Subjects: Environment, Energy
Haymarket by Scandic named Sweden’s best hotel – wins Grand Travel Award 2020
Last night, Haymarket by Scandic, which is located on Stockholm’s Hötorget square, was designated Sweden’s best individual hotel. The prestigious award was accepted by General Manager Jessica Norgren and Food & Beverage Manager Erik Pändel at the annual Grand Travel Awards gala held at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
Scandic to take over hotel in Stavanger
On October 1, 2019, Scandic will take over the operations of Radisson Blu Royal in Stavanger, Norway. The hotel, which is ideally located in downtown Stavanger, will target business and leisure travelers as well as local residents. After the takeover, the hotel will change name to Scandic Royal Stavanger.
Scandic to open new hotel in Copenhagen
Scandic has signed an agreement regarding the operation of a new hotel in attractive Nørreport in central Copenhagen. The hotel, which will have some 100 rooms, is expected to open in 2020.
Finnfulness finds its footing at Marski by Scandic, a new signature hotel now open in Helsinki
Scandic’s fifth signature hotel, Marski by Scandic, is now open in the heart of Helsinki. The refurbished hotel has 363 rooms as well as meeting and event spaces, a restaurant, bar and café and a wellness center. Originally opened in 1962, the classic hotel was renovated to become a Scandic signature hotel that stands firmly on its roots of Finnfulness.
Scandic climbs in the Sustainable Brand Index – ranked higher in all countries
The results of this year’s Sustainable Brand Index have now been announced and Scandic has continued to climb closer to the top in all countries in the Nordic region. In Sweden, it was the number one hotel for the ninth year in a row, ranking 18 out of 355 brands.
Scandic involves 18,000 team members in developing company’s sustainability initiatives through Nordic hackathon
During the winter 2018, Scandic held a sustainability hackathon to challenge the company’s 18,000 team members to come up with the next sustainability initiatives to implement across the organization. Participation was extremely high and more than 400 ideas were submitted. Two winning ideas have now been chosen, one within Environmental sustainability and one in Social sustainability.
Scandic ranked among best hospitality industry companies in CDP Climate Change Report 2018
Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries, has been rewarded once again for its long-term and focused work to reduce its environmental impact. In the recently-published CDP Climate Change Report 2018, Scandic was ranked at the A- level, which means that it is among the very best companies within the hospitality industry worldwide.
Scandic Hotels expands to Munich
Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries, has signed a long-term lease agreement with developers Art-Invest Real Estate and Accumulata Real Estate regarding the operation of a new hotel, Scandic Munich Macherei.
Scandic Hotels launches Scandic Friends Mastercard together with SEB Kort
Today, Scandic has launched a Scandic Hotels credit card connected to its Scandic Friends loyalty program that will offer members more opportunities to earn points and faster ways to level up. The credit card is being offered in cooperation with SEB Kort and will be launched initially in the Swedish market.
Scandic best in class in human resource management – Lena Bjurner named Nordic HR Director of the year
Scandic Hotels’ SVP HR & Sustainability Lena Bjurner was named Nordic HR Director of the year by Universum at the Employer Branding Forum & Talent Excellence Awards gala held at Vasateatern in Stockholm last night.
Scandic bans cage eggs at its hotels
Scandic Hotels, the leading hotel company in the Nordic countries, has decided to stop using eggs from caged hens. Each year, Scandic serves between 11.5 and 13 million eggs* at its hotels, with the majority already from free-range hens, and from September 2018, the hotel will begin to gradually phase out eggs from caged hens in all products.
Scandic Hotels joins ITP to help hotel industry achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Scandic Hotels, the leading Nordic hotel company, is bringing its best practice and know-how on sustainability to collaborate with 13 other leading hotels as a member of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP).
Scandic Hotels to stop using plastic straws and cocktail sticks
Scandic Hotels, the leading Nordic hotel company, has decided to stop using plastic straws and cocktail sticks in all of its hotels to help reducing the harmful impact these products have on the environment.
Scandic Hotels to open hotel in the fast-growing market of Voss, Norway
Scandic Hotels, the leading Nordic hotel company, has signed a long lease agreement with Bane NOR Eiendom to operate a new hotel in Voss, one of Norway’s most popular holiday destinations. Scandic Voss will be a centrally-located hotel with excellent meeting facilities and the first hotel in the town to be operated by a large hotel company.
Scandic to open hotel in landmark building in Helsingborg harbor
Scandic has signed a new long-term lease agreement with Midroc for a new hotel in the new development in the Helsingborg harbor, expected to open in 2021. The hotel will encompass approximately 180 rooms with meeting facilities, fitness area, restaurant, bar and a sky bar.
Vanessa Butani appointed new Director of Sustainable Business at Scandic Hotels
Vanessa Butani has been appointed new Director of Sustainable Business at Scandic Hotels. Vanessa has broad experience from working with sustainability, corporate strategy and business development, most recently at Electrolux and before that with Plan International and Accenture. She will start her new position at Scandic Hotels in March.
Haymarket by Scandic named Best Individual Hotel at Grand Travel Awards 2018
On the evening of Monday, February 12, Haymarket by Scandic accepted the Grand Travel Awards prize for Best Individual Hotel in Sweden. The award ceremony took place at the At Six hotel in Stockholm. Scandic was also nominated for the Best Hotel Chain Sweden award and the Sustainability Award for the Year.
Scandic Hotels to open one of Frankfurt’s largest conference hotels
Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries, has signed a long-term lease agreement with developer B&L Group regarding the operation of a new hotel in Frankfurt.
Scandic Hotels arranges world’s biggest blind lunch at a hotel
Each year, 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. And to highlight this important annual observance, Scandic Hotels arranged the world’s largest blind lunch so that people could experience, if only for a short while, what it is like to eat a meal in complete darkness.
Scandic Hotels named Denmark’s Best Workplace
The leading hotel chain in the Nordic region is now also Denmark’s best workplace. When Great Place to Work conferred its prestigious awards this evening, Scandic Hotels received the honor of being named ‘Denmark's best workplace with over 500 employees.’