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Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia and Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard awarded again as the best in Finland

Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia and Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard hotels took first places again in the World Travel Award 2023 competition. The hotels’ warm service and hospitality of domestic and international guests in these challenging times led to success.

The Crowne Plaza and Hotel Indigo hotels operated by Scandic Hotels Oy have already attracted attention before. Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard won the award for the third time in a row. Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia returned to the top after a one-year break, after receiving the title in 2021 as well, right after its renewal.

“We are proud of the success of our hotels in this tough competition. The basis of success is long-term work, where the right service offering and our competent teams create successful encounters”, says Scandic Hotels Oy Country Managing Director Laura Tarkka with joy.

“Our internationally known hotel brands and their loyalty programs attract tourists from all over the world to Helsinki and Finland”, continues Tarkka.

Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia – A pioneer in ‘Bleisure travel’

 Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia, which has a legendary history, has been transformed into a modern, premium-class city hotel. Today’s modern traveler appreciates the hotel’s versatile facilities and services, which are suitable for business travelers as well as staycation vacationers. Trendy ‘bleisure travel’ means combining work and leisure travel, so a business trip is often combined with a few days of vacation-style relaxation. Last year, ‘Bleisure tourism’ has been elevated to the number one trend in tourism last year.

“Known as a strong event and business hotel, Crowne Plaza Helsinki – Hesperia is perfect also for pampering moments and the staycation theme,” says General Manager Saija Savela-Palovaara.

“Our hotel offers luxurious room products, unique refreshment services in the facilities of Forever Töölö located on the ground floor of the hotel, and comprehensive restaurant services available every day of the week.”

Hotel Indigo – Boulevard’s award-winning boutique hotel

Winning a title three years in a row proves that the boutique and lifestyle hotel in the heart of Helsinki’s Design District is of great interest to both international and domestic travelers. Hotel Indigo Helsinki – Boulevard’s intimate atmosphere, inspiring interior design, and attentive and personal customer service have convinced hotel guests, every second one of whom is a frequent guest of the IHG One Rewards loyalty program.

“The boutique brand of our international hotel is currently being renewed. In the future, the hotel’s guests will be able to experience, for example, a more individualized breakfast experience, when our hotel offers a completely new experience for enjoying breakfast in the winter season,” says General Manager Saija Savela-Palovaara.

The World Travel Awards annually distribute the ‘Oscars’ of travel

The World Travel Awards is an annual international awards program which awards the best players in the travel industry in different categories. The winners are chosen based on the votes cast by both tourism professionals and ordinary travelers. The selection of candidates is made by an international panel of experts. For the first time, the awards were given out in 1993.

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