From cultural heritage to a world-class hotel
Scandic Grand Central Helsinki offers a global, unique hotel experience in the stunning historic Art Nouveau building, formerly known as the head office of Finland´s railway company, designed by Eliel Saarinen. The hotel interior has an old-fashioned charm which meets a modern style in an inspirational way and will be a unique event and meeting place in the heart of Helsinki.
Urban oasis with a relaxed local twist Eliel Saarinen’s Art Nouveau office building has been transformed into a hotel, with almost 500 rooms together with meeting and banquet facilities. The restauration and transformation process has paid great respect to the protected, highly valued building and was done in co-operation with the Finnish Heritage Agency. The northern wings of the original building are now connected by a modern new building, that utilizes Saarinen’s architecture and design language.
The soulful building reveals its original restored elements, layers of different eras, as well as surprising details. A memorable and stylish décor, fun details and a colorful world create a warm environment for the visitor, designed by Interior Design Architect Jaakko Puro. In addition to modern hotel décor, the guest encounters original details, original refurbished furniture, and light fixtures from different decades.