Hotel St. George – Opening September 2017
A New Chapter for the Hotel Stories in Helsinki
Just over one year ago, Kämp Collection Hotels unveiled its tenth hotel venture. Following a meticulous restoration, Hotel St. George will open its doors at the end of September in Yrjönkatu 13, right across the beautiful Old Church Park in the heart of Helsinki.
While the oldest sections of Hotel St. George date back to the 1840s, the most iconic, designed by architect Onni Tarjanne, was completed in 1890. Tarjanne is best known for designing the Finnish National Theatre in 1902. Through the years, the building at Yrjönkatu 13 has hosted, for example, the Finnish Literature Society SKS, the printing house for the first Finnish newspaper Suometar and The Helsinki Finnish Club. Stories from its past have played a crucial role in the interior design of the hotel. Once the hotel is completed, they will also serve as inspiration for events.
Housed in a magnificent historic building, the hotel’s 10 000 square metres on 7 floors are home to 148 rooms and five suites. Each suite has its own unique connection to history, whether that of Finland, Helsinki, or the building. The stunning St. George Suite, with a private balcony on the main façade, has been named in honour of the hotel. The tower and dome of the Coupole Suite on the sixth floor count among the building’s signature features. The 100 Ans Suite (100 Years Suite) is dedicated to Finland’s centennial celebration in 2017. The Poetry Suite and the Church Park Suite are linked to the city’s cultural history.
Hotel St. George Care is a pure Nordic spa concept with a pool, sauna and a relaxation space with treatment rooms. The hotel’s restaurants, Salt and St. George Bakery & Bar will become social hubs for locals and hotel guests. The culinary concept of Hotel St. George is in creative process and will be shared along with the well being programme of Hotel St. George Care in the beginning of May.
The crown jewel of the hotel will be the Winter Garden built in to the courtyard, sheltered by a glass roof. The Winter Garden has drawn inspiration from the classical conservatories of 18th and 20th century nobility, known for their lush greenery and art collections.