The Scandinavian hotel pioneer, Scandic, hosts two historic hotels in Finland – Kuopio Atlas and Hämeenlinna Aulanko from today. In addition, Scandic starts its operations in Joensuu, about 130 kilometers east of Kuopio.
Beginning today, Kuopio has two Scandic hotels, the Scandic Kuopio, located near to city’s passenger port and revised in 2014, and the now open Scandic Atlas Kuopio next to the market square.
Scandic bought Restel’s entire hotel business at the end of December last year and became the largest hotel company in Finland. Scandic has traditionally been strong especially in cities and business travel. Now it owns 14 former Cumulus hotels in Finland and has strengthened its share of holiday and leisure travel. In addition to signage, all Scandic Atlas hotel’s products and materials are exchanged for Scandic brand. Scandic’s benefits and additional services are also available at the hotel from Tuesday. From Wednesday morning, a Scandic breakfast will be offered at Atlas.
Originally opened in 1929, Hotel Atlas was the first international level hotel in Finland outside the Helsinki area. Today Scandic returns the historical name back to the hotel. The hotel has been completely renovated and extended in 2012. It’s old glamor is reflected especially in the protected façade and at the Atlas Hall.
– The hotel is fabulous and brilliant! It’s great that it’s name also tells about the long history. We have suites with saunas, bathtubs or balconies – and I might say that we have the best steak restaurant in the city, says Miia Siltala, hotel manager at Scandic Atlas.