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.
Scandic and Lapland Hotels have signed a cooperation agreement that allows members of Scandic’s frequent guest programme to use their points at the Lapland Hotels chain. The co-operation starts on 15th of November.
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.
With Earth Hour coming up, Scandic Hotels is going beyond manifestation and shows real results.
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.
Scandic has recruited Svein Arild Steen-Mevold as the new head of operations in Norway. Svein Arild has a extensive background in the hotel industry and joins from Choice, where he is President of the Clarion Collection. He will take up his post as Vice President Scandic Norway in early 2011.
Today, Scandic signed an agreement to purchase Hotel Linnea, Hotel Rivoli and Hotel Salpaus from Next Hotels Finland Oy. The deal also covers an amazing new hotel that will be built in conjunction with the Paasitorni Congress Centre in Helsinki. These four new hotels effectively strengthen Scandic’s position in Finland, and prove the hotel chains ambition to continue the expansion in Finland.