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Lapland Hotels has bought the hotel, restaurant and hillside operations in Luosto from Scandic

PRESS RELEASE

Luosto’s traditional log hotel and the Luosto ski centre are part of Lapland Hotels group from 30th  December 2011. The hotel consists of 54 log-cabin apartments, 5 hotel rooms and the world’s largest log restaurant. The deal also includes the operations of the Luosto ski centre consisting of three lifts, seven pistes including connecting routes, and the hillside restaurant Ski-Knööli. Scandic’s staff will continue as established employees of Lapland Hotels. At the same time, the property investment company Norgan sold the properties involved to Lapland Hotels Group.

“Luosto is renowned as a log-cabin village. So, we are really pleased to incorporate Luosto’s highly regarded log hotel and log cabins into our hotel range and to complement the services of the Amethyst Spa Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi. Also, Luosto’s hillside operations suit us well, as we already have ski centre operations in Ylläs, Olos and Pallas”, explains Lapland Hotels’ Chairman, Pertti Yliniemi.

Luosto’s hillside services are particularly suited to families and those who enjoy gentle downhill skiing.Pyhä-LuostoNational Parkoffers glorious trails right on the hotel’s doorstep. Scandic is pleased with the deal too.

“The sale of Scandic Luosto is in line with our strategy: we are focusing strongly on towns and cities and on larger hotels. Lapland Hotels is an excellent company to continue the operations of Scandic Luosto. The development of Luosto will certainly be accelerated with one main operator,” comments Scandic’s Area Manager, Tiina Jytilä.

Luosto reservations

Lapland Hotels will honour any current agreements that are in force for the full term of those agreements.

From 1st of January 2012, reservations are to be made and business conducted via the sales service of Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi. For reservations and inquiries, please contact:

Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi
Luostontie 1, 99555 Luosto
tel +358 (0)16 620 400
fax +358 (0)16 620 4500
luostotunturi@laplandhotels.com

All the reservations have been transferred to the Lapland Hotel’s system.

Further information:
Lapland Hotels
Ari Vuorentausta, Managing Director,  tel. +358 400 419 896 ari.vuorentausta@laplandhotels.com

Scandic Hotels
Jouko Liimatainen, Vice President, tel. +358 500 421 676 jouko.liimatainen@scandichotels.com
Tiina Jytilä, Area Manager, tel. +358 50 525 5087 tiina.jytila@scandichotels.com

 Lapland Hotels

Lapland Hotels, which is Lapland’s largest hotel chain, has around 1,300 hotel rooms and apartments as well as around 7,500 restaurant seats in Ylläs, Levi, Saariselkä, Luosto, Rovaniemi, Olos, Kilpisjärvi, Pallas and Hetta. In addition, Lapland’s largest hotel chain has ski centre operations in thevillage ofÄkäslompolo at Ylläs, and in Olos and Pallas. Lapland Hotels owns part of the Hotel Luostotunturi and part of Lapland Safaris, which organises outdoor activities. Lapland Hotels’ roots run deep into the history of tourism inLapland, as the chain’s oldest hotel, Lapland Hotel Pallas, was established as early as 1938.

www.laplandhotels.com

Scandic Hotels

Scandic, the market leader in the Nordic countries with around 160 hotels and 30,000 rooms, has been a frontrunner in the hotel industry since 1963. Scandic’s whole operations are based on providing straightforward travel services that are available to everyone. Scandic has been the first to introduce many features that are now taken for granted in modern hotels. A few such examples include dedicated work in sustainable development, free accessibility for disabled guests, free use of the Internet, gym usage at no extra charge, a hotel shop that is open around the clock and a playroom for the youngest guests.

www.scandichotels.fi

 

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