Subjects: Tourism, travels
From cultural heritage to a world-class hotel - Scandic Grand Central Helsinki opens its doors for business
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.
Scandic Arlandastad opens its doors
Scandic Arlandastad has now opened following an agreement that Scandic signed in November 2020 to take over the hotel.
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 Hotels introduces standard for allergy-friendly rooms
Scandic is the world’s first hotel to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect considerations including wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association.
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’s sleep ambassador helps you sleep better on World Sleep Day
Today is World Sleep Day, an annual event intended to be a celebration of sleep and a wakeup call on important issues related to sleep. Sleep is an important aspect of health – something we engage in for about one-third of our lives. And as a provider of 17 million nights’ sleep to guests in 83,993 beds at 268 hotels, Scandic is now sharing how just about everyone can enjoy a good night’s sleep.
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 and SATS team up to help guests sleep better – testing sleep program at selected hotels
From today, Scandic’s guests will be able to access a sleep program on the TVs at selected Scandic hotels. This has been made possible thanks to a partnership with the largest health club chain in the Nordic countries, SATS. The program is part of an expanded offering within health and wellness to help people have as great a guest experience as possible at Scandic.
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.
Downtown Camper by Scandic named “Year’s Forward – Most Innovative Hotel” by White Guide
Last night, when the White Guide presented the award for Sweden’s best hotel experience, Downtown Camper won in the “Year’s Forward – Most Innovative Hotel” category.
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 hosting 300 wheelchair basketball players at one hotel
The Wheelchair Basketball World Championships are being held in Germany between August 16 and 26. Scandic Hamburg Emporio is the official team hotel thanks to its successful work to promote accessibility. Now, the hotel is hosting 300 wheelchair athletes, a unique clientele.
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 open Trondheim’s largest hotel
Scandic Hotels has signed a long-term lease agreement with Bane NOR Eiendom and Utstillingsplassen Eiendom to operate a new hotel in the Nyhavna area of Trondheim. The hotel will be the city’s largest conference hotel with 425 rooms and conference facilities covering close to 4,000 m2. The hotel is expected to open in 2022.