Kimmel was awarded as Europe's best conference & event hotel

Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel was awarded in the World Luxury Hotel Awards competition as the Europe's best meeting and event hotel in the Luxury Conference & Event Hotel 2022, Europe category. The award ceremony was held in Antalya on the 22nd of October. The Eastern Finland's most versatile event hotel has 9 adaptable meeting spaces, 4 glass cabinets and Sirkkala ballroom. The hotel exudes modern-day Karelian luxury and it was fully renovated during 2021.

Kimmel offers luxury with a modern Karelian twist

The hotel rooms exuding Karelian mysticism, quality hotel services, stylish meeting spaces and the hotel's very own pampering spa Kimmel offer a versatile unity which attracts tourists seeking luxurious hotel experiences. "For todays tourist luxury means first and foremost unique experiences. At our hotel you can experience them in different ways. The location with river views, Karelian city culture, friendly service and the hotel's quality services – all of these form Kimmel's modern-day Karelian luxury. I am delighted that the local people have happily received the new Kimmel and its services", says the General Manager Kaija-Riitta Uusitalo.

"The quality hotel surroundings enable our staff to accomplish great achievements. Our customer satisfaction rate has risen significantly. This award is first and foremost a big thanks to the staff of Kimmel for their dedication to serving our customers with their whole heart", says the General Manager Kaija-Riitta Uusitalo proudly.

This is how the winners of World Luxury Hotel Awards are chosen

World Luxury Hotel Awards gala rewards quality hotels which have putten in significant effort into their surroundings as well as to the level of service. This year the winners were chosen from over 2000 hotels and holiday destinations. The final winners are chosen by the World Luxury Hotel Awards jury which evaluates the hotels based on their innovativeness, design, restaurant offering, quality of service and sustainable development. The awards are rewarded yearly on a country, regional, continent, and global basis.

Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel has Green Key and Sustainable Travel Finland labels as recognitions of the work the hotel has done for sustainability.

More information: Kaija-Riitta Uusitalo, General Manager, Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, tel. 050 388 3885,

Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel in Joensuu is the leading event venue hotel in Eastern Finland. The hotel is located by river Pielisjoki, right next to Sirkkala park. The hotel was fully renovated in 2021 and it exudes modern-day Karelian luxury with its versatile meeting and event spaces and stylish hotel rooms. The hotel is operated by North Karelian Cooperative (PKO).



• 237 rooms, which some are Superior rooms and Suites

• Restaurants Bistro Heili, Bistro Bar and Bistro Heili's Piha

• Nightclub Las Palmas

• 9 versatile meeting spaces, 4 glass cabinets for smaller meetings, ballroom Sirkkala with river views

• Pampering Spa Kimmel