Shoreside venues and unforgettable stays

Credits: Mikko Nikkinen


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Discover Finland's Latest and Greatest: Read about a new luxury hotel and some unique accommodation options. Find out about premier venues and winter flight connections. Get to know some seaside event spaces.
Credits: Mikko Nikkinen

New luxury hotel soon to open in Helsinki

A new player will join Helsinki's high-end hotel scene when The Hotel Maria opens in December 2023 in the historical center of Helsinki. The hotel will offer 117 luxury rooms including 38 suites, a restaurant and lavish spa experience.
With a long cultural history, the four historic buildings, now protected by The Finnish Heritage Agency, tell many tales of days gone by. Much of the original details of these buildings have been carefully preserved and are proudly honored and enhanced throughout the hotel. 

The spectacular Maria Ballroom can host up to 80 for seated dining or 100 for cocktail style events. For a conference style event there is room for 84 in theatre format. Lit with a symphony of art deco chandeliers, mirrored walls and ceilings, and original statement columns connecting the impressive venue to its historical past, it is reminiscent of a modern Versailles. The Maria Ballroom opens in spring 2024.  

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Credits: The Hotel Maria

Event Centre Satama opened in Kotka in August

Event Centre Satama is a modern, versatile event centre in the City Port of Kotka, South East Finland. Architecturally unique, Event Centre Satama’s flexible spaces are suited to a variety of events: exhibitions, meetings, seminars, and business events. Thanks to moveable, soundproof partitions, the Event Centre can be divided into multiple configurations according to the needs of event organisers. The maximum capacity of the largest space is 3,200 people.

Event Centre Satama comprises of several spaces: on the ground floor, there’s a spacious lobby and a large, multi-purpose hall (L) that can be divided into smaller sections. On the top floor, another, smaller space (XS) can also be divided into smaller sections as needed or combined with the ground-floor hall. These spaces are complemented by five top-floor meeting spaces, furnished with top-of-the-range technical equipment.

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Credits: Tuomas Uusheimo/ALA Architects

Scheduled flights to Finland from Europe in winter season 2023-24

Finland is a popular destination for winter travel. We are excited to share information about new and  returning flight connections from European destinations to our wonderland of snow and ice. Finnish national carrier Finnair operates daily flights from London and Manchester to Helsinki, while the Edinburgh-Helsinki route offers four flights a week year-round. All Finnair flights are code-shared with British Airways. Other airlines include EasyJet, which will offer flights to Rovaniemi and Kittilä destinations during the winter season of 2023-2024 from five British airports.

Discover the list by country in alphabetical order here.

Credits: Finavia, Kittilä Airport

8 seaside event venues in the Espoo area

Are you searching for a meeting or event venue, with a special preference for a location by the sea or in the beautiful archipelago? Espoo in south coast of Finland has just the right offer for you! Their accompanying tip list will guide you through Espoo's stunning coastal and archipelago destinations, where you can host your next memorable meeting or company celebration. Variety of these marine delights include congress hotels, restaurants, meeting venues and a light house. 

Marine event venues

If you want to learn about marine activities for your event, check these options.

Credits: Visit Espoo, Lucy in the Sky

10 new unique places to stay in Finland

From modern wooden cabins and brand-new glass huts to resorts with a touch of luxury

Finland offers a plethora of unique accommodation options that showcase the country's breathtaking natural beauty both in the materials and the locations. In recent years, there has been upsurge in unique new hotels, resorts, and cabins opening up around the country.

We've curated a list of the coolest and most recently opened ones where you can immerse yourself in Finnish nature and find your inner happiness.

More unique hotel rooms can be found here. Are you searching for an exceptional place to stay for your group in Finland? Interested in Finnish design, Moomins, or simply looking for an unforgettable hotel experience, you’re up for a night to remember. There are plenty of room options from independent boutique hotels to established hotel chains.

Credits: Glo Hotel Art

Finland Convention Bureau provides complimentary information, consultation and assistance to all event organizers and meeting planners.

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