Scandic Hotels has relanched its loyalty scheme, with new partnerships and added ways to redeem points.

The Scandic Friends programme was originally launched in 2008, and is the largest hotel loyalty scheme in the Nordic region.

Members can now use points as part payment for reward nights, or against extras such as food and drink.

New redemption partners include American Express, Hertz, SAS Eurobonus and Live Nation, and members can choose to donate points to Save The Children.

Members can also earn both Scandic and Partner points on the same stay (except with SAS Eurobonus).

The scheme has five levels – Level 1, 2 and 3, Top level, and the elite Red Level. Benefits for higher tier members include late checkout, room upgrades and free gym access when not staying at the hotel (all for Level 3 members and above).

All members also benefit from 20 per cent discount on weekend rates, and 10 per cent off food at the weekends.

There is also currently a 500-point bonus for new members – for more information visit

At the same time Scandic has launched a new app, allowing guests to book rooms at any Scandic hotel in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany or Poland, as well as keep track of bookings and loyalty points, navigate to hotels, and view restaurant menus.

The app is available in English, Danish, Finish, German, Norwegian and Swedish, via the App Store or Google Play.