26 NOVEMBER 2018


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 26 NOVEMBER 2018

Helsinki plans 2-in-1 hotel

In a response to ever-increasing visitor numbers, two of Helsinki’s most historic buildings are being joined together next year to create what is being hailed as the city’s most exciting hotel development to date.

HYY Group, a business arm of the Student Union at the University of Helsinki, has bought the oldest running hotel in the city, the Seurahuone, which opened in 1833 and is next to a student accommodation block which itself opened as a hotel in 1910.

HYY plans to combine the buildings, both designed by Finnish architect Armas Lindgren, to create a180-220 room property. Students will still use some parts of the building, which HYY says will bring vibrancy to the hotel once it is in use.

The project is part of a programme to improve Helsinki’s central historic area, Kaivopiha, with the aim of driving visitor numbers and creating new jobs in line with HYY’s long-term strategy to make Helsinki more international.

The group has begun a search for a 5-star hotel operator to manage the new development, which backers say will profit from an unrivalled central Helsinki position with no other quality properties present and a “totally unique” end product.



Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.