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Summer staycations – six out of ten book a hotel at the last minute

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2013 10:10 BST

The majority of Swedes book a hotel at the last minute during the summer, according to Scandic’s statistics for online bookings. 60 percent of those who book during the summer season do so within a week of travelling. And two out of ten book on the same day.

Waste management will cut breakfast waste by 232 tonnes

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2013 06:55 BST

Food waste from restaurants accounts for a large proportion of a hotel’s waste in total. Leftovers from buffets, kitchen scraps, bread and what guests leave on the side of their plates all add up to hundreds of kilos every day. Much of this food waste is thrown away unnecessarily and Scandic is now taking the next step in its work on sustainability.

Scandic Hotels first to offer guests check-out by mobile phone at all hotels

Scandic Hotels first to offer guests check-out by mobile phone at all hotels

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2013 07:00 BST

Scandic Hotels is the first hotel chain in the Nordic region to offer a digital solution for checking out at its hotels. In just a few quick steps guests can pay for their room and check out on their smartphone or computer – confirm the bill, receive an electronic receipt and drop the key off in reception on the way out. Scandic is currently piloting the new solution at Scandic Park in Stockholm.

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Scandic opens new hotel in Kristiansand

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2013 14:16 BST

Scandic is continuing its expansion in the Nordic market, with today’s opening of Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda in Norway. The hotel is situated in idyllic Bystranda, in the centre of Kristiansand, with over 800 beds and 229 rooms, 23 of which are adapted for disabled guests. Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda is Nordic Ecolabelled.

A long-time Scandic favourite retires

A long-time Scandic favourite retires

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2013 08:00 BST

Assistance dog Ada retired by the 31 May 2013 after 11 years of faithful service. She has been assisting Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, since 2002.

Scandic receives gold medal for its environmental work

Scandic receives gold medal for its environmental work

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2013 08:00 BST

Scandic is the first hotel chain in Europe to be awarded a Gold Medal* by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

Scandic Hotels turns 50 - Trendsetting hotel chain looks to the future

Scandic Hotels turns 50 - Trendsetting hotel chain looks to the future

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2013 08:00 BST

The year was 1963. On 20 May, the Esso Motor Hotell opened its doors in Laxå and welcomed its first guests. Fast-forward 50 years and the hotel chain has enjoyed strong growth, making its mark on both the Swedish and the international hotel industry along the way. In 1984, Esso Motor Hotell changed its name to Scandic Hotels, a chain that now has 155 hotels and around 30,000 rooms across Europe.

Johan Kvist new VP Strategy at Scandic Group

Johan Kvist new VP Strategy at Scandic Group

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2013 08:00 BST

Scandic Hotels is delighted to announce that Johan Kvist will be taking over responsibility for strategy at the Group on 20 May 2013. He is joining Scandic from the consultancy firm, Occam Associates, and his strategic expertise will be a major asset for Scandic in the future.

Scandic Hamburg Emporio wins the Top Hotel Opening Award 2012 in the First Class category

Scandic Hamburg Emporio wins the Top Hotel Opening Award 2012 in the First Class category

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2013 15:34 BST

Scandic Hamburg Emporio was among the winners of the Top Hotel Opening Awards 2012, honouring the best hotel openings of the year in the Luxury, First Class, Budget and Exceptional categories. Partner to the award is the Stuttgart Trade Fair, with its fair Intergastra.

Scandic stands its ground as the best hotel chain on sustainability

Scandic stands its ground as the best hotel chain on sustainability

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2013 06:55 BST

For the third year in a row, Scandic has been voted the most sustainable hotel chain by the 9,000 Swedish consumers who participated in Sustainable Brands*, the annual survey that ranks how companies work on environmental and social responsibility. In total across all sectors Scandic comes in 16th place out of 228.

Gotland’s biggest hotel becomes a Scandic

Gotland’s biggest hotel becomes a Scandic

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2013 07:00 BST

On 14 June Gotland’s biggest hotel – Visby HamnHotell – will become Scandic’s first hotel on the popular Swedish island. The comprehensive refurbishment and extension of the hotel has been completed and it is now time for a name change. The new Scandic Visby will be offering this summer’s guests 214 rooms, many with sea views and a balcony or terrace.

Fast track to Bruce Springsteen with the industry’s biggest frequent guest programme

Fast track to Bruce Springsteen with the industry’s biggest frequent guest programme

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2013 08:00 BST

Scandic Friends, the Nordic hotel industry’s biggest frequent guest programme, has seen member numbers grow to around 930,000 since its launch in 2008. This autumn the programme is on track to exceed a million members. The most popular way to spend points is on reward nights at Scandic, but also with partners such as the Finnish hotel chain Lapland Hotels.

Scandic sharpens its Food & Beverage focus– Jamie Oliver brings a summer flavour to Scandic

Scandic sharpens its Food & Beverage focus– Jamie Oliver brings a summer flavour to Scandic

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2013 12:00 BST

Continuing its successful partnership with world-famous chef Jamie Oliver, Scandic presents a wonderful Summer menu and a Kids menu that is more fun than ever. The menus will be served at all 156 hotels across the Nordic region, starting on 24 June. The partnership forms one of the elements in Scandic’s sharper food & beverage focus.

Taste Jamie Oliver’s exciting new food for kids – served at all Scandic hotels

Taste Jamie Oliver’s exciting new food for kids – served at all Scandic hotels

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2013 12:00 BST

World-famous chef Jamie Oliver and Scandic present an even more fun Kids menu with new dishes like Jamie’s BBQ Chicken, plus Scandic’s youngest guests can still build their own pizza. The menu will be served at all 156 Scandic hotels across the Nordic region, starting on 24 June.

Scandic challenges the industry to be more sustainable

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2013 08:07 GMT

To achieve a sustainable society, Scandic CEO Anders Ehrling issues a challenge to the whole Nordic hotel industry as part of Earth Hour on 23 March. The challenge is to get the industry to replace its old filament bulbs with low-energy bulbs or LEDs.

Scandic joins forces with FACE Stockholm – cutting plastic consumption by 21 tonnes in the process

Scandic joins forces with FACE Stockholm – cutting plastic consumption by 21 tonnes in the process

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2013 08:00 GMT

Scandic is now further strengthening its position as a world leader in environmental work by launching its own hair and skin care range for 2013 in partnership with FACE Stockholm. This range of products will be introduced at all 156 hotels, enabling Scandic to offer its guests a better hotel experience, as the guests help Scandic to cut plastic consumption by 21 tonnes per year.

FACE Stockholm adds to the beauty of a Scandic stay

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2013 07:56 GMT

Scandic is launching its own hair and skin care range in partnership with FACE Stockholm. Shampoo, shower gel and hand soap will be introduced in 30,000 hotel rooms, with Superior Extra rooms also getting conditioner and skin lotion. The new products will raise the standard at each of Scandic’s 156 hotels.

Scandic Hotels improved profits 2012

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2013 08:00 GMT

Scandic Hotels increased revenues and improved its operating profit in 2012. Over the year, Scandic opened six new hotels and launched an extensive refurbishment programme for its roadside hotels. The Group also upped its focus on its restaurant business, not least by introducing ‘Scandic Classics’ to the menu, which helped to drive up restaurant sales.

Scandic’s brand journey wins award in global rebranding competition

Press Releases   •   Mar 11, 2013 08:00 GMT

Scandic has worked hard over the past year to alter the image of the Nordic region’s hotel chain. The successful rebranding drive, conducted in collaboration with advertising agency Honesty, has been much appreciated by guests and team members.

Scandic Hotels received the top customer satisfaction scores

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2013 08:00 GMT

Scandic Hotels put up the highest satisfaction score for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based on global results from the Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI)*.