Scandic Grand Central Helsinki — Photo by Scandic
Scandic Grand Central Helsinki — Photo by Scandic
Scandic Grand Central Helsinki — Photo by Scandic

April 15 marks the day when Scandic Grand Central Helsinki opens its doors after two years of a meticulous restoration process. Scandic Grand Central Helsinki offers a global, unique hotel experience in the stunning historic Art Nouveau building, formerly known as the head office of Finland´s railway company, designed by Eliel Saarinen.

The hotel interior has an old-fashioned charm which meets a modern style in an inspirational way and will be a unique event and meeting place in the heart of Helsinki.

Urban oasis with a relaxed local twistEliel Saarinen's Art Nouveau office building has been transformed into a hotel, with 491 rooms together with meeting and banquet facilities. The restoration and transformation process has paid great respect to the protected, highly valued building and was done in co-operation with the Finnish Heritage Agency. The northern wings of the original building are now connected by a modern new building, that utilizes Saarinen's architecture and design language.

  • Original building 1909 and 1936
  • Design of the original building: Eliel Saarinen
  • Restoration and new build 2020: NCC
  • Design of the new build: Futudesign
  • Interior design: Jaakko Puro, Puroplan
  • 491 rooms, 373 in the original building and 118 in the new build
  • 37 accessible rooms with motor beds
  • Brasserie Grand and Bar G 400 seats
  • Glass terrace in the courtyard: 70 seats
  • Grand Ballroom up to 500 persons
  • 12 meeting rooms
  • Gym, yoga room and saunas

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