NH Collection’s debut in Finland continues a proud legacy of legendary hospitality

The latest addition to the NH Collection portfolio, NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa officially opened its doors on 16 May 2024. The hotel represents the debut of the NH Collection brand in Finland and is the second in the Nordics following NH Collection Copenhagen in Denmark, which launched in 2021.

Restaurant Hansa Café Bar & Brasserie.

Providing a perfect setting for unforgettable experiences, NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa combines two historically significant heritage buildings: the Art Nouveau-style New Student House built in 1910, and Seurahuone, Helsinki‘s oldest continuously operated hotel. First established on the market square in 1833, Seurahuone moved to its current location in 1913. The building was designed with inspiration drawn from Europe’s finest hotels and it defined the standards for accommodation, culture, and Helsinki’s social life for decades. Now, after a careful renovation and a restoration that respects its history, the building continues its legendary legacy of hospitality as the first NH Collection hotel in Finland. While preserving the rich heritage of its surroundings, the NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa embraces the modern traveller’s penchant for sophistication and indulgence.

Hansa Café Bar Brasserie.

Nestled within the storied walls, 224 guest rooms and suites – including an opulent 160-square-metre presidential suite – offer guests comfort, convenience and modern luxury. In the heart of the city, the hotel is less than a three-minute walk from The Central Railway Station with trains to and from Helsinki Airport. And situated on one of the city’s busiest shopping streets, NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa is just a short walk from cultural attractions like art museums Amos Rex, Ateneum and Kiasma, as well as Helsinki’s finest restaurants.

Feel the extraordinary

A cornerstone of the NH Collection experience is a hotel’s culinary offerings, and here, classic French cuisine and sustainably sourced local ingredients converge in perfect harmony. A hotspot for locals and travellers, the Hansa Café Bar & Brasserie invites guests on a gastronomic journey through the flavours of the region.

For elevated drinks, Kupoli bar is located in the historic dome-shaped tower with a 360-degree view over the city. Here, an exquisite selection of meticulously curated concoctions will take the cocktail experience to new heights when the bar opens in August 2024.

The hotel’s exquisite spa preserves unique Finnish wellness traditions by translating age-old health treatments and rituals into modern experiences. The Finnish sauna, steam room and infra-red sauna as well as the over-300-square-metre fully equipped gym are available to all hotel guests. Guided sauna experiences and wellness treatments are available on request.

With more than 700 square metres of event space and nine flexible, fully technically equipped meeting rooms, NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa is the ideal setting for any event, including client presentations, executive board meetings, seminars, conferences, prestige galas, society events or private family celebrations. Especially impressive is the historic Ballroom, which has hosted high-end events since the early 20th Century.

Meeting Room

Set on 131 kilometres of shoreline and with 40% of the city covered by parks and natural greenery, Helsinki offers a unique combination of quirky urbanity and peaceful nature, and the new NH Collection facilitates guest explorations of the city and beyond. There are two national parks within easy reach of the city centre, open year-round and suitable for visitors of all ages to enjoy the fresh air and amazing views. Guests can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Helsinki archipelago, get to know the city’s unique architecture, and uncover myriad cultural attractions. From cosy cafes serving traditional Finnish pastries to Michelin-starred restaurants pushing the boundaries of gastronomy, Helsinki offers something to tantalise every palate.

In the heart of it all, NH Collection Helsinki Grand Hansa proudly follows in the footsteps of its predecessors in providing world-class hospitality and shaping Helsinki’s cultural landscape for the future.

The article NH Collection’s debut in Finland continues a proud legacy of legendary hospitality first appeared in TravelDailyNews International.

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