Scandic unveils plan to build new sports hotel in Vierumäki, Finland


Scandic has announced its plan to build a new sports hotel in Vierumäki, Finland’s leading resort for sports and leisure activities. The hotel will offer almost 200 rooms when it opens in spring 2010.

“We have an absolute belief in Scandic and the future, which is why we are so pleased to be investing in the future and continuing to expand, despite the economic downturn and anxious times around the world,” said Frank Fiskers, president and CEO of Scandic. “The new Scandic Vierumäki will bring the total number of Scandic hotels in Finland to 21, as we continue to create new meeting places for conscious people.”

Scandic said it has signed a long-term lease with the property owner, insurance company Varma Mutual Pension. The hotel, which should be completed by spring 2010, will boast ultra-modern meeting facilities, a restaurant, bar, gym, bowling and a day-spa in partnership with Vierumäki Country Club. Total investment in the new hotel amounts to around 40 million euros.

According to Scandic, the hotel will enjoy a central location in Vierumäki, with fantastic opportunities for sports and leisure activities. Vierumäki already has a sports arena, ice rink and swimming pool, several football pitches, walking trails and two 18-hole golf courses. The internationally renowned Sport Institute of Finland is also located here.

“We are now further strengthening our position in the Finnish market by opening up a new hotel in Finland’s most attractive sports resort,” added Aarne Hallama, head of Scandic Finland. “Vierumäki has over 500,000 visitors a year and the new Scandic Vierumäki will be a sought-after place for leisure and business travelers to stay and meet.”