Today is the opening of Scandic Paasi, Finlands new flagship hotel, situated close to the recently restored and expanded Helsinki Congress Paasitorni building. Accommodation, conferences and restaurants together create a full-service concept in a historical environment.Scandic Paasi, located in the Siltasaari district in Helsinki opens its doors today. Scandic Hotels have taken advantage of the interesting history of the building. The interior of the hotel tells stories about the colourful history of the building aswell as about interesting personalities that lived in the area through the years.
Scandic Paasis 170 rooms communicate different local stories in three buildings from different eras. The interior design of Spectacular is inspired by the 1920s, Leisure by the 1950s and Concious of the 2010s. The storytelling design is created by architect company Stylt Trampoli, based in Gothenburg.
– Scandic Paasi is a characteristic hotel for guests who want to experience something unique. The stories about colourful personalities that influenced life in Siltasaari during 150 years are being retold in our hotel. The interior in different styles also offers a new hotel experience, says Aki Käyhkö, Country Vice President, Scandic Finland.
The walls are decorated with wallpaper that replicates the styles Georg Rieks started to produce in the 1830s in Siltasaari. The hotel has its own wallpaper design, in which the guests are presented the work of historical personalities.
Of course the guests will find Scandic concepts such as shop, gym and playroom for children in the hotel. Scandic Paasi has also a high standard of security and accessibility. In conjunction with the opening, Scandic Paasi will also be granted the Finnish Swan ecolabel.
For further information:
Aki Käyhkö, Country Vice President, Scandic Hotels, tel: +358 40 5099 800
Margareta Thorgren, VP Group Communication Scandic Hotels, tel: +46 8 517 352 54scandichotels.com
Scandic has 6,600 employees, all of whom have one common goal: your comfort. As the greenest hotel chain in the Nordic countries, the environment, corporate social responsibility and accessibility are of utmost importance to us. Scandic has 160 hotels – a total of 29,910 hotel rooms – in nine countries, and our turnover is EUR 842 million. Scandic is the largest hotel chain in the Nordic countries. Our aim is to be more than just a hotel: we want to be a place where people meet, work and gain inspiration.