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Scandic appoints new Vice President Technical Services

Scandic appoints new Vice President Technical Services

From 5 November, Jonas Granström is appointed as new Vice President Technical Services at Scandic Hotels. He will be in charge of Scandic’s technical maintenance and development of the Scandic chain’s 160 hotels in 9 countries. Jonas professional background is from Skanska, where his last assignment was as CEO of Skanska Nya Hem AB.Scandic Hotels is continuing to expand by adding new hotels to its portfolio. In 2012-2013 alone, Scandic is opening 7 new hotels, while also investing more than SEK 500 million in refurbishing existing hotels. Jonas Granström’s role as VP Technical Services places him in a key position at Scandic. Jonas will be responsible for a range of technical projects, covering the technical development of new hotels as well as major refurbishments. Jonas will take up his new position on 5 November 2012, and will report to Martin Creydt, Scandic’s Chief Development Officer.

– In recent years, Scandic has expanded rapidly and has widened its hotel portfolio. We have also focused sharply on creating a clear identity for Scandic, to generate greater familiarity with our concept among our guests. This is an ideal time for Jonas Granström to join the Technical Services team and bring his experience and expertise to Scandic, says Martin Creydt, SVP & Chief Development Officer at Scandic.

Jonas Granström brings solid experience from the property sector. Jonas solid background is from Skanska, where he spent 22 years working in various positions, most recently as CEO of Skanska Nya Hem AB. Jonas graduated in engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, specialised on infrastructure project & development.

– I’m really excited about this opportunity to lead Scandic’s technical development onward. I hope that my experience from the construction and property sectors will help the Scandic Group continue to develop successfully, says Jonas Granström, new VP Technical Services at Scandic.

For more information, please contact:
Martin Creydt, SVP & Chief Development Officer, Scandic, Tel: + 46 (0)8-517 35 167
Jonas Granström, VP Technical Services, Scandic, Tel: + 46 (0)70- 694 49 90
Margareta Thorgren, VP Group Communication, Scandic, Tel: + 46 (0)8-517 35 254