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Scandic unveils new sports hotel and spa

Scandic Hotels has announced a new 200-room sports hotel scheduled to open spring 2010 in Vierumäki, Finland’s leading resort for sports and pleasure.
The resort has long attracted the athletic holiday maker and sports enthusiast with its easy accessibility to a sports arena, ice rink, swimming pool, several football pitches, walking trails and two 18-hole golf courses.
The internationally renowned Sport Institute of Finland is also located here.

Frank Fiskers, President and CEO of Scandic said: “We have an absolute belief in Scandic and the future, which is why we are so pleased
to be investing in the future and continuing to expand, despite the economic
downturn and anxious times around the world. The new Scandic Vierumäki will bring the total number of Scandic hotels in Finland to 21, as we continue to create new meeting places for conscious people.”

Centrally located in Vierumäki, the new investment will cost approximately Euro 40 million and will include ultra-modern meeting facilities, a restaurant, bar, gym, bowling as well as rejuvenating day-spa running in partnership with Vierumäki Country Club.

Lobby at the Scandic Alvik, Stockholm, Sweden.

“We are now further strengthening our position in the Finnish market by opening up a
new hotel in Finland’s most attractive sports resort. Vierumäki has over 500,000
visitors a year and the new Scandic Vierumäki will be a sought-after place for leisure
and business travellers to stay and meet,” explains Aarne Hallama, head of Scandic


Scandic’s 150 hotels is estimated to grow to over 200.