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The art gallery of the hotel & Biennial

St. George X Biennial

The first Helsinki Biennial will be held in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari island from 12 June to 26 September 2021. Experience Hotel St. George's art collection and Vallisaari's art at the same Helsinki journey.

Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that will bring outstanding contemporary art to maritime Helsinki. Helsinki Biennial presents 40 international artists or groups of artists from both Finland and around the world. 

St. George is co-operating with Helsinki Biennale 2021. Staying at the Hotel St. George gives you access to the hotel’s own art gallery, which contains more than 400 works of art. In the hotel lobby, guests are greeted by the dragon Tianwu by the internationally renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, and in Wintergarden under the glass roof is a 6-meter work of art "Learning to fly" by the artist Pekka Jylhä.

St. George X Helsinki Biennial - accommodation package

The St. George X Helsinki Biennale accommodation package includes return tickets for boat transport to Vallisaari. The ticket can also be used on a circular route. The Biennale itself is free for everyone. The starting point is Lyypekinlaituri next to the Old Market Hall on the Helsinki Market Square. Boat tickets are available at check-in.

St. George X Helsinki Biennial -accommodation package includes:

  • Accommodation for two
  • Delicious buffet breakfast
  • Return tickets for boat transport to Vallisaari
  • Access to St. George Care Spa and gym (with safety restrictions)

The package is available between 12th of June and 29th of September 2021.

The price varies according to the time of booking - starting from 308 € for two in a Serenity Studio room.

Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your reservation for free 72 hours before the date of arrival. The package cannot be combined with other offers.

Unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island

The artists have been invited to come to Vallisaari and create new site-specific and temporary artworks or to exhibit existing artworks that will engage in a dialogue with the island. You can spot artworks outside along the cobbled path and inside historical buildings, gunpowder cellars and empty residential buildings.

Helsinki Biennial emphasises responsibility and maintaining nature’s ecological sustainability. The nature on Vallisaari island has given the biennial strict boundaries, within which the event will be implemented. The idea and placement for each artwork has been assessed with Metsähallitus and the Finnish Heritage Agency with a focus on conservation of both nature and historical buildings. An environmental programme is also being created for the biennial on the basis of the EcoCompass environmental management system.

Photo: Matti Pyykkö / Helsinki Marketing

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Ai WeiWei's art piece in Hotel St. George's entrance

An art gallery in a hotel - Ai Weiwei’s dragon welcomes visitors to Hotel St. George