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 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.
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 strengthens its Executive Committee with strategic expertise within digitalization, branding and marketing
Today, Scandic is announcing changes to its Executive Committee to fortify the company’s focus on digitalization, branding and marketing. New Chief Information Officer will be Ann Hellenius, new Chief Customer Officer will be Niklas Angergård and new Chief Commercial Optimization Officer will be Jan Lundborg.
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 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.
10,000 customers will be inspired to have better meetings - Scandic now launching new meeting concept
The value of a more effective meeting culture has long been known, but it is only this year that the industry is seeing a long-awaited change to make meetings better and more productive. Through certified meeting advisors, technical solutions, creative exercises and healthy food, Scandic’s new meeting concept aims to change the way 10,000 customers plan and conduct meetings.
Scandic Friends celebrates two million members - New record for the largest loyalty program in the Nordic hotel industry
The largest loyalty program in the Nordic hotel industry, Scandic Friends, is celebrating its two millionth member, Ragnhild Fryd Johnsen from Bergen, who took the loyalty program to a new level. When she arrived at Scandic Sjølyst in Oslo, she was surprised by the staff and became the first guest to receive a lifetime “Top floor by invitation”, the highest membership level with selected benefits.
EU invites Scandic to present its prize-winning accessibility work
Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility at Scandic Hotels, will participate in the 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism from April 27 to 28, 2017 in Krakow, Poland. As part of the theme “Tourism for All,” Magnus will present Scandic’s successful accessibility program.
Scandic to open new hotel at Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg – new establishment will be the company’s ninth airport hotel in the Nordics
Scandic Hotels, the leading hotel company in the Nordic countries, has signed an agreement with Swedavia regarding the operation of a new hotel at Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg. The hotel will be Scandic’s ninth airport hotel in the Nordic region and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm awarded Green Globe certificate – third Scandic hotel in Germany to be recognized for excellence in sustainability
Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm has been awarded with the Green Globe certificate for its sustainability initiatives, bringing the number of Scandic hotels in Germany with the designation to three.
Scandic named best place to work in Finland
On February 9, Scandic Hotels Oy was named Finland’s best place to work at the Great Place to Work gala held at Tapahtumakeskus Telakka in Helsinki.
Scandic to train 500 meeting advisors together with Hyper Island
Employees today spend about 30 percent of their working time in meetings.* Creating a positive and effective meeting culture is consequently becoming increasingly business-critical for companies. This is why Scandic is now investing significantly in its meetings offering in the Nordic countries and Europe.
Haymarket nominated for Best Urban Hotel 2016
Every year, the prestigious lifestyle magazine Wallpaper Magazine elects the best hotel in the world in their award Best Urban Hotel. This year, Haymarket by Scandic is the only hotel in the Nordics that is nominated and the winner will be announced in November. The jury consist of chosen globetrotters from all over the world.
Grand Central by Scandic and Vasateatern unite to form unique cultural venue for music and theater
Today, Grand Central by Scandic is opening the doors to a new world of culture, art and music. The hotel has been combined with Vasateatern’s historic premises to become Scandic’s second signature hotel. In doing so, Grand Central is consolidating its position as the undisputed scene for musical and theater events in central Stockholm.
The first guests are checking in at Scandic Continental – Stockholm’s most central business hotel is now open
Scandic Continental is today opening up the doors – the landmark across from Stockholm Central station, which will become the natural meeting point for business and form an oasis in Stockholm’s new business district. The opening of Scandic Continental also means 150 new employees with 30 nationalities represented.
EU to showcase Scandic as an example of good practice within accessibility
Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility at Scandic Hotels, has been invited by the European Union to present Scandic’s award-wining accessibility training at The EU’s Tourism Education & Training Offer conference to be held in Brussels on October 21.
Scandic Business School wins EuroCHRIE prize
On Friday, October 16, Scandic received the EuroCHRIE’s International Industry Award for its training programs at Scandic Business School. The prize is awarded to an outstanding participant that shows great commitment to the tourism industry and a focus on employees and their development.