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Scandic Hotels has acquired Restel’s hotel business in Finland and all Cumulus hotels and Hotel Seurahuone Helsinki will become Scandic Hotels. At the same time, the hotel names will change.
35 NEW SCANDIC HOTELS
The rebranding has started
Cumulus hotels and Hotel Seurahuone in Helsinki will be turned into Scandic Hotels by Midsummer in the largest ever rebranding project in the Finnish hotel sector.
Recycling hotel material
Rebranding started in February, and in connection with it, all hotel products and materials will be changed to the Scandic brand, including the signs.
Most of the Cumulus materials will be recycled. “The recycling of the room bins and hangers has caused most hassle. We’ve got approximately 29000 hangers and 6000 bins to give away at Cumulus hotels", tells Christer Skjäl, District Director at Scandic. For example Cumulus City Hämeenpuisto’s hangers will be donated to Tampereen Työväen Teatteri theatre and part of the bins to a local animal welfare organisation.
As a hotel guest, you can enjoy the following in our new hotels from the first day:
- Breakfast buffet
- Scandic Friends member benefits
- Free and unlimited WiFi
- FACE bathroom products
- Welcome gifts for children and their own menu in the restaurant
Classic names will be kept
The purpose behind the new hotel names is to help the customer to select a hotel best suited to one’s own needs. The traditional names of the classic hotels will be kept and new names will take into account the hotels’ history and local special features.
The hotel location will also be visible in the name. For example, the name of the hotel located closest to the city center will contain the word “City”, and similarly the hotel located closest to the railway station will contain the word “Station”. In big cities such as Helsinki and Tampere, the hotel names may also show that they are located in a certain city district or in the vicinity of certain parks.
Cumulus hotels will be changed to Scandic hotels according to the following schedule:
|27 February||Scandic Meilahti (Cumulus City Meilahti Helsinki)|
|13 March||Scandic Tampere Hämeenpuisto (Cumulus City Hämeenpuisto Tampere)|
|20 March||Scandic Hakaniemi (Cumulus City Hakaniemi Helsinki)|
|20 March||Scandic Kaisaniemi (Cumulus City Kaisaniemi Helsinki)|
|20 March||Scandic Tampere Koskipuisto (Cumulus City Koskikatu Tampere)|
|3 April||Scandic Helsinki Aviapolis (Cumulus City Airport Vantaa)|
|3 April||Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress (Cumulus Resort Airport Congress Center Vantaa)|
|3 April||Scandic Rukahovi (Cumulus Resort Rukahovi Rukatunturi)|
|10 April||Scandic Imatran Valtionhotelli (Cumulus Resort Imatran Valtionhotelli)|
|10 April||Scandic Mikkeli (Cumulus City Mikkeli)|
|10 April||Scandic Kouvola (Cumulus City Kouvola)|
|17 April||Scandic Atlas (Cumulus City Keskusta Kuopio)|
|17 April||Scandic Joensuu (Cumulus City Joensuu)|
|17 April||Scandic Aulanko (Kylpylähotelli Cumulus Resort Aulanko Hämeenlinna)|
|24 April||Scandic Jyväskylä City (Cumulus City Jyväskylä)|
|24 April||Scandic Kotka (Cumulus City Kotka)|
|24 April||Scandic Turku (Cumulus City Turku)|
|1 May||Scandic Laajavuori (Kylpylähotelli Cumulus Resort Laajavuori Jyväskylä)|
|1 May||Scandic Seinäjoki (Cumulus City Seinäjoki)|
|1 May||Scandic Hämeenlinna City (Cumulus City Hämeenlinna)|
|8 May||Scandic Polar (Cumulus Resort Polar Rovaniemi)|
|8 May||Scandic Pohjanhovi (Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi Rovaniemi)|
|8 May||Scandic Rauma (Cumulus City Rauma)|
|8 May||Scandic Siuntio (Cumulus Resort Siuntio)|
|15 May||Scandic Oulu Station (Cumulus City Oulu)|
|15 May||Scandic Ikaalisten Kylpylä (Cumulus Resort Ikaalisten Kylpylä)|
|15 May||Scandic Lahti City (Cumulus City Lahti)|
|22 May||Scandic Hyvinkää (Cumulus City Hyvinkää)|
|22 May||Scandic Kemi (Cumulus City Kemi)|
|22 May||Scandic Kallio (Cumulus City Kallio Helsinki)|
|29 May||Scandic Waskia (Cumulus Resort Tropiclandia Vaasa)|
|29 May||Scandic Salo (Cumulus City Salo)|
|29 May||Scandic Lappeenranta City (Cumulus City Lappeenranta)|
|5 June||Scandic Seurahuone (Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki)|
|5 June||Scandic Eden Nokia (Kylpylähotelli Cumulus Resort Eden Nokia)|
The names of the hotels in the Intercontinental Hotels Group that are a part of the acquisition will remain the same. Therefore, the names of the hotels operating under the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Indigo brands will not change.
Scandic announced the acquisition of the Restel hotel business on 21 June 2017. The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority approved the purchase on 5 December 2017 on condition that Scandic sells one hotel in Lahti, one in Pori and one in Kuopio. Currently, we are looking for a buyer for the Cumulus City Pori, Scandic Lahti and Cumulus City Asema Kuopio hotels. In addition, the contract was conditional on Scandic refraining from participating in certain hotel projects in Lappeenranta and Vantaa.