Sweden: The 451-room Scandic Göteborg Central will open in the second quarter of 2022, located in the Älvstaden urban development project in Gothenburg.
Scandic and Vasakronan signed an agreement in 2017 to operate the hotel. It will feature a bar and restaurant areas, coworking space, meeting and events rooms, and a rooftop terrace.
Set to be environmentally certified by the LEED system, the property aims to attain the highest Platinum rating. Hotel rooms will be inspired by circular design and parts of the interiors will include recycled materials.
Beds and TVs will also be certified according to the Nordic Ecolabel and textiles will be environmentally certified. The décor will have a lifespan of up to 15 years and when it is time to refurbish, the interior can be disassembled, reused and recycled to a certain degree.
The Grand Container, with a six meter ceiling, can host up to 1000 guests and is the largest of event spaces. Walls can be moved to allow for different types of events. For smaller gatherings, there will be 16 multifunctional rooms available.
On the fourteenth floor, the rooftop terrace will be home to a city garden, where some of the trees will be transported by helicopter. Parts of the terrace will be weather protected for bar and restaurant guests.
Malin Odéhn, general manager, said: “Scandic Göteborg Central will be the new meeting place in the city whether it’s to launch the latest electric car or just sip a cocktail and enjoy the panoramic view from the rooftop terrace. The vibrant hotel environment will rejuvenate Gothenburg and take the city to new heights, and it is with great excitement that we’re now shifting into a higher gear as we get closer to opening the event and meeting hotel of the future.”
Kristian Andreasson, district director for Western & Southern Sweden at Scandic Hotels, said: “We’re in an interesting position as the hospitality industry is undergoing a significant restart. Scandic Göteborg Central is an extremely important way for Scandic to be involved in developing Gothenburg into the Sweden’s foremost city for meetings, events and sustainable tourism. The hotel’s strategic location, just a couple hundred meters from Gothenburg Central Station, and the easy access by road create the right conditions for attracting both domestic and international meeting and event guests going forward.”
Scandic has more than 280 hotels in operation and under development in more than 130 destinations.