Scandic Hotels has entered into a strategic partnership with MCI Nordics, one of the leading event and meeting management companies in the world.
Scandic is continuing to develop its customer offering within the area of accessibility. the hotel group is introducing mobile lifts for guests with disabilities at selected hotels in Sweden and Germany.
Scandic continues to strengthen the company’s Group management by appointing Lena Bjurner as new SVP of Human Resources. Lena, who will leave a senior position within American Express, will assume the position in early August 2015 and will be a member of Scandic’s executive management team.
Ann-Charlotte Johansson has been appointed VP Group Communication & IR at Scandic Hotels with overall responsibility for external and internal communication in the company, including PR and IR. Ann-Charlotte, who will assume her role at the beginning of 2015, will also be part of the Scandic Executive Committee.
Scandic is increasing its presence in Germany by taking over the Alsterhof Hotel in Berlin. The hotel has 217 rooms, which have just undergone an extensive refurbishment costing EUR 8 million, and is strategically located close to all the shopping and entertainment of western Berlin. When Scandic takes over the hotel on 1 September this year, it will change its name to Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm.
Jamie Oliver and Scandic Hotels have opened the first Jamie’s Italian restaurant in the Nordic region. Scandic Hotels will be the exclusive operating partner of Jamie’s Italian in the region and the first restaurant is due to open in autumn 2014 in Stockholm.
The board of Scandic Hotels has appointed Frank Fiskers to the position of chief executive with the company. Having held the role from 2007-2010, Fiskers returns to replace Anders Ehrling, who is leaving to take up leadership of Braathens Aviation.
Scandic Hotels is collaborating with Tripadvisor to introduce traveller ratings & reviews on all 161 of the Scandic hotel websites.
The Scandic Paasi has opened its doors in Finland, 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 and the Øgreid Eiendom have signed a contract to build a new hotel in the centre of Stavanger. The hotel will open in 2013.
On 15 September Stockholm’s newest landmark opens in Kista – the Scandic Victoria Tower.
The Nordic hotel chain Scandic’s Disability Ambassador, Magnus Berglund, has been nominated Social Entrepreneur of the Year in Swedish newspaper Veckans Affärer’s Social Capitalist Awards, for his accessibility work. Scandic has received additional recognition for its work with CSR and accessibility issues.