaces to the city centre. We are at the heart of this exiting blueprint vision as operators of the exciting new Scandic in Gothenburg.
Where the action is
Scandic already operates five hotels in central Gothenburg, and two other hotels in the region, with a total capacity of almost 2,000 rooms. So why a new hotel? “It is going to be an attractive meeting and event space in a building with exciting architecture right in the middle of central Gothenburg”, says Peter Jangbratt, Country Head for Scandic Hotels in Sweden. “Extensive investments in the surrounding infrastructure is underway. And many new office buildings will also be built, adding to the expanding business community of Sweden’s second biggest city. So, this is a business opportunity hard to resist”.
The new hotel will be an important integral part of this dynamic central area that is now gradually being realized. The design of the 74-metre high building with 16 floors above and two below ground level will add significant character to the area. The transparent architecture works perfectly in harmony with the surroundings – featuring big glass cubes, seeming to be “climbing on each other”. The building has all the qualities of a potential landmark.
On top of the city
Located just a few hundred metres from the train station, the new Scandic will have 362 rooms, 15 conference rooms, a restaurant and a relax section. The facilities also include a unique large multi-functional meeting and event space of almost 1,000 square metres (Black Box). This allows events welcoming up to 800 people.
Altogether, the hotel with its exciting design is introducing a new profile to the skyline of Gothenburg. The cool roof top bar will provide the perfect panorama of the city.
A green profile
The property owner is Vasakronan. In line with the company’s vision to create future proof cities, the building will be built with attention to sustainability in every detail, focusing on smart energy solutions. It is targeted to be certified according to LEED version 4 on the Platinum level, which is the highest. This ambition is further emphasized by the abundant greenery that will characterize the hotel when it opens up in 2020.