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Scandic’s Magnus Berglund leads social responsibility

11 September 2011 Press Release Hotel News

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.

New head of Scandic in Norway

New head of Scandic in Norway

1 November 2010 Press Release Hotel News

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.

Scandic continues to grow - Adds four new hotels

Scandic continues to grow - Adds four new hotels

11 March 2010 Press Release Hotel News

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.

Frank Fiskers to step down as Scandic CEO

Frank Fiskers to step down as Scandic CEO

8 March 2010 Hotel News

Scandic Hotels has announced Frank Fiskers will step down from his role as chief executive of the organisation later this year. Appointed in 2007, Mr Fiskers is expected to join the Board of Directors of Scandic and continue to be an investor in the company when a new CEO is recruited.

Scandic Increases Commitment To Disabled Guests

16 December 2009 Press Release Hotel News

With the UN’s International Day of Disabled Persons on Thursday 3 December, Scandic is continuing its commitment to disabled guests, not least through a new service on the website where all the chain’s hotels report exactly what aids and facilities they offer guests with a disability. During 2010, Scandic is also building 150 new rooms for disabled guests.

A Scandinavian Safari in Berlin; Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz

A Scandinavian Safari in Berlin; Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz

10 December 2009 Press Release Hotel News

There is a brand-new hotel coming to Berlin - The Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, which recently celebrated it’s official topping out ceremony, marking an important day in the construction of the hotel that opens in autumn 2010.  “This hotel portrays Scandinavian safari with both visual and audio design, reminding guests of the soothing Scandinavian nature, and offers inspirational surprises! Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz is truly a flagship hotel”, says Frank Fiskers, President & CEO of Scandic, the leading Nordic hotel chain.

Scandic is the first hotel chain to launch unique information for guests with special needs

Scandic is the first hotel chain to launch unique information for guests with special needs

1 September 2009 Hotel News

“Scandic has become the first hotel chain to gather all its information for guests with special needs in one place. Every hotel’s homepage now provides answers to the 80 most common questions. For example how far it is from the car park to the entrance, whether there is a hearing loop and how wide the door to the room is,” explains the hotel chain’s Disability Ambassador Magnus Berglund.

Scandic adds Oslo hotel

2 July 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Scandic continues to grow, adding another hotel in Oslo. Today an agreement was signed between Fornebu Hotell AS and Scandic, confirming that the new hotel on Fornebustranda will be run by Scandic.