Scan Magazine, Issue 111, April 2018

Page 108

Scan Magazine  |  Hotel of the Month  |  Finland

Hotel of the Month, Finland

A unique experience of Nordic design and nature Ten minutes outside the buzzing city of Helsinki, surrounded by beautiful Finnish archipelago, the newly renovated Hanaholmen hotel and cultural centre welcomes visitors to modern facilities complemented by Nordic art, nature and design.

son. “Last year, for example, we hosted Ferrari’s Nordic gathering and gala dinner, as well as the Imago Awards ceremony with dinner.”

By Åsa Hedvig Aaberge  |  Photos: Hanaholmen

Hanaholmen is a combined cultural centre for Sweden and Finland, a hotel and meeting centre on a quiet island in Espoo. The centre arranges a variety of events such as courses and topical seminars about modern-day science, politics and economics, and the hotel also features a critically acclaimed restaurant, an art gallery and a traditional Finnish sauna and pool.

art, both inside and outdoors. During the summer of 2018, visitors can experience contemporary Swedish design at Gallery Hanaholmen and enjoy the exhibition Infinity Experience by Susanne Gottberg and Markus Kåhre in the art corridor. In the outdoor picture park, Anna Uddenberg’s Free Fall, Sweden’s gift to Finland for its 100-year independence anniversary, is exhibited.

“We feature a celebrated restaurant hailed as one of Helsinki’s best upcoming restaurants, and we welcome everyone who appreciates good food, design and a great sea view,” says hotel director Kai Mattsson.

The spacious rooms of Hanaholmen are newly renovated, decorated in the Nordic style and filled with natural light. Some rooms have minimal, elegant interiors, while others are defined by playful colours. Each room offers views of the maritime nature outside, and the building’s exceptional architecture has been nicely incorporated into the stunning, surrounding nature.

Nordic art and design set the atmosphere at Hanaholmen and are evident in all aspects of the hotel and its services. Spectacular Finnish archipelago and maritime nature surround the facilities, accompanied by a vast collection of Finnish and Swedish contemporary 108  |  Issue 111  |  April 2018

“Together, all our services provide a unique venue for high-end galas, parties and get-togethers,” says Matts-

The basic principles for Hanaholmen’s activities are to convey the benefits of Finnish-Swedish cooperation and to strengthen the Finns’ sense of belonging to the Nordic countries. Hanaholmen was first opened in 1975 by the Swedish King Carl Gustav XVI and Urho Kekkonen, the president of Finland at the time. “Last year, we reopened after a complete makeover of the building, again opened by the same Swedish King and our current president, Sauli Niinistö,” says Mattsson, who welcomes guests from all over the world to enjoy an exclusive Nordic experience at Hanaholmen.


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