Scandic Kiruna is the first commercial enterprise to open its doors in the new city center, a milestone in the internationally renowned urban transformation that has been ongoing since 2004. The new hotel has 231 rooms on 13 floors and architecture featuring a valley and peak design that echoes the Kebnekaise massif and Lapporten Valley. With the opening of Scandic Kiruna, Scandic will increase its room capacity by 60 rooms and become the largest hotel operator in the city.
The new 210-room hotel, which will be attractively located in the harbour area, will be built of wood, giving it a very high environmental standard.
Scandic has opened the historic hotel and event venue Scandic Falkoner in Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg theatre district. This is the company’s second new hotel in the city in less than a year and just one of several hotels that will be established in the coming years.
Scandic Paasi is known for its excellent service and central location, with all the most popular sights in Helsinki just a short walk way. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night to see what this one-of-a-kind hotel brings to the Finnish hospitality scene.
Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with the property company Vasakronan. The agreement covers the operation of a new hotel in the Platinan block, part of the new urban development project Älvstaden in Gothenburg.
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 Hotels is taking over Hotel Norge in Norway in September 2016. The hotel, located in Bergen, will remain open during the renovation, which is scheduled for completion by autumn 2017.
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 further strengthening its presence in the centre of Stavanger with the signing of the 350-room property, the Scandic Stavanger Congress.
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.