Scan Magazine, Issue 113, June 2018

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Scan Magazine  |  Hotel of the Month  |  Finland

Right: Hotel Haaga is also saving nature. The sinks are made from 100 per cent biodegradable wood.

Hotel of the Month, Finland

Wake up to bird song Where else can you find a hotel situated in the middle of the capital yet next to a forest, except in Helsinki? The reinvented Hotel Haaga offers a comprehensive mindand-body wellbeing experience, whether you are travelling for leisure or looking for a new way to host a business meeting. By Anne Koski-Wood  |  Photos: Aleksei Sarpaneva

Imagine waking up in the city, to the sight of trees and sky. Hotel Haaga makes it possible. The surrounding nature is present in everything the hotel has to offer. It manifests itself on the restaurant menu, which offers organic food and locally sourced fish and meat, as well as in the interior theme experienced in the newly refurbished rooms, which have been decorated using environmentally friendly materials. But Hotel Haaga is not just about great rooms and good food. It also offers a long list of different exercise options. The guests have access to the gym, a swimming pool and a Finnish sauna and can take part in group exercise classes such as yoga or Aqua Zumba®. “Our wellness studio is one of the best equipped in town,” says Päivi Laine, hotel manager. 88  |  Issue 113  |  June 2018

Hotel Haaga also provides bicycles and maps for those wanting to explore the Central Park and enjoy the fresh air.

Business can be leisure too Work meetings can be a real bore with only coffee and sandwiches to get you through the agenda. However, at Hotel  Haaga you can have your meetings tailored the ‘hygge’ way, starting with a

Nordic breakfast followed by a green smoothie and a healthy, light lunch to provide long-lasting energy. Instead of draining people, the emphasis is on fuelling them in a stress-free environment, because a happy mind gets great results. This year, Hotel Haaga received the Loved by Guests Award. “We welcome everybody but treat each customer individually and hope they feel at home,” Laine smiles.

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Left: Laps of luxury. The Haaga Hotel has the longest hotel swimming pool in Helsinki.

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