e-News 04/2019      

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. Last summer the 370-room urban four-star Scandic Kødbyen has been opened in the old meatpacking district of Copenhagen and in December the Dutch chain CitizenM opened their doors to a modern 238-room hotel in the City Hall Square. The beginning of 2019 brought the addition of the new 156-room Brøchner Hotel Ottilia located in the old Carlsberg City District, reflecting the history of the old brewery. In March Marriott opened the contemporary and affordable three-star Hotel Moxy located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Sydhavnen. This lifestyle hotel offers 226 guest rooms and is truly an energetic alternative to the typical hotel experience. By August 2019 the refurbished four-star Scandic Falkoner Hotel with 334 guest rooms will offer their guests a stay in the charming theatre district. The future brings the anticipated additions of Bryggen Guldsmeden  - 200 new rooms with a sustainability prerequisite. Villa Copenhagen scheduled to open in 2020 where the old Post Office headquarters used to dwell. And by June 2021 the German hotel chain 25hoursHotels will launch 243 rooms and 6 hotel apartments in the very heart of the city.
Copenhagen is no doubt ready for the expected boom and so are we! For more information and bookings, please contact Via Hansa & Borealis Copenhagen.

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. Surrounded by centuries-old buildings, Radisson Hotel Old Town Riga offers 60 guest rooms with modern conveniences, extensive on-site dining opportunities, as well as comfortable meeting rooms in historic Old Town, just a stone’s throw away from must-see Riga landmarks. For more information and bookings, please contact Via Hansa & Borealis Riga.

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. In Estonia, Hestia operates seven hotels, six of which are located in Tallinn - Hotel Europa, Hotel Seaport, Hotel Susi, Hotel Ilmarine, Hotel Maestro and Hotel Barons. The group also includes the Laulasmaa Spa Hotel near Tallinn. The new four-star Hestia Hotel Kentmanni, planned to be opened in the end of 2019, is located in the heart of Tallinn and will have 92 spacious and modern guest-rooms. In the long run, the hotel chain aims to develop into a brand covering all the Baltic States. For more information and bookings, please contact Via Hansa & Borealis Tallinn.