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NEW HILTON GARDEN INN RIGA

NEW HILTON GARDEN INN RIGA

The new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Riga is opening now by the end of September. The hotel has an unbeatable location in the Riga Old Town almost adjacent to one of the city's most famous buildings, known as the House of the Blackheads. The hotel has 100 contemporary guest rooms and plans to enlarge the capacity to 175 rooms by 2021.

20.09.2019
WORLD OF BOREALIS CATALOGUE 2020

WORLD OF BOREALIS CATALOGUE 2020

The full WORLD OF BOREALIS catalogue Winter 2019/Summer 2020 Guaranteed Escorted Tours has been released recently. Some of the tours are well-known to our customers already and others are brand new.

20.09.2019
BALTICVISION CELEBRATES A RECORD YEAR

BALTICVISION CELEBRATES A RECORD YEAR

BALTICVISION, one of the two brands of Via Hansa & Borealis specializing in Guaranteed Escorted Tours, is again celebrating a record year. The bookings are up this year with almost 15% and the company is operating over 4000 passengers on its tours this summer. BALTICVISION is now preparing for the summer 2020 and is offering new products and targeting new markets.

20.09.2019
ESTONIAN HOTEL CHAIN HESTIA EXPANDING

ESTONIAN HOTEL CHAIN HESTIA EXPANDING

The Estonian hotel chain Hestia Hotel Group started operating the four-star Hotel Radi un Draugi in the Old Town of Riga by June 10th. This is the second Hestia hotel in Riga - the Hestia Hotel Jugend is located in the city center.

26.06.2019
REBRANDING OF ASTOR RIGA HOTEL

REBRANDING OF ASTOR RIGA HOTEL

Starting with May 31st, the Astor Riga Hotel and Conference is undergoing a transition to the new Radisson brand and in future will be referred to as Radisson Hotel Old Town Riga. Radisson is an upscale hotel brand that delivers Scandinavian inspired hospitality, including the renown 100% Guest Satisfaction Guarantee.

26.06.2019
COPENHAGEN HOTELS’ SCENE IMPROVING

COPENHAGEN HOTELS’ SCENE IMPROVING

Recognized by Lonely Planet as the number one city to visit in 2019, Copenhagen is preparing to welcome even more visitors. Existing hotels are being renovated, well established hotel chains are expanding their fleet and others are making their first appearances in Denmark. Over the next four years more than 10,000 new rooms will be added to the already existing 21,000 rooms.

26.06.2019
NEW HILTON GARDEN INN VILNIUS CITY CENTRE HOTEL

NEW HILTON GARDEN INN VILNIUS CITY CENTRE HOTEL

Vilnius will welcome another great addition to the city’s hotel scene when the new Hilton Garden Inn hotel will open in July. The hotel is located in the city center neighboring Lithuanian parliament building, many museums and the newly reconstructed Lukiskiu square and just in 15 minutes walking distance from the Vilnius Old Town.

15.05.2019
NEW AC HOTEL MARIOTT RIGA

NEW AC HOTEL MARIOTT RIGA

The former Hotel Alberts has been undergoing an extensive reconstruction and will be opened in June as the new AC Hotel by Mariott Riga. The new 4-star hotel is conveniently located in the charming Art Nouveau district in Riga City Centre while being only minutes away from Riga Old Town and city’s main attractions.

15.05.2019
HELSINKI - THE VIBRANT CAPITAL OF FINLAND

HELSINKI - THE VIBRANT CAPITAL OF FINLAND

Helsinki has developed very fast during the last decade to become more vibrant than ever before. Many new modern and affordable hotels have been opened here too. One of the recent additions is the Lapland Hotel Bulevardi located in the middle of Helsinki´s bustling city centre. The new four-star hotel offers 182 guest-rooms from comfort class to luxurious suites at the Penthouse Floor, where each suite has a balcony with a gorgeous view of the city.

15.05.2019
THE OTHER RIGA

THE OTHER RIGA

While Riga is known for its medieval Old Town and impressive Art Nouveau district, a completely new Riga has emerged outside the city centre during the last 25 years. Via Hansa & Borealis showed this recently to a group of owners, directors and product mangers of large international companies on a special sightseeing tour.

04.04.2019
ON THE EGDE OF CHANGE

ON THE EGDE OF CHANGE

Via Hansa recently celebrated its 25th anniversary throwing a grand party in Riga. The invited guests enjoyed a festive reception and a special ballet performance, Juris Karlsson’s ANTONIJA#SILMACI, at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, after which the party continued at Rooftop Restaurant & Bar Stage 22 at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.

04.04.2019
NEW IBIS TALLINN CENTER HOTEL

NEW IBIS TALLINN CENTER HOTEL

By the beginning of June Tallinn hotel scene will welcome a new 3-star ibis Tallinn Center Hotel. The modern hotel will have 190 guest rooms including 95 standard double rooms, 65 standard twin rooms, 25 triple rooms and 5 premium rooms with double bed and sauna.  All rooms will be equipped with air-condition, smart TV, WIFI and private facilities with shower and hairdryer.

25.02.2019
MOGOTEL CHAIN EXPANDING

MOGOTEL CHAIN EXPANDING

Latvia is experiencing a boom in hotel construction and a growing flow of investment in the development of hospitality and tourism projects. Despite the fears that the hotel market in Riga is close to saturation, several new hotels have been opened in the capital city last year.  Over the last ten years, the number of hotels has increased by 34.7%, while the number of tourists has risen by almost 50% and the total spending has more than doubled.

25.02.2019
VIA HANSA & BOREALIS – POSITIVE PROSPECTS FOR 2019

VIA HANSA & BOREALIS – POSITIVE PROSPECTS FOR 2019

Via Hansa & Borealis is looking back on a very positive and successful year. The merger of the two companies at the end of last year has energized the whole company and created a lot of synergies. The combined company has seen growth in sales of over 8% in 2018, growth that is coming both from the traditional core markets and from new emerging markets.

21.12.2018
IBIS TALLINN CENTRE HOTEL

IBIS TALLINN CENTRE HOTEL

The new 3-star Ibis Tallinn Centre Hotel is scheduled to open in July 2019. It will be a modern hotel in a new 6-storey building. The hotel will have 190 guest rooms and a restaurant with 120 seats. Located in the city centre in walking distance to the Old Town it is a very welcome addition to the Tallinn hotel scene.

21.12.2018