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December 2013

Good internet connection most important for hotel guests*

Good internet connection most important for hotel guests*

Surveys show that good wifi is one of the most important criteria when choosing a hotel. With new, modern technology, better accessibility for more users and higher speeds, the Scandic...
Scandic first in the world to offer everyone interactive web training on disabilities

Scandic first in the world to offer everyone interactive web training on disabilities

Ensuring the same high level of service for all guests, whether or not they have a disability, is an important goal for Scandic, but what exactly is the best way of serving a blind...

November 2013

A world first for Scandic – checking out by mobile at all hotels

A world first for Scandic – checking out by mobile at all hotels

Scandic is the first hotel chain in the world to offer digital check-out at all its hotels. The system was tested in the spring and is now available at all hotels in the chain. With...

October 2013

Scandic receives accessibility prize for its disability work

Scandic receives accessibility prize for its disability work

Scandic Denmark has been awarded the Bevica Foundation’s Accessibility Prize 2013. Each year, the foundation awards a prize to people or companies that have shown a particular...
Frank Fiskers returns to Scandic as CEO

Frank Fiskers returns to Scandic as CEO

The Board of Scandic Hotels – owned by EQT and Accent – has appointed Frank Fiskers CEO of Scandic Hotels, a role he previously held from 2007–2010. The outgoing CEO Anders...

September 2013

Scandic launches new hotel chain ­­­– HTL

Scandic launches new hotel chain ­­­– HTL

The leading hotel chain in the Nordic region, Scandic Hotels, is launching a new hotel chain under a separate brand, HTL. The new hotel concept will offer the best city centre locations at the best...
Jamie Oliver spices up meetings at Scandic

Jamie Oliver spices up meetings at Scandic

Scandic, the Nordic region’s leading hotel chain is continuing its partnership with world-renowned chef Jamie Oliver. Earlier this year we launched the Summer and Kids menus that...
Scandic reduces its environmental impact – Sustainability report – first half of 2013

Scandic reduces its environmental impact – Sustainability report – first half of 2013

The report for 2013 shows a continued reduction in the areas of water, energy and waste. During the first half of 2013, Scandic’s energy consumption fell by...
Scandic Hotels reduces its environmental impact

Scandic Hotels reduces its environmental impact

The report for 2013 shows a continued reduction in the areas of water, energy and waste. During the first half of 2013, Scandic’s energy consumption fell by 0.42%, water consumption...

August 2013

Scandic receives prestigious award from TripAdvisor

Scandic receives prestigious award from TripAdvisor

Each year TripAdvisor awards a Certificate of Excellence to hotels that have received excellent reviews from their guests. Only 10% of all the hotels represented on TripAdvisor have...

July 2013

Scandic’s half-yearly report 2013

Scandic’s half-yearly report 2013

During the first half of the year, revenue increased by 1.1% to EUR 448.6 (443.6) million. Net operating profit (EBITDA) came in at EUR 27.6 (32.6) million, giving a profit margin of...
Scandic restaurants to stop using palm oil

Scandic restaurants to stop using palm oil

For environmental reasons, Scandic has decided to discontinue the use of palm oil and replace it with rapeseed and sunflower seed oil in its 160 restaurants. The hotel chain’s...

June 2013

Scandic Hotels first to offer guests check-out by mobile phone at all hotels

Scandic Hotels first to offer guests check-out by mobile phone at all hotels

Scandic Hotels is the first hotel chain in the Nordic region to offer a digital solution for checking out at its hotels. In just a few quick steps guests...
Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Scandic is continuing its expansion in the Nordic market, with today’s opening of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda in Norway. The hotel is situated in idyllic Bystranda, in the centre...

May 2013

Scandic receives gold medal for its environmental work

Scandic receives gold medal for its environmental work

Scandic is the first hotel chain in Europe to be awarded a Gold Medal* by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
Johan Kvist new strategy chief at the Scandic Group

Johan Kvist new strategy chief at the Scandic Group

Scandic Hotels is delighted to announce that Johan Kvist will be taking over responsibility for strategy at the Group on 20 May 2013. He is joining Scandic from the consultancy firm,...

March 2013

Scandic challenges the industry to be more sustainable

Scandic challenges the industry to be more sustainable

To achieve a sustainable society, Scandic CEO Anders Ehrling issues a challenge to the whole Nordic hotel industry as part of Earth Hour on 23 March. The challenge is to get the...
Scandic joins forces with FACE Stockholm– cutting plastic consumption by 21 tonnes in the process

Scandic joins forces with FACE Stockholm– cutting plastic consumption by 21 tonnes in the process

Scandic is now further strengthening its position as a world leader in environmental work by launching its own hair and skin care range for 2013 in partnership with FACE Stockholm. This...
Scandic Hotels improved profits 2012

Scandic Hotels improved profits 2012

Scandic Hotels increased revenues and improved its operating profit in 2012. Over the year, Scandic opened six new hotels and launched an extensive refurbishment programme for its...
Scandic Hotels received the top customer satisfaction scores

Scandic Hotels received the top customer satisfaction scores

Scandic Hotels put up the highest satisfaction score for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based on global results from the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)*.

January 2013

Scandic Hotels joins forces with TripAdvisor

Scandic Hotels joins forces with TripAdvisor

Over 70 percent of hotel guests want to read other people’s comments before choosing a hotel, according to a survey by Forrester Consulting*. Through collaboration with the world’s...
Scandic Hotels wins major procurement contract in Norway

Scandic Hotels wins major procurement contract in Norway

Scandic Hotels has won a 4-year framework agreement with the Norwegian Children and Young People’s Agency, Bufdir, with a total value of around EUR 6 million. Scandic was the clear...