News from the S-Group's tourism- and catering divisions
The Sokos Hotels chain was chosen Finland's most responsible hotel operator for the third consecutive year (Sustainable Brand Index -survey 2017). Environmentally friendly operations are important responsibility indicators at both Sokos Hotels and Radisson Blu Hotels. Environmental impacts are taken into account also when renovating hotels and restaurants.
The S-Group's hotel network reforms are continuing. Renovations have started at Jyväskylä's Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra. The extension of Break Sokos Hotel Flamingo will hold more than 200 new hotel rooms. In Turku, the renovation of the Radisson Blu Marina Palace is completed and half of the Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti's rooms already feature Finnish phenomena.
S-Group restaurant chains are also being upgraded and new business ideas are emerging. Out of the existing chains Amarillo and Coffee House are up for make-overs. In Helsinki, new restaurant VENN opened in April, with a sister restaurant in Vaasa opening in the summer.
New services at Sokos Hotels
As of April, the chains loyal business travellers, the S-Card holders, have via their smartphone or computer been able to check in electronically at any Sokos Hotel in Finland. During the course of the year, a check-out service will also be made available online.
The range of conference catering is expanding at Sokos Hotels. Versatility is everything, both when it comes to conference lunches as well as coffee breaks. This will ensure conference guests stay alert for hours to come.
New at Radisson Blu Hotels
The Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel has introduced new Double King -rooms. The rooms, equipped with large beds, are suitable for families of four, eliminating the need for extra beds. The hotel also introduces new entertainment rooms. The multimedia rooms form versatile entertainment centers in intimate settings.
Petri Isomäki appointed Vice President, Sales
Bachelor of Hospitality Management, MBA Petri Isomäki has been appointed Vice President, Sales for SOK Corporation Travel & Hospitality Industry Chain Management. Petri is in charge of the S-Group's hotels corporate sales, meetings and events sales and leisure sales.