Sokos Hotels first Heymo hotel has now opened in Keilaniemi, Espoo
Press release 20/04/2022
Heymo 1: an affordable, convenient and high-quality hotel, with services developed in close cooperation with customers, has opened in Keilaniemi, Espoo, on 20 April 2022. Instead of at a traditional reception, guests at Heymo handle their checking in and out of the hotel with the help of automats. The hotel has fixers, who ensure the customers' comfort. Sokos Hotels' first flexible service hotel also serves as a pilot and development platform for future Heymo hotels.
The tourism industry is recovering after the pandemic, and the past autumn already gave cause for optimism. With the lifting of restrictions, the coming summer will continue that positive trend. Heymo 1 in Keilaniemi is ready to welcome tourists to the Helsinki metropolitan area.
- Heymo is the choice of hotel for travellers who only want to pay for what they need. The development of Heymo has meant listening to customers and a return to the core business – a good night's sleep. Each room is equipped by a bed especially tailored for Heymo by Familon. At Heymo, everything relevant has been considered, steering away from an overflow of products, says Jukka Kaartinen, Development Manager, SOK Travel and Hospitality Industry Chain Management.
Heymo is suitable for independent travellers who value flexibility and ease: Checking in and out of the hotel is independently and flexibly handled with an automat, avoiding queues. Regardless of the purpose of the trip, Heymo offers a safe and high-quality hotel experience, but encourages exploring the destination.
- Heymo provides 24/7 service: there are always fixers on site, to assist with practical matters. Fixers will assist with making guest's stays personalised. They provide tips on places to visit and will be happy to make restaurant reservations on behalf of the customer, Kaartinen says.
A family of seven can share a room in Heymo
Among the special features that can be found in Heymo are the All day breakfast available from special lockers throughout the day, and large group rooms that can accommodate up to seven people. The private rooms are complemented by a separate Heymo Social Space: a lounge reserved exclusively for Heymo's guests.
The hotel has utilised an innovative design of its spaces. The hotel's stairs have, in cooperation with fitness centre Liikkuu, been designed to enable fitness exercise.
One of Heymo's rooms, Lucky you, cannot be booked at all. The unique room is offered to hotel guests in a daily draw. The guest who gets the Lucky you-room will be staying on the top floor of Heymo, enjoying sweet dreams and numerous surprises.
The interior design of the first Heymo is the work of design agency Rune & Berg. Heymo has furthermore been equipped with its own, unique sound system, in cooperation with Bauer Media.
The development of Heymo does not stop here
Heymo is a modern hotel where customers only pay for what they need. According to Sokos Hotel's customer surveys, especially the younger generation have expressed a wish for increased flexibility. Heymo provides a high-quality basic service, that guests are free to complement according to their own needs, by purchasing services either in or outside the hotel.
- Heymo 1 is a pilot, serving as a test platform for the Heymo hotels. Heymo will, with the help of customer feedback, continue its agile development also in the future. The goal is for Heymo's to expand to major cities in Finland, Kaartinen adds.
More about Heymo: www.sokoshotels.fi/en/espoo/heymo-1
Jukka Kaartinen, Development Manager, SOK Travel and Hospitality Industry Chain Management, phone +358 10 76 82 764 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Heymo represents a flexible service category within the Sokos Hotels Hotel Types. Flexible service means that customers only pay for what they need. At Heymo, the high-quality basic service can be complemented with digitally available services and 24/7 customer service. The first Heymo will open in Keilaniemi, Espoo, on 20 April 2022, after which the chain will expand to major cities in Finland. Heymo – Stay in the city, not in a hotel.