Scandic Hotels has opened a Helsinki property under its small lifestyle collection.
Marski by Scandic has 363 rooms and is centrally located near the Finnish capital’s central station.
The building opened as a hotel in 1962 and Scandic recently completed a renovation of its rooms and public spaces.
It is the fifth hotel in Stockholm-based Scandic’s ‘signature collection’, joining Haymarket by Scandic and Downtown Camper in Stockholm, the Grand Hotel Oslo and Hotel Norge in Bergen.
The properties have more individual design themes and provide social venues and events for locals as well as guests.
Marski by Scandic will host art exhibitions and visiting DJs at its Marski Bar.
Meanwhile Kuusi Palaa restaurant will serve Finnish classics with an “international twist”.
Interiors are inspired by dark green Finnish woods and the country’s many lakes, while artwork includes images of nature by local photographer Seppo Alanko.
Scandic promotes its eco-credentials, and at Marski achieved Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification by limiting consumption of energy and water.
It has used recycled materials in its uniforms, table napkins and hotel umbrellas. Read more about hotels’ efforts to be more sustainable in the July/August issue of Business Traveller.
In total Scandic has 268 hotels across six countries.
Last year the company relaunched its loyalty scheme, adding new ways to redeem points.