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Helsinki, Finland

Hotel St. George

What’s the hotel in a nutshell?

Although beige is the colour of choice both for its facade and in its rooms, Helsinki hotel St. George is anything but, well, beige. A sophisticated, grown-up yet never boring bolthole, this luxury property, housed in a former printing and publishing house from the 1920s, captures the Finnish capital’s stylish side. Teaming up with Finnish doctor and coach Aki Hintsa, it offers St. George Care, a range of holistic services that centre around wellbeing.

What are the rooms like?

The 148 rooms and five suites offer views of either the city or Old Church Park, one of the most popular green areas in the city. Make sure to let the hotel know of your prefered view when checking in. The stylish rooms, featuring a colour palette of pale beiges, olives, tans and pearls, are well-appointed with a Duxiana bed, a rain shower, L:a Bruket toiletries and a Sodastream. All rooms come with specially designed blackout shades and a monitor under the bed that informs you of the past night’s sleep quality. We particularly love the stylish St. George Suite, which has its very own balcony and sauna.

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What else?

Inside the grand building, partially designed by Finnish architect Onni Tarjanne of Finnish National Theatre fame, guests are greeted in the lobby by the multi-headed light sculpture Tianwu by contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails in the Wintergarden Bar, or get some freshly baked cinnamon rolls from St. George Bakery & Bar. Tomi Björck, one of Finland’s most celebrated restaurateurs, runs modern Thai restaurant Boon Nam out of the hotel’s basement. Also make time in your schedule for a visit to St. George Care, a program that aims to bring mind, body, heart and soul together in harmony and balance through a range of consultations and treatments.

What’s the neighbourhood like?

The hip downtown Kamppi district was named after the Swedish word ‘kampen’ – the battle – and refers to the military training field in the area. The area showcased some of the oldest wooden buildings in the entire city. The eastern side of the district includes, among other sights, the Amos Rex Museum, Kamppi Mall, the Tennispalatsi building, the Narinkkatori Market and the Tavastia Club. The western side, on the other hand, has the Alexander Theatre and the Hietalahti Square, known for its flea market and for its market hall, which nowadays houses many small restaurants.

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Details

St. George
Yrjönkatu 13 C
Helsinki
Finland

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Photography courtesy of St. George

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St. George
Yrjönkatu 13 C
Helsinki
Finland

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Photography courtesy of St. George

Urban

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Trendy

Classic

Happening

Serene

Affordable

Lavish

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