Scandic Continental Helsinki changes its name to Scandic Park
The extensive renewal of Scandic Continental hotel, situated near the Helsinki city centre, has reached a stage where the hotel is opening half of its rooms with a completely new look. The hotel will also change its name to Scandic Park. The renovation of the biggest hotel in Finland will be complete by the beginning of 2015.
"Continental in Helsinki is steeped in tradition, but the renewal proved a change of name necessary. Scandic Park is a modern and fresh hotel, so we wanted the name to reflect these attributes and the hotel's close proximity to Central Park," says General Manager Kari Kurppa.
Urban park extends into the hotel
Scandic Park is located close to the city centre, opposite to a beautiful park. The rooms have been furnished according to three different color schemes with a touch of surprise.
"The Scandic Park hotel now offers a completely new conceptual experience from the moment the guest gets out of the taxi all the way through the hotel to their rooms. This core identity is reflected in the choice of materials, furniture, lighting and delightful details. Guests experience subtle references to the parks and nearby nature," says Bronwynn Welsh, Interior Architect SIR/MSA at Doos Architects.
First stage of the multi-phase renewal will present reception, parking facilities and 232 renovated rooms, which is half of the hotel capacity. In March 2014, new conference facilities will open, providing meeting guests flexible and inspiring surroundings for events up to 500 people, even with stunning park view. In May 2014 the new restaurant will be ready. The last phase of the renewal will cover the remaining rooms, ready to accommodate guests in January 2015.
The owner of the Scandic Park real estate is Pandox and the building contractor is Consti.
About Scandic Hotels
Scandic is the largest hotel company in the Nordic region with 14,400 team members and a network of close to 230 hotels with about 44,000 hotel rooms in operation and under development. Scandic Friends is the biggest loyalty program in the Nordic hotel sector with 1.9 million members. Corporate responsibility has always been a part of Scandic"s DNA and Scandic has been named Best Hotel Brand in the Nordic countries (BDRC). Since December 2, 2015, Scandic has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.