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Scandic opens Hamburger Bors hotel

2 Nov 2021 by Hannah Brandler
Scandic Hamburger Bors

Scandic Hotels has opened a property in the Hamburger Bors building in Finland’s Turku.

The hotel group signed an agreement with property owner LahiTapiola in 2017 to operate a property in the historic building. While the old Boss building dates back to 1885, it has been joined by a new-build annexe by Schauman Architects.

The 272-room hotel is located opposite Market Square in central Turku and the new building houses the hotel rooms, the reception, lobby, lounge and restaurant areas. Meanwhile, the eight meeting and banquet halls are located in the building’s Art Nouveau wing, which dates back to 1885, with a walkway connecting the conference facilities and hotel rooms.

Rooms feature Scandinavian interiors by designer Jaako Puro of Puroplan Oy, with a warmer colour palette “to create a relaxed atmosphere”, and have views of the market square or courtyard, while top-floor suites feature arched windows with nooks.

Dining areas include a new Spanish street-level restaurant called Mas, terrace restaurant Bars Poheikko, and Bors Katto rooftop bar on the ninth floor. The hotel also houses a gym and sauna.

Aki Kayhko, Head of Scandic Finland, commented on the opening:

“We’re thrilled to be able give this historic Turku hotel a third lease on life. Turku is an important tourist destination for Finland and there is great interest in visiting the city from domestic and international tourists alike. For leisure travelers, Turku is an interesting destination as well as a gateway to the Finnish archipelago. It’s also a fairway for international cruise traffic and important passenger and cargo traffic to and from Sweden.”

Scandic currently has over 280 hotels in operation and under development in more than 130 destinations.

scandichotels.com

Scandic Hamburger Bors

Aki Kayhko, Head of Scandic Finland, commented on the opening:

“We’re thrilled to be able give this historic Turku hotel a third lease on life. Turku is an important tourist destination for Finland and there is great interest in visiting the city from domestic and international tourists alike. For leisure travelers, Turku is an interesting destination as well as a gateway to the Finnish archipelago. It’s also a fairway for international cruise traffic and important passenger and cargo traffic to and from Sweden.”

Scandic currently has over 280 hotels in operation and under development in more than 130 destinations.

scandichotels.com

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