Lapland Hotels buys Cumulus Kuopio hotel business from Scandic
Press release | Thu Aug 30 16:29:00 2018
Lapland Hotels, a dynamically growing private hotel chain, continues its expansion into provincial centres. The company has transacted a business deal with the Scandic hotel chain. The deal means Lapland Hotels will take over business operations of Scandic’s Cumulus Kuopio hotel from November 2018 onwards, when it will become the chain’s 18th hotel. The acquisition favourably strengthens Lapland Hotels’ city hotel offering.
Alongside Lapland Hotels city hotels in Oulu and Tampere, opened in 2015, the high-standard Lapland Hotels Bulevardi is also set to open for business in the months to come. Lapland Hotels Kuopio will be joining the chain after its renovations are completed. Cumulus Kuopio staff will become employed by Lapland Hotels.
Lapland Hotels’ city hotels place the adventure and charm of modern Lapland into the midst of city life. The straightforward hospitality of Lapland, its modern northern lifestyle, and its unique relationship with nature can be seen in the hotel interior and in their service.
“We’re glad to have the opportunity to open a hotel in Kuopio, a strong and active provincial centre in Eastern Finland. We’ve received excellent client feedback on our hotel concepts in Oulu and Tampere, and inspired of that, we also want to bring a distinctive and rather different-looking hotel alternative to Kuopio,” CEO Ari Vuorentaus of Lapland Hotels, states.
Hotel restaurant brings unique addition to Kuopio’s restaurant selection
Lapland Hotels offers experience-rich and charming restaurants. Each restaurant uses authentic ingredients from Lapland. The chefs' creations range from reindeer to the bounty of nature – mushrooms, lichen and other delicacies.
“At the restaurant we are building in connection to the Kuopio hotel, we are bringing an entirely new offering to Kuopio’s restaurant scene,” Mr Vuorentaus says.
Ari Vuorentausta, CEO, Lapland Hotels Oy
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Lapland Hotels is Finland’s largest private hotel chain, including 18 hotels and 2,100 rooms and suites as well as more than 9,000 restaurant seats throughout Finland, in Ylläs, Levi, Saariselkä, Rovaniemi, Olos, Luosto, Kilpisjärvi, Pallas and Hetta, in addition to Tampere and Oulu. Moreover, the hotel chain features ski resort operations in Ylläs, Luosto, Olos, Pallas and Rovaniemi. The group also comprises the largest Scandinavian activity company, Lapland Safaris.