e-News 02/2023      


2022 saw quite a number of existing hotels in the Finnish capital being renovated, as well as new hotels being launched, and there is more to come for the 2023 season. Prime Hotel Group has in 2022 opened the doors of 4-star Hotel Mestari with 237 rooms and the 4-star Hotel AX with 173 rooms. And by the end of 2023 the group will open the exclusive 5-star Hotel Grand Hansa Helsinki with 224 rooms, as the first Hyatt branded hotel in Finland. The leading Finnish hotel chain, Sokos Hotels, has also been active with hotel upgrades. After full renovations in 2022, the historic 4-star Solo Sokos Hotel Torni and 4-star Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki welcome their guests again with new bold designs. And 2023 will see two more new openings from the chain: the 4-star Hotel Radisson Red Helsinki with 196 rooms and 4-star Hotel Solo Sokos Pier4 with 164 rooms. In the list of the new hotels we should not forget the development of Scandic Hotels in 2022: the opening of 4-star Hotel Scandic HUB Helsinki with 352 rooms and Hotel Scandic Grand Central Helsinki with 491 rooms. Finally, 2023 will also see the launch of the new independent 5-star luxury Hotel Maria Helsinki with 117 rooms.

All the up-grades and the openings of good 4-star hotels and 5-star hotels in the very center of Helsinki confirm the trust of Finnish hoteliers in the future of hotels business and tourism. Via Hansa & Borealis is closely working with all these hotels, and will be able to find suitable accommodation choices for your guests at decent rates. For more information, please, contact Via Hansa & Borealis Director of Corporate Contracting evija.snorina@viahansaborealis.com


For 2023 the title as “World Capital of Architecture” has been passed on from Rio de Janeiro to Copenhagen. Under the tagline “Copenhagen in Common”, Denmark’s capital will celebrate the prestigious recognition throughout 2023 with an abundance of architecture. Throughout the year there will be arranged special exhibitions and there will be organized walking or biking architectural tours, architectural treasure hunts and guided visits to some of the amazing examples of modern Danish architecture in Copenhagen, as well as to some of the completely redeveloped parts of the city, For your architectural adventure in Copenhagen, please, contact copenhagen@viahansaborealis.com


Talllink & Silja Line has recently put their newest flagship, MyStar, into operation on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, and the new ship has melted everyone’s heart. The large 9-story vessel taking 2800 passengers is the most innovative, technologically advanced and green shuttle ferry in the Baltic Sea. The ship offers numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and seating areas and a large 2-story Super Travel Shop. During the 2-hours voyage you can also watch the stunning scenery of the Baltic Sea. Several ferry companies are offering very good daily connections in both directions throughout the year. For more information about MyStar and your next trip to Tallinn and Helsinki, please, contact erika.sireli@viahansaborealis.com