Helsinki, in fact the whole of Finland, used to have such significant properties as Hotel Kamp, which is still there, and the original InterContinental Helsinki and its sibling Strand InterContinental. But somehow Finland, like much of the Nordic territory, seems to have fallen off the luxury hotel map.
Now Hyatt is putting its Unbound flag on the 224-room Grand Hansa Hotel, Helsinki. Franchised to and managed by Primehotels Oy, the hotel re-opens in 2020.
Tomi Peitsalo, CEO of Primehotels Oy., says “We believe Hyatt represents the perfect fit with Primehotel’s growth strategy. Together with our expertise and great reputation, we will successfully bring this historic building to life.” The property is actually owned by Ylva, led by CEO Antti Kerppola.
Grand Hansa Hotel will become the eighth addition to the expanding The Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio in Europe. It will join the Hôtel du Louvre in Paris, Párisi Udvar Hotel in Budapest, Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, Nish Palas in Istanbul, Sofia Barcelona in Spain, Hôtel du Palais, Biarritz and the recently opened Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London.