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Sokos Hotels' and Sales Services' opening hours during Christmas and New Year


Exceptions in Sokos Hotels sales services' opening hours in December and January

Tue 5 Dec. 2017 Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed 6 Dec. 2017 Closed
Fri 22 Dec. 2017      Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mon 25 Dec. 2017  Closed
Tue 26 Dec. 2017   Closed
Mon 1 Jan. 2018 Closed


At other times, the sales services follow normal opening hours, Mon–Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tel. +358 20 1234 600.

S-Card customer service:

Tue 5 Dec. 2017 Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wed 6 Dec. 2017 Closed
Fri 22 Dec. 2017      Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mon 25 Dec. 2017  Closed
Tue 26 Dec. 2017   Closed
Mon 1 Jan. 2018 Closed


At other time, normal opening hours, Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tel. +358 10 76 82777

The hotels listed below are closed at the dates indicated. If the hotel does not appear on the list, its regular opening hours will apply during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

 City  Hotel  Closes  Opens
 Espoo  Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola  Garden           22.12.2017  8.1.2018
 Helsinki  Original Sokos Hotel Albert  21.12.2017  28.12.2017
   Original Sokos Hotel Pasila  21.12.2017  8.1.2018
 Hämeenlinna  Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna  22.12.2017  27.12.2017
 Iisalmi  Original Sokos Hotel Koljonvirta  22.12.2017  27.12.2017
 Joensuu  Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna  21.12.2017  8.1.2018
 Jyväskylä  Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki  22.12.2017  29.12.2017
 Kajaani  Original Sokos Hotel Valjus  23.12.2017  27.12.2017
 Kokkola     Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle  21.12.2017  27.12.2017
 Lappeenranta  Original Sokos Hotel Lappee  23.12.2017  26.12.2017
 Oulu  Original Sokos Hotel Arina  23.12.2017  26.12.2017
 Pori  Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna  21.12.2017  27.12.2017
 Salo  Original Sokos Hotel Rikala  23.12.2017  27.12.2017
 Seinäjoki  Original Sokos Hotel Lakeus  22.12.2017  29.12.2017
 Tampere  Original Sokos Hotel Villa  22.12.2017  29.12.2017
 Vantaa  Original Sokos Hotel Vantaa  21.12.2017  30.12.2017


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Sokos Hotels recycle thousands of furniture


Sokos Hotels that has already 35 Green Key certified hotels in Finland take their environmental work seriously. They have recently done impressive environmental work when renovating their establishments, at the same time spreading good will by donating the replaced goods.

In Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti that lies in Helsinki city center thousands of furniture are replaced when giving the hotel a refreshed look. The old furniture will get a new life in multiple ways: Some of them have been reupholstered to fit the hotel´s new look. Some have been relocated to staff premises. Beds, blankets, pillows, curtains and night tables in turn get to continue their lives with a help of a Finnish company named Freshrent.

Freshrent cleanses and renovates the old materials. Some of the materials are good enough to be sold to private homes, smaller hotels and festivity premises. There are also temporary houses for construction workers as well as reception centers furnished with the old hotel beds.

Often hundreds of beds can be replaced when renovating a hotel. These beds might end up in a landfill but Freshrent gives it´s all to keep the stuff away from the landfills. If a bed is not suitable for use anymore it will be put into pieces that are recycled. Caring about the nature is a trend but Festrent also has plenty of customers that highly value the good quality of durable old hotel beds, states their CEO Juha Mäkinen.

Recycling furniture to fight social exclusion

Renovated Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi at the city of Kuopio in turn donated their old goods to local Tukeva-work training foundation. The foundation gives workshops where the goods are renovated and then sold in foundation´s shops. The earnings from the shops are used to support socially exclusioned young people and long term unemployed.

Also, Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra in Jyväskylä donated some of their beds to help prevent social exclusion and help the long term unemployed but also the animals got their share of good will: Bedsheets were donated to vet clinics and a local agility association.  

Responsible business is made of everyday choices

Reusing and recycling as part of everyday work is a fundamental part of Green Key work and an important part of responsible hotel business. Sokos Hotels chain are working hard to have all their remaining few hotels Green Key certified by the end of the year 2017.

More information

Janina Nurmela, Concept Manager, Sokos Hotels, tel. +358 50 388 3477, email
Hannele Laurila, Hotel Director, Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti, tel. 050 359 4449, email:

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Sokos Hotels introduce electronic check-in


As of Monday April 24th, the chain's loyalty program business travellers, the S-Card holders, can check in to any Sokos Hotel with their smartphone. Next up will be the introduction of electronic check-out.

Electronic check-in has been piloted in a number of Sokos Hotels since last autumn. Test period results have proved to be positive and customers have described the service as very user-friendly. The payment option was particularly praised. Electronic check-in is now available to S-Card holders in all Sokos Hotels in Finland.

"The new service provides customers a carefree and effortless stay, both prior to and during their travels. Via the online check-in service, the customer can check reservation details, inform the hotel of their arrival time and have the possibility to pay for the hotel stay in advance", says Markus Siitonen, Concept Manager at Sokos Hotels.

"We want to offer business travellers alternative ways of checking in to hotels. In some instances traditional check-in may be preferred, while at other times customers may want to enter their rooms without interference. Our customers who already are frequent users of digital services have found the online check-in possibility a welcomed and positive development. The payment option makes also the check-out more effortless", Siitonen continues.

As of April 24th, online check-in is in use in all Sokos Hotels in Finland, for those S-Card holders who have booked their rooms on the Sokos Hotel's website via the S-Card Service, via Sokos Hotels Sales Service Centre or directly from the hotel. Check-in can be done on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The development of digital services at Sokos Hotels continues. During this year, the chain aims to introduce an online check-out service. In the future, online services will also be extended to the S Group owner-customers.

Further information:

Markus Siitonen, Concept Manager, Sokos Hotels, tel. +358 10 76 82739,

S-Card customer service tel. +358 10 76 82777

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