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23 January, 2019

Letting off steam: How to discover the perfect Helsinki sauna for you

There’s no sound more satisfying to a Finn than the sizzle of sauna steam. Yet until you visit Finland, you don’t realise how important sauna is to Finnish life. Check out our quick guide on how to get hot in Helsinki.

Wellbeing first: St. George and Hintsa Performance are changing the world of hotels

To look after its guests’ wellbeing, Hotel St. George employs the philosophy of Hintsa Performance, which has helped countless executives, employees and sports champions to improve their quality of life. 

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Living in a new Renaissance of Finnish bread culture

Let there be light! How a Nordic innovation banishes Helsinki’s winter darkness

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Environmentally friendly cocktails at Hotel St. George's Wintergarden Bar

Zero waste cocktails at Hotel St. George’s Wintergarden

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In Restaurant Andrea everything is made for sharing

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Enjoy a book, coffee and the smell of fresh bread at St. George bakery

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To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail.
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- Giorgio Armani -
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#momentsaremore #details #designhotels #stgeorgehelsinki Photo: Robbie Lawrence for @design_hotels Sibast No 7 in our Atelier Room is the second chair re-launched by @sibastfurniture. The chair was designed in 1953 by Helge Sibast.
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The characteristic press moulded backrest defines the chair and gives a good seating comfort. It makes the design very unique however still with clear relations back to the 1950’s where Helge Sibast challenged the ways of working with wood in his designs.
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#stgeorgecollection #designhotel #stgeorgehelsinki #momentsaremore #scandinaviandesign #danishdesign #sibastfurniture #myhelsinki
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Photo: Robbie Lawrence for @design_hotels Happy New Year! We look forward to celebrating with you today in our beautiful Wintergarden Restaurant & Bar.
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#happynewyear #uusivuosi2019 #myhelsinki #wintergarden #helsinki #momentsaremore #stgeorgehelsinki #scandinaviandesign A public art gallery may not be the norm when it comes to hotels, but we dare to be different. A tremendous white dragon, Tianwu, a sculpture by internationally renowned artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei (@aiww) is an impressive welcome to the world of Hotel St. George.
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Tianwu is a mythical creature from the Chinese children’s tale Shan Hai Jing (’Classic of the Mountains and the Seas’). Created using traditional Chinese kite-making techniques, the sculpture’s dimensions are striking and impressive.
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Ai likes to incorporate local craftspeople into his artistic visions. For Tianwu, master kitemaker Wong Yong Xun from the Shangong province transformed silk and bamboo into the awe-inspiring dragon.
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”The creature is a technical feat, but at the same time, it represents very simple craftsmanship. Anyone can make a kite”, says Ai.
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Read more about Ai WeiWei and Tianwu in St. George Journal: stgeorgehelsinki.com/journal
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#momentsaremore #hotelstgeorge #stgeorgejournal #aiweiwei #art #hotelart #tianwu #chineseart #myhelsinki #visitfinland #helsinkihotels Today is the darkest day of the year in Helsinki.💡If you’ve never experienced the winter sky afire with the Northern Lights, you’ll doubtless find it exciting.
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However, after a while the lack of light starts to mess with your circadian rhythm. When your body clock gets confused, your mood, alertness and wellbeing are affected too. According to research, 10–30 % of Finns suffer from some of the Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms, including fatigue, craving for sugar, low self-esteem, irritability and social withdrawal.
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This huge light wall, Finnish innovation called Big Sky, (together with Linda Ekholm, our Head of Wellbeing 😊) greets visitors as they enter @stgeorgecare spa. Big Sky emulates natural light and promotes a healthy, regular sleep-wake cycle throughout the year.
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Read more about Big Sky in our St. George Journal: www.stgeorgehelsinki.com/journal
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#bigsky #myhelsinki #valohaaste #wintersolstice #ligthcognitive #holisticwellbeing #stgeorgecare #momentsaremore #stgeorgejournal #nordicdesign Snow has arrived in Helsinki! ❄️ Stay warm in the cold weather and enjoy some hot glögi – traditional Finnish mulled wine – by the fireplace in our beautiful Wintergarden Bar.
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#momentsaremore #glögi #myhelsinki #helsinki #helsinkirestaurants #designhotels #hotelstgeorge #wintergarden #luxurytravel #luxuryhotel #reasontocometohelsinki Do you like to share food? Finns have a reputation for being private people who value personal space and solitude. Though food sharing has always played a cultural role in Finland (think of Christmas or crayfish parties!), it’s now finally making waves in the Helsinki dining scene. Read Taneli Kesäläinen’s (restaurant manager at @andreahelsinki) interview in St. George Journal ✨Link now in the bio✨
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#foodsharing #fundining #helsinkirestaurants #myhelsinki #andreahelsinki #mehmetgürs #anatolian #nordicfood #helsinki #stgeorgejournal It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in St. George Bakery!🎄Come taste our traditional Finnish Christmas porridge, gingerbread cookies, Christmas tarts, Finnish Christmas bread and many other treats! Bakery is open every day from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. Yrjönkatu 13, Helsinki.
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#joulu #joululeivonta #pipari #leipomo #stgeorgebakery #momentsaremore #christmasbaking #helsinki #myhelsinki #joulupuuro #finnishtraditions #visitfinland